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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Houston skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Houston architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Houston are included on this list. Information about these Houston buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Houston and older historic landmarks.

List features buildings like Williams Tower, JPMorgan Chase Tower.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Houston?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Houston. Famous architectural houses within the city of Houston are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
1200 Travis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Houston Buildings & Structures
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1200 Travis is a 28-story building in Downtown Houston, Texas that is currently occupied by the Houston Police Department as its current headquarters. At one time it was known as the Houston Natural Gas Building. The building houses HPD's administrative and investigative offices. The building, with ...more

City/Town: Texas, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1967

Structural Height (m): 117.65

Floors: 28

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1400 Smith Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Houston Buildings & Structures
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1400 Smith Street is a 691 ft tall skyscraper located in downtown Houston, Texas, United States. The building has 50 floors and is the 11th tallest building in the city. Designed by architectural firm Lloyd Jones Brewer and Associates, the building was completed in 1983. The 1,200,000-square-foot ...more

City/Town: Texas, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1983

Structural Height (m): 210.62

Floors: 50

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1500 Louisiana Street is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Houston Buildings & Structures
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1500 Louisiana Street, formerly Enron Center South, is a 600 ft tall skyscraper in Houston, Texas. It was completed in 2002 and has 40 floors. It is the 17th tallest building in the city and the tallest completed in the 2000s. ...more

City/Town: Texas, USA

Opened: Jan 01 2002

Structural Height (m): 182.88

Architecture Firm: César Pelli and Associates

Created By: César Pelli and Associates

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2727 Kirby is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Houston Buildings & Structures
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2727 Kirby


2727 Kirby is a 30-story, 96 unit, condominium high rise, designed by Ziegler Cooper and located in Upper Kirby just south of Westheimer in Houston, Texas. ...more

City/Town: Houston, Texas, USA

Opened: Jan 01 2009

Structural Height (m): 123.4

Construction Started: 2006