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List of Famous Houston Buildings & Structures

Updated June 8, 2017 19.6k views67 items

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.
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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 575,000 square feet of rentable space, has a typical floor size of 16,500 square feet. The police department's 40,000-square-foot, three-floor crime laboratory, a 20,000-square-foot fitness center, a 5,000-square-foot voice/data room, a 10,000-square-foot 24-hour emergency tactical command center, and a fingerprinting laboratory are located in the building.  ...more
    • City/Town: Texas, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1967
    • Structural Height (m): 117.65
    • Floors: 28
  • 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 office tower is situated on Houston's six-mile pedestrian and retail tunnel system that links many of the city's downtown towers. It was formerly Four Allen Center, a part of the Allen Center complex. The building was the former headquarters of Enron, one of America's largest commodities trading companies during the 1990s and later infamous for its financial scandal in 2001. 1400 Smith Street was  ...more
    • City/Town: Texas, USA
    • Opened: Jan 01 1983
    • Structural Height (m): 210.62
    • Floors: 50
  • 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

    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