The Tallest Building in San Antonio, Texas

Have you ever wondered what the tallest skyscraper structure in Texas is? Or how tall this building is?

Many tourists love visiting skyscraper buildings for the purpose of having a 360° view of the city or just to see the sunset. In Texas, the tallest building is located in Houston.

JPMorgan Chase Tower

Excluding radio towers, this is the tallest structure in the state. It contains 75 floors and is located at 600 Travis Street in Downtown Houston, Texas.  The tower was built between 1979 and 1981 as the Texas Commerce Tower. When it was completed, it was also considered the tallest granite-clad building in the world. The architects behind this skyscraper are the famous I. M. Pei & Partners. JPMorgan is a 305.4-meter skyscraper and a five-sided office tower clad in pale gray polished granite. Originally planned for 80 stores tall, the tower was shortened at the order of the Federal Aviation Administration.

The sky lobby observation deck is located on the 60th floor. The sky lobby acts as a transfer point for persons traveling to the upper floors, but also as an observation deck for the building tenants. Sadly, the sky lobby is permanently closed to the public is only accessible by the tenants of the building.

While the tower’s name reflects the bank JPMorgan Chase, the only space designated to Chase is a single branch office on the bottom floor. The tower is owned by Prime Asset Management and managed by its original owner, Hines Interests.

 

All Business Can Be Art!

Your Business Can Be Artistic!

Hello from Texas! Did you know that no matter where you are in the world today you can find yourself surrounded by art? Business owners should be considered artists because in their own unique and individual ways they build their place of business and paint their personality into it.

Car Wrap is an art form!

I recently met a car wrap owner here in Texas and was blown away how in a sense car wrap is a type of architecture. They design graphics and vinyl wraps to fit the exact brand and model of car.  Not only do they take the model into consideration, but when designing the graphics they account for the curves in the car and design their personalized art in a way that the curvature of the car accents the vinyl car wrap graphics. Now if that is not art, I do not know what is!