Buildings in Houston include a variety of award-winning and historic architecture. If you are a tourist exploring Houston, visiting some of its famous buildings is a must.
Skyscrapers in Houston, Texas
- Hilton Houston Post Oak
The twin towers of this hotel are joined by a spacious lobby with a curved glass ceiling that by day lights up the entire space. In 2005, this hotel was renovated to reflect a more contemporary style that mirrors the original design of the building. The architects behind this skyscraper are the famous I. M. Pei & Partners
- 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.
- Rice Hotel
This hotel was built in 1912. It serves as an apartment building known as the Rice Lofts, designed by Page Southerland.
- Shamrock Hotel
It is an 18-story building with a green tile pitched roof. It is located in a suburban area three miles southwest of downtown Houston on the fringes of the countryside.