JPMorgan Chase Tower, Houston

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The JPMorgan Chase Tower, formerly Texas Commerce Tower, is a 305.41m, 75-story skyscraper at 600 Travis Street in Downtown Houston, Texas. It is currently the tallest building in the city, the tallest building in Texas, the tallest five-sided building in the world, the 13th tallest building in the United States, and the 79th tallest building in the world.OverviewThe tower was built between 1979 and 1981 as the Texas Commerce Tower. It was designed by noted architects I. M. Pei & Partners. In some early plans, the building reached up to 80 stories; however, the FAA expressed concerns that additional height was a risk for aircraft going into and out of nearby William P. Hobby Airport. Nonetheless, when it was completed, it was the eighth tallest building in the world. The building was developed as part of a partnership between Texas Commerce Bank and Khalid bin Mahfouz. It was built on the site where the Uptown Theatre, demolished in 1965, once stood.Upon its completion, the building surpassed Aon Center in Los Angeles to become the tallest building in the United States west of the Mississippi River, a title it held until Los Angeles's Library Tower, now known as the U.S. Bank Tower, was built in 1990.
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  • be sure to go to the 60th floor. It is the observation floor. It takes an elevator approximately one minute to get there. not for persons who are clostifobic (sp?)  more »
  • Not much to see now that you can't go up to observation area. Some restaurants down stairs that are nice and tunnels that lead to the street. I wouldn't spend much time here or go out of my way to vis...  more »
  • I worked in this building for years - lovely building. Has an observation deck on the 60th floor. Just breath-taking! Also has businesses & food court in tunnel level. Definitely worth your time.  more »
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  • I used to bring family visiting from Arkansas to see the view from the sky lobby. Now it's closed. It was one of the great tourist attractions for Houston. Im sure many would have been willing to pay a fee or even come only at certain times/days. Wish y'all would bring it back.
  • Great building to see over downtown. The 60th fl is for tourist to view from..
  • Huge building. Visited Alonti Catering inside the building. Great food.
  • Employee at bank was very friendly and helped me in every way possible. It was quick and paunless
  • Old Building. Being Renovated

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