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JPMorgan Chase Tower, Houston

(3.9/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • happened to be walking right by it - it's HUGE - guards on every corner, very cool place and who knows how many stories - they are doing construction on the block next to it, but pretty neat to view f...  more »
  • Wanted to go to the observation deck but was closed at the time I visited. We did however, access the tunnels via the tower. Very clean, updated, shops and restaurants, cool and neat way to make your ...  more »
  • We took the trip over to jp morgan chase to go up and view the observation deck. Unfortunately when we arrived we were told that visitors are no longer allowed to the observation deck. They say it has...  more »
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  • For YEARS. I've taken people who visit Houston up here to view the observation deck. How can you just close it?! It was never packed up there. Never loud. It was just people who wanted to view the fourth largest city in America. Every major city in the USA has an observation deck of some sort, but now, not Houston? This is rediculous. Especially ahead of Super Bowl. They could have charged people for access and made a lot of money. So sad.
  • This was my second time here. It has great views over the city. There are some security guards lingering about, guarding entrances to some of the offices, so don't ask them to take photos for you. They are not employed to take photos of people. If there were any improvements to be made is perhaps a small giftshop upstairs/downstairs, and some viewing binoculars. Not sure if they would be feasible. Just an idea. Definitely a recommend if they open the place up.
  • I'll be cancelling my Chase Bank usage pretty soon because I just wanted to get a view of downtown so one of the 60th floor and got kicked out by her very rude gentlemen so needless to say I'll probably be switching to Bank of America since they cater more to veterans
  • To the decision makers who closed the public viewing deck, please reverse your verdict to remove general public admittance to this area. Houston needs this type of attraction, and the people would love to have this again. Thank you for considering this, and let us know what we can do to make it quiet for the tenants.
  • Legit bullshit. It was a great attraction to Downtown Houston and they closed it. Completely DISSAPOINTED