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Bank of America Center

700 Louisiana Street
Houston TX United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1980
  Finished1983
Floor Count56
Floor Area139,350 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - parking garage
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - neo-gothic
 - postmodern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - granite

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Spire780 ft
The two cone shaped pinnacles
Roof772 ft
Top ridge, under the spire
Lower roof756 ft
Main roof, flat roof area
Banking hall125 ftHines Interests Limited Partnership
Adjacent 12-story banking hall.

Description
Companies:
- Design Architect(s): Johnson/Burgee Architects, Kendall/Heaton Associates Inc.
- Owner/Developer: Hines Interests Limited Partnership
- Major Tenants: Bank of America, KPMG, Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw, Connelly, Baker, Maston, Wotring, Jackson LLP, Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Andrews & Kurth LLP, Dewey Ballantine
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Facts & Description

- Built around an existing 2-story building.

- In June, 2001, Tropical storm Allison flooded the Bank of America Center's parking garage fills with 80,000,000 gallons of water. Kristie Tautenhahn, an employee of a law-firm based in the building was trying to move her car to a safer location drowned when the elevator heading to the garage fills with water.

Awards
- Associated Landscape Contractors of America Awards, 1991
- BOMA Award, 1988
- BOMA Award, 1987

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Companies
Johnson/Burgee Architects - Architect
  
  

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