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JPMorgan Chase Tower

600 Travis Street
Houston TX United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1978
  Finished1982
Floor Count75
Floor Area120,773 m²
Building Uses
 - office
 - observation
 - parking garage
 - restaurant
 - retail
Structural Types
 - highrise
 - atrium
Architectural Style
 - modern
Materials
 - glass
 - steel
 - granite
 - concrete, reinforced

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof1002 ft
Main roof993 ft''

Description
Companies:
• Design Architect(s): I.M. Pei & Partners, 3D/International.
• Developer/Property Manager: Hines Interests Limited Partnership.
• Major Tenants: JPMorgan Chase Bank, Andrews & Kurth L.L.P, Cooper Industries Inc., Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP, American Express Business Finance.
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Facts & Description

• The JPMorganChase Tower is the tallest building in Texas and is also the tallest five-sided building in the world.

• There is a free, public observation deck on the 60th floor of the JPMorgan Chase Tower.

• The building lost over 50 of its windows during Hurricane Rita which hit Texas in 2005.

• It was originally planned to be 80 stories tall, but the FAA limited this and future buildings to 75 stories anything higher would be consitered hazardous to air navigation.

• The tower once had an emergency helipad on the rooftop, but has never been utilized and the rooftop is now an antenna site.

• When it was completed in 1982 it was the tallest building outside of New York and Chicago and the eighth tallest building in the world.

• Building Awards: American Consulting Engineers Council, 1981.

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Companies
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners Architects LLP - Architect
  
  

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