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Old Posted May 4, 2006, 12:47 AM
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Houston Tower

No diagram for this one. I'd love to see someone do a diagram for it. I could find only one render on the web (see below).

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Old Posted May 4, 2006, 12:48 AM
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Sorry for the double post.
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Old Posted May 4, 2006, 1:28 AM
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it was KPF's entrant for the bank of southwest tower competition. this is murphy/ jahn's entrant:



the figures are totally inaccurate on that SSP entry. 500 floors?
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Old Posted May 4, 2006, 7:01 PM
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I think that the name "Houston Tower" refers to more than one building. A Google search for the words "Krahl", "Houston", and "Tower" shows several pages that talk about it and several mention that it would have had 500 floors.
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Old Posted May 6, 2006, 11:40 PM
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Thats not the Houston Tower thats the Block 265 Tower

there is already a drawing for it
http://www.skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=8783

There isnt really a real rendering for the Houston Tower....and yes it dose have 500 floors....
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Check this thread, there's an article, and albeit not official rendering of the Houston Tower.

The Houston Tower there is of course, the tallest one at 6,864 feet tall.
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=103582

Link to diagram of the Houston Tower and other skyscrapers.
http://img433.imageshack.us/my.php?i...eFuturist3.png
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The Mile plus tall Houston Tower was an engineering study. It really should be in the vision category like the Illinois.

I'd know, I'm the one who uncovered the thing, along with a lurker. The digram in the article is misleading. The Houston Tower was a bundled tibe design, but the modules were triangular. Everything in the tower was based on the triangle because of its superior strength.
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it was KPF's entrant for the bank of southwest tower competition. this is murphy/ jahn's entrant:



the figures are totally inaccurate on that SSP entry. 500 floors?
^^ is probably my favorite unbuilt project of all time.
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Old Posted May 10, 2006, 8:00 PM
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Wonderland--

The Bank of the Southwest competition was arguably the top US design project around 1981-82. There was an entire book about it.

The real tragedy is that the Bank of the Southwest site remains an underutilized surface parking lot, smack dab in the center of Downtown Houston...maybe if oil keeps rising there will be some developer/dreamer in H-Town to do something with that block.
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