JPMorgan Chase Tower

600 Travis St Houston

Houston Architecture Tour/JPMorgan Chase Tower
VAMONDE Houston
Written By VAMONDE Houston

JPMorgan Chase Tower

The JPMorgan Chase Tower is formerly known as the Texas Commerce Tower. This tower stands at 1,002-feet tall and is 2,243,013-square-feet. You can find this 75-story skyscraper at 600 Travis Street in Downtown Houston, Texas, United States.

Fun Fact: Rankings

It is currently the tallest building in the city, the tallest building in Texas, the tallest five-sided building in the world, the 22nd-tallest building in the United States, and the 107th-tallest building in the world.

History

The tower was built between 1979 and 1981 and 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. A historic building for a historic location, the tower was built on the site where the Uptown Theatre (demolished in 1965) once stood.

How Much of the Building is Occupied By Chase?

While the tower's name reflects the bank JPMorgan Chase, the only space designated to Chase is a single branch office on the bottom floor.

Surviving Hurricane Ike

On September 13, 2008, many of the tower's windows were blown out as Hurricane Ike struck the city, leaving desks exposed, metal blinds hanging in twisted heaps, and smoky black glass covering the streets below. Police were forced to cordon off the area due to the amount of debris in the streets. It is still not completely known as to how these windows were blown out.

*Information courtesy of Wikipedia

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