Thursday, October 30, 2014

Office Tower rejuvenation: 800 Bell f/k/a Exxon Building formerly Humble - Skyscraper dating to the 1960's facing facelift and then some


With 44 floors, this ageing skyscraper build in 1963 used to be tall 
(the tallest in its time)
The stacked-slabs design with protruding shades on each floor 
running the full length of the building on each side
served temperature control when heat-reflecting glass 
windows were not yet available as a better alternative.


The ExxonMobil Tower and its neighbors.
ExxonMobil signage that will be no more
after the company moves to its new campus North of Houston.
Though the building was sold, Exxon leased it back. 
Other former names: ExxonMobil Building, Humble Oil Bldg. 


Friday, October 24, 2014

Skyscraper shapes

Photo of top portion of Wedge Tower
Top of Wedge Tower and a bit of the Exxon Building (on right) 
Heritage Plaza with Mayan temple theme on top
Square roof plate with huge hole on top held up by four pillars
CenterPoint Energy Building
Rounded Chevron Tower with reflecting glass shell 
Photo of Downtown Houston Skyscrapers with flags in foreground
Hyatt Regency Downtown and  SW Edge of Enterprise Plaza  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Table 7 Bistro at Club Quarters


 720 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002 (Hotel address)

Table 7 Bistro (entrance with signage)
Table 7 Bistro (Dec 2014 pic)
Table 7 Bistro - sidewalk seating 

Friday, October 3, 2014

One City Centre at Main Street Square


Water feature at Main Street Square in Downtown Houston
The light rail trains run right through it
One City Centre is 32-floor skyscraper completed in 1960. It stands 410 feet tall. This is the street-level view of the sidewalk and water park features alongside the Metro Line in front of the building. The installation also features pulsating water jets (not shown in pic) and multi-chromatic illumination at dusk (see below).





Wednesday, October 1, 2014

717 Texas (Calpine Center)


Milam Street historical placard at Calpine Center entrance

Corporate tenant signage at 717 Texas Ave: Calpine, Jones Day, MorganStanley
Calpine Center building seen from the East
(Jackson Street)
Calpine Center with other Dowtown Towers (Chase and BofA)
seen from Memorial Drive