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Discovery Tower : Texas Building

New American Offices Building design by Gensler Architects

post updated April 18, 2024

Date of design: 2008-

Design: Gensler

This Texan office building has since been renamed as ‘Hess Tower’.

Discovery Tower

Hess Tower Houston building:
Hess Discovery Tower Houston Building, Texas
downtown commercial property image : Gensler

Nov 28, 2008

Discovery Tower Houston

Designed by Marshall Strabala, Director of Design at Gensler, a global architecture and design firm, Discovery Tower Houston is a 80,918 square meters (871,000 square foot) property. The 32-story office building in Houston was slated for completion in 2010.

The project will integrate the latest “green building” features, including wind turbines on the facility’s roof to generate windpower. The building will be located at 1501 McKinney in downtown Houston, TX.

Discovery Tower Houston image / information from Pirages 281108

Hess Tower is a 29-story building located adjacent to Discovery Green park in downtown Houston, Texas. It was formerly called Discovery Tower until Hess Corporation leased the entire tower in January 2009. Wikipedia

Height: 149 m
Construction started: 2008
Floors: 29
Opened: 2010

This downtown office building is located along the edge of a 12-acre park that is quickly being surrounded by residential high-rises, restaurants, hotels, arenas, and other amenities meant to being modern downtown living to Houston.

Two floors of restaurants and shops are expected to open up within a leisurely walk of the greenspace that is drawing thousands of people to an area that used to be little more than surface parking lots.

This new Houston building design is by the international architectural office of Gensler architects, headquartered in the US.

Location: Houston, Texas, United States of America

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