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Williams Tower, Houston

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Observation Deck · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
The Williams Tower (originally named the Transco Tower) is a 64-story, 1.4 million square feet (130,000 m2) class A office tower located in the Uptown District of Houston, Texas. The building was designed by New York-based John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson in association with Houston-based Morris-Aubry Architects (now known as Morris Architects). Construction began in August 1981, and was completed in December, 1982. The tower is among Houston's most visible buildings as the 4th-tallest in Texas, and the 44th-tallest in the United States. The Williams Tower is the tallest building in Houston outside of Downtown Houston, and is the tallest skyscraper in the United States outside of a city's central business district.
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  • We are waterfallers, so when you can't find the natural God given kind the man made type will have to do. Was glad we stopped, would have made a great place to bring lunch and just stay. On a hot day....  more »
  • Due to proximity from my office I visited this building. Looks tallest building in Houston very nice well maintained and nearby Waterwall attraction. Really Engineering marvel.  more »
  • Perhaps one of the most beautiful buildings ever architecturally produced in the world. A true gem. The sine qua non of a complete and diversified downtown Metropolitan and of a city skyline. The sine qua non of architectural acquisition of historic mastery. -CDM
  • This place has breath taking views and a professional and eager staff ready to help you out. This is a great office location for your business.

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