About Bob Lanier Public Works Building
Bob Lanier Public Works Building is a 410ft (125m) tall skyscraper in Houston, Texas. It was completed in 1968 and has 27 floors. It is the 41st tallest building in the city. Eero Saarinen's CBS building in New York City inspired the design for this building. It was named after Houston mayor Bob Lanier who served between 1992 and 1998. The building is located one block from Houston City Hall and Hermann Square. It is bounded by Louisiana, Rusk, Smith, and Walker Streets. The main office of the City of Houston Public Works and Engineering (PW&E) Department is in the Lanier Building. Divisions of the PW&E with headquarters in the Lanier Building include the Right-of-Way and Fleet Maintenance Division (ROWFM) and the Traffic and Transportation Division (TTD). Divisions of the Mayor's Office at the Lanier Building include 3-1-1 (5th Floor) and Affirmative Action and Contract Compliance Division (7th Floor).