Skyscrapers Cities Houston Bank of America Center

Attributed to flickr user Jim Porter
Attributed to flickr user Jim Porter
Height774 feet

About Bank of America Center

The Bank of America Center is a highrise representing one of the first significant examples of postmodern architecture construction in downtown Houston, Texas. Formerly the RepublicBank Center, NCNB Center, and NationsBank Center the building was completed in October 1983, and designed by award winning architect Phillip Johnson and partner John Burgee and is reminiscent of the Dutch Gothic architecture of canal houses in The Netherlands. . It has three segmented tower setbacks, each with " a steeply pitched gabled roofline that is topped off with spires". The tower was developed by Hines Interests and is owned by a joint venture of M-M Properties and an affiliate of the General Electric Pension Trust. The banking center is housed in a separate build, due to construction problems, and has a three storey lobby. The building contains an art gallery in the lobby and plans to host curated exhibitions such as art shows. At 56 stories the Bank of America Center is the 51st tallest building in the United States and is the seventh tallest building in Texas. The northeast corner of the structure houses a building within a building.

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