Skyscrapers Cities Houston Heritage Plaza

Height761 feet

About Heritage Plaza

Heritage Plaza is a skyscraper located in the Skyline District of downtown Houston, Texas. Standing at 762 feet (232 meters), the tower is the 5th tallest building in Houston, the 8th tallest in Texas, and the 60th tallest in the United States. The building, designed by Houston-based M. Nasr & Partners P.C., was completed in 1987, with 53 floors. Heritage Plaza completed construction in early 1987. It was the last major office building completed in downtown Houston prior to the collapse of the Texas real estate, banking, and oil industries in the 1980s. The building stood as the most recently completed major skyscraper in Houston for over 10 years, until the completion of 1500 Louisiana Street in 2002. The building has 1,150,000 square feet (107,000 m) of lease-able space, of which a vast majority sat vacant until Texaco leased 550,000 square feet (51,000 m) in 1989. The building went on to serve as the world headquarters of Texaco for 12 years. In 2001, Heritage Plaza became the world headquarters of the ChevronTexaco corporation. In 2005 Goddard Investment Group acquired the building. During that year over 700,000 square feet (65,000 m) in the building was unoccupied.

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