is a retail and office complex in Downtown Houston
, United States
It was initially developed to be the headquarters complex of Panhandle Eastern Corporation. It was sold in 1989 to JMB Realty. It is now owned and operated by subsidiaries of Crescent Real Estate Equities Co. (NYSE: CEI).
The buildings include
1 Houston Center
Opened in 1978
, this building has 46 floors with Class A office space and is located at 1200 block of McKinney Street. The building is 678 feet (207 m) tall. It was designed by Caudill Rowlett Scott
On November 22, 2005, Alain Robert, a French rock and urban climber nicknamed "Spider-Man", was arrested attempting to climb the building.
2 Houston Center
Opened in 1974
, this building has 40 floors with Class A office space It is the 19th tallest building in the city. It was planned to be the center of a master-planned "city within a city" that would have included a tram system that would have tied in with U.S. Highway 59
and run into the tower itself, and a four-story 40,000 car parking garage. It currently has six levels of parking for 495 cars. Several levels of this building extend across Fannin Street and connect to 1 Houston Center. They include a x bracing where the tramway would have been and a patio. It sits on top of Houston's six-mile tunnel system. In July 2007, a fire was set in the northeast corner of the 16th floor.
The Consulate-General of Japan in Houston is located in Suite 3000 in this building.