Wells Fargo Bank Plaza


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The Wells Fargo Bank Plaza, formerly the Allied Bank Plaza and First Interstate Bank Plaza, is located at 1000 Louisiana Street in downtown Houston, Texas (USA).

This building is the 12th Tallest Building in the United States, and the second tallest building in Texas and Houston, after Houston's JPMorgan Chase Tower.

It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Lloyd Jones Brewer and Associates and supposedly resembles an abstracted dollar sign in plan. The shape creates extreme wind stress, twisting the building violently in storms. In 1983 the building lost a large number of windows during Hurricane Alicia.

From street level, the building is 71 stories tall, or 302 m (992 ft) tall. It extends four more stories below street level.

Information
Location 1000 Louisiana Street
Houston, Texas
Status Complete
Constructed 1983
Opening 1983
Roof 992 ft (302 m)
Floor count 71
Companies
Architect Richard Keating of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, also Lloyd Jones Brewer & Associates