Heritage Plaza in Houston

Photo of Heritage Plaza in Houston, Texas
Photograph Wayne Lorentz
Photo of Heritage Plaza in Houston, Texas
Photograph Wayne Lorentz
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Photo of Heritage Plaza in Houston, Texas
Photograph Wayne Lorentz
Photo of Heritage Plaza in Houston, Texas
Photograph Wayne Lorentz
Photo of Heritage Plaza in Houston, Texas
Photograph Wayne Lorentz
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Heritage Plaza
Formerly:ChevronTexaco Heritage Plaza
Formerly:Texaco Heritage Plaza
Formerly:Heritage Plaza

1111 Bagby Street, Houston, Texas, Downtown 77002
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One of Houston's landmark buildings, the Heritage Plaza's broad shoulders and perfect location put it at the center of the best views of the city skyline. In many photographs and videotapes, the shape of an eagle is outlined in white neon at the top of the building. But it hasn't been fully lit up since 1998. There have been one or two segments illuminated, but never the whole thing.

The odd stepped formation at the top of the building was actually inspired by the architect's trip to the jungles of Mexico. A similar, less elaborate, form exists at the bottom of the building. But this is not so much to complement the top, as to provide structural reinforcement since there is a 16-stories parking garage resting above the lobby.

Quick Facts
Statistics
  • Floor space: 1,150,000 square feet.
Timeline
  • January, 2004: In honor of Super Bowl XXXVIII being played in Houston, workers left their office lights on at night in a pattern that spelled out '38' on the side of the building facing Eleanor Tinsley Park.
  • July 21, 2005: Goddard Investment Group purchased this building for an undisclosed amount of cash. The Houston Chronicle estimated the price at $125-$130,000,000.
  • November, 2010: This building was sold for $325 million.
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