1400 Smith Street in Houston

Photo of 1400 Smith Street in Houston, Texas
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 1400 Smith Street in Houston, Texas
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
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Photo of 1400 Smith Street in Houston, Texas
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 1400 Smith Street in Houston, Texas
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation
Photo of 1400 Smith Street in Houston, Texas
Photograph © Wayne Lorentz/Artefaqs Corporation

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1400 Smith Street
Formerly:Enron Center North
Formerly:Enron Building
Formerly:Four Allen Center

1400 Smith Street, Houston, Texas, Downtown 77002
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The textbook glass-and-steel American skyscraper slab takes a simple, yet elegant twist with this blue glass and white aluminum tower. At its heart it is another boring block, but with its leading and trailing edges curved, it is different from other less interesting buildings that have come before it. The 50-story building is one of the icons of the Houston skyline, and in the blazing Texas sun it reflects light in all directions, only serving to draw more attention to itself. The building stands out not only for its appearance, but its stance. Unlike the buildings surrounding, it deviates from the downtown grid to greet people head-on and show the world its glittering expanse.

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    >2 December, 2003 - Two years after the bankruptcy of Enron, the skyscraper is auctioned off. The building goes to a group led by a local doctor. The winning bid was $55,500,000.00.
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  I stayed at the hyatt this past week and my room had a full view of this beautiful fuilding. It stands as a reminder of what can happen if we do not ask questions and also reminds us that everything that shines is not gold' I love this building. It is unique in size and look. Truly a bold move to build it and marks houston's skyline as one of the best.

terry waugh - Saturday, November 28th, 2009 @ 3:35pm  

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