Commercial National Bank
116 Main Street, Houston, Texas, Downtown 77002 United StatesPrint this page   •   Share this page

One of the few old-style architectural features left in downtown Houston. Most have been razed, but those that remain are being rehabilitated into office and loft spaces. The Commercial National Bank Building’s most important feature is its great sweep of stone as it round the corner from Franklin to Main. Each outward-facing side also has a trio of recessed arches simulating huge three-story windows. The result is a perceived increase in height. The building is constructed in the same manner New York’s Twin Towers were: a concrete exoskeleton bearing the weight of the floors hanging inside.

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