1400 Smith Street
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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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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