1500 Louisiana
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About 1500 Louisiana

Hines served as development manager for this signature 40-story office tower in downtown Houston. Designed by internationally renowned architect Cesar Pelli, this 1.3 million-square-foot office building is clad in a highly articulated system of reflective glass and metal panels, and features perforated sunshades on its south face.

The building’s seven-story base includes four 52,000-square-foot state-of-the-art trading floors and the executive floor. Each of the 33 tower floors contains 25,000 square feet of efficient office space laid out in a distinctive racetrack configuration. Vertical transportation unparalleled among Houston office buildings is provided by 24 high-speed passenger elevators, four service elevators and eight escalators. The second floor features a unique circular skybridge that interconnects it with its 1,300-car parking garage and a neighboring building.

1500 Louisiana was completed in early 2002.

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  • 1500 Louisiana, Houston, TX


  • Corner of Smith and Bell streets in Houston's central business district


  • Cesar Pelli & Associates

Building Details

  • 1,300,000 square feet
  • 40 floors