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First City Tower

1001 Fannin Street, Houston

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Location

Address

1001 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas, United States 77002

Bordering Streets

Fannin Street
McKinney Street
San Jacinto Street
Lamar Street

Neighborhood

Downtown Houston

Fast Facts

Built

1981

Maximum Height

662 feet / 202 meters

Stories

49
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One way to outlive your name is to build an architectural legacy. That is what First City Bank achieved with this building.

The staircase cut along the side gives this building the illusion of two giant puzzle pieces locked together, but not quite aligned. More importantly, it impresses the letter F for "First City" on those who gaze at its 49-stories of aluminum panels and green tinted glass.

The tower creates the illusion of being on a larger piece of property than it actually is by rotating diagonally away from the downtown street grid, which is itself, rotated diagonally away from the rest of the city's north-south layout.

Raw Data

Construction End

1981

Size[Explanation ♐]

Maximum Height: 662 feet / 202 meters

Floors[Explanation ♐]

49 stories above grade

Noteworthy Facts

• This building was featured in the opening credits for the CBS television series Undercover Boss.

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Architecture Firm

Morris Aubry Architects

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