Pennzoil Place in Houston (USA) - two trapezoidal glass skyscrapers
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711 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, USA
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Two glittering, trapezoidal at the base, 36-story office blocks are 10 feet apart. They are connected in the base with a glass pyramid reaching the 8th floor.
The mirrored towers are covered with glass plates stained brown and dark brown aluminum plates.
Under the skyscrapers there are electrical rooms, a three-story car park for 550 cars and a level that is connected to underground tunnels Houston.
The building is made of welded steel rods, an ordinary concrete structure supported on a reinforced concrete net, up to 8.5 ft wide.
When the building was completed, it was praised and considered a great achievement. In 1977 he was honored for his shape by the American Institute of Architect. Then the building has gained many decorations, including in 1978 he got a gold medal from AIA.
Buildings evoke the optical illusion that causes Pennzoil Place to represent different forms, depending on the point of view. In some pictures it looks like two tall and slender towers, on others as two spiral towers, and on others as a single tower.
The president of Pennzoil company J. Hugh Liedtke particularly wanted a building that would not be similar to One Shell Plaza. It forced the director of the estate of G. Hines to add two more floors to each tower during construction to meet the demand for office space.
The dark and sharp roofs of high-rise roofs are inclined at an angle of 45 °.
Over 420,000 m² space for rent.