Bank of the Southwest Tower

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Bank of the Southwest Tower
General information
StatusNever built
LocationLouisiana Street
Houston, Texas
Antenna spire1,404 ft (428 m)
Roof1,220 ft (370 m)
Technical details
Floor count82
Floor area200,000 m2 (2,200,000 sq ft)
Design and construction
ArchitectMurphy/Jahn, Inc. Architects, also Lloyd Jones Brewer and Associates

The Bank of the Southwest Tower was a proposed building located in Houston, Texas, at 1,404 ft tall.[1] It would have been second tallest building in North America after the Willis Tower in Chicago.[citation needed] With an estimated construction cost of $350–400 million, the project was cancelled before construction commenced, due to lack of funds during the economic downturn.[2]

The design created by architect Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn, Inc. Architects was the winner of a design competition in 1982.[2]


  1. ^ Bank of the Southwest Tower,
  2. ^ a b Strom, Steven (2010). Houston Lost and Unbuilt. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press. pp. 150–151. ISBN 978-0-292-72113-5.
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Coordinates: 29°45′31″N 95°22′00″W / 29.758631°N 95.366791°W / 29.758631; -95.366791