Hess Tower

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Hess Tower
General information
Type Office
Location 1501 McKinney St, Houston, Texas
Coordinates 29°45′16″N 95°21′37″W / 29.7544°N 95.3602°W / 29.7544; -95.3602Coordinates: 29°45′16″N 95°21′37″W / 29.7544°N 95.3602°W / 29.7544; -95.3602
Construction started March 2008
Technical details
Floor count 29
Design and construction
Architect Gensler [1]
Developer Trammell Crow
Main contractor Gilbane Building Company

Hess Tower is a 29-story building located adjacent to Discovery Green park in downtown Houston, Texas.[2] It was formerly called Discovery Tower until Hess Corporation leased the entire tower in January 2009.[2]

The global architectural firm Gensler designed the building.[1] The building was a project of Trammell Crow Company, a real estate development and investment firm.[3]

The building was originally designed to house a number of wind turbines, but the turbines were removed in December 2010.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Marshall Strabala Gives New Meaning to Supertall". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved June 9, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Sarnoff, Nancy (January 19, 2009). "Hess will lease entire downtown tower". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  3. ^ Dawson, Jennifer (October 20, 2008). "Hess Explores Discovery Tower". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved 2011-06-08. 
  4. ^ "Pieces of Wind Turbine Fall Onto Street from Top of Hess Tower Downtown; Blades on "Lockdown" - Swamplot". 

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