Moody Towers

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Moody Towers
UH Moody Towers.jpg
Alternative names Libbie Shearn Moody Tower
William Lewis Moody, Jr. Tower
General information
Type High-rise, residential
Architectural style Modernist
Address 4401 Wheeler Street
Houston, Texas, USA 77004
Coordinates 29°43′02″N 95°20′30″W / 29.7173°N 95.3416°W / 29.7173; -95.3416Coordinates: 29°43′02″N 95°20′30″W / 29.7173°N 95.3416°W / 29.7173; -95.3416
Opened 1970
Cost $10.4 million[1]
Owner University of Houston
Height 239.96 ft (73.14 m)
Technical details
Floor count 18
Design and construction
Architect Pitts, Phelps, & White

Moody Towers are twin 18-story high-rise residence halls located in the Wheeler District on the campus of the University of Houston in Houston, Texas, United States. It was named for William Lewis Moody, Jr. and his wife Libbie Shearn Moody of Galveston, Texas, and houses 1,100 students.[2] The towers also house the largest dining hall on the campus.[3]

A mass shooting from atop Moody Towers was prevented when police arrested Albert J. Russell, Jr. in 1972.[4] Russell, who was not a student, was trespassing on university property around the sixth anniversary of the mass shootings at the University of Texas at Austin, and attempted to go atop one of the towers with a loaded M14 rifle and a loaded .22 Long Rifle. Upon arrest, he told police he would've shot people had he been allowed on the rooftop.

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  1. ^ "Moody Dedication at UH on Sunday". Daily Court Review. September 24, 1971. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Kirkpatrick, Linda (May 10, 1979). "Despite Discomforts Quad Not a Bad Home". Galveston Daily News. p. 7-D. 
  3. ^ "Princeton Review chooses UH as one of America's best colleges for undergrads". KHOU. March 29, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Police hold armed man". Brownwood Bulletin. July 30, 1972. p. 4-A. 

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