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Best Texas Tower

What is the best skyscraper in Texas?  

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  1. 1. What is the best skyscraper in Texas?

    • 1 Congress Plaza (Austin)
      0
    • Frost Bank Tower (Austin)
      9
    • One American Center (Austin)
      1
    • 1 Shoreline Plaza (Corpus Christi)
      1
    • Bank of America Plaza (Dallas)
      11
    • Bank One Center (Dallas)
      1
    • Fountain Place (Dallas)
      20
    • JPMorgan Chase Tower (Dallas)
      9
    • The Tower (Fort Worth)
      0
    • Pier 1 Place (Fort Worth)
      1
    • Bank of America Center (Houston)
      4
    • 1500 Luisiana Street (Houston)
      2
    • Texaco Heritage Plaza (Houston)
      0
    • Wells Fargo Bank Plaza (Houston)
      3
    • Williams Tower (Houston)
      24
    • Marriott Rivercenter (San Antonio)
      2
    • Weston Centre (San Antonio)
      2
    • Other
      2


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Austin

1 Congress Plaza

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Frost Bank Tower

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One American Center

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Corpus Christi

1 Shoreline Plaza

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Dallas

Bank of America Plaza

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Bank One Center

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Fountain Place

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JPMorgan Chase Tower

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Fort Worth

The Tower

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Pier 1 Place

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Houston

Bank of America Center

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1500 Lousiana Street (Formerly Enron Center South)

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Texaco Heritage Plaza

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Wells Fargo Bank Plaza

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Williams Tower

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San Antonio

Marriott Rivercenter

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Weston Centre

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Just limited to Houston, I'd say Pennzoil Place and the Tenneco Building (whatever it's called nowadays).

The Tenneco Building is one of those rare early, mid-60's modernist buildings that was done right, with great attention to detail and style. It's a classic of its era and has withstood the test of time.

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I voted for the Bank of America Plaza in Dallas. It's a modest building and looks very nice at night. It looks even taller than the 920 feet that it boasts...and it has no antennas or spires to boost the height.

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i voted for fountain place. if you have ever been there, than you know the true beauty of this building. it is unique and amazing!

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I completely agree, one of the best buildings around. I love how it looks different from every angle that you view it. My second choice would be the Frost Bank Tower, probably my favorite building completed it the last few years.

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My hometown love conquers all and I choose Fountain Place. I know BoA and even Reunion Tower are associated more with Dallas. But Fountain Place is really beautiful. The architecture and the simple design really get me. Plus the fountains themselves are such a nice surprise in the midst of Downtown.

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fountain place in Dallas for me

Ditto, my favorite as well and I'm the rare Dallasite that admits I like Houston's skyline a bit better.

There are some great pics of Fountain Place next to the Ole Red Courthouse - it's a beautiful urban contrast.

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I just love that green building in Dallas, I seen the building at night and it was outstanding, If you like skyscapers you will love the bank of america in Dallas. Go Mavs,,,,,,

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I don't really look at Texas all that much. But my favorite had to be the Bank Of America, Houston. I also refered to it as the "Big Hand". It's one of the landmarks that helps me identify Houston in pics. I really need to pay more attention 2 Texen cities.

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So many good choices. I really like all of them. Chase Tower & Fountain Place in Dallas, Williams Tower & Bank of America Center in Houston are really impressive. I also like Pier One Place in Fort Worth, I would like to see it lit-up at night.

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Fountain Place is astoundingly futuristic 20 yrs after completion and #1 for me. Other personal favorites are BofA Dallas/Houston, Wells Fargo (Houston), and 1400 Smith Street (Houston). I have high hopes for the U/C Victory/Mandarin Tower (Dallas).

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