AKA: Allied Bank Plaza, Houston, TX; Interstate Bank Plaza, Houston, TX
Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings; built works - commercial buildings - stores
Designers: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, (SOM), San Francisco, CA (firm); Edward Charles Bassett (architect); Lawrence S. Doane (architect)
Dates: constructed 1979-1983
Designed by Edward C. "Chuck" Bassett and Lawrence S. Doane of the San Francisco Office of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill; Lloyd Jones Brewer and Associates were Associated Architects; at 71-stories, or 970-feet, the Wells Fargo Plaza is the second-tallest building in the city, behind the Chase Tower at 75-stories and 1,002 feet; Duane Bradshaw Architects, Inc. (Houston), acted as the Project Manager, Contract Document Developer and Construction Administrator for the Allied Bank Building.
Due to a bank takeover, this skyscraper was also known as the "Wells Fargo Plaza."
PCAD id: 2156