Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - commercial buildings

Designers: Pereira, William L. and Associates Planning and Architecture (firm); William Leonard Pereira (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

Houston, TX

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An irregular, roughly rectangular parcel bounded by Dallas Street on the south, Fannin Street on the West, Rusk Street on the north, and Interstate 59 on the east;

The Texas Eastern Transmission Corporation and Brown and Root acquired 33 city blocks, 46 acres overall, and engaged William L. Pereira Assoicates, a firm experienced in masterplanning projects during the 1950s and 1960s, to create a "24-hour downtown" to adjoin the existing central business district; the area was to be on a huge scale, with land and air square footage equaling 3,210,000 square feet; the plan was to create a "platform city," with office, retail, and residential spaces lifted 50 feet above the existing street level, in order to separate automobile and pedestrian circulation; Pereira Associates teamed with G. Pierce, Goodwin, and Flanagan, Architects, on the project;

Only partially constructed.

PCAD id: 3418