Soar to High Heights: 600 Travis
(formally J.P. Morgan Chase Tower)
October 4, 2023
Houston, TX 77002
Brought to you by the ArCH Walking/Bicycle Tours
Soar to High Heights: 600 Travis (formally J.P. Morgan Chase Tower)
Wednesday, October 4, 4pm
Space is limited. Parking included.
A city’s towers can define its place in the world, producing a skyline that reveals a city’s identity almost instantly. But today the community rarely has to access those towers and the bird’s eye views they provide. Observation decks have closed or limited access to tenants only due to increasing security concerns.
ArCH’s Soar to High Heights tour series invites the community to explore the history of our local skyscrapers, their architecture and of course access to the top floor. We will explore iconic and recently completed skyscrapers in Houston’s skyline.
600 Travis (formally J.P. Morgan Chase Tower)
1981, I.M. Pei & Partners and 3D/International
Constructed by Hines and designed by I.M. Pei & Partners, the five-sided, gray granite tower is the tallest tower in Texas standing at 75 stories and 1,002 feet. The building’s massive plaza underwent a major transformation designed by HOK in 2021. The new plaza features an urban garden with expanded green space providing more connections between the outdoors and the building. In a nod to the building’s iconic architect, a glass pyramid entry inspired by the Louvre Museum has been added to the lobby. The sky lobby on the 60th floor, formally a public observation deck which closed in 2016, has also undergone a major renovation and is exclusively for tenants.
Image courtesy of Hines