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View Poll Results: Chevron Tower, Houston
10 8 4.23%
9.5 2 1.06%
9 5 2.65%
8.5 13 6.88%
8 26 13.76%
7.5 32 16.93%
7 48 25.40%
6.5 20 10.58%
6 16 8.47%
5.5 5 2.65%
5 3 1.59%
4.5 3 1.59%
4 0 0%
3.5 2 1.06%
3 or less 6 3.17%
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Old May 10th, 2003, 12:56 AM   #1
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#265 l Chevron Tower l HOUSTON l 221m l 52fl

Chevron Tower
Houston, USA


HEIGHT: 221m/725 feet
FLOORS: 52 floors
COMPLETION: 1982
ARCHITECT: Caudill Rowlett Assoc.

This building is often overlooked in the city's skyline. This is partially because of its location, near the fringes of the business core, and because of the number of taller buildings shadowing it. The Chevron Tower should get more attention as the area around it is redeveloped with a new baseball stadium, a new basketball and ice hockey arena, new hotel, and the assorted shops, restaurants and condominiums planned for the area. As it is now, the horizontal stripes cause some to confuse it with the nearby First City Tower or the Lyric Centre. But the Chevron Tower forgoes First City's harsh lines and cuts and instead favors a more sculpted look, with stepped chevrons approaching the roof line. This 52-story tower is one of a growing number of downtown buildings that are shifting from the underground tunnel system to the raised sky bridge method of linking to its neighbors. This is mostly to economic reasons. It's cheaper and easier to build a bridge over a busy street, instead of burrowing beneath it, avoiding hassles with utility lines and the growing number of downtown buildings sporting underground parking garages.







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Old May 10th, 2003, 01:41 AM   #2
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6.5/10..Not happening for me. What were they thinking with attached portion and the setbacks? The colors are rather dull also. It does get some credit for it's uniqueness though.
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Old May 10th, 2003, 12:59 PM   #3
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oh man.. from this angle it really looks like the Revenue House in Singapore!!!



Anyway... the edges are very sharp and the facade is just ok.. Probably an all over glass cladding would have looked much more spectuclar! Any night pics btw?

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Old May 10th, 2003, 04:27 PM   #4
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hm, interesting

I like it though.

7.5/10
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Old May 10th, 2003, 05:01 PM   #5
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7/10

Nice shape, but it is too bulky.

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Old May 10th, 2003, 07:12 PM   #6
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6/10 interesting that it has different facades depending on which side you look at. doesn't ring my bell though
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Old May 10th, 2003, 07:52 PM   #7
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Old May 11th, 2003, 03:24 PM   #8
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8/10

It has an interesting design and its not bad considering it was built in 82.
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Old May 12th, 2003, 10:00 AM   #9
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Old May 16th, 2003, 02:29 AM   #10
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I just want to point out that the ten setbacks on the top of the building are designed to be ten "chevrons" as a symbol for the company.
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Old May 18th, 2003, 08:09 PM   #11
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Hehe this is a nice one.I like the top.
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Old May 20th, 2003, 08:31 PM   #12
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not bad. 7/10
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Old May 28th, 2003, 12:18 PM   #13
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The design form it alrite...but the cladding kills it...such a cladding only makes it look cheap. 6/10.
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Old July 21st, 2003, 04:47 PM   #14
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7.5/10
Very sleek and soaring - one of my favourite Houston buildings now.
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Old July 21st, 2003, 08:23 PM   #15
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7/10
The facade really dances with the light, and the setbacks towards the top, along with the indentations on the sides, make it livelier than a plain box.

But it's still chunky, and a bit bland - they needed, perhaps, to put a bit more contrast into some of the different sections of the facade...
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Old July 23rd, 2003, 09:55 PM   #16
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52 floors huh? It would look the same @ 5.2 floors.

The glass cladding saves this one a little.

Score = 5.2. Whoops, I mean 5.5
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Old August 7th, 2003, 10:27 AM   #17
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8.5!

Wonderfull facade, this tower looks taller than it is.
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Old August 7th, 2003, 11:55 PM   #18
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i think this one is awesome, 9
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Old August 24th, 2003, 10:00 PM   #19
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Nothing special, 6.5/10
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Old August 28th, 2003, 08:34 PM   #20
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nothing special 5/10
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