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View Poll Results: Williams Tower
10.0 96 14.84%
9.5 43 6.65%
9.0 104 16.07%
8.5 73 11.28%
8.0 113 17.47%
7.5 50 7.73%
7.0 61 9.43%
6.5 20 3.09%
6.0 17 2.63%
5.5 2 0.31%
5.0 12 1.85%
4.5 10 1.55%
4.0 11 1.70%
3.5 12 1.85%
3.0 or less 23 3.55%
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Old September 11th, 2002, 08:36 PM   #1
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#066 l Williams Tower l HOUSTON l 274m l 64fl

Williams Tower
Houston, USA


HEIGHT: 24m/901 feet
FLOORS: 64 floors
COMPLETION: 1983
ARCHITECT: Johnson Burgee Architects and Morris Aubry Architects

Architecturally simple, but culturally significant to the people of Houston. The Williams Tower rises 64 stories over the Galleria Area and has become an icon of the city. Had it been cast in stone, rather than glass it would be easily mistaken for any of the skyscrapers that went up before the Great Depression. Now it is a memorial to those buildings that went before it, and still in-line with the other glass blocks that share its zip code. The structure at the bottom of the tower isn't a lobby, it's a fountain. A great horseshoe water wall that lights up at night. However, in this photo, the water is not flowing. The Williams Tower is actually constructed as two 32-story buildings stacked on top of each other. The first floor lobby services the Williams Corporation and its offices on floors three through 32. The second floor lobby services a number of other companies on floors 33-64. There is a sky lobby that also serves as an observation deck on the 51st floor.. Unfortunately, it faces out over dull suburbia, rather than towards downtown, or any of Houston's other six skylines. Still, if you want to see it, you can only get there from the first floor lobby. Ask the guards stationed under the giant "Williams" logo, and they'll show you the way. Tenants boast that this is the tallest office building outside an urban core in America. Unlike most buildings in the Bayou City, the Williams Tower is impressive at night. Even though it has the same light-dimming skyline-ruining glass that the other towers in the city do, the Williams Tower makes up for it by having a rotating beacon on top. It's similar to an aircraft beacon, but much more visible. It is said that its rotation is synchronized with a similar beacon on a skyscraper in Chicago, but there is little proof. The light show is enhanced in December when the top 20 floors light up with the outline of a Christmas tree.

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Old September 11th, 2002, 08:56 PM   #2
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6/10 The only thing I like about this building is its height...
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Old September 11th, 2002, 09:15 PM   #3
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I like it...a lot 8/10
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Old September 11th, 2002, 09:22 PM   #4
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I've always liked this one! Anything that's tall, glass, sleek, and is not a box gets high points in my book. 8.75/10
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Old September 11th, 2002, 09:41 PM   #5
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I like it,and the fact that its away from the CBD makes it look very imposing on the other relatively short buildings that surround it...
Where was this again?the galleria?
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Old September 11th, 2002, 09:54 PM   #6
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ah, I love rate the talls. Anyway, I give it 8/10.
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Old September 11th, 2002, 09:58 PM   #7
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7.9/10

Nice and simple but nothing to get orgasmic about.
I like the beacon of light at night.
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Old September 11th, 2002, 09:58 PM   #8
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8/10.
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Old September 11th, 2002, 10:10 PM   #9
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It`s great, 8,5/10
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Old September 11th, 2002, 10:48 PM   #10
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I give it 8/10.
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Old September 12th, 2002, 12:37 AM   #11
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WOW... 9/10 That's a cool building...
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Old September 12th, 2002, 01:02 AM   #12
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Oops!I forgot to rate it!8.7/10
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Old September 12th, 2002, 01:02 AM   #13
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8/10
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Old September 12th, 2002, 01:26 AM   #14
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I LOVE this building!

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Old September 12th, 2002, 01:36 AM   #15
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Awesome! 8.5/10.
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Old September 12th, 2002, 01:58 AM   #16
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This building to me epitomizes post modernity. Very sleek, sexy, wonderful color. The lobby looks a little irregular, but this is a very nice tower nonetheless. 9/10
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Old September 12th, 2002, 02:14 AM   #17
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Old September 12th, 2002, 02:54 AM   #18
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That's one of my favorite skyscrapers! The rotating beacon on the top looks absolutely unreal at night!
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Old September 12th, 2002, 02:58 AM   #19
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STUNNING! I LOVE this building!

Beautiful glass, great height, awesome design, cool rotating beacon... It is a kick-ass building

10/10!!!!! Only my 2nd perfect score, with the other being Empire State!
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Old September 12th, 2002, 03:01 AM   #20
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Hey this building is truly great, more pictures that show off its greatness(My Rating=10/10)Personally the sharp sleekness of the building, and its VERY sharp looking edges really turns it on with the sexy glass!







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