Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Second Woodlands Anadarko Tower: A Bit More Boxy and Taller Than the First
Anadarko Petroleum announced to its employees last week that the company is ready to begin constructing a second office tower just west of its existing headquarters building in The Woodlands Town Center, a source tells Swamplot. The new building will fit on the corner of Lake Robbins Dr. and Woodloch Forest Dr., just south of The Woodlands Mall, and like the current tower will be visible from miles south on I-45. At the announced 31 stories, the new structure would be one floor shorter taller.
According to the report, parking will account for the building’s first 10 floors, though the renderings included in the announcement (above) appear to show a garage a bit shorter than that. The remaining floors are planned to accommodate company growth. Construction is expected to be complete by the spring of 2014. Anadarko did not announce the building’s contractor or architect.
Update, 1:25 pm: Groundbreaking is expected in a few weeks, our source adds; workers are beginning to clear the lot this week.
Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: APC) on Thursday topped out its newest tower in its Woodlands corporate campus — a 31-story office structure next to its current corporate headquarters.
In addition, the energy company announced the new names for the towers: 1201 Lake Robbins Drive has been named Allison Tower, while the newly constructed adjacent office building, at 9950 Woodloch Forest Drive, is now Hackett Tower. Both towers were named after previous CEOs, Robert Allison and James Hackett.
Construction on Hackett Tower is expected to be completed in early 2014. It is 31 stories tall with about 550,000 square feet and is being constructed with the latest in energy-efficient technology and targeted for LEED certification. The building was designed by Gensler and will be constructed by David E. Harvey Builders Inc.
Allison Tower, a LEED-certified, 30-story structure, was completed in 2002 and has served as the company’s 818,000-square-foot corporate headquarters since that time.
...Some news on Hackett Tower in The Woodlands. The exterior appears to be complete, with most work now focused on completing the interior.