Readers of Business Insider were asked to name the one “architectural masterpiece” they most admire in their state. National responses ranged from a cliffside church to a famous lighthouse.
In Texas, Houston BOMA Member Bank of America Center, the iconic, instantly recognizable centerpiece that defines downtown Houston’s skyline, earned top marks as the most beautiful building in Texas. The Bank of America Center is a 56-story, 1.5 million-square-foot office tower with an adjacent 12-story (125-foot-high) banking hall. The neo-Gothic building, completed in 1983 and designed by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, shines in the Houston sky with its red granite and reflective glass.
Fittingly, Bank of America Center’s towering neighbor and Houston BOMA member Pennzoil Place, also scored an honorable mention, as did Rice University’s picturesque, collegiate classic, Lovett Hall.