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Williams Tower is a sixty-four story office tower located at 2800 Post Oak Boulevard, bounded by Post Oak Boulevard, West Alabama, McCue and Hidalgo Streets. Architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee of New York designed Williams Tower in association with Morris/Aubry of Houston. Construction of the Tower began in August 1981 and was completed December 8, 1982 by Hines.
Rising from a five-story base, Williams Tower spans nearly one-sixth of a mile from street level, a total of 909 feet, with 1,483,308 of net rentable space, and peaks in a double-pitched roof topped by a 7,000 watt revolving beacon. The Tower represents a combination of the elegant lines of the past with the polish of today's materials and is the tallest building in the nation located outside of an urban center.
Williams Tower forms a sleek silhouette with its silver gray reflective glass and aluminum anodized skin, accented by columns of bay windows made from non-reflective gray glass. Podium setbacks on levels 6, 9, 49, 56, 58 and 62 create an art deco style, reminiscent of the 1920's and 1930's. A four-story arched entrance is framed by a ninety-foot-high rectangle of Flame Cut Spanish pink granite. Williams Tower has a total of 49 elevators: 39 passenger elevators, 6 freight elevators and 4 elevators in the garage. There are marble panels in all passenger elevators, representing 8 types of marble from various sites in Europe.
A twelve-story parking garage provides space for 3,100 cars and includes a helicopter-landing pad. A climate-controlled skywalk provides convenient access to the Galleria, a 750,000 square foot multi-use complex that includes premier hotels, restaurants, retail shopping, entertainment facilities and financial institutions.
Visitor parking rates are as follows:
11 mins. to 60 mins. $2.00
1 to 2 hours $4.00
2 to 3 hours $6.00
3 to 4 hours $8.00
4 to 5 hours $10.00
Over 5 hours $12.00
Lost Ticket $12.00
2 days $24.00
3 or more days $36.00
Parking is free after 6pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. You can access the parking garage via McCue Street or West Alabama street. The garage clearance is 6 feet, 11 inches.
Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park/Fountain:
An eighteen-acre landscaped park is located south of Williams Tower and features 188 Heritage Live Oak trees. A sixty-four foot semi-circular Waterwall, accented with a gabled structure supported by columns, is a unique and beautiful attraction to visitors of the park. A total of 11,000 gallons of water per minute flow over both walls. The Waterwall runs from 8am to 9pm, seven days a week. Visitors can park for free after 6pm on weekdays in our parking garage. On weekends(the West Drive is closed but visitors can access the garage off of McCue Street or West Alabama). The management office must be contacted at least 10 business days in advance for information and reservations to have a wedding ceremony OR photography at the Waterwall.
The art gallery is on level 1 and is open for public viewing Monday through Friday from 8am to 6pm. The building is closed on weekends. There is no charge to visit the gallery.
Presence, The Transco Tower is a 98-page, 11x17 coffee table book about the Tower. It is available from the property management office for fifty US dollars.
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