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Wedge International Tower

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Type  Office
Opening  1983
Floor count  43
Floors  44
Floor area  5 ha
Completed  1983
Roof  551 ft (168 m)
Height  168 m
Opened  1983
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Architect  Nasr/Penton & Associates, 3D/International
Owner  Wedge Commercial Properties
Location  1415 Louisiana Street, Houston, Texas, United States
Similar  KBR Tower, 1500 Louisiana Street, Total Plaza, ExxonMobil Building, El Paso Energy Building

Wedge international tower and the 43rd restaurant and lounge


Wedge International Tower, usually capitalized as WEDGE International Tower, is a skyscraper in Houston, Texas. The building was formerly known as the Southwest Bank of Texas Building, Unitedbank Plaza, and 1415 Louisiana. The building rises 551 feet (168 m) in height. It contains 43 floors, and was completed in 1983. Wedge International Tower currently stands as the 21st-tallest building in the city. The architectural firms who jointly designed the building were 3D/International and Nasr/Penton & Associates. The building is currently named after its primary tenant, WEDGE Commercial Properties; the firm purchased the building in October 1994 at a price between US$25,000,000 and $45,000,000, and the structure serves as its corporate headquarters.

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Map of Wedge International Tower, 1415 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, USA

Wedge International Tower is noted for its series of four setbacks, but also for its distinctive lighting scheme, which has been in place since November 1995. The tower was once outlined by neon green-colored lights. inspired by similar lighting on the Bank of America Plaza, the tallest building in Dallas.

The 43rd story of Wedge International Tower is home to a restaurant and bar, named The 43rd Restaurant and Lounge; the feature is one of the highest lounges in Houston.

Wedge International Tower was the site of a fire in August 1993, which was caused by an electrical fault and damaged the upper floors of the building. There were no fatalities in the incident.

Fujitec elevators at wedge international tower


Tenants

In 1989 Exxon had office space in the Wedge International Tower.

References

Wedge International Tower Wikipedia


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