First City Tower is a 1,449,000-SF parallelogram-shaped building occupying a full city block. The 49-story structure is set diagonally, providing exceptional views of downtown Houston while contributing to the cityscape. Architectural and interior design services were provided for this project. The exterior is clad in one-inch-thick “honeycomb” aluminum panels coated with a highly durable, non-stick substance, and insulated reflective glass. The unique footprint meets the client’s desire for quality and efficiency in design and created two triangular plazas spreading out from the tower entrance. The tower is connected to Houston’s extensive downtown pedestrian tunnel system.
JMB Realty Corporation