Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A Little Face Lift Never Hurt Anyone

When it was originally built in 1973, the CenterPoint Energy Plaza building was just another black glassed box lost within the growing skyline of Houston’s oil boom. Then… in 1996, the powers that be made a decision that transformed it into an architectural landmark. By adding the six-storied “cap” you see now in this photo, it is now easily recognized from almost every skyline vantage point. Good call,as I always enjoy buildings that think out of the box.


  1. Who came up with that idea, owner or architect?

  2. From what I gather, it was suggested by the architect.