Long Drawn-Out Breakup of Corporate Plaza Nearing Final Stages at Kirby and 59

Corporate Plaza I Demolition, Kirby at Norfolk, Upper Kirby, Houston, 77098

The progress on the piece-by-piece disassembly of Corporate Plaza I can be seen in the above overcast shot of the building’s increasingly skeletal profile, here partially obscured by 2 American Red Cross buildings and by a Texas Direct Auto billboard. The 1972 midrise on 59 just west of Kirby Dr. is the last and tallest of the 3 similarly-clad office buildings previously occupying the site; the tower’s facade started to go missing shortly before the way-faster-than-intended teardown of the last of the plaza’s 7-story parking garage, which nearly turned the tables the demo team on its way down last month.


Demolition of the 3-building office park and parking garage began in mid-December after the departure of Miyako, Red Onion, and Madras Pavilion from the first of the structures to come down. The work is expected to wrap up in April. 

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