A reader sends this rendering of the skybridge that would hook up the existing Chevron buildings Downtown with the new 50-story big blue tower planned to rise at 1600 Louisiana and Pease, on the site of Kenneth Franzheim’s torn-down Downtown Y. The reader says that the new HOK-designed tower could rise as high as 830 ft., “making it the third tallest building downtown.” (Which, this rendering suggests, would invite backpack-wearing tourists to gawk and take photos.) A few other details: “The 4th floor will have an outdoor cafeteria and event space while the recently purchased parking garage will have two new floors added to house a new fitness center.”
Earlier reports indicate that the new tower will provide Chevron with 1.7 million sq. ft. of office space.
- Previously on Swamplot: Chevron’s New 50-Story Tower on Site of Downtown Y: Bigger, Boxier, Just as Blue
Rendering: via Swamplot inbox