LyondellBasell Tower


Brookfield Properties


Completion Date

Project Size
1 million SF
316 space garage

LyondellBasell Tower


Formerly known as 1 Houston Center, the 46 story building with Class A office space was designed as the corporate headquarters for an energy company. During the late 1970s, the Energy Crisis led the tenant to incorporate security precautions. Behind a wall was a secret passageway and stairwell that led to a route to the heliport on the building’s roof. While the heliport no longer exists today, the building’s rectangular floor plate allows flexibility for tenant build-outs and the floor to ceiling glass curtain wall offers city views on all floors.

The tower is part of the Houston Center complex, which includes a mix of retail and office tenants, and is located in the heart of downtown, steps away from shopping and dining options, the convention center and Discovery Green park.