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#1 Austin55

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Posted 13 March 2016 - 01:24 PM

I've put together a list of the cities ranked by height of tallest building. I was mostly curious about where smaller towns with big buildings, like Tyler or Mineral Wells, would rank against each other, and also discover some new cities with sizable buildings I never knew about, such as Big Spring and Brownwood. I only counted commercial type structures, no courthouses are included. I've tried to include anything with at least 5 floors, but I'm sure I'm missing quite a few of the smaller cities, so if anyone notices any omission let me know. 

 

City Height (ft) Date Built
Houston 1002 1982
Dallas 931 1985
Austin 690 2018
San Antonio* 622 1968
La Porte* 570 1938
Fort Worth 567 1983
San Antonio 441 1988
The Woodlands 439 2014
Corpus Christi 442 1988
SPI 403 2008
Pasadena 382 2007
Amarillo 374 1971
Plano 360 2017
Galveston 358 1972
Irving 358 1985
Midland 307 1958
Waco 303 1910
El Paso 296 1971
Abilene 285 1984
Tyler 279 1980
Lubbock 274 1955
Denton 271 1967
Beaumont 254 1982
McAllen 223
College Station 204 2013
Farmers Branch 203 2000
Richardson 202 1981
Arlington 197 1985
Montgomery 188
Mineral Wells 187 1929
Addison 175 1999
Big Spring 174 1930
Brownsville 170 1971
Witchita Falls 162 1920
College Station 151
San Marcos 150 1991
League City 146 1987
Temple 146 1929
Brownwood 146 1930
Breckenridge 130 1927
Decatur 128 1896
Grapevine 127 2011
San Angelo 124 1929
Nacogdoches 122 1966
Denison 121 2000
Baytown 121
Port Arther 118 1929
Texarkana 110 1930
Odessa 108 1951
Mansfield 100 2012
Eastland 100 1928
Corsicana 100 1926
Paris 96 1915
Cisco 87 1928
Longview 82 1920
Ranger 66 1921
Palestine 61 1915


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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:40 AM

Big Spring's tallest is the wonderfully restored Settles Hotel, which I stayed a night in last year.  I love historic hotels and this one ranks up there with anything west of Fort Worth.



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 11:03 AM

What is the La Porte 570-feet, 1938? 



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 11:06 AM

What is the La Porte 570-feet, 1938? 


San Jacinto Monument. I counted it and Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, the asterisks indicate that they aren't technically buildings but I wanted to include them.

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Posted 15 March 2016 - 10:14 AM

Marshall has the historic Marshall Hotel that is being restored by one of the VP's for Glazer Distribution and a local retired county judge on the lower floors, elevators, etc.   It is 8 stories.  It was one time owned by Johnny Manziel's great-grandfather.

 

ETBU has agreed to further renovations on the upper floors for the nursing program.



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Posted 15 March 2016 - 11:09 AM

Marshall has the historic Marshall Hotel that is being restored by one of the VP's for Glazer Distribution and a local retired county judge on the lower floors, elevators, etc.   It is 8 stories.  It was one time owned by Johnny Manziel's great-grandfather.

 

ETBU has agreed to further renovations on the upper floors for the nursing program.

 

Oh wow! That's is a beautiful building, Hedrick to. Marshall's whole downtown seems rather nice, quite larger than I had expected. One of the best courthouses out there.

 

I've also added Longview's 10 floor Chase Building, a nice little MCM hi-rise, Conroe with a 6 floor 1970s office, and New Braunfels with a fantastic restored power plant that is now lofts. 



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 10:12 PM

The tallest buildings in Galveston are the twin condo towers at 382 feet each (both built in 2007).


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Posted 18 March 2016 - 07:50 AM

Marshall has the historic Marshall Hotel that is being restored by one of the VP's for Glazer Distribution and a local retired county judge on the lower floors, elevators, etc.   It is 8 stories.  It was one time owned by Johnny Manziel's great-grandfather.

 

 

 

...and is haunted.



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Posted 18 March 2016 - 08:26 PM

I am curious what the search parameters were.  I would like to go recreate it and find out the buildings by name/ or address.



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Posted 01 August 2016 - 05:30 PM

I am curious what the search parameters were.  I would like to go recreate it and find out the buildings by name/ or address.

 

I just thought of cities which may have decent sized buildings and looked on Emporis bassicly. 

 

Here's an updated version of the list as a webpage

 

https://docs.google....rJRQJdw/pubhtml

 

I've also put a map together where you can sort by height, perhaps useful for anyone planning a roadtrip.
 


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Posted 01 August 2016 - 09:16 PM

The drive to El Paso, is one long road trip. 






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