"Transco Tower, don't call me Williams!!!" Top 5 Page for this destination Theater District Tip by H-TownJourneyman

Theater District, Houston: 4 reviews and 4 photos

  Transco/Williams Tower
by H-TownJourneyman

The Williams Tower, formerly known as and still known to all Houstonians as the Transco Tower, is located in the Uptown District next to the Galleria Mall. It is a beautiful 64 story glass structure, and what makes it unusual is that at 903 ft., it is the tallest building in the world not located in a central business district. A huge rotating beacon light atop it can be seen across the city, which also gives it a unique characteristic among skyscrapers of the city. Built in 1983, it was named after Transco Energy Corporation, and then after Williams Energy when it was purchased in the late 1990's.

Directions: Located in the Uptown District, just west of Post Oak Blvd. and next to the Galleria Mall.
Website: http://www.houstontheaterdistrict.org/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2006
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