A trio of Houston buildings erased from the Houston landscape over the last decade are among 100 of the world’s tallest buildings that have been torn down, a new report showed.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat compiled a ranking of the tallest buildings to be demolished, with the Singer Building in New York City, at 187 meters, as the tallest to go. It was built in 1908 and torn down 60 years later.
The organization tallied the numbers in advance of JPMorgan Chase Bank’s plans to demo the former Union Carbide Building, built in 1960 at a height of 215.5 meters, in New York to make way for a new headquarters.
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The Houston buildings include the 28-story Sheraton-Lincoln Hotel, built in the 700 block of Polk in 1962. The 107- meter tall building was torn down in 2011. It ranked No. 43 on the list.
Two other Houston buildings ranked 65 and 66, at 95 meters tall, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat said.
World’s tallest buildings gone
- Singer Building, New York City: 187 meters
- CPF Building, Singapore: 171 meters
- Morrison Hotel, Chicago: 160 meters
- Deutsche Bank, New York City: 158 meters
- UIC Building, Singapore: 152 meters
- One Meridian Plaza, Philadelphia: 150 meters
- Menara Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: 150 meters
- City Investing Building, New York City: 148 meters
- The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong: 142 meters
- Grand Prince Hotel Akasaka, Tokyo: 141 meters
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The 21-story Houston Main Building, also known as the Prudential Building at 1100 Holcombe in the Texas Medical Center, had a lifespan of 60 years and was torn down in 2012.
Texas Tower, a 21-story skyscraper at the southwest corner of Texas and Fannin, was torn down in 2014 to make way for Hines’ 48-story 609 Main office tower. The building, also known as the Sterling Building, was constructed in 1931 and had fallen into disrepair.
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Houston’s tallest building is JPMorgan Chase Tower, rising 305 meters or just more than 1,000 feet high.
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