San Felipe Plaza

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San Felipe Plaza
General information
Status Complete
Architectural style Modernism
Construction started 1982
Completed 1984
Height 625 ft (191 m)
Technical details
Structural system Curtain wall
Floor count 45
Floor area 959,466 sq ft (89,137.3 m2)
Lifts/elevators 32
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

San Felipe Plaza is a 46-story tower located west of the Uptown Houston district in Houston, Texas, United States.[2] Designed by noted architect Richard Keating, the building was constructed in 1984 by Linbeck Construction Corporation and contains 959,466 square feet (89,137.3 m2) of leasing space. The building is the sixteenth tallest in the city and is the second-tallest building outside of downtown.[3] It is in proximity to the Houston Galleria.[4]


In 1993 Sanchez-O'Brien Oil & Gas leased an additional 21,828 square feet (2,027.9 m2) of space in the building. During that year other tenants included BHP Petroleum (the U.S. subsidiary of BHP), Maxxam, and Texas Commerce Bank-Tanglewood.[4] The building had served as the U.S. headquarters of BHP. Later in 1993 BHP announced that it was moving its U.S. headquarters, including 200 clerical and professional employees, from San Felipe Plaza to the Cigna Tower, one building in Four Oaks Place.[5] The Consulate of Canada in Houston opened in the building in 2003.[6]


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  1. ^ "San Felipe Plaza". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 2017-08-01. 
  2. ^ "emporis, San Felipe Plaza, Houston". Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  3. ^ "San Felipe Plaza". Archived from the original on 2009-05-31. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  4. ^ a b "San Felipe Plaza lease." Houston Chronicle. Sunday April 25, 1993. Business 12. Retrieved on August 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Staff. "BHP Petroleum subsidiary will relocate headquarters." Houston Chronicle. Sunday November 14, 1993. Business 6. Retrieved on August 7, 2011.
  6. ^ "Canada opens new consulate in Houston." Houston Business Journal. Thursday September 18, 2003. Retrieved on November 17, 2009.
  7. ^ "Contact and Office Information." Consulate of Canada in Houston. Retrieved on June 22, 2009.
  8. ^ Contact Ensco
  9. ^ "Westmont Development Inc.." Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Retrieved on August 9, 2011. "5847 San Felipe Houston, Texas 77057"
  10. ^ "Westmont Hospitality Group Locations. Retrieved on November 11, 2013."
  11. ^ "High Point hotel to drop Radisson brand, seek new affiliation." News & Record. December 20, 2008. B7. Retrieved on August 7, 2011. "Westmont Hospitality Group which has its US headquarters in Houston[...]"

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Coordinates: 29°44′58″N 95°28′55″W / 29.7495°N 95.4819°W / 29.7495; -95.4819