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© Christine Till
Houston, Texas - 1400 Smith Street - formerly: Enron Center North - formerly: Enron Building
The impressive skyscraper here is the former Enron building in Houston,TX, now occupied by Chevron. It is a beautiful piece of architecture that marks houston's skyline as one of the best.
The textbook glass-and-steel American skyscraper slab takes a simple, yet elegant twist with this blue glass and white aluminum tower. At its heart it is another boring block, but with its leading and trailing edges curved, it is different from other less interesting buildings that have come before it. The 50-story structure is one of the icons of the Houston skyline, and in the blazing Texas sun it reflects light in all directions, only serving to draw more attention to itself. The building stands out not only for its appearance, but its stance. Unlike the surrounding structures, the Chevron building deviates from the downtown grid to greet people head-on and show the world its glittering expanse.
This building became the symbol of all that was right and all that was wrong with Enron. It was in the middle of building this gleaming tower when the company collapsed into bankruptcy, lawsuits, and federal investigations. In late 2001 Enron laid off 4,000 workers as the company's finances collapsed, and two years after Enron's bankruptcy, the unique skyscraper was auctioned off.
March 7th, 2014
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