717 Texas in Houston, Texas. Courtesy Hines.
Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design of a 33-story Class-A office building in downtown Houston. The development includes 22 office levels totaling more than 600,000 square feet and two trading floors topped with a rooftop terrace. Parking for 1,200 cars are on two below-grade levels and nine above grade. The building is constructed of a concrete-framed structure and shear walls on an eight-foot thick concrete mat foundation.
When this project received its Platinum rating from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in 2010, it was the first high-rise building in the state of Texas to achieve this designation.
Follow these topics: