The Greater Houston Partnership has announced plans to change Houston’s skyline with the construction of a new building. The Partnership is calling the structure “Partnership Tower.” The Tower will rise from Houston First’s parking garage for the new Marriott Marquis. Partnership Tower will overlook Discovery Green and include a large, outdoor terrace.
The idea for the Tower came to Bob Harvey, president and CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, during his travels. In almost every city Harvey visited on behalf of the Partnership, he was received in spaces that reflected the personality of that city. Our city, he decided, should have a space representative of Houston.
“Partnership Tower will help us tell our story and serve as Houston’s new front door,” Harvey said. The Tower will receive heads of state, foreign dignitaries, and business leaders from across the country and around the world. Many of these individuals will be experiencing Houston for the first time.
The Partnership will occupy the top two floor of the Tower. They have signed a 20-year lease for the space. The rest of the floors will be occupied by Houston First, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, and the Harris County Houston Sports Authority.
Completion of the Partnership Tower is scheduled for July of this year. Check out the video above, courtesy of the Greater Houston Partnership, for a first look at the plans for the interior and exterior of their new building.
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