Explore Downtown’s Evolving Skyline
When the Binz Building opened in 1895, Houstonians flocked there to see what the world looked like from the top floor — six stories above the street. And although the city's skyline has changed a great deal since then, Houston's fascination with the skyscraper hasn't. This walking tour explores the changes in downtown Houston's skyline during the past 100 years through structures like the Carter Building, the tallest building in town at 16 stories when it opened in 1910, and Philip Johnson's groundbreaking Pennzoil Place, which set the stage for the Postmodern skyline of the 1980s. These buildings are a fascinating record of the city's growth, and we'll discuss the engineering, architectural, and cultural changes that shaped them.
We will cap off the stroll with a casual, sunset Happy Hour at Z on 23 - Houston's highest open-air bar with the best skyline views of downtown - located on the 23rd floor of Le Méridien Hotel (1121 Walker Street).
*This is a limited enrollment class. Food and beverage purchases are not included in admission.
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Price is per student. Class tuition is non-refundable.