Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Topping Out at Texas Tower

Press Release from Gilbane Building Company

HOUSTON, March 26, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Gilbane Building Company with team members from Hines Limited Partnership and Ivanhoé Cambridge celebrated the topping out of Texas Tower on Monday, March 22, 2021.

The 47-floor tower designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli will be an impressive addition to the Houston skyline and will total more than one million square feet. It consists of office space, an above and below-grade parking structure, tunnel connections, outdoor gardens and terraces, networking spaces, a full-service conference facility, a fitness center, and a dramatic lobby with influence from the hospitality sector, among other amenities. The project is being built to the highest standards Hines has ever developed in Houston, including LEED® Platinum, WiredScore and WELL™ Building Standards.

"We are very proud of our Gilbane project team, Baker Concrete, and all of the other subcontractors that played a role in "topping out" what essentially is the 51st elevated deck of the Texas Tower concrete structure over a month ahead of schedule" said Matteo Alibrio, Senior Project Manager for Gilbane. "Our team reached this critical milestone early despite having to work through extreme weather conditions and power grid shutdowns while facing the unique challenges of building safely in a tight urban setting during a global pandemic. On behalf of the entire Gilbane construction team, it has been an honor and a privilege to help our clients, Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge, reshape the Houston skyline with such a striking, best in class office building. Personally, having the opportunity to work alongside so many talented people and to be part of a project as impressive as this one has been a childhood dream come true. Everyone who had a part in making Texas Tower a reality will have a very special sense of comradery, accomplishment and pride for years to come whenever they reflect on it or simply just look at the downtown Houston skyline."    

About Gilbane Building Company
Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Marking its 150th year in business, Gilbane is still a privately held, family-owned company with more than 45 office locations worldwide.

With over 40 years of experience building in Texas, Gilbane has been fortunate to serve a wide variety of market sectors and clients. Our dedication to successfully responding to the needs of our clients has led us to provide a blend of front-end driven construction management services with the delivery-driven services of a builder. Experience, integrity, teamwork, innovation, and a steadfast commitment to safety – that's how Gilbane builds Texas.

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