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The Wells Fargo Plaza, formerly the Allied Bank Plaza and First Interstate Bank Plaza, is located at 1000 Louisiana Street in downtown Houstonmarker, Texasmarker (USAmarker).

This building is currently the 13th-tallest Building in the United Statesmarker, and the second tallest building in Texas and Houston, after Houston's JPMorgan Chase Towermarker. It is the tallest building named for Wells Fargo.

From street level, the building is 992 feet (302 m) tall and contains 71 floors. It extends four more stories below street level. Only the Wells Fargo Plaza offers direct access from the street to the Houston tunnel system; otherwise, entry points are from street-level stairs, escalators, and elevators located inside buildings that are connected to the tunnel.


It was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Lloyd Jones Brewer and Associates. In 1983 the building lost a large number of windows during Hurricane Alicia. Originally named the Allied Bank Plaza, it was renamed to the First Interstate Bank Plaza in 1988.

In 1993 the Consulate-General of the United Kingdom in Houston leased in the First Interstate Plaza. In 1996 NGC Corp. (now Dynegy) leased in the First Interstate Plaza. The company moved over 700 jobs from a suburban office building along U.S. Route 290 (Northwest Freeway) to the Wells Fargo Plaza.

In 2006 Targa Resources signed an 11 year lease to occupy of space in the Wells Fargo Plaza. Targa expanded from its subleased space and began to occupy floors 43 through 46. In 2007 CB Richard Ellis became the exclusive leasing agent for Wells Fargo Plaza. As of October of that year the building was 91% leased. The leased space consists mostly of large tenants, with some mid-sized tenants occupying space.


The corporate headquarters of Dynegy are located in Suite 5800.

The Consulate-General of the United Kingdom in Houston is located in Suite 1900. At one point the Consulate-General of Japan in Houston was located in Suite 5300 and later Suite 2300; as of 2008 the consulate now resides in 2 Houston Centermarker. At one point the Consulate-General of Switzerland in Houston resided in Suite 5670; the mission, which at a later point moved to Two Allen Centermarker, no longer exists.


Image:WellsFargoPlazaEntrance.JPG|Entrance to the Wells Fargo PlazaImage:Wells Fargo Plaza, bottom.jpg|The sky above The Wells Fargo PlazaImage:UnitedKingdomConsulateHouston.JPG|Consulate-General of the United Kingdom in Houston at Suite 1900

See also


  1. Emporis - Wells Fargo Plaza, Houston. Retrieved 11 December 2006.
  4. Bivins, Ralph. " New towers won't touch `ego buildings' of past." Houston Chronicle. Sunday November 2, 2003. Business 8. Correction published on November 4, 2003. Retrieved on December 1, 2009.
  5. " Leasing briefs." Houston Chronicle. Sunday December 12, 1993. Business 8. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  6. Carlsen, Peter S. and Dale E. Smith. " Houston's CBD resurgence is theme of Legacy Awards." Houston Business Journal. Friday February 21, 1997. Retrieved on December 1, 2009.
  7. Scaroni, Livia. " Targa Inks Deal at Wells Fargo Plaza." CoStar Group. July 26, 2006. Retrieved on December 1, 2009.
  8. " CBRE named exclusive agent for Wells Fargo Plaza." Real Estate Weekly. December 12, 2009. Retrieved on December 1, 2009.
  9. " Contact Us." Dynegy. Retrieved on January 13, 2009.
  10. " East Asia Diplomatic Representatives in the United States." Ohio University. Retrieved on December 24, 2008.

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