Formerly known as the Allied Bank Plaza and the First Interstate Bank Plaza, the Wells Fargo Plaza is a skyscraper located at 1000 Louisiana Street in downtown Houston, Texas, the United States just as well as our Southern Belt Construction company.


This building is currently the twentieth-tallest structure in the United States, the second-tallest structure in Texas and Houston, after the JPMorgan Chase Tower in Houston, and the tallest glass structure in the Western Hemisphere. It is the tallest Wells Fargo-branded structure.


The building is 302.4 meters (71 stories) tall. It’s four stories underground. Only Wells Fargo Plaza has direct tunnel access (an underground walkway network connecting many downtown Houston office towers). Other tunnel entrances are in buildings with stairs, escalators, and elevators.

The Houstonian Lite Health Club is one of the Wells Fargo Plaza’s exquisite features. The 34/35th and 58/59th-floor sky lobbies offer city views. Sky lobbies are double-decker elevator transfer floors.

Cohen and Tate’s final scene shows the tower’s entryway (also known as “Cohen & Tate”)


Richard Keating, FAIA designed it while he was a partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill. During Hurricane Alicia in 1983, a considerable number of windows were destroyed. In 1988, the building was renamed from Allied Bank Plaza to First Interstate Bank Plaza. In 1996, Wells Fargo acquired First Interstate Bancorp, thereby transferring ownership of the building.


The British Consulate-General in Houston rented 9,707 square feet in 1993. 1995 was Koll Real Estate’s last year managing First Interstate Plaza. NGC Corporation (now Dynegy) leased 260k square feet in 1996. Over 700 employees moved from a suburban office facility along US-290 (Northwest Freeway) to Wells Fargo Plaza. The company abandoned its premises in 2012 after bankruptcy and downsizing.

Then & Now

Targa Resources negotiated a lease for 101,600 square feet in the Wells Fargo Plaza for 11 years in 2006. Targa outgrew its subleased space and moved into floors 43 through 46. Since the lease’s expiration, Targa has relocated to 811 Louisiana. Wells Fargo Plaza’s sole leasing agent is CB Richard Ellis. 91% of the building was leased by October. The majority of the leased space is occupied by large tenants, with a few mid-sized companies also present.


PwC relocated into the premises formerly occupied by Dynegy in December 2014.

For assistance on remodeling and construction in Houston contact our remodeling company now at (713)600-7801. Also, visit our site for more remodeling info and learn about the Williams Tower also located in Houston, Texas.

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