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Americana Building

Houston, Texas

September 2000

The Americana Building is a 1950's office building comprising 190,000 square feet in 10 floors. It has undergone a major renovation to become downtown Houston's newest high profile, high tech loft office building. The renovated building has a new techno look with polished black granite exterior wall facings and a 42 foot high by 80 foot long modular frosted glass, silver anodized window curtain wall, backlit to reveal the name of the building AMERICANA etched in clear letters at the top of the marquee. An 80 foot by 9 foot curved clear glass and chrome painted structural steel canopy will provide inclement weather protection. The tower and it’s Bris Solas fins are newly painted in tones of light and dark grey to enhance the three dimensionality of the fins which were originally designed to serve as sun screens. Nine inch aluminum louvers have been applied over the existing clay block parking structure with a mirrored sign band, intermediate band and top cap. The lobby, elevator lobbies and restrooms have new black granite wall panels and flooring, enhanced by simulated Tigerwood panels accented with black reveal banding.