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Partnership Tower Offers Stunning New View of Houston

Yesterday the Greater Houston Partnership hosted a reception in their newly-built convening space located in the heart of downtown to allow media including myself an opportunity to view their gorgeous venue designed to show visiting CEO’s and government dignitaries exactly how wonderful and diverse the Houston region is for both business and living.

Partnership Tower is a ten-story building consisting of parking below and office space above, and featuring a 13,000 square foot configurable space which opens up to a 2,030 square foot terrace overlooking the George R. Brown Convention Center, Discovery Green, and the Marriott Marquies hotel.  Views from the floor-to-ceiling walls inside offer impressive views of the downtown skyline as well as Minute Maid Park, home to the Houston Astros, next door.  Also nearby is BBVA Compass Stadium and easy access to the light rail system.  While it is difficult to look away from the stunning view of the city outside, the interior wall of the hall featured a photo wall consisting of local scenes representing industry and leisure and showing the many faces of the region, all taken by Houston-based photographers.  The Greater Houston Partnership’s new space on the ninth and tenth floors of the building was designed by Kirksey, built by D.E. Harvey, and furnished by Knoll and The Ofis.  It was constructed to the highest standards of energy efficiency, and the building’s design incorporates many best practices in workplace design.

The Greater Houston Partnership is proud to say its new space was constructed by Partnership member companies committed to developing and maintaining a quality and skilled construction workforce through the Construction Career Collaborative (C3).  The Partnership’s UpSkill Houston initiative focuses on developing a sustainable talent pipeline for seven key industry sectors that drive Houston’s regional economy, including the construction sector.

“Partnership Tower is an exciting addition to the downtown area that all Houstonians can be proud of,” said Bob Harvey, Partnership President and CEO.  “Now, the region has a special place that can receive heads of state, senior business leaders from around the world, and others working for Houston.  Because we have invested in technology and in the most innovative ideas we could find, Partnership Tower is an ideal space to showcase Houston, collaborate, and problem solve.”

Look for more photos from yesterday’s event and watch video interviews with some of the Greater Houston Partnership members I spoke with in an upcoming post here on Construction Citizen.