- 600 Travis
History and Architecture [ - ]
JPMorgan Chase Tower was designed by I.M. Pei and associate architect 3D International. The building was completed in 1981 as Texas Commerce Tower. JPMorgan Chase Tower is 75 stories (1,049 feet) tall; just shy of three and a half football fields. The tower has 1.98 million square feet of gross office building space.
JPMorgan Chase Tower was originally planned to be 80 stories tall, but the Federal Aviation Administration limited this and future buildings to 75 stories; anything higher would be labeled by the federal agency as hazardous to air navigation. JPMorgan Chase Tower has an emergency helipad on the rooftop, but has never been utilized and the rooftop is now an antenna site. The office tower is clad in pale gray polished granite, stainless steel, and gray glass. The western corner of the tower has been sheared off to form a five-sided structure. The western facet of the tower is formed by an 85 foot wide free span of glass that ascends the full height of the building. The lobby of JPMorgan Chase Tower was designed to harmonize not only with the height of the structure, but also with the portico of Jones Hall. For that reason, a story glass wall supported by a stainless steel space frame spans the entire 85-foot width of the front entrance, making the lobby area light and airy and opening up the space to the plaza outside.
Miró - Personage and Birds [ + ]
Overlooking the plaza of JPMorgan Chase Tower is the 55-foot sculpture by Spanish artist Joan Miró. The sculpture is made of steel and cast bronze, and is Miró’s largest work of the two monumental freestanding Miró sculptures in America. Personage and Birds was enlarged from a 5-foot bronze sculpture on exhibit in the 60th floor Sky Lobby. The dedication of Personage and Birds was conducted on the occasion of Miró’s 89th birthday, April 20, 1982.
Sky Lobby [ + ]
JPMorgan Chase Tower offers the highest public view of Houston from the Sky Lobby on the 60th floor. This floor serves as an observation floor as well as a transfer point to shuttle tenants to floors 49-59 and 61-75. The Sky Lobby is open to the public during the working hours of 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. A maquette of Personage and Birds is also on display in the Sky Lobby.
Leasing [ + ]
Class A office space is available in a variety of configurations. For current availability and other leasing information for 600 Travis, please contact Michael Anderson or Marilyn Guion with Colvill Office Properties at 713.877.1550.
Building Hours and Holidays [ + ]
Regular building business hours are 6:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday. Property Management Office hours are 7:30am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The 60th floor Sky Lobby is open for public viewing during regular business hours. The Building and Property Management Office are closed on the following holidays:
New Year's Day
The Day Following Thanksgiving
Please note that these holidays are subject to change. "Official" holidays are stated in company lease documents.
Forms [ + ]
Building Rules and Regulations
Contractor Rules and Regulations
High Rise Evacuation Plan
Tenant Contact Form
Loading Dock and Freight Elevator
Cable – Conduit Installation
Property Removal Form
Area Traffic Information (6-9-2015)