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Transco Tower Waterwall Drawings

Identifier: 2009-003

The Transco Tower Waterwall Drawings consist of one set of twelve drawings used during the 1984 planning and construction of the Transco Waterwall in Houston's Galleria District. The drawings are described at the item-level.


  • 1984


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Open for Research.

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1 Oversize Drawers (1 Set of 12 Drawings in 1 Oversize Folder.)

Historical Information

The Transco Tower Waterwall was constructed by John Burgee Architects and Philip Johnson in 1984 in Houston's Galleria District, opposite the recently constructed Transco Tower. According to the architects, 11,000 gallons of water spill over the 64 foot structure per minute. Retitled the Gerald D. Hines Waterwall in 2009, the structure continues to serve as a point of interest for both locals and visitors of Houston.

Custodial History

Materials were donated to Special Collections in 2009.

Guide to the Transco Tower Waterwall Drawings
Joseph Lueck
March 13, 2019
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA