Title: 75-Story Texas Commerce Plaza, Houston -the Use of High-Strength Concrete
Author(s): Joseph P. Colaco
Publication: Symposium Paper
Appears on pages(s): 1-8
Keywords: columns (supports); concrete construction; high-rise
buildings; high-strength concretes; pumped concrete; stiffness.
The article describes the use of high-strength concrete in the 75-story composite frame for the Texas Commerce Plaza in Houston. The advantages of the high-strength concrete were to re-duce column sizes and to increase stiffness. All the concrete in this tower (approximately 100,000 cyd.) was successfully pumped, the highest placement being almost a 1,000' above the street level.