Downtown tower named after LyondellBasell

1 Houston Center (Crescent

Here’s one way to keep an office tenant from leaving:  put its name on the building.

Downtown’s 1 Houston Center is being renamed LyondellBasell Tower following the chemical and fuel maker‘s 358,138-square-foot lease renewal. The 46-story tower is located on the east end of downtown at 1221 McKinney.

The Dutch-based firm has been in 1 Houston Center for 25 years.

“Naming rights were an important component of the lease renewal discussions,” said a spokesman for building owner Crescent Real Estate.

Charles Gordon, Craig Beyer and Brandon Clarke of CBRE represented LyondellBasell. Debbie Wilson and Bob Boykin represented the owner.


  1. infinite_jim

    The picture posted looks like the 2 Houston Center.

  2. Smilin' Bob

    Just a little more Corporate Feces smeared on the community.

  3. Ken

    Why should they get the chance for this when all they have done is take away from the employees. They should give back to the employees.

  4. 1HC

    Umm…that’s not a picture of 1 Houston Center. Now, do I have to change my stationary? Will it be weird to have 2-5 Houston Center without a 1HC?