Cooper & Scully - Houston Office815 Walker St., Suite 1040, Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713.236.6800 | Fax: 713.236.6880
The Niels Esperson Building is the only complete example of Italian Renaissance architecture in Downtown Houston. Designed by theater architect John Eberson, the Esperson buildings were built in 1927 and 1941, respectively. They are elaborately detailed with massive columns, great urns, terraces, and a grand tempietto at the top, similar to one built in the courtyard of San Pietro in Rome in 1502. The Mellie Esperson Building is a nineteen-story annex to the original Esperson building.
Houston, Texas is the fourth largest city in the U.S. and the largest city in Texas. The people in Houston are friendly and are known for their state pride and hospitality. The city is a global, multicultural area where more than 90 languages are spoken. Its most well-known event is the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which is the largest annual livestock show and rodeo in the world. Its theater district is home to nine performing arts organizations and six performance halls. Notable attractions include Space Center Houston, Chinatown, Mahatma Gandhi District, Bayou Place entertainment complex, Hermann Park, Gerald D. Hines Waterwall Park, Downtown Aquarium and Sam Houston Race Park. Houston is home to three major sports teams – the Houston Astros baseball team, the Houston Rockets basketball team and the Houston Texans football team.
The city is known worldwide for its energy industry, particularly oil and natural gas, as well as for its biomedical research and aeronautics. The city is a leader in producing oilfield equipment. The Port of Houston is man-made ship channel that is the 10th largest port in the world, and ranks first in the U.S. in international commerce. Houston’s economic base is experiencing growth in the renewable energy industry for its enterprises in wind and solar energy.
Houston’s climate is humid subtropical with more than 99 days each year where temperatures reach more than 90 degrees. The humidity raises the heat index considerably. Afternoon thunderstorms are common. Houston winters are mild with an average high of 63ÂÂÂ°F and an average low of 43ÂÂÂ°F. As an interesting fact, Houston has been described as the “most air conditioned place on Earth” in Blueprint magazine.
USA Today has referred to Houston as “the dining-out capital of the nation.” Houston restaurants have the second-lowest average prices of restaurants of major cities and the city is known for its Tex-Mex cuisine. Houston offers an abundance of hotels, including the Westin Galleria, Omni, San Luis, Magnolia, Royal Sonesta, Zaza, Icon, Sorella, St. Regis and Four Seasons.
Our Houston Attorneys
|Julie M. Koenig||Fred L. Shuchart|
Our Houston Staff