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In Memory of Gerald D. Hines: 1925-2020

The architecture, construction and commercial real estate industries lost an icon with the recent passing of Gerald Hines. Mr. Hines and the Hines organization are responsible for many of the most architecturally distinctive buildings constructed in the United States and around the world. Among the many, many structures that Hines developed and built here in the USA include 101 California and Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, Society Tower in Cleveland, Norwest Tower in Minneapolis, One Ninety-One Peachtree in Atlanta, Three First National Plaza in Chicago and the Lipstick Building in New York City.

However, nowhere did Mr. Hines and the Hines organization have a greater impact than here in Houston where it collaborated with many of the world’s finest architects to produce monuments such as One Shell Plaza, The Galleria, Pennzoil Place, Williams Tower, JP Morgan Chase Tower, Bank of America Plaza, Texas Tower (currently under construction) and many others.

As a native Houstonian born in the 1950s, I believe that it is fair to say that no person had a greater impact on this city in my lifetime than Gerald Hines. Mr. Hines, you will be missed, but you leave quite a legacy. Thank you!