Post 1980s: Residential buildings drive growth in tall towers

America’s new office towers have gotten shorter since the heyday of the 1980s, when so many buildings burst onto the Houston skyline, while residential buildings are rising taller, according to a new Commercial Cafe/Yardi Matrix report.

Two of the tallest five buildings to go up in Houston since 2000 are residential, according to Yardi Systems. The apartment buildings are downtown’s Market Square Tower and 2929 Weslayan near the River Oaks neighborhood. The newest office towers are the 48-story 609 Main, 46-story 811 Main and 40-story 1500 Louisiana.

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