About 1001 McKinney

1001 McKinney is a historic downtown Houston office space that seamlessly integrates timeless architecture with today’s first-class working amenities.

A Piece of Houston History

Our building wasn’t always called 1001 McKinney. Our origins date back nearly 100 years to 1939, when renowned architect Alfred C. Finn was charged to design a building for Houston’s City National Bank. Construction finally began in 1946 and a long overdue grand opening of the City National Bank building was held on October 13, 1947. Billed as the “First Post-War Skyscraper of the Southwest” and the second tallest building in Houston at the time, 1001 McKinney was introduced with exciting fanfare.

When creating 1001, Finn — who designed several Houston landmarks such as The Rice in Downtown and the San Jacinto Monument in Baytown — was inspired by Art Moderne, an architectural style that emphasizes simple, streamlined shapes and curved lines.

Today, much of the building’s original Art Moderne design still exists: the marble walls, the geometric designs, the grand ceiling detail, the three-story red marble columns, and so much more. Nevertheless, 1001 is fully equipped with modern office amenities, including secure key card access, tunnel access, 24/7 security, an on-site gym and attached Morton’s The Steakhouse.

Recognized by the National Reister of Historic Places, 1001 McKinney is a premiere example of historic preservation in downtown Houston. You can read even more about our history here.

1001 McKinney by the Numbers


The year 1001 McKinney was completed and opened to the public as the City National Bank Building


Number of floors in our Downtown high rise


Covered parking spaces available with keyless entry (reserved spaces available)


The number of square feet in 1001 McKinney


On-site gym and tenant lounge


Number of restaurants available within a mile of 1001 McKinney


Number of hotels available within a mile of 1001 McKinney


24-7 secure keycard access to the building


Walk Score — A Walker’s Paradise


Transit Score — Excellent Transit


Bike score — Very Bikeable

The Honeybee

Of all the details from Finn’s original design, hands-down we have a favorite: the honeybee. Aloft the building’s Main Street entry sits an aluminum frame embossed with the icon of a bee. The bee is symbolic of diligence, work and good order, and it remains an appropriate icon for any modern workplace.

We loved the symbol and its meaning so much that we incorporated the bee throughout the 1001 McKinney brand, including our logo. Our team prides ourselves on being hard-working, nimble, fast and efficient — just like that of a bee.

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