Market Square Tower
Luxury Apartment High-Rise with Doors of Beauty to Match
Market Square Tower is the pinnacle of upscale living in Houston where multifamily resort-style spaces are in high demand. Its exterior brings a new level of architectural beauty to downtown Houston with well-appointed and spacious residences inside. The structure embodies the signature of beauty and features three formed bronze Ellison entrances.
The main entrance showcases a bold yet graceful 60” x 59” arched transom with a decorative bronze grille, custom cut using waterjet technology.
Aside from the main entrance, two pairs of doors are located under the carport off Milam Street. The likes of Porsche and Mercedes-Benz can be found as residents utilize the valet service provided by Market Square Tower. These two entrances are 73” x 104” – slightly larger than the main Market Square Tower entrance of 73” x 95” – all with the classic look and beauty of expertly-crafted Ellison formed bronze doors.
Designed to complement the doors’ aesthetic, the two additional entrances also feature impressive transoms – one with adjacent sidelights fabricated to virtually the same dimensions as the door leaves.
This luxury high-rise offers Houstonians their choice of units ranging from 564 sq. ft. studios to 4,159 sq. ft. penthouse apartments. Market Square Tower also offers tenants gorgeous, pre-designed kitchens and baths in their choice of Louisiana, Milam, or Preston finishes.
“The owners wanted that bronze monumental New York-style entrance and were introduced to the Ellison Bronze doors because of their name,” explains manufacturer’s rep Dustin Price, Texas Glazing Solutions, Inc. “Ellison just made sense for this project. Their quality and proven longevity is well-suited for such a high-end development.”
The doors at Market Square Tower are constructed of heavy and durable bronze but operate with ease. The projection of the door leaf is significantly reduced as well, owing to the inset pivot located at two-thirds the width of the door. The inset pivot allows the doors to open and close far more easily by alleviating external wind loads and internal building stack pressures at both sides of the door leaf.
Ellison worked with Jackson & Ryan Architects and building owners to deliver doors that matched their precise design vision for beauty.
President of Market Square Tower’s ownership entity Woodbranch Investments Corp., Philip Schneidau says, “We knew what type of doors we wanted in terms of quality, style, and look. It just came down to who would be best. We found Ellison and the rest is history.”
Following the installation, The Lee Quigley Company applied an oxidized final finish to the surface – giving the entrances an attractive sheen with a streaky dark and light effect.
“We didn’t want just any standard door, and Ellison is a major upgrade from what is typically used,” adds Schneidau. “They look fabulous.”
The project team also included architect Jackson & Ryan Architects, general contractor Harvey Builders, and glazing contractor Ranger Specialized Glass, all based in Houston, TX.
Photos: Jackson & Ryan Architects and Dustin Price