Storied Local Buildings in Lubbock – Our Top Five
Many buildings in the city of Lubbock has a history to them. Many of the buildings have an interesting back story that most may not know. Some buildings you may scratch your head on and some you may agree with. We couldn't put every storied building on the list, but these stood out to us as clear cut greatness. Check out our top five storied buildings in the city of Lubbock.
Park Tower is the tallest apartment complex in the city of Lubbock. The Park Tower was also host to one of the biggest drug busts in city history. With the history behind them, the Park Tower continues to be one of the most sought after residences.
Most everyone who is reading this has probably spent some time, good or bad, at the Lubbock County Court House. The overall set up and look for the building is spectacular too. The Lubbock Country Court House makes our top five for obvious reasons.
It's one of the most visited buildings by tourists in the city of Lubbock. People come from every corner of the world to see the famed black glasses sitting out front. They're currently in need of new paint but the frames alone are worth the drive. Buddy Holly's house, place of practice and church were some other buildings that were considered for our list of most storied building in Lubbock.
Some may not know that the Pyramid Plaza was donated by Ross Perot. The building was also created with the idea that it's unique shape would be recognized with a landmark. While it still may be considered a landmark building in the future, it is not as of now. It fully deserves to be one though.
Formally known as the Great Plains Life Building, the NTS building is the tallest building in the country to withstand the forces of a F5 tornado. The tornado that blew through Lubbock in 1970 did slightly do some damage to the building. The building withstood the strong winds and still stands today, but the building itself is twisted. If you stand at the base of the building and look up, you'll see the slight twist.