During the 1970s and early 1980s, the race was on in Houston, Texas, to build numerous skyscrapers. Soon the horizon became the third tallest skyline in the U.S. This construction surge ended in the mid-80s with a recession, a decline in real estate values, an oil industry collapse and the savings and loan crisis. The last major project during the boom was the Heritage Plaza. The high-rise stands 762 feet and has 53 floors. In stark contrast is the modest St. John Church. It was built about one hundred years earlier in 1891. The landmark is located in Sam Houston Park along with other historical buildings. This public greenspace provides a quiet, western view of downtown.