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More info: Downtown is the largest business district in the city of Houston and the largest in the state of Texas, located near the geographic center of the metropolitan area at the confluence of Interstate 10, Interstate 45, and Interstate 69. The 1.84-square-mile (4.8 km2) district, contains the original townsite of Houston at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou, a point known as Allen's Landing. Downtown has been the location of the commercial district since its founding in 1836.
Today home to nine Fortune 500 corporations, Downtown contains 50 million square feet of office space. It is also a major destination for entertainment and recreation with nine major performing arts organizations located within the 13,000-seat Theatre District.
Downtown is Houston's civic center, containing Houston City Hall, the jails, criminal, and civil courthouses of Harris County, and a federal prison and courthouse. Downtown is also a major public transportation hub and over 100,000 people commute through Downtown daily. An extensive network of pedestrian tunnels and skywalks connects a large number of buildings in the district and also acts as a subterranean mall.