1000 Main

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For another building formerly known as the Reliant Energy Plaza, see Centerpoint Energy Plaza.
1000 Main (formerly Reliant Energy Plaza)
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General information
Status Complete
Location 1000 Main Street, Houston, Texas
Coordinates 29°45′24″N 95°21′56″W / 29.7568°N 95.3656°W / 29.7568; -95.3656Coordinates: 29°45′24″N 95°21′56″W / 29.7568°N 95.3656°W / 29.7568; -95.3656
Construction started 2001
Completed 2003
Height
Roof 518 ft (158 m)
Technical details
Floor count 36
Floor area 130,063 m2 (1,399,990 sq ft)
Lifts/elevators 20
Design and construction
Architect Gensler Associates Ltd.

1000 Main, formerly Reliant Energy Plaza, is a 518 ft (158m) tall skyscraper in Downtown Houston, Texas managed by Transwestern.[1] It has the headquarters of GenOn Energy. The building has around 800,000 square feet (74,000 m2) of space.[2]

It was constructed from 2001 to 2003 and has 36 floors. It is the 25th tallest building in Houston. It is made out of glass, steel, and concrete. Lights atop the building and on the main street side flash in patterns of various colors at night. This building occupies the site where the Lamar Hotel stood before it was demolished in 1985. A two-level trading floor with 30 ft high ceilings is located on the 10th and 11th floors. It is squeezed between the garage and the office tower.[citation needed] Century development built the Reliant Energy Plaza. In 2003 Reliant Energy occupied more than 500,000 square feet (46,000 m2) of space in the building. During the same year two subsidiaries of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Marsh USA and Mercer Human Resource Consulting, had a combined 105,000 square feet (9,800 m2) of space in the building. The Reliant Energy Plaza was 86% leased in 2003.[2]

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  1. ^ http://www.1000main.com/index.html
  2. ^ a b Bivins, Ralph. "SURVIVAL OF THE NEWEST / OCCUPANCY DOWNTOWN TUMBLING, BUT THREE TOWERS DEFY TREND" (). Houston Chronicle. Sunday July 27, 2003. Business 1. Retrieved on November 11, 2009.

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