48-story Skyscraper by Hines CalPERS Green (HCG) development fund is a 48-story, 1 050 000 square-foot office tower at the corner of Main and Texas streets in Downtown Houston.
Designed by Pickard Chilton, the project's north and south façade extend skyward, culminating in a dramatic diagonal crown, creating a new, highly visible downtown landmark. The narrower east and west façades are slightly recessed, and the subtly faceted exterior façade is clad in floor-to-ceiling glass with brushed-stainless-steel accents. Vertical blades are incorporated in the east and west façades, offering solar shading. Computer-controlled LED illumination within the east and west recesses, and the tower's sloped crown accentuate 609 Main's presence on the nighttime skyline. The property was pre-registered LEED®, and is expected to attain Platinum certification.
Amenities at the vertically integrated campus include: a "hotel-style" lobby with a café and spaces for networking; a 7,000-square-foot high-performance fitness center and 8,000-square-foot conference center; full-height windows allowing for an abundance of natural light throughout the building; a sophisticated underfloor HVAC system; and private roof gardens in select tenant spaces. Parking for 1,700 cars is provided in an internal 13-level garage (11 above-grade and two below-grade floors).
Situated on one of the most centrally located blocks in Houston's CBD, tenants will enjoy a variety of transportation options - connectivity to Houston's tunnel system, and access to light rail, Park & Ride and mass transit. In addition, the Main Street area provides a myriad of restaurants and entertainment venues, as well as a burgeoning residential population.
|Street Address & Map||609 Main Street|
|Energy Label||LEED Gold|
|Official Website||609 Main at Texas|
|Regional Ranking||#104 Tallest in North America|
|National Ranking||#90 Tallest in United States|
|City Ranking||#7 Tallest in Houston|
|AWARDS||2018 HBJ Landmark Award - Office Building or Campus Category|
|• Design||Pickard Chilton|
|• Architect of Record||Kendall / Heaton Associates|
|• Engineer of Record||Cardno Haynes Whaley, Inc.|
|• Engineer of Record||ME Engineers|
|Main Contractor||Harvey Builders|
|• Acoustics||Cerami & Associates|
|• Civil||Walter P. Moore|
|• Façade||Curtain Wall Design and Consulting, Inc.|
|• Façade Maintenance||C.S. Hawkins Co., Inc.|
|• Landscape||OJB Landscape Architecture|
|• LEED||Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd|
|• Parking||HWA Parking, LLC|
|• Security||HMA Consulting, Inc.|
|• Vertical Transportation||Persohn/Hahn|
|• Way Finding||DG Studios|
|• Cladding||Harmon, Inc.|