609 Main at Texas

“Through intelligent design that is sensitive to the environment, we have created a magical place that allows tenants to serve their customers at a higher level while recruiting more successfully for their organizations, retaining the people they have and letting them achieve their best. It's what sets this building apart,” said Jon Pickard, a New Haven-based architect, once a protégé of Cesar Pelli, and now the Co-owner of Pickard Chilton, one of the most respected names in modern corporate architecture.

609 Main at Texas is a true next-generation office tower developed by Hines in the heart of Downtown Houston. The project is part of the Hines CalPERS Green Fund (HCG), a partnership exclusively focused on the development of office buildings certifiable through the U.S. Green Building Council. 609 Main at Texas follows and bookends the firm's transformative 811 Main development, formerly known as BG Group Place, another HCG project two blocks away. 811 Main was the winner of the ULI 2014 Development of Distinction Award.

At a commanding 48 stories, 609 Main at Texas is carefully crafted to foster the best possible tenant experience while offering cutting-edge green concepts and artfully reflecting the sky. Its north and south facades extend upward, culminating in a dramatic diagonal crown to create a highly visible landmark that contributes to the vitality of the CBD. The narrower east and west facades are slightly recessed, and the subtly faceted exterior is clad in 10-foot, floor-to-ceiling glass with brushed stainless steel accents.

Vertical blades are incorporated in the east and west facades, enhancing the tower's silhouette and offering solar shading. Computer-controlled LED illumination within the east and west recesses, and the tower's sloped peak, accentuate the structure's presence on the nighttime skyline. From inside the building, the multi-directional views are made more dramatic by the unusually tall and wide vision windows, which also provide more access to available daylight.

609 Main at Texas is futuristic. Tenants love going to work there!

Gerald D. Hines, Founder and Chairman, Hines

Amenities in the 1,073,000-square-foot tower include a hotel-style lobby with an 11-story atrium, a reflecting pool, a café, and spaces for networking. Tenants enjoy access to their own private 7,000-square-foot, high-performance fitness center, an 8,000-square-foot conference center and private rooftop sky gardens in select tenant spaces. Efficient building components include a sophisticated under-floor HVAC system allowing for more individual comfort and cleaner air, speedy “smart” elevators, and highly advanced safety systems.

Parking for 1,700 cars is provided in an internal 13-level garage (11 above-grade and two below-grade floors). Located at the nexus of Metro and bus lines, the property also offers a direct connection to the downtown pedestrian tunnel system.

Completed in 2017, 609 Main at Texas provides the finest office space in Houston for tenants interested in a high-profile business address with a green package aimed at productivity and health – and a cool factor— at a competitive rate. Gerald Hines, who built most of the notable skyscrapers in downtown Houston, was once quoted as saying that people expect each Hines building to be better than the last. He agrees with Jon Pickard and says, “609 Main at Texas is futuristic. Tenants love going to work there!”

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