CenterPoint Energy Plaza (formerly Houston Industries Plaza) is a 741 ft. building
in downtown Houston. The original building, finished in 1974, stood at 651 feet, but a 90-
foot (27 m) extension was added as part of a 1996 renovation. Designed by Richard Keating,
this renovation dramatically changed the building, the Houston Skyline and the downtown. In
addition to the new top, the renovation included a reconstructed base with granite paneling.
Keating was also the designer of the nearby Wells Fargo Tower. It received LEEDS Silver
certification in the “Existing Building: Operation and Maintenance” category in January 2010.