909 Fannin Street
2 Houston Center
Houston, TX 77010
|Small||2,500 sqft||$0 /mo est|
|Medium||5,000 sqft||$0 /mo est|
|Large||10,000 sqft||$0 /mo est|
|Whole Floor||20,000 sqft||$0 /mo est|
- Walk Score®91
- Year Built1974
Houston Center is retail and office complex in Houston and its owned and operated by subsidiaries of Crescent Real Estate Equities Co. The three towers in Houston Center have almost 3,400,000 square feet (320,000 m2) of Class A office space. Opened in 1974, this building has 40 floors with Class A office space. It is the 19th tallest building in the city. It was planned to be the center of a master-planned "city within a city" that would have included a tram system that would have tied in with U.S. Highway 59and run into the tower itself, and a four-story 40,000 car parking garage. It currently has six levels of parking for 495 cars. Several levels of this building extend across Fannin Street and connect to 1 Houston Center. They include an x bracing where the proposed tramway would have been and a patio. It sits on top of Houston's six-mile tunnel system.In 2008 Crescent and the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund worked together for 10 weeks to cost-effectively upgrade 2 Houston Center. As a result, Crescent will install new lighting, mechanical, and office equipment systems that will reduce the building's total electricity usage by 11%. The new systems may save Crescent and the tenants of 2 Houston Center $400,000 combined each year, and dioxide emissions would be reduced by over 1,300 tons per year. Crescent plans to reduce 2 Houston Center's electricity usage by 20% over a 10-year period beginning in 2008. The company anticipates that the reduction will save the company $700,000 per year.The United States Postal Service operates a center in <strong>2 Houston Center</strong>. The Houston Downtown Management District is headquartered in Suite 1650 and The Consulate is located in Suite 3000.
EaDo, in short for East Downtown, only got its name in 2008 through an online public poll. With a growing art and music scene, it is increasingly identified as an up-and-coming neighborhood. This is especially so with the presence of Warehouse Live, a go-to live music venue in the greater Houston metropolitan area.
Something worth noting is its 10-mile hike and bike trail system, Columbia Tap Trail, that runs continuously from Dynamo Stadium to Med Centre; allowing easy commute for people travelling to work. If you are a fan of Star Wars, you might want to check out Neil’s Bahr - a popular spot amongst the locals for its geek-themed Star Wars memorabilia décor.
Businesses looking to lease their office space within an energetic neighborhood can consider starting your search at EaDo.