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The building is located on the western edge of the BP Campus. It is the first of several new offices they are going to be putting up in the next few years according to BP's master plan. Helios Plaza is a new building designed to house BP Oil and Gas trading. It is 6 floors and has a large parking garage attached; it is a world class building including a LEED Platnium design, the only one in Houston, and the largest in the country.

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The building is located on the western edge of the BP Campus. It is the first of several new offices they are going to be putting up in the next few years according to BP's master plan. Helios Plaza is a new building designed to house BP Oil and Gas trading. It is 6 floors and has a large parking garage attached; it is a world class building including a LEED Platnium design, the only one in Houston, and the largest in the country.

Would you happen to have a link? :rolleyes:

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a link would be nice. and if im not mistaken, isnt the 47 storey hines building (mainplace) the largest leed cerified in houston and i think the country.

Most building coming out of the ground today have some sort of LEED status, however, the Platnium Status is the highest level achievable for LEED. The BP building falls into this catagory and there is no there platnium project this size in the country.

And sorry there is no link that I know of.

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There are enough separate paragraphs of information on a handful of pages found through

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=b...n+leed+platinum

that anyone interested should just go look at them individually.

According to one, the Site Selection Online Insider of 16 October 2006, the building will be 390,000 sf and the conceptual rendering is as follows (it's closest to I-10).

bd061016e.jpg

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The One Bryant Park Bank of America Tower in Manhattan will be completed in 2009 for "platinum status". It's 2.2 million sf. The report I quoted above said that BP's trading building would be completed in 2008 - but that was in 2006. If they're just going vertical in September 2007, the only reason this building could pretend to be largest is for public relations purposes (BP's strong suit in the absence of plant and pipeline safety) on the technicality that it took longer to finish the New York building which is so much larger.

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BP's IST Helios Plaza is going vertical

By Natalie Hall

Monday, September 24, 2007

Helios Plaza, the new world-class trading and office environment for Houston-based BP Integrated Supply & Trading staff, has entered the vertical stage of construction. With the major parts of the foundation complete, a new floor will be completed every three weeks.

Brian Frank, regional business leader for North America Gas & Power, noted, "We have had significant rainfall this year with total rainfall in Houston at about 48 inches, 55% above normal. Notwithstanding the adverse weather conditions, we are making great progress which you can now see as you drive by the construction site."

The new building will be six stories high, totaling 355,000 square feet with workspace for 2,200 staff. Helios Plaza is designed for optimum performance and will feature state-of-the-art technology and amenities including a wellness center, parking garage, coffee shop, cafeteria and conference center. When completed in 2009, it will be the flagship of the WestLake campus.

Helios Plaza will be submitted for LEED certification, which recognizes performance in five key areas of building construction for human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

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^^ Yes it is.

There are enough separate paragraphs of information on a handful of pages found through

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=b...n+leed+platinum

that anyone interested should just go look at them individually.

According to one, the Site Selection Online Insider of 16 October 2006, the building will be 390,000 sf and the conceptual rendering is as follows (it's closest to I-10).

bd061016e.jpg

The I-10 Corridor is really getting more and more buildings. From pretty much Memorial City on out to Barker Cypress is filled with mid-rise towers.

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^^ Yes it is.

The I-10 Corridor is really getting more and more buildings. From pretty much Memorial City on out to Barker Cypress is filled with mid-rise towers.

It sure is, and the traffic in West Memorial is getting pretty nutty lately too. Everyone is on Memorial in the morning. Fortunately they will be widening Memorial, west of the Beltway, making a very much needed left turn lane all the way down the middle. Luckily you don't have to drive very far around here to get what you need.

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topped out a couple wks ago

noticed first glass this week

Topped out with the concrte structure yes, the structural steel infill is ongoing and the curtainwall (glass) will be going on unitl April. That is when the building is expected to be dried in. The parking garage that is behind it is a little delayed but will be ok. And the landscaping for this building is crazy. Ther eis a 20 story building that is going to go next door, but when that happens is anyones guess.

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