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Well I went downtown and I did get a photo of the 609 Main building but it didn't really show much of the crown.  That said, it is still just lighting up the two angled upper sections of the crown.  I

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I just thought to myself about where the LED's on this building will go. Isn't this supposed to have LED lighting at night?

Edit: "Computer-controlled LED illumination within the east and west recesses, and the tower’s sloped crown will accentuate 609 Main’s presence on the nighttime skyline."

http://mobile.hines.com/press/releases/10-24-13.aspx

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I just thought to myself about where the LED's on this building will go. Isn't this supposed to have LED lighting at night?

Edit: "Computer-controlled LED illumination within the east and west recesses, and the tower’s sloped crown will accentuate 609 Main’s presence on the nighttime skyline."

http://mobile.hines.com/press/releases/10-24-13.aspx

The LED's are supposed to go in the recessed section of the east & west faces of the building up to the crown, which is also illuminated.

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United to lease space in new Downtown high-rise

 

United Airlines is the latest tenant to announce plans to lease space in a 48-story office high-rise going up on Main Street in downtown Houston.

The Chicago-based airline said Thursday that it will occupy about 225,000 square feet at the new building, 609 Main, at Texas Avenue. The airline has about 1,600 employees based in Houston and currently offices at 1600 Smith, a 1980s-era high-rise downtown.

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wow so their leasing up almost 1/5th of the total leasing space in the building? That is huge for Hines, I hoped that this building could've attracted a tenant in another area/city instead of moving tenants around in downtown but this is awesome news for hines. Might move the time table for the chron building more then we even know it

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I scanned the info for the announcement of the Chicago HQ moving here. No such luck.

I hope there aren't any plans to renovate the exteriors of the old Cullen Center.

I can confirm that United's current space will be Chevron. Their tower won't happen soon

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There more employees here in Houston then Chicago.  They are closing the reservation offices in HNL and DTW.  Agents have to move to Chicago or Houston or work from home.  United still owns a huge building off the beltway on the other side Greenspoint mall.  I never thought they would rent 609 Main.  Hope they name it United Airlines Center.

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I can confirm that United's current space will be Chevron. Their tower won't happen soon

I have to say, it would be sweet to have 1600 Smith return to it's former glory. Red & Blue Chevrons lighting the crown? I mean, the Allen Center has by far the most up to date Christmas lights.

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Last time I flew United I was leaving Lake Tahoe flying out of Reno and connecting in San Francisco on the way back to Houston. The plane had issues, we had to get off, it was delayed 3 hours, finally got to San Fran, missed the connecting flight and the next available flight to Houston wasn't for like 8 hours, then that flight was delayed 2 hours.... I haven't flown United since...

 

Anyway, I'm glad 609 is getting leased up.

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Last time I flew United I was leaving Lake Tahoe flying out of Reno and connecting in San Francisco on the way back to Houston. The plane had issues, we had to get off, it was delayed 3 hours, finally got to San Fran, missed the connecting flight and the next available flight to Houston wasn't for like 8 hours, then that flight was delayed 2 hours.... I haven't flown United since...

 

Anyway, I'm glad 609 is getting leased up.

 

 United has 6,000 flights a day and this month United is number 1 for one time arrivals.  Ahead of DL,WN and AA.  Last year Forbes ranked United 8th place now it is 2.   Things are finally looking good.  I defend them since I'm Premier and they treat me very nice.

 

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Last time I flew United I was leaving Lake Tahoe flying out of Reno and connecting in San Francisco on the way back to Houston. The plane had issues, we had to get off, it was delayed 3 hours, finally got to San Fran, missed the connecting flight and the next available flight to Houston wasn't for like 8 hours, then that flight was delayed 2 hours.... I haven't flown United since...

Anyway, I'm glad 609 is getting leased up.

Any carrier could have delay issues. More flights they have, more delays and complaints there will be.

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I could go onto an off topic rant about how each of the TTA mergers leading to today's UA seems to have taken on the worst attributes of each airline during the ages it took for the rat to get through the snake...

 

Instead, I'll just say that I'm encouraged by this expression of UA's commitment to maintaining a major corporate presence here.

 

OTOH, Chevron going into UA's 1600 Smith space probably puts a pretty long term deep freeze on any new Chevron tower. 

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Well, on the opposite side of the tower from the webcam, there was a window washing scaffold that was off-kilter they were trying to corral.  They seem to have issues with the camera every time they make the rounds with the window washers.  I assume they just push it out of the way to get the scaffolding down the building without issue.

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https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/office/united-airlines-signs-lease-for-hines-609-main-56602

 

609 Main at Texas has brought another major lease on board. United Airlines inked 225k SF in Hines to-be-iconic building under construction Downtown.

 

With 1,600 employees, United Airlines is the 11th-largest employer in Downtown Houston, according to the Houston Business Journal. Its current offices are at 1600 Smith, which it acquired when it merged with Continental Airlines in 2010.

 

The new 48-story spec office at 609 Main is already home to law firm Kirkland & Ellis, which signed a lease for 62k SF at the top two floors. 

 

Hines’ new building is expected to be completed in 2017.

 

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