About Reliant Energy Plaza
Reliant Energy Plaza is a 518 ft (158m) tall skyscraper in Downtown Houston, Texas. It has the headquarters of Reliant Energy. The building has around 800,000 square feet (74,000 m) of space. It was constructed from 2001 to 2003 and has 36 floors. It is the 25th tallest building in Houston. It is made out of glass, steel, and concrete. Lights atop the building and on the main street side flash in patterns of various colors at night. The Lamer Hotel was demolished to make way for this building. A two-level trading floor with 30 ft high ceilings is located on the 10th and 11th floors. It is squeezed between the garage and the office tower. Century development built the Reliant Energy Plaza. In 2003 Reliant Energy occupied more than 500,000 square feet (46,000 m) of space in the building. During the same year two subsidiaries of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Marsh USA and Mercer Human Resource Consulting, had a combined 105,000 square feet (9,800 m) of space in the building. The Reliant Energy Plaza was 86% leased in 2003.