The new MainPlace website features a bunch of snazzy new and revised rendered views of Hines’s 46-story Downtown office tower. Also included: plans of the building showing 2 street-level retail spaces — big enough maybe for a sushi restaurant plus a small postcard shop for tourists.
Promised to come soon on that website: videos. We hope they’ll play up some of the 1950s-era Japanese horror movie theming going on in a few of the new images.
After the jump: Plans! Sky Gardens! Shiny Glass! Run for your lives!
Something frightening is spotted by helicopter:
“I scoop up people and trees in my giant wrenching jaw and then crush them!”
Okay, so they get a nice view of East Downtown before they are crushed:
“But then I spit out their bones onto the 11th-floor parking-garage roof garden below!”
“My skin is sharp-edged and impenetrable.”
Yeah, we get the idea.
The trees on the east facade have apparently been axed already:
Here’s the corner of Main and Rusk:
And the lobby entrance on Rusk:
The only retail facing Rusk is at the far end of this block:
Below, a site plan. Main St. is on the left:
And a plan of the 11th floor, showing the garden on top of the parking garage:
Thanks to a helpful reader, following this HAIF discussion thread, for the tip!
- MainPlace [Hines]
- MainPlace: Hines’s 46-Story Green Pipe-Wrench Dream [Swamplot]