De Regent was, in a sense, a pioneer for high-rise buildings in Eindhoven. During the design and construction process it was the tallest building in Eindhoven, surpassing a Philips building that had been the number one for 35 years. Shortly after the completion, a number of other high rises appeared in Eindhoven, both in the centre and outlying neighbourhoods. Hence, it is no longer the tallest building, though its top floor '34' is still the highest floor number in Eindhoven. The plinth is home to commercial space.