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Is that that a single giant megablock? Wow.
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No there are roads in there...Houston Center was eventually built just not in that way.
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Wow, thank goodness that was never built, there would be no hope for density in the part of town if those plans went through.
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How does a building a bunch of skyscrapers provide no hope for density?
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Note how different Three Allen Center looks when more than fifty floors. Since this got it wrong, I'm not sure whether the project, referred to above as HL&P, was from before 1983 when Three Allen Center was topped out. Anyway, the picture is p.87 from the February 1988 Connoisseur magazine
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How does a building a bunch of skyscrapers provide no hope for density?
Do you not see how spread out those buildings are? Its like a glorified suburban office park, yuck and not dense at all.
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Do you not see how spread out those buildings are? Its like a glorified suburban office park, yuck and not dense at all.
It's not bad, though. It could've been worse. That looks MILES ahead of what Century City currently is.
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More of Houston Center, this was only Phase One! From the book "Houston Lost and Unbuilt" by Steven Strom.













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Wow. I like that tallest one. It sort of reminds me of the Cheung Center in Hong Kong. I'm big on facade detail, and I really like that.

And oh man, I'd love to have that book! I did just check the local library's website, and they actually have a copy of it. I'm going to reserve it and check it out.
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Wow. I like that tallest one. It sort of reminds me of the Cheung Center in Hong Kong. I'm big on facade detail, and I really like that.

And oh man, I'd love to have that book! I did just check the local library's website, and they actually have a copy of it. I'm going to reserve it and check it out.

I have the book. You'll love it. A lot of information about futuristic architecture in Houston. Of special note... there was a plan in the 1960s to put a dome over Houston... or at least part of it.
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Do you not see how spread out those buildings are? Its like a glorified suburban office park, yuck and not dense at all.
Do you see how tall it is and how little acreage that is taken up on the ground level? I'll be honest with you, it doesn't get more dense than that. Plus, Houston Center was built, just not in that way, so yes the area would still have a chance for density, in fact, it does make the area dense by building a bunch of building on top of parking lots.
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yeah, if wishes were kisses - "never built" but "constantly demolished". just spent a horrible weekend in horrible houston (okay food, though). more buildings but as a statement about what's going on, this one really sums it up:
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More of the Block 265 proposal from a video presentation that was emailed to me. The video dates back to March 1986, after the project was called off. Not sure if many of you would like the tower if it did exist today because of the location, it stands out. Block 265 was proposed to be 82-floors.

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I have a book on KPF with a whole bunch of drawings and model photos of the 265 proposal. I'll have to scan it and post when I get a chance.
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I happen to be a big fan of 80's post modernism. More pics of Houston's cancelled buildings, the better.
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I have a book on KPF with a whole bunch of drawings and model photos of the 265 proposal. I'll have to scan it and post when I get a chance.
did u find it?
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