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Old Posted Apr 19, 2007, 8:46 PM
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Lightbulb HOUSTON | Westheimer Tower | 24 FLOORS


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I don't particularly care for it. But maybe it's just me. Where at on Westheimer would this be built? In the Galleria area?
     
     
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Close to it I believe.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2007, 9:29 PM
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i think it's much too early in the design stage to judge this. it looks like it could be something pretty cutting-edge, or it could turn out to be a couple of oddly stacked boxes.

it's definitely something different.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2007, 11:32 PM
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What a lousy computer rendering. If we could see something other than a stack of boxes it might be exciting. The design does hold promise though.
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2007, 11:54 PM
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A sort of realistic 80 South Street? I think it could be great.
     
     
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Looks good....but should be taller than 24 floors!
     
     
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Old Posted Apr 20, 2007, 2:40 AM
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Looks good....but should be taller than 24 floors!
I agree. For it to even register on that skyline it shouldn't be any less than 400~450 feet tall. But I like the idea so far, it just needs to be taller.

I actually think this is a design that hasn't been explored enough by architects. I'd certainly rather have this than a few other "modern designs".
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No, this project isn't for the Galleria area/Uptown. This will be located at 524 Westheimer. That puts it deep in the heart of the Avondale area of the Montrose very close to midtown Houston.

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e...,0.039911&om=1


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I see. Still with kind of unique design, it should be taller to stand out among the croud.
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Maybe it's just the computer renderings. I just don't like the boxiness of it at all in these renderings, particularly the top 2 boxes that are almost identically aligned.
     
     
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this could be a good proposal, but yeah, the computer rendering is boring.. I'll wait until the real rendering comes out before I make an opinion
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I proposed this back in 85' when I was three. Here is a photo of my assistant at the time constructing the model:

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Did Gehry design this one too?

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I think the "Jenga" tower planned for Jersey City just multiplied.

Not my cup of tea.
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I think the "Jenga" tower planned for Jersey City just multiplied.

Not my cup of tea.
Yeah... I don't buy this style. Just some boxes stacked in uneven/odd ways. Although at 24 stories it won't be terrible, I just wouldn't want something like this to dominate a skyline.
     
     
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Yeah... I don't buy this style. Just some boxes stacked in uneven/odd ways. Although at 24 stories it won't be terrible, I just wouldn't want something like this to dominate a skyline.
Agreed. Interesting concept, but an ugly design.
     
     
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