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JoninATX Jul 25, 2020 9:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JManc (Post 8991676)
^ Yea, that building has been on the chopping block for a while. The entire structure is about to collapse from what I remember.

Now that the US government kicked out the Chinese consulate, who will replace them? Mattress Firm? CVS? Keeping with the Chinese theme...Panda Express?

Why not another consulate? Maybe South Korea.

llamaorama Jul 25, 2020 9:26 PM

They should either mothball the embassy in case relations improve in a year or two, or tear it down because low end offices don't have a future right now. If it was the latter, it could become townhomes or something eventually.

Maybe the secured facility could become a halfway house for released felons, or a mental health treatment center? Or it could be used as a data center?

JManc Jul 25, 2020 9:53 PM

I was being flippant. It's still owned by the Chinese government and subject to treaty agreements.

TexasPlaya Jul 31, 2020 11:47 PM

Hanover River Oaks/Kirby

From Highrise Tower on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...6457c13443a63d

Really like how this one turned out.

TexasPlaya Jul 31, 2020 11:51 PM

The Driscoll @ River Oaks Shopping Center

Older pic from brijonmang at HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...2e81befe691d89

Recent pic from Highrise Tower

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...992229a5b6a62f

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...3ce27ce78966cb

Twitter1 Aug 2, 2020 3:51 AM

Hines Senior Living in River Oaks.

https://i.imgur.com/dGtjS6g.jpg

llamaorama Aug 2, 2020 6:06 PM

I noticed that in Houston, towers seem to go for a darker glass than what you see in Austin or somewhere like Vancouver.

Is it to keep the AC from having to work too hard?

BG918 Aug 2, 2020 9:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by llamaorama (Post 8999071)
I noticed that in Houston, towers seem to go for a darker glass than what you see in Austin or somewhere like Vancouver.

Is it to keep the AC from having to work too hard?

Austin is just as hot as Houston, if not hotter.

TexasPlaya Aug 2, 2020 10:41 PM

Downtown Texas Tower

From Brooklyn173 @ HAIF
https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...4f16676f54.jpg

From hindesky @ HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...020df7f8835854

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...4b07227e81c980

FromNate_56 @ HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...5dab4a084.jpeg

From Highrise Tower @ HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...c9dce88d513261

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...1f899909b65742

llamaorama Aug 2, 2020 11:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BG918 (Post 8999239)
Austin is just as hot as Houston, if not hotter.

For sure, but it could be a difference it attitude among residents and builders?

Twitter1 Aug 10, 2020 1:22 AM

Marathon Oil Company's new tower in Memorial City.

https://i.imgur.com/jZ4jI1b.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/if8Dz0X.jpg

Urbannizer Aug 21, 2020 8:24 PM

801 St. Joseph Parkway See pg 74

- Phoenix Development Partners
- 482 units (100 affordable units)
- 1,250 sq ft of retail
- 2021 Completion

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...40070fe329e12d

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...840b94abc80460

TexasPlaya Aug 22, 2020 2:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 9018401)
801 St. Joseph Parkway See pg 74

- Phoenix Development Partners
- 482 units (100 affordable units)
- 1,250 sq ft of retail
- 2021 Completion

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...40070fe329e12d

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...840b94abc80460

Neat. I guess they are converting the building already there. Great location, a block away from a light rail step and 100 affordable units.

Twitter1 Aug 24, 2020 2:07 AM

UTHealth old dental building demo update. Prime location, too bad MDACC isn't building a tower here. I'm sure they will, be it'll be in 10 years.

https://i.imgur.com/WGEbz8H.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/yUmqChp.jpg

The Best Forumer Aug 31, 2020 4:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by llamaorama (Post 8999071)
I noticed that in Houston, towers seem to go for a darker glass than what you see in Austin or somewhere like Vancouver.

Is it to keep the AC from having to work too hard?

I doubt it. I think it's prolly just the color the architect likes. But darker colors do perform better than lighter colors in the winter when it is cold in Houston.

The Best Forumer Aug 31, 2020 5:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 9018401)
801 St. Joseph Parkway See pg 74

- Phoenix Development Partners
- 482 units (100 affordable units)
- 1,250 sq ft of retail
- 2021 Completion

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...40070fe329e12d

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...840b94abc80460



Sorry Urb, I think I missed the relevant post on page 74. Would you please enlighte me? Thanks!

JManc Sep 1, 2020 8:36 PM

It's the old abandoned Days Inn that looks like it finally might be renovated.

TexasPlaya Sep 4, 2020 1:17 AM

Quote:

Dug Begley
@DugBegley
Per @buffalobayou & @houparksboard work started on Buffalo Bayou trail along north of @DowntownHouston from Allen's Landing to McKee. One of the major donors was Gerald Hines, who died last week. Partnership pres. Anne Olson called it "a fitting tribute to his remarkable legacy."
1:50 PM ยท Sep 2, 2020
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eg7l8uUX...jpg&name=small

Adding more parks to downtown, while connecting the bike trail.

TexasPlaya Sep 8, 2020 3:38 AM

="https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/26802-the-james-ivy-park-place-river-oaks-westheimer-mid-lane-mixed-use/page/11/#comments"]The James Ivy near Uptown[/URL]

From Urbanizzer @ HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...b8fde5798b80ea

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...512f713eaef213

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...07e6979e969095

The Best Forumer Sep 13, 2020 6:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JManc (Post 9029361)
It's the old abandoned Days Inn that looks like it finally might be renovated.

Thank you. That's what I was thinking.


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