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toxteth o'grady Sep 17, 2013 1:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6269137)
i wouldnt mind them tearing down 45 and rerouting it along 59 and 10.

I think it would be a traffic nightmare. Too many cars being funneled onto a single piece of pavement; they can't build enough lanes for it all.

toxteth o'grady Sep 17, 2013 1:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6269907)
It will be 6-stories (2-levels of parking).

Meh.

Urbannizer Sep 17, 2013 2:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6269744)
Two different mixed-use projects I stumbled upon. Fairly recent, not sure how serious the two proposals are but both have done some work that does exist.

Mid Main

http://rogersarchitects.com/wp-conte...A_Brick_V3.jpg

Mid Main confirmed as a serious development.

Quote:

It's serious. The developer owns the block(s) to the south where Continental Club, etc are located. He's a big fan of Austin and wanted to bring a lot of that feel to Houston. I'm not crazy about street abandonment, but this looks like a decent project..
http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...town/?p=434508

toxteth o'grady Sep 17, 2013 5:24 PM

This one slipped under the radar.

Corporate headquarters under development

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...EF-600x144.jpg

toxteth o'grady Sep 17, 2013 5:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 6269730)
It looks to be about 13 stories tall from that model. Glad to see all that atrocious parking going away. Great times for downtown Houston. Wish there were this many projects going on or on the way when I lived in Houston house downtown.

I'd like to see a serious effort made to lure a major grocery store, a Costco and a retailer like Target to that stretch of downtown. Once you get about 5,000 residents, they're going to need the usual retail establishments and food stores.

cloud713 Sep 17, 2013 6:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6269913)
I think it would be a traffic nightmare. Too many cars being funneled onto a single piece of pavement; they can't build enough lanes for it all.

did you see the plans? they have plenty of lanes for both highways. the 45 lanes would still be elevated above 59, and they would be double decked over i10, so its not like we would be getting rid of some lanes/capacity for this proposal.
any proposal but the one way loop will excite me greatly. 2 others have plans for suberging 59 past Minute Maid park, and the other plan consists of getting rid of 45 on the west all together which would open downtown up to mid town.

oscarinhouston Sep 17, 2013 7:08 PM

My #1 question is "When are they going to bring In -N-Out Burgers to Houston?"

AustinTay Sep 17, 2013 7:13 PM

I don't know how I feel about the idea of getting rid of I45 on the west side. I love driving through there but I also like the idea of connecting Midtown with downtown as well. The only problem I have is that the stretch by St. Joseph hospital is bumpy so it feels like you're on a boat.

oscarinhouston Sep 17, 2013 7:52 PM

According to this article, the Business Travel Magazine named the IAH (Bush Airport) as the Best airports if the U.S.

http://www.visitahoustontexas.com/ar...47&menuID=1416

Urbannizer Sep 17, 2013 8:19 PM

Breaking Ground

Town Centre I - Sept 19th

http://www.moodyrambin.com/wp-conten...174c97pjl1.jpg

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens Redo - Sept 18th

http://www.hermannpark.org/cmsAdmin/...dseyelarge.jpg

Urbannizer Sep 17, 2013 10:34 PM

Hines Market Square Tower (900 Preston)

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2843/9...3e8b1551_b.jpg

Reverberation Sep 17, 2013 11:21 PM

I'm really excited about the new Town Centre Project! That is going to do tons for the neighborhood and really make that area feel like a legitimate town center.

TowerSpotter Sep 17, 2013 11:44 PM

Wow the Hine's residential is better than I thought!

Urbannizer Sep 18, 2013 2:21 AM

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Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6270693)
Wow the Hine's residential is better than I thought!

Reminds of the BBVA Compass tower in the Galleria. It's a nice design. Looks like the top will light up, can't wait to see more.

Urbannizer Sep 18, 2013 2:34 AM

Another rendering of The Dome

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...41438791_n.jpg

2929 Weslayan

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/9...03248bba_c.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2883/9...d386d6d0_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3786/9...cb61180b_c.jpg
thanks to The Pragmatist

Urbannizer Sep 18, 2013 2:26 PM

Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Building

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...76026451_n.jpg

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...67540263_n.jpg

Elan Med Center

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...40793428_n.jpg

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...48718119_n.jpg

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...99017973_n.jpg

https://scontent-b-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...00893168_n.jpg

BLVD Place
http://www.blvdplace.com/Images/Gall.../08-30-13A.jpg

http://www.blvdplace.com/Images/Gall.../08-30-13B.jpg

http://www.blvdplace.com/Images/Gall.../08-30-13C.jpg

http://www.blvdplace.com/Images/Gall.../08-30-13D.jpg


Skyhouse Houston

http://i.imgur.com/w5UnXoL.jpg?1

Flagship Holiday Inn (former Savoy Hotel) redo

http://i.imgur.com/sseYDda.jpg?1

Thanks to Triton

Urbannizer Sep 18, 2013 6:41 PM

Macy's Building

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nate99

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...ment/?p=434626

oscarinhouston Sep 18, 2013 9:21 PM

I can't believe this! The Houston Chronicle announced that the Demolition of the Macy's building won't be public :hell:

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-te...to-4824780.php

TowerSpotter Sep 18, 2013 10:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6270813)
Reminds of the BBVA Compass tower in the Galleria. It's a nice design. Looks like the top will light up, can't wait to see more.

Looks like they should release the final rendering soon since it's already shown in the background. The one I really want to see is the one they got proposed for the Museum District.

AviationGuy Sep 19, 2013 3:10 AM

Those aerial photos of the TMC are incredible.

Urbannizer Sep 19, 2013 1:57 PM

Samsung Tower via Cloud713

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7ed730ef.jpg

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1e9bf02f.jpg

toxteth o'grady Sep 19, 2013 6:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oscarinhouston (Post 6270368)
According to this article, the Business Travel Magazine named the IAH (Bush Airport) as the Best airports if the U.S.

http://www.visitahoustontexas.com/ar...47&menuID=1416

Quick! Someone tell Jeff Smisek that.

toxteth o'grady Sep 19, 2013 6:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oscarinhouston (Post 6270319)
My #1 question is "When are they going to bring In -N-Out Burgers to Houston?"

I've wondered about that, too, but there are lots of other burger joints in town that seem to be filling the bill. Perhaps, if a lot become available on FM 1960 under one of the runways to IAH, In 'n' Out will snap it up.

oscarinhouston Sep 19, 2013 7:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6272845)
I've wondered about that, too, but there are lots of other burger joints in town that seem to be filling the bill. Perhaps, if a lot become available on FM 1960 under one of the runways to IAH, In 'n' Out will snap it up.

Oh My God! That's so funny :haha:

TowerSpotter Sep 19, 2013 9:59 PM

Skyhouse Update by elnina999

http://i.imgur.com/TfjzVJ0.jpg

Reverberation Sep 19, 2013 11:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6270415)

Town Centre broke ground today. I was in City Centre this afternoon and noticed the old theater was being demolished. That is going to be a really attractive project. I found a few more renderings on their website;

http://towncentreone.com/images/tc_building02.jpg

http://towncentreone.com/images/tc_building.jpg

http://towncentreone.com/images/tc_contact.jpg

It looks like they are planning a second building too.

http://towncentreone.com/index.html

Urbannizer Sep 19, 2013 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reverberation (Post 6273328)
Town Centre broke ground today. I was in City Centre this afternoon and noticed the old theater was being demolished. That is going to be a really attractive project. I found a few more renderings on their website;

I posted photos of the groundbreaking ceremony over on HAIF a few minutes before your post here!

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...80360055_n.jpg

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...66172866_n.jpg

From Moody Rambin FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moody...46508658869453

Hermann Park Centennial Gardens Ceremony:

https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...65468495_n.jpg

https://www.facebook.com/HermannPark

Urbannizer Sep 20, 2013 6:47 PM

DT development map update:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7360/9...0af07efc_b.jpg

shakman Sep 20, 2013 7:05 PM

:previous:

Here is the link to the map posted by Urbannizer:
http://downtownhouston.org/site_medi...FOR_UPLOAD.pdf

Also... While reviewing the map, I am trying to differentiate the definition between "Planned" and "Potential". However, the way I am interpreting, it seems projects can be under either heading. Can anyone elaborate?

toxteth o'grady Sep 20, 2013 8:19 PM

I'm not sure if there is any differentiation between "planned" and "potential". As it is, the Marriott Marquis is not "under construction". Yet.

toxteth o'grady Sep 20, 2013 8:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6273358)
I posted photos of the groundbreaking ceremony over on HAIF a few minutes before your post here!
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/...80360055_n.jpg

Country Playhouse is getting a new theatre space in the new development. The description I saw previously suggest they will have plenty of space for their operations when this is done.

Urbannizer Sep 21, 2013 2:04 AM

Willowick Park courtesy of The Pragmatist

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7311/9...c9f56c3c_c.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5544/9...a38fd780_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3721/9...d277fe0f_c.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3718/9...6745179b_c.jpg

Von Sep 21, 2013 4:10 AM

Flagship Holiday Inn (former Savoy Hotel) redo

http://i.imgur.com/sseYDda.jpg?1

Thanks to Triton[/QUOTE]

Are there any renderings of the Savoy building once the renovation is complete?

photoLith Sep 21, 2013 5:10 AM

I never thought in a million years I'd see that building redeveloped and restored. Crazy.

Urbannizer Sep 21, 2013 8:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Von (Post 6274791)
Are there any renderings of the Savoy building once the renovation is complete?

No rendering, it's expected to be complete by the end of this year.

Fairmont Museum District
http://p50400.ipscdn.com/uploads/mon...1379794295.jpg
source

Alexan Museum District
http://p50400.ipscdn.com/uploads/mon...1379795056.jpg
link

UH Football Stadium
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2893/9...133909bf_b.jpg

TowerSpotter Sep 22, 2013 1:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 6274819)
I never thought in a million years I'd see that building redeveloped and restored. Crazy.

Yeah me too, I bunch of buildings near it are getting redeveloped.

Urbannizer Sep 22, 2013 2:31 PM

BLVD Place

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...ps504c7d14.jpg

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...psf24ca048.jpg

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...ps34a7dd14.jpg
source

Astoria
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...ps523eecc4.jpg
source

Dust hanging around in DT from the Macy's building implosion.
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3704b8c3.jpg
link

Urbannizer Sep 22, 2013 5:44 PM

Macy's Building Implosion

Video Link


Video Link

photoLith Sep 22, 2013 6:40 PM

Wow, they sure didnt take their sweet time getting that building out of the way.

atlantaguy Sep 22, 2013 7:01 PM

Although I totally understand this is progress and something much nicer will rise there, I can't help feeling a little sad that the last vestige of the former wonderful Foley's is gone forever.

Progress marches on. :)

TowerSpotter Sep 23, 2013 12:50 AM

2 more video's showing Macy's Implosion. I expect news to come out soon for what's going to replace the site.

https://vimeo.com/75150246

https://vimeo.com/75148326

TowerSpotter Sep 23, 2013 4:50 AM

More renderings of TheDome courtesy of Mab from TheHaif. Also seems like TheDome is going to put on a light show.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7392/9...e3fc1fcd5c.jpg\
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/9...7cdfbdc3a7.jpg\
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2817/9...6f943eb67e.jpg\

weatherguru18 Sep 23, 2013 10:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6276008)
2 more video's showing Macy's Implosion. I expect news to come out soon for what's going to replace the site.

https://vimeo.com/75150246

https://vimeo.com/75148326

From what I understand the building replacing Foley's/Macy's is only a 23-story office tower. Nothing overly special although the renderings are cool.

TowerSpotter Sep 23, 2013 12:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 6276302)
From what I understand the building replacing Foley's/Macy's is only a 23-story office tower. Nothing overly special although the renderings are cool.

Yea so I've heard, also are you talking about the renderings on the 23 story tower or The Dome?

weatherguru18 Sep 23, 2013 2:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6276319)
Yea so I've heard, also are you talking about the renderings on the 23 story tower or The Dome?

The renderings for the new tower. I know they were posted on here but I couldn't begin to tell you which thread it is...

oscarinhouston Sep 23, 2013 3:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6275723)
Macy's Building Implosion

Video Link


Video Link

Amazing Amazing! videos. Thanks for sharing :cheers:

Urbannizer Sep 23, 2013 3:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 6276302)
From what I understand the building replacing Foley's/Macy's is only a 23-story office tower. Nothing overly special although the renderings are cool.

Renderings posted somewhere here on SSP? Hm... If you can't find them can you describe what the tower looks like?

TowerSpotter Sep 23, 2013 4:51 PM

More on University Place by Swamplot:

http://swamplot.com/a-first-look-at-...su/2013-09-23/

http://i.imgur.com/ShOtBfs.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YD9vHpY.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/jJm0pQt.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/vaslYpE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/1xMD1GA.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/DMHZMKw.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/2ChFX1q.jpg

cloud713 Sep 23, 2013 5:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 6276302)
From what I understand the building replacing Foley's/Macy's is only a 23-story office tower. Nothing overly special although the renderings are cool.

they cant all be supertalls, heh. "Only" a 23 story tower.. with ground floor retail! lol, downtown desperately needs the retail. it will be interesting watching the plans for Dallas St. unfold. are you sure the renders you saw were of this tower and not one of the many other projects announced for Houston?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6276466)
Renderings posted somewhere here on SSP? Hm... If you can't find them can you describe what the tower looks like?

x2... none of us over on HAIF have seen a thing in terms of renderings.

mfastx Sep 23, 2013 6:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6276466)
Renderings posted somewhere here on SSP? Hm... If you can't find them can you describe what the tower looks like?

Some time ago a rendering was posted of a possible new department store on the lot. It seemed more like a renovation of the Macy's.

That was just an idea though not a concrete rendering.


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