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Wattleigh Apr 16, 2020 4:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cory (Post 8881711)
Demolition of the Momentum dealership on Richmond for MorningStar at River Oaks courtesy of Highrise Tower at HAIF

Site is cleared now, with excavation underway - photos courtesy of the same user on HAIF

https://i.imgur.com/VnufkT7l.jpg

Wattleigh Apr 17, 2020 9:44 PM

More coming soon, but this is at least an update of sorts...

Texas Tower


c/o Pelli Clark Pelli Instagram

https://i.imgur.com/rf0okqU.jpg

c/o hindesky on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...1ff914d02fe20a

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...cbd7ebf1b374ec

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...4dd517cd5c60bf

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...492e410a9f1f2d

c/o HighriseTower on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...d6c301848e59a1

c/o keaton on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...abdc2d2272a8b4

South Main Innovation District / The Ion


c/o Beernut on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...52173d5aae51d7

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...7f620c7bdc44fd

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...778f25873a8b6e

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...61f6f9d8f14a18

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...da0eb508df941d

c/o HighriseTower on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...289ce63b02dba7

c/o hindesky on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...983275ebb3d916

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...4e72de42031178

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...183507a5581f57

East River

c/o HoustonMidtown on HAIF

[IMG]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c4bb72e1_b.jpgUntitled by HoustonEado, on Flickr[/IMG]

Crest at Taylor

c/o hindesky on HAIF

https://i.imgur.com/UoZq8u4l.jpg


UTHealth Continuum of Care Campus


c/o Smacgregor on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...e96379a001.jpg

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...235313cdf1.jpg

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...c367990e7a.jpg

Cory Apr 20, 2020 3:49 AM

New rendering for proposed residential at 5501 LaBranch. Spring 2022 completion.

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...47507948a7.jpg

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...ed8039c49c.jpg
https://xliving.co/communities/x-houston/

Dariusb Apr 20, 2020 4:46 AM

What's the height of that building?

llamaorama Apr 20, 2020 3:17 PM

Honestly, this ones kind of ugly.

kingkirbythe.... Apr 20, 2020 10:11 PM

Bottom is ugly. The rest is nice.

The Best Forumer Apr 21, 2020 4:01 AM

not... too... bad... but... not... too... good...

where are the balconies? it kinda loooks good...

The Best Forumer Apr 21, 2020 4:04 AM

looks like ~23 residential stories atop a ~11 level garage... so... say 34 stories... i think buildings of that hieght are usually around... 310-ish feet... but i could be wrong.

Dariusb Apr 21, 2020 4:16 AM

^^^Ok.

ooooaaaah! Apr 21, 2020 6:25 PM

looks like it was designed by an accountant

Dariusb Apr 22, 2020 3:34 AM

^^Not an accountant, LMBAO!

WesternSon Apr 22, 2020 8:12 PM

Ooof - that looks like Imperial Storm Trooper housing.

The Best Forumer Apr 23, 2020 4:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dariusb (Post 8900656)
^^Not an accountant, LMBAO!

A CFP then?

Twitter1 Apr 24, 2020 3:25 AM

The Upper Kirby Post Office Garage was issued a demolition permit. Years ago, an article mentioned the relocation of that branch.

https://i.imgur.com/tvcN9Us.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/JH397uu.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/TGPp34x.jpg

The Best Forumer Apr 24, 2020 9:24 PM

whats going here?

Twitter1 Apr 26, 2020 3:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Best Forumer (Post 8903413)
whats going here?

See:
https://www.click2houston.com/commun...new-locations/

Quote:

HOUSTON – Some of Houston's most frequented post offices will soon be getting new homes.

The U.S. postal service has decided to relocate five inner city post offices to new buildings within the same zip codes.

That list includes offices on Greenbriar near Portsmouth, Timmons near West Alabama, Almeda near Old Spanish Trail, Town and Country Way near I-10 and Richmond near Yupon.

Postal service officials say the new locations have not yet been chosen and added their will be no interruption in service when these post offices are moved to new buildings.
Land probably too expensive to maintain? The actual post office is still up and running. Only the garage is to be demolished. For now.

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

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

JAYNYC Apr 29, 2020 1:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cory (Post 8898535)
New rendering for proposed residential at 5501 LaBranch. Spring 2022 completion.

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...47507948a7.jpg

Horrendous. Awful. Atrocious. Hideous. Terrible. Bland. Boring. Uninspired.

Will be an immediate and long-term eyesore.

JManc Apr 29, 2020 1:29 AM

I'm hoping the developer gets a little feedback on the design because it's pretty sterile.

TexasPlaya Apr 29, 2020 3:42 AM

Some updates on the Uptown BRT system and transit center from Brooklyn173 and Highrise Tower on HAIF:

Stations
https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...490aeed054.jpg

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...dbf96acd55.jpg

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...88bb54d344.jpg

Transit Center
https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...d7d7d7e7164abe

Cory Apr 29, 2020 11:00 PM

Progress on Texas Tower

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...0f36ac02_c.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/119926...2/49827935063/

vjhe May 4, 2020 6:11 AM

The initial plan was to lay rail tracks under the BRT route for future conversion and use of rail. Did they actually lay the rail tracks?

nmed May 4, 2020 3:31 PM

rails already installed?
 
Unlikely. As a former citizen of a city that brought back streetcars, Laying rails, safely and permanently is a huge and expensive undertaking. Moving conduits, power, water, sewer. plus signalling involves years of planning and construction,

TexasPlaya May 4, 2020 8:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vjhe (Post 8911902)
The initial plan was to lay rail tracks under the BRT route for future conversion and use of rail. Did they actually lay the rail tracks?

No, there are no plans for conversion. Houston is going pretty heavy on bus and BRT.

TexasPlaya May 4, 2020 8:04 PM

Picture of the 59S/610W interchange construction, looking west towards recent uptown construction by Nate_56 on HAIF:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...f6e9f0307.jpeg

^^ 6 new midrises/high rises in that picture.

TexasPlaya May 4, 2020 8:06 PM

Downtown info from TheSirDingle on HAIF:

Article: http://www.downtowndistrict.org/stat...compressed.pdf

Q1 Market overview is here!!

Residential: 

Occupancy: 86.3% (down from 88.9%, This is due to Camden units being delivered, Although there was a net absorption not including this)

Units: 6278 units (up from 6086)

888 Under Construction 

893 Planned 

Delivered: 192 units (Camden 271 units, guess they're not including the short term low income units)

Retail:

450+ Restaurants

12 opened 

5 planned 

Downtown's retail shouldn't be hit to hard. It's also more of a question of when, than if, in terms of a rebound. This is due to Downtown's insanely large consumer base, stating "168k employees, 4300 businesses. and more than 65k residents within two miles - are too strong." by the article. 

Hotel: 

8228 Rooms

150 Under Construction

300+ planned

houston19514 May 5, 2020 7:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vjhe (Post 8911902)
The initial plan was to lay rail tracks under the BRT route for future conversion and use of rail. Did they actually lay the rail tracks?

That was actually never the plan for this line. (They had talked about doing this in what became the Green and Purple light rails lines; but they ended up building them as light rail from the get-go, rather than starting with BRT.)

Twitter1 May 6, 2020 2:45 PM

MD Anderson is demolishing the old UT Dental branch Building. One of my favorite photos of the week, so far.

https://i.imgur.com/7dAUzzr.jpg

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

DanielG425 May 6, 2020 4:55 PM

What's going to replace it?

Cory May 7, 2020 1:32 AM

Updated rendering for Block 98

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...f91f683f3e6ec8

Updates on POST HTX

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...ff61c5281cb4fd

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...03f3c1d7903680

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...7d46b756a62006

TexasPlaya May 7, 2020 3:20 AM

Skyline Shots from HAIF:

From Beernut
https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...19a7b5da7cc135

From Hindesky
https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...e9e8bb90e96305

TexasPlaya May 7, 2020 3:26 AM

Kirby Collection from Highrise Tower on HAIF:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...34d8633ec432c7

Twitter1 May 7, 2020 4:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanielG425 (Post 8914248)
What's going to replace it?

There are 2 to look out for.

MDACC with the dental building, and St. Lukes with their original 1954 building.

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

https://i.imgur.com/wlOHp5Y.jpg

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

TexasPlaya May 10, 2020 1:53 AM

Uptown High Rise 39 stories , updates from HAIF:

Monarch:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...053596bd74b618

Skyboxdweller:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...6256e3473.jpeg

Nate_56:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...52ea60c1a.jpeg

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...791d48de2.jpeg

Highrise Tower:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...8201b6ad4d778f

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...87585b5eaa17d7

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...3c9974e531e5fa

TexasPlaya May 10, 2020 1:58 AM

The WoodLands: Hughes Landing Mixed Use updates from HAIF

New hotel, Curio, from Urbannizer:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...76431eab2f11f5

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...f5b36074a6773a

New Mixed Use residences and office across the lake from Nate_56

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...7d3f93518.jpeg

TexasPlaya May 10, 2020 2:03 AM

Houston Baptist University, a small private university in SW Houston near Sharpstown. Updates from HAIF

HBU Science, Math, Engineering, and Nursing & Allied Health building project from Urbannizer:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...bb76c72baef9ad

HBU Morris Family Center for Law and Liberty from Paco Jones:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...14f150ca542bce

There's a lot of construction across the Houston universities, definitely a good thing during these times of low energy prices.

Dariusb May 10, 2020 2:23 AM

Lots of cranes in the city, good stuff!

llamaorama May 10, 2020 4:39 PM

The latter HBU building with the clock tower is going to be a neighborhood landmark if it gets built as such. I wonder what the height of the steeple is, maybe 80 feet?

The Woodlands, meh, I'll be brutally honest I hope this oil and economic bust hurts it. Zero love for a exclusionary private community that's concentrated wealth and jobs far away from the rest of the city and also is promulgating sprawl practically to Navasota. Those buildings aren't really urban despite looking it. It's like the Irvine of the South, barf.

weatherguru18 May 10, 2020 11:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by llamaorama (Post 8917915)
The latter HBU building with the clock tower is going to be a neighborhood landmark if it gets built as such. I wonder what the height of the steeple is, maybe 80 feet?

The Woodlands, meh, I'll be brutally honest I hope this oil and economic bust hurts it. Zero love for a exclusionary private community that's concentrated wealth and jobs far away from the rest of the city and also is promulgating sprawl practically to Navasota. Those buildings aren't really urban despite looking it. It's like the Irvine of the South, barf.

Well it’s a good thing nobody gives a rats ass as to what you think. For starters, anybody who thinks The Woodlands is close to Navasota should be automatically discredited. It’s close I guess compared to Dallas?

Second, sprawl is part of the deal. Outside of NYC, the American way is for cities to be designed around the car—whether right or wrong. For a group of people who always trash The Woodlands or Montgomery County (and you’re not the only one), you sure are quick to include that area when ranking how big the metro is. Without Montgomery County and it’s 600,000+ people (soon to be 1 million), Houston would be lost in the top 20 somewhere sandwiched between Atlanta, Miami, Philly and Phoenix.

Say what you want but south Montgomery County is urban, it’s nice and relatively clean. Sure, it’s suburbia, but it never claimed to be more than that. Are you really that envious that you have to throw stones at two 30-story buildings?

I would venture to say that there are other cities like LA, Dallas or Miami (oriented north and south) that are even denser even further away from the core of said cities.

JManc May 11, 2020 1:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 8918257)
Well it’s a good thing nobody gives a rats ass as to what you think. For starters, anybody who thinks The Woodlands is close to Navasota should be automatically discredited. It’s close I guess compared to Dallas?

Second, sprawl is part of the deal. Outside of NYC, the American way is for cities to be designed around the car—whether right or wrong. For a group of people who always trash The Woodlands or Montgomery County (and you’re not the only one), you sure are quick to include that area when ranking how big the metro is. Without Montgomery County and it’s 600,000+ people (soon to be 1 million), Houston would be lost in the top 20 somewhere sandwiched between Atlanta, Miami, Philly and Phoenix.

Say what you want but south Montgomery County is urban, it’s nice and relatively clean. Sure, it’s suburbia, but it never claimed to be more than that. Are you really that envious that you have to throw stones at two 30-story buildings?

I would venture to say that there are other cities like LA, Dallas or Miami (oriented north and south) that are even denser even further away from the core of said cities.

Easy there killer. He's entitled to his opinion. We in Houston do have a love/ hate relationship with The Woodlands. I live right on the Montgomery county line in Kingwood and go there often and there's a lot to do out there but urban it's not. I disagree with his sentiment about the oil and gas industry hitting TW however because it will hit all of the Houston area hard.

llamaorama May 11, 2020 1:52 AM

Quote:

Well it’s a good thing nobody gives a rats ass as to what you think. For starters, anybody who thinks The Woodlands is close to Navasota should be automatically discredited. It’s close I guess compared to Dallas?

Second, sprawl is part of the deal. Outside of NYC, the American way is for cities to be designed around the car—whether right or wrong. For a group of people who always trash The Woodlands or Montgomery County (and you’re not the only one), you sure are quick to include that area when ranking how big the metro is. Without Montgomery County and it’s 600,000+ people (soon to be 1 million), Houston would be lost in the top 20 somewhere sandwiched between Atlanta, Miami, Philly and Phoenix.
So here's the deal. I used to live in College Station. I have driven down 105, 1774 to 1488 to 242, I know all the back roads. Yes I am being deliberately annoying and hyperbolic saying sprawl is going to Navasota. Kind of. Actually its not that far from Montgomery and Magnolia, honestly. Look at a map. The edge of the rural "buy an acre and build a home" type development that's out there in far far NW montgomery county is actually as close to College Station as it is to the Galleria area or Downtown. With the 249 aggie expressway toll road extension people will probably drive that way. And its destroying vast swaths of piney woods forests and filling those back roads with horrible traffic.

My opinion of The Woodlands being negative is less about it being suburban sprawl where people drive. Because as you said that's just how everywhere is in the USA. It's more complicated. The Woodlands is not a city, its an unusual form(for Texas) of limited local government representing an entirely private sector undertaking. It's a insular bubble for upper middle class people that keeps everyone else out. It will never evolve or change organically because of its rigid master plan. It is basically an enormous HOA. Every company that moves there is a company that's not in Houston or some other location contributing more to the local tax base and generally speaking anchoring a more established, more varied, more interesting, more positive to everyone community at large. That's why I compared it to Irvine or Reston, because those places are almost identical in their origins, literally it's contemporaries, the things that inspired George Mitchell, the landscape architects who designed it, and enticed the investors who made it happen.

TexasPlaya May 11, 2020 4:35 AM

I think The Woodlands' orderliness provides a good counter to Houston's chaos, much like Sugar Land.

I do wish the Houston metro would take more care with its only natural treasure, trees. Seems like giving Montgomery, Harris, Fort Bend County, etc. the ability to better enforce those rules would be the most effective. Unfortunately, that's very unlikely.

pm91 May 11, 2020 9:40 AM

Personally, I've always thought that if the concept of Suburbia were to have its interpretation of a CBD and/or "urban" area it would be The Woodlands Waterway/Market Street...very manicured

TexasPlaya May 15, 2020 4:23 AM

Some TMC updates from Paco Jonnes on HAIF:

TMC3

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...35f1790fb49c24

Methodist Campus

Quote:

The new hospital tower is a 29-story tower (511' to top of mechanical roof) with total square footage approximately at 1.2 million sf. The new hospital tower will adjoin to the existing Walter Tower on Levels 4 and below. Centennial Tower will also be connected to Walter Tower via a series of skybridges on Levels 9 - 21. Skybridge connectors will also connect Garage 7 and existing Walter Tower/Fondren Brown atrium to the Outpatient Care Center.

The site is located next to Walter Tower and will be bounded by Bertner Avenue and John Freeman Blvd. An existing building will be demolished on this site also owned by Houston Methodist.
https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...60dda3a5c87b39

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...fd944f6f932564

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...d126e6b48779a7

Dariusb May 15, 2020 4:02 PM

I read once a few years ago that the TMC was about the size of Denver's CBD. With all of the towers built/announced since then I wonder what city's CBD it rivals now?

The Best Forumer May 18, 2020 6:26 PM

i think it was already larger than dallas cbd.

Dariusb May 18, 2020 7:55 PM

Wow!

TexasPlaya May 19, 2020 3:46 AM

From Hindesky on HAIF:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...6d7a1cd6f7503d

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...5029b37c61ffa3

Dariusb May 20, 2020 2:51 AM

^Is that today compared to yesterday?

Wattleigh May 20, 2020 3:29 AM

Another, courtesy of Paco Jones on HAIF....

Granduca Residential Tower

Quote:

The project will consist of a 34-story residential condominium high-rise development. It will be a podium design in which a parking garage makes up the base of the building and the residential tower sits on top. Level 5 will be the amenity level of the tower and will include a club room, fitness center, dining room with catering, kitchen and bars. The East, North and South sides of this level will open onto a landscaped plaza deck that will have a swimming pool, covered lounge, children’s play area, grilling areas and a dog park.

The 34-story residential tower will be approximately 442’ in height and include 107 units.

Exterior cladding design shall provide the use of architectural precast concrete panels and glazed window wall on the tower. Levels 1 through 5 of the podium on the west elevation (main entry) will be clad with mechanically fastened limestone panels with granite wainscot. The remainder of the podium will be clad with architectural precast concrete panels similar to the tower.

The Project site is approximately 1.86 acres off of North Wynden Drive to the west of Montebello Condos, Uptown Park and the 610 Loop in the Galleria-Memorial area.

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...16c0a3af7f2e67

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...f136cd193675fa

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...67f2b110bb2fe4

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...fe0e1771e7a5f9

kingkirbythe.... May 20, 2020 1:03 PM

Looks nice.


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