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TexasPlaya Jul 10, 2020 5:19 PM

Nice pic. By volume, Uptown reminds me of how Atlanta's core developed along the highway.

Dariusb Jul 10, 2020 5:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chjbolton (Post 8976697)
I can only image what Houston would look like if ALL of its towers and skylines had been combined into one. That'd be one HECK of a skyline!!

That'd be a beauty wouldn't it? It'll really be something when downtown/uptown connects with other high-rise districts like TMC!

TexasPlaya Jul 10, 2020 8:11 PM

Bump.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 8976364)


TexasPlaya Jul 14, 2020 11:42 PM

Bisnow: Tenant Inks 250K SF Lease In Downtown Houston Office Building Amid Big Renovations

https://cdn.bisnow.net/fit?height=48...EJFwUx9cG3Ji2A

Read more at: https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/...medium=Browser



From Houston Biz Journal

https://pbs.twimg.com/card_img/12827...jpg&name=small

bilbao58 Jul 15, 2020 4:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 8981375)
Bisnow: Tenant Inks 250K SF Lease In Downtown Houston Office Building Amid Big Renovations

I promise not to bitch about the changes as long as they reopen the Sky Lobby!

JManc Jul 15, 2020 6:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bilbao58 (Post 8981991)
I promise not to bitch about the changes as long as they reopen the Sky Lobby!

No such luck.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Houston BizJournal
The former Sky Lobby on the 60th floor will be redesigned as an exclusive “Sky Lounge” for tenants. The lounge will provide space for tenant meetings and collaboration.


Cory Jul 16, 2020 5:28 PM

New rendering for The Courtlandt?

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1c2a7db4_o.jpg

bilbao58 Jul 17, 2020 3:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JManc (Post 8982148)
No such luck.

:hell::hell::hell:

Twitter1 Jul 19, 2020 4:58 AM

My favorite photo of the week.

https://i.imgur.com/77U0pKO.jpg

shakman Jul 19, 2020 5:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JManc (Post 8982148)
No such luck.

That REALLY SUCKS!!!

Urbannizer Jul 20, 2020 2:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 8971442)
[Greenway Plaza] The RO: Mixed-Use Development at West Alabama and Buffalo Speedway

An overlooked mixed use development that will add to the Greenway Plaza skyline. They've already cleared off the old Exxon buildings.

From for Urbannizer on HAIF:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...1a6ac07ec6f25f

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...906ac0302a1ba4

Renderings from Highrise Tower on HAIF:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...2e8f61fb_h.jpg

Equipment and trailer now on-site:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...816204f50a5383

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...dabe9d69c5c26d
hindesky

TexasPlaya Jul 23, 2020 2:32 AM

Memorial Park Update:

Quote:

The heart of Memorial Park’s new Clay Family Eastern Glades resembles a diamond ring in aerial views, with a tip of sparkling water atop its oval promenade. Indeed, a gem has been carved from 100 acres of rough.

Construction fences around a southeastern pocket of the nearly 1,500-acre green space will be removed by month’s end, opening up what is essentially a new park within the park. The first major project of Memorial Park’s long-simmering, long-range master plan — set to open the last week of July — has revived land that was previously inaccessible to the public.

“This was a degraded forest filled with invasive plants and drying trees, with soil that was nutritionally depleted,” said Memorial Park Conservancy director Shellye Arnold...

....From the ground level, the Glades looks like a love child of Hermann Park and the Houston Arboretum, combining manicured lawns, classical terraces and a lake with native wetlands, savanna and woods. Yet it also is very much a place of its own, honoring the history of the land and the city....
From Chron:
https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/13/10/...ery_xlarge.jpg

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/13/06/...ery_xlarge.jpg

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/13/06/...ery_xlarge.jpg

https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/13/06/...ery_xlarge.jpg

From Gene on HAIF:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...e8f1fb65c1d6ba

Didn't realize this was just about completed.

TexasPlaya Jul 23, 2020 3:21 AM

Buffalo Bayou Master Plan:

Little bit of downer news from HAIF, this historic structure along Buffalo Bayou will be demolished to help water flow along the bend.

Hindesky HAIF
https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...32fd0278fab227

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...38de9b5a3cdba9

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...846495e30682b2

TexasPlaya Jul 23, 2020 3:39 AM

2400 West Dallas (Formerly Axis Apartments - Burned Down)

From Urbannizer on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...b3fdff6643975b

Per Highrise Tower at HAIF:

5-Story, 367-Units with garage, developed by The NRP Group.
https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Sear...TABS2020012825

Cory Jul 23, 2020 3:45 AM

New view of the Block 98 Apartment Tower

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...fa1e9465_o.jpg

Dariusb Jul 23, 2020 5:04 AM

Cool.

TexasPlaya Jul 23, 2020 6:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cory (Post 8989609)
New view of the Block 98 Apartment Tower

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...fa1e9465_o.jpg

Really like this shot. Unsurprisingly the area situated around Minute Park (MLB), Toyota Center (NBA), Discovery Green, and the Convention Center has really taken off. Love they have the Texas lazy river in the shot.

TexasBoi Jul 23, 2020 8:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 8989594)
Buffalo Bayou Master Plan:

Little bit of downer news from HAIF, this historic structure along Buffalo Bayou will be demolished to help water flow along the bend.

Hindesky HAIF
https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...32fd0278fab227

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...38de9b5a3cdba9

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...846495e30682b2

This sucks. They really could have used this for something special.

TexasPlaya Jul 23, 2020 9:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasBoi (Post 8990248)
This sucks. They really could have used this for something special.

With what money though? It's unfortunate but its slowly been crumbling.

JManc Jul 25, 2020 4:44 PM

^ 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?

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 · 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.

MN/WI Sep 13, 2020 5:16 PM

I just love the Williams Tower.

Ray Sep 14, 2020 3:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MN/WI (Post 9040431)
I just love the Williams Tower.

After a long time, I've realized it's my favorite structure in TX

Urbannizer Sep 18, 2020 12:50 AM

steven holl-designed 'kinder building' for the museum of fine arts, houston prepares to open

https://static.mfah.com/images/kinde...jpg?width=1680

Quote:

the museum of fine arts, houston (MFAH) has announced that its new building — the ‘nancy and rich kinder building’ — will open to the public on november 21, 2020. designed by steven holl architects, the latest addition to the institution’s ‘sarofim campus’ is dedicated to presenting works from the museum’s international collections of modern and contemporary art. it will open with the first comprehensive installation of these works, drawn from the collections of latin american and latino art; photography; prints and drawings; decorative arts, craft, and design; and modern and contemporary art.

designed by steven holl architects, the trapezoidal concrete ‘kinder building’ is clad with vertical glass tubes that emit a soft glow at night in a pattern across its façades. five rectangular courtyard pools are inset along the perimeter, emphasizing the building’s openness to its surroundings. ‘light enters the kinder building through the ‘luminous canopy’ of its roof, modeled on the billowing clouds of the texas sky, and light emerges from the cladding of soft-etched translucent glass tubes, whose glowing presence at night will add to the impact of the campus as a civic experience for all of houston,’ explains steven holl.
https://static.mfah.com/images/exter...jpg?width=1485

https://secureservercdn.net/198.71.2...1-683x1024.jpg

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...eae4e7193e.jpg

TexasPlaya Sep 18, 2020 6:44 PM

M•K•T, The Standard in The Heights

This is lowkey, pretty cool development of a former industrial site along White Oaks Bayous just north of I10. Residential with a mix of low density retail.

Pics from hindesky on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...6cc14122227d7d

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...f8e34dfb3c05d6


https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...132a511ab5a4d6
First floor parking garage, second floor office/retail space.

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...fcca75335afd56

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...a9f42b628cea7c

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...7cd7798807b6e3

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...8e31d9b56f7c6f

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...980076aa961917

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...cb3228da37259b

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...ae6eb86574b832

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...497e309adc215e

TexasPlaya Sep 18, 2020 6:46 PM

Block 387 by Fairfield Residential

Your standard 4 stories over a parking garage apartment going up in the southern part of downtown.

Pic from hindesky on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...e1b2a2c4c775bc

TexasPlaya Sep 18, 2020 6:47 PM

The Driscoll: New 29-Story Apartment Tower with Retail for the River Oaks Shopping Center

Really like how this turned out... Pic from CityLiving on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...16a14f47f64090

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...4f63f138f71f40

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...ad74bc540e4948

TexasPlaya Sep 26, 2020 1:53 AM

Memorial Park

Pic from u/_jviews on Reddit

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...abc68f0c16bec6

TexasPlaya Sep 26, 2020 1:56 AM

Alexan Memorial Apartments, Memorial Dr. at Sandman St.

Near Memorial Park, pics by Cityliving on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...4056cb9d27f1d8

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...9d6e049246dcaf

TexasPlaya Sep 26, 2020 2:11 AM

East Houston Emancipation Park

Emancipation Center, Dowling/Elgin St.

Quote:

Located in Houston, the Coleman Global Center will be the leading nonprofit development and think-tank for affordable housing design in the United States. As a research, learning, business and nonprofit link for policy makers in the region, CGC will work with regional, national and international leaders to 1) preserve existing housing resources 2) develop coordinated strategies for regional affordable housing development; 3) provide independent housing policy to stake holders and the community at-larger; and 4) serve as an international model for housing solutions for communities of need. The building is 35,000 square feet housed in five stories.
Pics from Beernut on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...9fff48061d6b68

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...b3225a33fce8af

Also some affordable housing included:

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...27e5218f008e7c

Emancipation East & West, Mid-Rise Affordable Housing

From Urbannizer on HAIF


https://www.sc-arch.com/work/emancip...st-apartments/
Quote:

Smith & Company provided feasibility and site studies for the proposed Emancipation East and West Apartments in Third Ward Houston.

The proposed mixed-income housing development is planned as two 4 to 5 story buildings to be developed on the Project Site, located east and west of the intersection of Emancipation Avenue and Drew Street, with an aggregate of approximately 200 units (of which 120 would be affordable to low-income households), ground level retail, and associated parking.

The estimated East | West Project Phase cost of $32 million would be funded through 9% low-income housing tax credits, conventional financing, local government funding (including funding from Midtown of up to $3 million towards the cost of parking and infrastructure improvements) and private contributions.
https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...32d6e2e1cd0087

This will be across from the first development.

TexasPlaya Sep 26, 2020 2:56 AM

South Main Innovation District in Midtown (Former Sears)

Pic from Highrise Tower on HAIF
https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...163c838320c945

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...4d9cbd8a239b6e

Pic from Hindsesky on HAIF

https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/...f1099b5c62daa1


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