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toxteth o'grady Jul 13, 2014 5:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6652158)
You can see one of the cranes coming in from I-45 S, and the building is being construction in the center of downtown.

I think because it's in the center of a cluster of highrises, it can only be seen from certain directions. Ah, well.

As for the tweaking of the Perennial, I sense that the architects start out with bold plans, then chicken out and build something more pedestrian. The rumored elimination of the twist in the Hermann helix highrise was the first hint. :koko:

texanuh Jul 13, 2014 8:06 AM

From my knowledge phase one has a parking garage, so I guess that is what the crane is for.

arsalanrush Jul 13, 2014 2:45 PM

I suppose it could be needed as they progress with phase underway, but it's for more than a garage as it's many stories taller than both buildings. The old building on main being rehabed and converted to a Marriott required no such crane, so I'mcurious. They're finishing up today. The planned building is attractive. So much going on in immediate blocks, maybe they sped up schedule. Though parking not yet banned, the block across, the Houston Center addition, now has promotional banners posted on fence surrounding!

cloud713 Jul 13, 2014 9:20 PM

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Originally Posted by arsalanrush (Post 6652616)
I suppose it could be needed as they progress with phase underway, but it's for more than a garage as it's many stories taller than both buildings. The old building on main being rehabed and converted to a Marriott required no such crane, so I'mcurious. They're finishing up today. The planned building is attractive. So much going on in immediate blocks, maybe they sped up schedule. Though parking not yet banned, the block across, the Houston Center addition, now has promotional banners posted on fence surrounding!

the crane has to be taller than the other Texaco Buildings so it can pivot/rotate around without hitting the tops of any of the buildings. pretty sure its just the garage/podium/retail (unfortunately)

toxteth o'grady Jul 14, 2014 4:16 PM

BisNow added a brief note in today's newsletter:

"Richland Cos is planning a new mixed-use HQ for itself, and it’s bringing in major star power. Here are Richland execs Suzanne Klein and Edna Meyer-Nelson with world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid (sitting) and designer Vladimir Kagan discussing the building plans in Miami recently. (She's the architect of the distinctive stadium for the 2022 World Cup.) She's also the first female and the first Muslim architect to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize (equivalent of the Nobel Prize), and has been named one of the most world’s most powerful women by Forbes and one of our most influential thinkers by Time."

No word on how big this property will be.

TowerSpotter Jul 14, 2014 6:29 PM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6653801)
BisNow added a brief note in today's newsletter:

"Richland Cos is planning a new mixed-use HQ for itself, and it’s bringing in major star power. Here are Richland execs Suzanne Klein and Edna Meyer-Nelson with world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid (sitting) and designer Vladimir Kagan discussing the building plans in Miami recently. (She's the architect of the distinctive stadium for the 2022 World Cup.) She's also the first female and the first Muslim architect to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize (equivalent of the Nobel Prize), and has been named one of the most world’s most powerful women by Forbes and one of our most influential thinkers by Time."

No word on how big this property will be.

Wow interesting to see a rendering to this! Zaha Hadid does some crazy looking stuff, which is great. Also wondering how tall this might be...

shakman Jul 14, 2014 6:34 PM

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Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6653999)
Wow interesting to see a rendering to this! Zaha Hadid does some crazy looking stuff, which is great. Also wondering how tall this might be...

Where will this be located?

TowerSpotter Jul 14, 2014 7:06 PM

No idea this is the first we've heard about it.

toxteth o'grady Jul 14, 2014 7:35 PM

I'm just hoping we're not getting excited about 30k sf.

Urbannizer Jul 14, 2014 10:51 PM

http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/31/12/12...9/784x2048.jpg

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Originally Posted by Chron
Record size residential project set to rise downtown

A developer plans to break ground in just a few weeks on perhaps the largest residential tower ever built in downtown Houston, a project symbolic of this city's healthy economy and downtown's emergence as a suddenly sought-after place to call home.

The Texas-size tower is set to rise 40 stories and house 463 apartments built to near-condominium standards, the developers said Monday.

"It's big," said Jack Lee, president of Oakmont Group, which is managing the construction. "It's bigger than any other downtown rental property we know of."

The project, to be called Market Square Tower, will be built just off Market Square Park on the southern half of the block bounded by Preston, Louisiana, Milam and Congress.

Units will range from a 550-square-foot efficiency to a three-bedroom, three-bath apartment with around 1,950 square feet. Rents will range from around $1,700 to $8,800 per month.

Full article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...hp?cmpid=btfpm


JoninATX Jul 14, 2014 11:39 PM

With this and 6 Center Houston breaking ground soon, downtown Houston is going to be crane central here in the next few months.

Clev Jul 15, 2014 12:12 AM

It looks like a great building that will add a lot of residents Downtown. It'll look great in the Market Square area.

toxteth o'grady Jul 15, 2014 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6654469)
...in just a few weeks...

Such a tease. Could be a couple of months out.

As is the Hines Market Square tower, says the HBJ.

Huge downtown apartment tower to break ground soon

toxteth o'grady Jul 15, 2014 12:20 AM

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Originally Posted by JoninATX (Post 6654524)
With this and 6 Center Houston breaking ground soon, downtown Houston is going to be crane central here in the next few months.

Don't forget the other 38-story block near the Convention Center. And we still don't know about the Texaco addition.

Urbannizer Jul 15, 2014 12:46 AM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6654598)
Don't forget the other 38-story block near the Convention Center. And we still don't know about the Texaco addition.

There's also Marquette Place (Block 52), which breaks ground late August/Early September. Here's a new rendering for it:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3914/...0c1dc9e9_b.jpg

A few other high-rise and mid-rise buildings were missed as well.

JoninATX Jul 15, 2014 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6654598)
Don't forget the other 38-story block near the Convention Center. And we still don't know about the Texaco addition.

Hines Market Square. How could I forgotten. :D

ktp7 Jul 15, 2014 1:07 AM

Wow, Downtown is on fire. Hotel Alessandra should be starting soon as well.

toxteth o'grady Jul 15, 2014 1:22 AM

And no word on the two Camden towers.

shakman Jul 15, 2014 1:28 AM

How can we dare to forget 609 Main? Too much to remember is a great thing for Downtown. :cheers:

Urbannizer Jul 15, 2014 1:38 AM

There's a new high-rise on the boards for Montrose, Hines is the developer.

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...-for-montrose/

N90 Jul 15, 2014 2:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6647190)
Wells, this is 7200 Main. Was waiting for someone on HAIF to come along and confirm whether it's an official project or not. HOK has it listed as an ongoing project.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3847/...565a1311_b.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2930/...4415f24e_b.jpg

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...-at-7200-main/

What the

c4smok Jul 15, 2014 4:12 AM

Drove across town today, dunno if I have ever seen so many high-rise construction cranes.. Stopped by El Tiempo had some good food.. Wish I would have taken some pictures =X

Its just awesome seeing all these projects getting green lights.

7200 would be a shocker if it got built even near that rendering.

toxteth o'grady Jul 15, 2014 12:55 PM

I was unaware Hines was even involved in getting the Amegy tower and the Hilcorp tower built. Their ideas tend to gestate for a long time, which I guess means they are out looking for money or tenants before they make formal announcements. And weren't they supposed to be involved in a building on Waugh Drive?

Urbannizer's map:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7304/1...45d1a24a_b.jpg

Monarch Jul 15, 2014 12:58 PM

should many of these prospective concepts / projects.. reach completion in time as per forthcoming superbowl.. i shall strongly predict houston becoming a new tourist attraction.

this shall be due to the new "world class" aura as per our fair city. there shall be no looking back!

TowerSpotter Jul 15, 2014 1:33 PM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6655146)
I was unaware Hines was even involved in getting the Amegy tower and the Hilcorp tower built. Their ideas tend to gestate for a long time, which I guess means they are out looking for money or tenants before they make formal announcements. And weren't they supposed to be involved in a building on Waugh Drive?

Urbannizer's map:
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7304/1...45d1a24a_b.jpg

I believe your thinking of 100 Waugh, which is a joint venture between Hines and Midway Companies. (Highrise residential, premiere hotel, and a 600,000 sf office tower)

toxteth o'grady Jul 15, 2014 4:55 PM

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Originally Posted by AustinTay (Post 6631156)
As already stated that's the old rendering. This is the new one.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2934/...e8a7de67_b.jpg

Swamplot is citing an August start date for this one. Ten floors, including garage. The demolition must be just about done.

KevinFromTexas Jul 15, 2014 6:25 PM

This is saying it would be the tallest residential building in downtown. That would make it at least 502 feet tall since One Park Place is 501 feet. This also says it'll break ground next month.

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/busi...108b05374ef#/1
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Record size residential project set to rise downtown
40-story high-rise to be the giant of rental property near Market Square


By Nancy Sarnoff

July 14, 2014 | Updated: July 15, 2014 9:31am

A developer plans to break ground next month on what will be downtown's tallest residential tower, a project symbolic of this city's healthy economy and downtown's growing emergence as a place to call home.

The Texas-sized tower is set to rise 40 stories and house 463 apartments built to almost-condominium standards, the developers said Monday.

Clev Jul 15, 2014 7:46 PM

Thanks for sharing that article, Kevin. It'll be interesting to see how they incorporate the existing garage into the building.

AviationGuy Jul 16, 2014 1:01 AM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6655536)
Swamplot is citing an August start date for this one. Ten floors, including garage. The demolition must be just about done.

I like the colors on this building (can't recall what street it's on, though).

Urbannizer Jul 16, 2014 1:06 AM

Updates c/o Triton

Sunset Coffee Building

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/...b0d9c502_b.jpg

500 Crawford

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3892/...66861246_b.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2931/...799b4be9_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5486/...40a2b8f2_b.jpg

Texaco Building Reno

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5540/...ce654ca5_b.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2920/...d9ff6ee8_b.jpg

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5157/...b7e5ef5f_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3843/...84bbf45e_b.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2895/...2d4d5e4b_b.jpg

Alexan Heights

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2938/...1a156058_b.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2928/...08ac1f99_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3904/...c9efbb57_b.jpg

Jeferrson Heights

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3902/...70e33670_b.jpg

The Millennium Kirby: Pic by russell.hancock on Flickr

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3895/...0e5bbab7_b.jpg

Broadstone Midtown: Pic from 3800 Main Page

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...c5f31090348475

toxteth o'grady Jul 16, 2014 1:26 AM

Pearland gets another MOB...

Memorial Hermann Pearland adds second medical office building

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...PRendering.jpg

toxteth o'grady Jul 16, 2014 1:28 AM

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3902/...70e33670_b.jpg

Now, THAT'S a Swamp Lot! :notacrook:

Urbannizer Jul 16, 2014 8:23 AM

Here's another rendering for Chelsea-Montrose:

http://www.streetlightsres.com/image...ontrose-lg.jpg

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...80#post6656280

mfastx Jul 16, 2014 1:29 PM

Is HAIF down for anyone else?

TowerSpotter Jul 16, 2014 1:37 PM

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Originally Posted by mfastx (Post 6656735)
Is HAIF down for anyone else?

Sure is, website domain expired

cloud713 Jul 16, 2014 3:44 PM

I was wondering about HAIF as well. So what does that mean?

TowerSpotter Jul 16, 2014 3:53 PM

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Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6656925)
I was wondering about HAIF as well. So what does that mean?

Just needs to be renewed is all, but its back now!

toxteth o'grady Jul 16, 2014 4:08 PM

Little tidbit from BisNow about the Market Square residential tower:

"What’ll really set Market Square Tower apart is its amenity package. (Philip tells us the team debated what worked best for Houston and basically decided to just do it all, or as we call it "the Zsa Zsa Gabor Method.") If being next to Market Square Park and Buffalo Bayou Park isn't enough for residents, it'll have two floors of amenities, including an indoor basketball court, virtual golf simulator, and spa. It'll also have two pool decks, including a rooftop one 500 feet above the street. Terrifyingly, the glass-encased pool will cantilever out beyond the face of the building. At the base will be 22k SF of street-level retail leased by Shelby, Estus & Co’s Tom Estus."

So the question about height has been answered - as has the question about the pool (would you swim in a glass-bottom pool that looks 500 feet down to the street? Hope this thing doesn't spring a leak!) :titanic:

Urbannizer Jul 16, 2014 4:44 PM

Here's another rendering of the tower:

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2910/...ea938120_b.jpg

And fencing now around the site, c/o Triton

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3858/...bb2d9821_b.jpg

weatherguru18 Jul 16, 2014 5:59 PM

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Originally Posted by TowerSpotter (Post 6656943)
Just needs to be renewed is all, but its back now!

HAIF is still down for me.

TowerSpotter Jul 16, 2014 7:10 PM

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Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 6657178)
HAIF is still down for me.

Clear your history and cookies, its back for a lot of us.

glowrock Jul 16, 2014 7:16 PM

Still down for me as well. :( Looks like HAIF didn't pay attention to keeping their houstonarchitecture.com domain current. With our luck some porn site already bought the domain out from under them! Hahaha

Aaron (Glowrock)

toxteth o'grady Jul 16, 2014 8:07 PM

The official word is "under construction".:brickwall:

toxteth o'grady Jul 16, 2014 8:19 PM

Also under construction is Exxon Mobil; latest aerial on Swamplot:

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...rial-front.jpg

TowerSpotter Jul 16, 2014 9:17 PM

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Originally Posted by glowrock (Post 6657313)
Still down for me as well. :( Looks like HAIF didn't pay attention to keeping their houstonarchitecture.com domain current. With our luck some porn site already bought the domain out from under them! Hahaha

Aaron (Glowrock)

Lol, I was confused when I saw that come up instead of haif.

c4smok Jul 17, 2014 1:34 AM

checked houstonarchitecture.com" whois.. they still own it.

Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2014-07-13T18:37:06+0
They have like 15 days to renew without paying redemption fee.. redemption period is most of the time 60 days.

From the register..

Quote:

Can I renew my domain name after it has expired?

gTLD Domain names can be renewed at regular rates up to 30 days after the expiration date. After 30 days the domain name is subject to deletion at the registry or auction or purchase via third parties.

Domain names, which have been auctioned or sold to third parties, cannot be renewed or retrieved. Domain names, which have been deleted at the registry, have entered the Redemption Grace Period and are subject to an additional fee of $185 USD for retrieval.

ccTLD domain names may be subject to different processes and policies. Please contact Directnic Customer Support for additional information on the ccTLD you are trying to renew.

natenate Jul 17, 2014 6:21 AM

I'm loving all these residential towers, but i'm still waiting on one of these.


http://www.jhjackson.com/wp-content/...austonian1.jpg

Monarch Jul 17, 2014 9:20 AM

yes, i concur natenate! however, i am still awaiting some of these...

JManc Jul 17, 2014 12:21 PM

HAIF still there. Refresh your cookies

glowrock Jul 17, 2014 2:31 PM

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Originally Posted by JManc (Post 6658236)
HAIF still there. Refresh your cookies

Cleared cookies, both home and work computers. Used IE, chrome, firefox. Still down on my end. What the hell is going on here?


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