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Houston1836 Sep 30, 2014 3:53 AM

Energy Corridor Light Show at Energy Center 3
 
Filmed this just a while ago. This is standing east across Eldridge Parkway from ConocoPhillips' new Energy Center 3 building. Nice addition to not only the building but to the Energy Corridor. I wonder if the other two buildings will have something similar?

Video Link

TexasPlaya Sep 30, 2014 3:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6747777)

Looking nice.

cloud713 Sep 30, 2014 5:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Houston1836 (Post 6748738)
Filmed this just a while ago. This is standing east across Eldridge Parkway from ConocoPhillips' new Energy Center 3 building. Nice addition to not only the building but to the Energy Corridor. I wonder if the other two buildings will have something similar?

Video Link

thanks for the video! in one of the descriptions for the complex i seem to recall that building III was the only one they mentioned having an "illuminated lantern". hopefully the others do too though, it could make for a cool vibe in the area. so no screens facing west?

Houston1836 Sep 30, 2014 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6748807)
thanks for the video! in one of the descriptions for the complex i seem to recall that building III was the only one they mentioned having an "illuminated lantern". hopefully the others do too though, it could make for a cool vibe in the area. so no screens facing west?

I didn't even think to check, but I will take a look tonight to see if they installed one of these "lanterns" on the west side of the building (unless somebody else already knows the answer). I think that would look nice.

cloud713 Sep 30, 2014 1:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Houston1836 (Post 6748937)
I didn't even think to check, but I will take a look tonight to see if they installed one of these "lanterns" on the west side of the building (unless somebody else already knows the answer). I think that would look nice.

i do too.. wouldnt want the drivers heading west be the only ones able to enjoy the rave... im sure the drivers going east like to party too. heh.

toxteth o'grady Sep 30, 2014 4:04 PM

An added extra detail about the Woodlands Hotel and Conference Center; it's losing some hotel rooms but gaining a multi-family neighbor. No details on what it looks like yet.

Howard Hughes Corp. swaps hotel rooms for multifamily project

Houston1836 Sep 30, 2014 5:48 PM

Mystery Houston Construction Project will Blow You Away
 
I'm sure we've all been puzzled by this structure on I-10 between Bunker Hill and Blalock. This caught me off guard the first time I saw this and it always bothered me as to what it's purpose is. This article (sort of) explains what is going on.

https://ronenews92fm.files.wordpress...g?w=1024&h=576

http://news92fm.com/480204/mystery-c...-away-hounews/

toxteth o'grady Sep 30, 2014 7:51 PM

I think Cy Fair got the better looking building:

Satterfield & Pontikes and PBK Architects tapped to build new Klein high school

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...ts-600x268.jpg

toxteth o'grady Sep 30, 2014 8:01 PM

More vacant space gets occupied, as Coats Rose (real estate lawyers) moves into 50,000 sf of space in 9 Greenway Plaza.

Coats Rose gets new headquarters in Greenway Plaza

http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/...es-465x600.jpg

Houston1836 Sep 30, 2014 8:04 PM

The sky's the limit: Houston's high-rise craze moves into the suburbs with new towers
 
A good article from CultureMap Houston, touching on the high-rise trend in Houston and how they are beginning to spread into the "suburbs", including the Woodlands and Pearland (yes, Pearland).

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/r...towers-galore/

Houston1836 Sep 30, 2014 8:16 PM

Renovations are underway in downtown Houston for 1001 McKinney and the Esperson Building.

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/b...-historic.html

Monarch Sep 30, 2014 9:58 PM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6749653)

why on earth would klein isd, construct a new school that is already looking quite dated and antiquated. why not conceptualize / construct a state of the art modern space age design, that would be quite appealing to it's projected 3,500 students?

Sic'EmBears Sep 30, 2014 11:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Monarch (Post 6749909)
why on earth would klein isd, construct a new school that is already looking quite dated and antiquated. why not conceptualize / construct a state of the art modern space age design, that would be quite appealing to it's projected 3,500 students?

It's called classic architecture. Retro. Throw-back.

I happen to like it very much. It is common in Frisco, McKinney, and Prosper to build high schools with this type of architecture. Modern architecture in high schools
is not as common, but is still applied in new construction.

Independence High School, Frisco ISD

http://independencebandfrisco.com/wp...05/photo-4.jpg
source

http://holdennewhomes.files.wordpres...015-092322.jpg
source

Prosper High School, Prosper ISD

http://searchhomesmckinneytx.com/wp-...Prosper201.jpg
source

http://kpostcompany.com/wp-content/g...igh-school.jpg
source

Celina High School, Celina ISD

http://www.pbk.com/default/Portfolio...CelinaHS_1.jpg
source

Heritage High School, Frisco ISD

http://www.shwgroup.com/portfolio/k1...sco_ISD_01.jpg
source

McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney ISD

http://www.rtsenterprises.net/images...ectsBoydHS.bmp
source

McKinney High School, McKinney ISD

http://www.mckinneyisd.net/school_bo...entry_lg_0.png
source

Houston1836 Oct 1, 2014 2:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6748807)
thanks for the video! in one of the descriptions for the complex i seem to recall that building III was the only one they mentioned having an "illuminated lantern". hopefully the others do too though, it could make for a cool vibe in the area. so no screens facing west?

Just drove by Energy Center III and didn't see anything lit up on the west side of the building.

Urbannizer Oct 1, 2014 5:33 AM

MetroNational plans to throw up another office building for Memorial City:

http://www.jll.com/houston/en-us/Doc...velopments.pdf

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/...c2f81e1b_b.jpg

toxteth o'grady Oct 1, 2014 5:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Sic'EmBears (Post 6750047)
It's called classic architecture. Retro. Throw-back.

Heritage High School, Frisco ISD

http://www.shwgroup.com/portfolio/k1...sco_ISD_01.jpg

McKinney High School, McKinney ISD

http://www.mckinneyisd.net/school_bo...entry_lg_0.png

I like these two. Boyd looks like the proposed Klein school. It all gives me a greater appreciation for HSPVA's new building.

Urbannizer Oct 1, 2014 5:09 PM

9/30 By BaderJF

River Oaks District

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps68roivne.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...ps7k9toppk.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psftxh1zef.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...pszrebjoqf.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psiisrnii2.jpg

2229 San Felipe

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psqiptqolo.jpg

One Grove Street

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...pscw8yf1ki.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psv567ftse.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psc2xx0vhe.jpg

2929 Weslayan

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...pslb0au5lh.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psahm2az5y.jpg

Azalea Court

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psdbtsuv5v.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psd7smyhq4.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...pshmfni9do.jpg

SkyHouse River Oaks

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...pssc2gqsg3.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k2...psuxjfuz8v.jpg

Photos by Triton, 9/30

Elan Heights

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3929/...760b55b5_b.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2946/...6447c350_b.jpg

Photo by Chi-Char-Hou-Dal, 10/1

The Hamilton

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...1412183918.jpg

toxteth o'grady Oct 1, 2014 5:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6750497)
MetroNational plans to throw up another office building for Memorial City:

Interesting choice of words, but it doesn't look half bad. That thing with the spikes and the colonial bell tower that they want to build near CityCentre looks even more like throw-up. :yuck:

cloud713 Oct 1, 2014 5:35 PM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6751039)
Interesting choice of words, but it doesn't look half bad. That thing with the spikes and the colonial bell tower that they want to build near CityCentre looks even more like throw-up. :yuck:

Heh.. Pretty sure he meant throw up as in put up/build another high-rise on site. Is that colonial thing still happening? For some reason I was thinking/hoping that proposal was replaced by the recent citycentre expansion.

Urbannizer Oct 1, 2014 6:02 PM

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Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6751072)
Heh.. Pretty sure he meant throw up as in put up/build another high-rise on site. Is that colonial thing still happening? For some reason I was thinking/hoping that proposal was replaced by the recent citycentre expansion.

Yep, as in planned to go up. I like the design of this building better than everything else already in the MC area.

texanuh Oct 1, 2014 8:52 PM

I was looking at some old photos from the buildings that were built before the internet age and I was wondering if anyone knew why buildings do not seem to be built with the steel frame technique like more of the older skyscrapers.

cloud713 Oct 1, 2014 9:10 PM

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Originally Posted by texanuh (Post 6751414)
I was looking at some old photos from the buildings that were built before the internet age and I was wondering if anyone knew why buildings do not seem to be built with the steel frame technique like more of the older skyscrapers.

i forget the reasoning.. we talked about it a bit in the Phillips 66 HQ thread over on HAIF since those high-rises are metal framed structures.

JManc Oct 1, 2014 10:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by texanuh (Post 6751414)
I was looking at some old photos from the buildings that were built before the internet age and I was wondering if anyone knew why buildings do not seem to be built with the steel frame technique like more of the older skyscrapers.

i think concrete is cheaper.

PremierAtlanta Oct 1, 2014 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Urbannizer (Post 6751030)

I am loving the height of this building. Is there a rendering for this building? Also, how far is this from Skyhouse River Oaks?

Sic'EmBears Oct 1, 2014 10:31 PM

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Originally Posted by PremierAtlanta (Post 6751587)
I am loving the height of this building. Is there a rendering for this building?

If you would do a simple Google search...

http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/w...e-1024x885.jpg

PremierAtlanta Oct 1, 2014 10:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Sic'EmBears (Post 6751594)
If you would do a simple Google search...

http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/w...e-1024x885.jpg

I simply didn't feel like doing a simple Google search...but I'm glad you fulfilled most of my request in my post. Thanks! It's a gorgeous building.

cloud713 Oct 1, 2014 11:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Sic'EmBears (Post 6751594)
If you would do a simple Google search...

http://www.chicagoarchitecture.org/w...e-1024x885.jpg

Yeah, we "copied" that wrinkly old looking thing in Chicago.. Just as Dallas copied our 2929 Weslayan.

Atlanta3000 Oct 1, 2014 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by PremierAtlanta (Post 6751605)
I simply didn't feel like doing a simple Google search...but I'm glad you fulfilled most of my request in my post. Thanks! It's a gorgeous building.

Sorry in advance for the OverShare, but I just peed my pants a little when I read your post!!!! Thanks for making my day.

toxteth o'grady Oct 2, 2014 12:08 AM

And now we know why all the new hotel proposals...

From BisNow:

"Source Strategies Inc president Bruce Walker, who gave a market overview, says that as of Q2, the Houston market’s occupancy is 73.6%, and RevPAR is $89.45, up over 9% for the year. Both are very healthy numbers, and room nights sold went up 5% in the second quarter, a “monumentally high number.” Since 2010, Houston’s seen slow supply growth—roughly 1% a year, so Houston’s not oversupplied with rooms right now."

Those are huge numbers. I don't recall Houston doing better than the mid-60s on occupancy - ever. Only New York and Las Vegas have those kinds of numbers.

cloud713 Oct 2, 2014 1:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PremierAtlanta (Post 6751587)
I am loving the height of this building. Is there a rendering for this building? Also, how far is this from Skyhouse River Oaks?

A little less than a mile away..

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psjs4wtweh.jpg

toxteth o'grady Oct 2, 2014 1:16 AM

I just realized the oddity of the name - the Skyhouse downtown is probably closer to the heart of River Oaks than the SRO, which is closer to Uptown and the Galleria.

cloud713 Oct 2, 2014 2:15 AM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6751854)
I just realized the oddity of the name - the Skyhouse downtown is probably closer to the heart of River Oaks than the SRO, which is closer to Uptown and the Galleria.

Yeah, it's just east of 610. They're riding on the tails of the new River Oaks District, also not really in river oaks, just south of SkyHouse/Westcreek. Kind of like how there is a "Midtown Plaza" mid rise on i10 just north of Washington.. Lol.

Shasta Oct 2, 2014 2:45 AM

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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6751854)
I just realized the oddity of the name - the Skyhouse downtown is probably closer to the heart of River Oaks than the SRO, which is closer to Uptown and the Galleria.

How in the world do you figure this?

Sky House River Oaks is less than half a mile away from River Oaks' Western boundary (San Felipe @ River Oaks) and probably only a mile or so from River Oaks Blvd. It is MILES closer to River Oaks than anything in downtown.

cloud713 Oct 2, 2014 3:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Shasta (Post 6751976)
How in the world do you figure this?

Sky House River Oaks is less than half a mile away from River Oaks' Western boundary (San Felipe @ River Oaks) and probably only a mile or so from River Oaks Blvd. It is MILES closer to River Oaks than anything in downtown.

I believe he's from DFW. Either way, it's not in River Oaks...

H-town_Rep Oct 2, 2014 3:00 PM

It's good when businesses come together for a common good.
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Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6739264)
Speaking of donated buildings:

https://ci5.googleusercontent.com/pr...BBS-medium.jpg

This is going up on Washington Avenue, according to BisNow:

"Houston firms are teaming up to build a new HQ pro bono for Big Brothers Big Sisters that will boost its capacity to mentor Houston’s youth. It’ll have a color-changing, three-story feature wall that should become a new iconic landmark..."


toxteth o'grady Oct 2, 2014 3:09 PM

More signs Houston is booming: sales of million dollar homes are booming. In 1975, $100,000 was a lot of money for a home.

Houston among hottest U.S. cities for luxury home sales

What makes this amazing is that average property prices in Houston, while increasing, are lower than many East and West Coast locations.

toxteth o'grady Oct 2, 2014 3:22 PM

Like the glass, CityCentre V is half full. A new tenant takes half the building (or 100,000 sf of space).

Exclusive: International oil and gas contractor leases half of CityCentre Five

Urbannizer Oct 2, 2014 7:42 PM

Bridgeview Crossing: 11-Story office building by Griffin Partners; designed by Kirksey. 1Q 2015 Groundbreaking.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3931/...93dce43b_b.jpg

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/...29196f9e_b.jpg

This project.. M Fifty Nine, was previously proposed for the site back in 2011.

http://www.munozalbin.com/images/m59-001.jpg

Houston1836 Oct 2, 2014 9:18 PM

From chron.com:

"A Houston map from 1900 is practically swallowed up when placed over an image of the city's existing boundaries, easily fitting inside the 610 Loop."

You can click on the link below and use the eyepiece to hover over the city of Houston and see how much the city has grown since 1900. An interesting website.

http://ww2.hdnux.com/photos/32/37/31.../3/622x350.jpg

http://www.glo.texas.gov/texas-hidde...ry/houston.php

PremierAtlanta Oct 2, 2014 9:57 PM

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Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6751832)

Thank you Cloud713. Houston is growing by leaps and bounds.

DBGHouston Oct 2, 2014 11:56 PM

[QUOTE=Urbannizer;6753034]Bridgeview Crossing: 11-Story office building by Griffin Partners; designed by Kirksey. 1Q 2015 Groundbreaking.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/...29196f9e_b.jpg

This is the northeast corner of Montrose and 59 adjacent to the 'double' bridge. It joins eight other existing and planned highrises between Westheimer and the Mecom Fountain directly on or adjacent to Montrose Blvd.

3400 Montrose is going to be a beast.

http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/...psa1f359f8.jpg

toxteth o'grady Oct 3, 2014 2:41 AM

That's the first time I've seen a height ascribed to that Museum Tower. Is that the rumored Hines project? Because it's still not even shown on that development map for the Menil.

cloud713 Oct 3, 2014 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by PremierAtlanta (Post 6753251)
Thank you Cloud713. Houston is growing by leaps and bounds.

Seriously.. I see you are from Atlanta. Here are a few other projects just outside of frame/along Westcreek Ln between Westheimer and San Felipe. This 21 story office tower is going up right by SkyHouse River Oaks.

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psxi8vseyb.jpg

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...ntre-night.jpg

More Westcreek development, this plot just north of SkyHouse river oaks was recently purchased by Randall Davis with intentions of building a 100 unit condo tower on .8 acres and selling off the other acre of his property to another developer.

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

And Oliver McMillians' River Oaks District, just south of the Westcreek development (OM recently purchased 3.4 acres across Westcreek Ln for a Phase 2 of ROD, likely to go vertical).

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

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

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psrbnk1c75.jpg

http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/16/50/70.../9/622x350.jpg

http://6g9wqj9ggn3kt3ag31qk8fki.wpen...ist-aerial.jpg

and then across 610 there are 3 26-30 story towers going up within a block or so of each other, with plans for a handful more in the area..

http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/...psy3jcjhdq.jpg

toxteth o'grady Oct 3, 2014 2:10 PM

Four if you count the Hanover project that is presumably going to be ready for occupancy very shortly if not immediately.

Even with as much condo construction as there is in Houston (with more to follow) it's not as intense as it could be; Dallas has been very active in matching up EB-5 investors (the guys who put money into apartments so that they can get a visa to move to the US) with condo projects. The Astoria's got a certain number of EB-5 investors, and I'm certain Randall Davis will be looking for more of these investors to help him build his new tower next to the Skyhouse River Oaks. EB-5s are the crowd-funding of real estate.

Incidentally, HBJ mentions EB-5 in connection with a condo project rumored for Block 384 downtown; 240 apartments in that one, which is near Toyota Center. Any idea which project that is?

toxteth o'grady Oct 3, 2014 3:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady (Post 6752489)
Like the glass, CityCentre V is half full. A new tenant takes half the building (or 100,000 sf of space).

Exclusive: International oil and gas contractor leases half of CityCentre Five

Energy Tower is also leasing up.

Energy Tower sports rare block of vacant space, but it’s filling up

And if it appeared that unemployed construction workers were getting scarce in the area, there's a good reason...

Houston leads the country with the most construction jobs added

Michi Oct 4, 2014 3:34 AM

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Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6754025)
Here are a few other projects just outside of frame/along Westcreek Ln between Westheimer and San Felipe.

Though most of the high rise activity is on the west side of 610 (outside the Loop), don't forget about the new Frost Bank Tower just north of Sky House on the east side of the Loop!

cloud713 Oct 4, 2014 5:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michi (Post 6755309)
Though most of the high rise activity is on the west side of 610 (outside the Loop), don't forget about the new Frost Bank Tower just north of Sky House on the east side of the Loop!

construction activity is definitely spilling across 610 to the inside of the west loop.. Frost Bank Tower? do you mean the Amegy* Bank HQ? true, though not much info has been released on that (hopefully we will finally see that hyped up rendering soon since Micro Center is closing that location this month). i was just kind of listing the stuff immediately surrounding SkyHouse River Oaks. also planned for the area is that "boutique" office high-rise on St James; a 30 story hotel on 610 next to Landrys HQ and the Bentley dealership; a 40 story residential tower at Post Oak/San Felipe; 5 more towers at BLVD Place; an office tower (~30 stories) between Four Oaks Place and Uptown Park; the redevelopment of Uptown Park with a handful of high-rises, including a high end 4-5* 40 story hotel/residence combo tower; the foreign investor who plans to redevelop the Post Oak Park Townhomes; The Perennial 36ish story hotel/residential combo tower and 28 story office tower; the 5 highrises at MidLane/Azalea Court; and River Oaks District expansion/Phase 2, thats likely to go vertical. and im probably forgetting some. ha... its getting CRAZY around the west loop.

Michi Oct 4, 2014 1:06 PM

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Originally Posted by cloud713 (Post 6755367)
construction activity is definitely spilling across 610 to the inside of the west loop.. Frost Bank Tower? do you mean the Amegy* Bank HQ?

Yes, exactly! :) Sorry, wrong bank...my bad! Great list of projects you've mentioned. Also, Apache Tower may be back on track, so that's another to keep an eye out for on Post Oak Blvd. over the next few weeks/months. :tup:

I see another crane going up downtown this morning. From my vantage point, it looks like it could be for the Marquette:
http://synd.yardi.com/wp-content/upl...-Companies.jpg
http://www.cpexecutive.com/cities/ho...004095271.html

cloud713 Oct 4, 2014 2:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Michi (Post 6755493)
Yes, exactly! :) Sorry, wrong bank...my bad! Great list of projects you've mentioned. Also, Apache Tower may be back on track, so that's another to keep an eye out for on Post Oak Blvd. over the next few weeks/months. :tup:

I see another crane going up downtown this morning. From my vantage point, it looks like it could be for the Marquette:
http://synd.yardi.com/wp-content/upl...-Companies.jpg
http://www.cpexecutive.com/cities/ho...004095271.html

For the Marquette? That would be awesome. There was one going up yesterday at the Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites block.

AustinTay Oct 4, 2014 6:55 PM

There is definitely not a crane for Marquette. It's still being used as parking.


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