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Complex01 Aug 24, 2009 12:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 4418758)
If you don't succeed, try, try again.

Yea. Sucks they had to take out retail at ground level.

Double L Aug 24, 2009 5:55 AM

Houston's got some great postmodern architecture. I'm so proud of what's going up in our city!

Reverberation Aug 30, 2009 3:45 AM

How this,
http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...-bissonnet.jpg

turned into this in the first place....
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...eequeed087.jpg
Good news.

photoLith Sep 1, 2009 11:22 PM

Its absolutely terrifying! AHHHHHH
Glad that tower got approved.

eburress Sep 2, 2009 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 4435919)
Its absolutely terrifying! AHHHHHH
Glad that tower got approved.

Me too. God I hate NIMBYs!

toxteth o'grady Sep 6, 2009 12:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 4435919)
Its absolutely terrifying! AHHHHHH
Glad that tower got approved.

I think it's a tease. They must know the developers can't get financing...:jester:

Raining Inside Sep 6, 2009 1:17 AM

This terrible Tower of Traffic must be stopped, so people won't have shorter commutes to their jobs! Let them all spend more time on the roads driving into town from distant suburbs!

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g1...eequeed087.jpg

gardenoaksguy Sep 11, 2009 3:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eburress (Post 4435978)
Me too. God I hate NIMBYs!

EVERYBODY is a NIMBY about something.......its all about what is happening in your "territory", remember at the core, we are just animals.

eburress Sep 11, 2009 3:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gardenoaksguy (Post 4450371)
EVERYBODY is a NIMBY about something.......its all about what is happening in your "territory", remember at the core, we are just animals.

I see your point, but I don't know if I entirely agree. Maybe it's much less common, but some people do consider the greater good. :)

Maybe the issue though is some people's "territory" is greater than others...their back yards are city-wide.

Complex01 Sep 16, 2009 8:07 PM

I miss my Houston, hope things work out so that i can get back soon. Anyhow. Here are some web cams for 2 projects downtown.

Embassy Suites

http://oxblue.com/pro/open/linbeck/embassysuites


Houston Ballet

http://www.oxblue.com/pro/open/houst...centerfordance


Its fun to watch. Looks like Houston Ballet will have a yellow crane going up. You can see the base.

Very Kewl...

:tup:

Complex01 Sep 20, 2009 3:03 AM

From Swamplot 9-18-09

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...avoy-hotel.jpg

"Houston’s first-ever highrise apartment building will be demolished next Friday, September 25th, a spokesman for the Houston Police Department announced today. Neighborhood Protection inspectors have determined that structural problems with the vacant-and-crumbling 1906 Savoy Apartments building (later the Savoy Hotel) require it to be taken down as quickly as possible. The Houston Press’s Craig Malisow reports:

[HPD's Mark Curran] said the police have had difficulty contacting the owner, who is currently in Lebanon. (Curran didn’t remember his name off-hand, but a 2007 Press story identified him as Michael Nassif). The owner has 10 days to file an appeal, Curran said.

The nearby Metro line will need to be closed during the demolition – hopefully not longer than Friday-Sunday, Curran said.

Curran also said that the building would be guarded continuously until it is torn down."


So this one comes down. Hope something grand and tall, very tall will rise in its place. Its right off the rain line so it already has great location. I know you can make something good out of this Houston...

:yes:

weatherguru18 Sep 20, 2009 9:47 PM

Ritz Carlton to step back into the Houston market with the first project slatted for The Woodlands! Unfortunately, the project may be put off for a while due to the economy.

http://www.ultimatewoodlands.com/200...uffs-woodlands

JManc Sep 22, 2009 2:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Complex01 (Post 4465087)
From Swamplot 9-18-09

http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploa...avoy-hotel.jpg

"Houston’s first-ever highrise apartment building will be demolished next Friday, September 25th, a spokesman for the Houston Police Department announced today. Neighborhood Protection inspectors have determined that structural problems with the vacant-and-crumbling 1906 Savoy Apartments building (later the Savoy Hotel) require it to be taken down as quickly as possible. The Houston Press’s Craig Malisow reports:

[HPD's Mark Curran] said the police have had difficulty contacting the owner, who is currently in Lebanon. (Curran didn’t remember his name off-hand, but a 2007 Press story identified him as Michael Nassif). The owner has 10 days to file an appeal, Curran said.

The nearby Metro line will need to be closed during the demolition – hopefully not longer than Friday-Sunday, Curran said.

Curran also said that the building would be guarded continuously until it is torn down."


So this one comes down. Hope something grand and tall, very tall will rise in its place. Its right off the rain line so it already has great location. I know you can make something good out of this Houston...

:yes:

doubtful. the owner still owns the lot (or at least holds the lease) and the taller savoy building is staying.

KevinFromTexas Oct 7, 2009 8:43 PM

I was in town on Sunday. Not the best day for taking pictures, but oh well.

10/4.

http://i37.tinypic.com/200723p.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/2ef0shs.jpg

Crane for the Embassy Suites Hotel.
http://i38.tinypic.com/334kiab.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/okbnnb.jpg

http://i33.tinypic.com/33en90k.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/11vpagl.jpg

http://i34.tinypic.com/2ilbngz.jpg

http://i36.tinypic.com/2sboeb8.jpg

http://i37.tinypic.com/241sgzt.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/1zf3q8n.jpg

http://i35.tinypic.com/kdlnom.jpg

http://i38.tinypic.com/2z8vpqr.jpg

Complex01 Oct 8, 2009 1:32 AM

Some updates. Its been a while...

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...501/HT1009.jpg

DT

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...01/dt1009b.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...01/dt1009a.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...01/HT1009a.jpg

MP

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...01/mp1009f.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...01/mp1009e.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...01/mp1009c.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...01/mp1009d.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...01/mp1009a.jpg

A view from the top (of a little hill). Nice to see 4 projects going on...

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p.../HT102009a.jpg


:tup:

TexasPlaya Oct 8, 2009 4:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Complex01 (Post 4495058)
Some updates. Its been a while...

Appreciate it.

I really like the facade of main place. I love the contrast between the old and new here in this shot.

Quote:

A view from the top (of a little hill). Nice to see 4 projects going on...
I only see 3 projects?

KevinFromTexas Oct 8, 2009 4:34 AM

Haha, I was up on that hill the day before.

Complex01 Oct 8, 2009 11:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 4495363)
Appreciate it.

I only see 3 projects?

1. Embassy Suites
2. One Park Place (I counted this even though its done really)
3. Discovery Tower
4. Main Place


I should have said 4 new projects over the past 2 years. Could also count the park as a project in itself...


:D

TXLove Oct 8, 2009 9:39 PM

great updates KFT and Complex01....Really liking MainPlace so far. Cannot wait to see the finished product!

rdavis4559 Oct 28, 2009 8:04 PM

Don't have a picture but FYI... they just put up a skywalk connecting 5 Houston to Discovery Tower.

Complex01 Oct 29, 2009 12:37 PM

:previous:

Very Kewl...

:tup:

Urbannizer Nov 2, 2009 10:14 PM

The Perennial

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...7/PostOak4.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m.../PoastOak1.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...7/PostOak3.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...7/PostOak2.jpg

http://www.theperennial.com/images/p...al_leasing.pdf

AstrosFreak Nov 2, 2009 11:41 PM

:previous: More details, courtesy of Urbannizer on HAIF:

370,000sq ft.
20 Stories
8 Levels of Parking
297 Hotel Rooms and 100 Residential units
LEED Silver
Completion:30 months/3Q 2011


Also, I believe this is what is replacing the Compass Bank building that was demolished on Post Oak Blvd.

Von Nov 3, 2009 5:01 AM

nice set of towers!

vjhe Nov 5, 2009 2:21 AM

While I don't think the Perennial is bad, I do find it totally uninspiring. At this point, I'm not really surprised to see something uninspiring in Houston now, however it is still always disappointing nontheless. ESPECIALLY in such a high profile location.

AstrosFreak Nov 5, 2009 7:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vjhe (Post 4541532)
While I don't think the Perennial is bad, I do find it totally uninspiring. At this point, I'm not really surprised to see something uninspiring in Houston now, however it is still always disappointing nontheless. ESPECIALLY in such a high profile location.

In terms of all tower architecture, I would agree, but in terms of Houston architecture, this would really stand out. And even though it's nothing groundbreaking, I'm excited for a little more variety in Houston skyscrapers, regardless of the style.

TexasPlaya Nov 6, 2009 4:18 AM

It's not a complete box, be happy.

Urbannizer Nov 23, 2009 3:28 AM

Nassau Bay Poject Found by Urbannizer on HAIF.

Quote:

9 residential buildings comprised of over 800 apartment and condo units, 100,000 sf of retail, 15,000 sf restaurant/club on the water, and 4,800 sf of office.
http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...NassauBay1.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...NassauBay2.jpg

JoninATX Nov 23, 2009 3:44 AM

:cool:

rdavis4559 Nov 25, 2009 3:12 PM

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00034.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00035.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00036.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00037.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00038.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00039.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00040.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00041.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00042.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00043.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00044.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00045.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00046.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00047.jpg

Urbannizer Nov 25, 2009 6:18 PM

[QUOTE=rdavis4559;4577303]http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00034.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00035.jpg
Q[/UOTE]

Welcome back, and nice update. :)

rdavis4559 Nov 25, 2009 10:36 PM

Back? I never left... there just hasn't been too much activity.

Urbannizer Nov 26, 2009 4:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rdavis4559 (Post 4578073)
Back? I never left... there just hasn't been too much activity.

Well there's much more activity here.

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...ex.php?act=idx

Complex01 Nov 27, 2009 1:17 AM

Nice pics. Its been rather slow as of late...

Dan Denson Nov 27, 2009 2:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Complex01 (Post 4579715)
Nice pics. Its been rather slow as of late...

Same with Austin.

Von Nov 30, 2009 2:51 AM

heres' a pic I took while driving in downtown
http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g2.../Photo0057.jpg

KevinFromTexas Nov 30, 2009 3:34 AM

It's the weather. When the sky turns rainy and gray, it's just yuck for photos. All the colors become dulled and distorted. Plus, it's pretty drab looking anyway when the weather is like that. Nighttime photography though when the weather is cloudy, is really nice. It makes for some really interesting skies since the light actually shows the texture and shape of the clouds at night. Everything is also lit more evenly at night since the city lights are reflected by the clouds.

Dan Denson Nov 30, 2009 4:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 4583527)
It's the weather. When the sky turns rainy and gray, it's just yuck for photos. All the colors become dulled and distorted. Plus, it's pretty drab looking anyway when the weather is like that. Nighttime photography though when the weather is cloudy, is really nice. It makes for some really interesting skies since the light actually shows the texture and shape of the clouds at night. Everything is also lit more evenly at night since the city lights are reflected by the clouds.

I thought maybe it was also the smaller number of buildings coming out of the ground these days.

rdavis4559 Dec 1, 2009 6:11 PM

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ainplace01.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...ainplace02.jpg

photoLith Dec 2, 2009 12:58 AM

wow, its finally getting up there, I cant wait to finally come home again in a couple weeks to see it!

rdavis4559 Dec 2, 2009 11:49 PM

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMG00054.jpg

photoLith Dec 3, 2009 5:15 PM

Have they actually installed the windmills yet?

rdavis4559 Dec 4, 2009 2:28 AM

I can't see too well but I don't think they have.

photoLith Dec 21, 2009 2:28 AM

Well, Im back in town and went around and took photos of most of the construction and what not going around downtown and in TMC. I went to the Woodlands yesterday and Ill post some of those photos too of construction going on around there.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2727/...0c0ecc49_o.jpg
Discovery Tower and such is on the left, going south on 59 this morning.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2739/...ce359037_o.jpg
TMC

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2635/...567a99d4_o.jpg
Almost completed mid rise in TMC
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4040/...94c5d1d6_o.jpg
Another new mid rise in TMC across from the one above
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2550/...eb4316df_o.jpg
The new YMCA building downtown
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/...28df3fba_o.jpg
Mainplace
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2644/...3b0e9f24_o.jpg
Hess Tower
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/...b1ce7186_o.jpg
Discovery Green/Hess Tower yay

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2730/...bd6528ce_o.jpg
Hess Discovery Tower, I think they are about to install the windmills
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2760/...312c9dc7_o.jpg
MainPlace
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2542/...bb1ba158_o.jpg
Embassy Suites
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2700/...da1dd5bc_o.jpg
Harris County Courthouse restoration
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/...34ffba75_o.jpg
MainPlace
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2647/...c3fb058b_o.jpg
MainPlace
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2752/...f6d58ddb_o.jpg
The tower on the left has been recently completed, this is on the Woodlands Waterway, an incredible urban development taking place in well, the woodlands
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2698/...6d8fdc10_o.jpg
A new hotel in the Market Square, near the mall.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2496/...0e1fd486_o.jpg
This is a map of the Woodlands Waterway development, the area I have outlined in purple has yet to be built. Most of the yellow buildings along the waterway are going to be 6-12 story midrises. The neighborhood on the left of the map will be a dense recreation of a new Orleans neighborhood and the areas that have been completed really do look amazing, like, it almost fooled me that they were new. The amount of detail is incredible and the scope of the whole development is also quite incredible.

TexasPlaya Dec 21, 2009 3:52 AM

Thanks for the updates, it has been awhile for any updates. Wish you would have taken some shots of the New Orleans type neighborhood, didn't realize that type of stuff was going on over there.

AstrosFreak Dec 21, 2009 9:56 PM

Thanks for the photos photolitherland. Love your updates.

TXLove Dec 21, 2009 10:29 PM

Great updates! Was just in Houston this past week and really enjoyed my time there! Discovery Green was nice and packed with the ice rink and hot air balloon lift! My family there is trying to get me to move there! We shall see!

mfastx Dec 22, 2009 12:09 AM

Thanks for the updates. Glad to see MainPlace rise.

TonyAnderson Dec 22, 2009 5:10 AM

Incredible update. Main Place looks great.

Complex01 Dec 22, 2009 4:06 PM

Awesome shots. Discovery Tower looks so awesome. Med Center is HOT. Enjoy your break.

:yes:


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