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TXLove May 4, 2009 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasBoi (Post 4230271)
Houston needs to make this the fun hopspot of the city. It's prime for it. Build more bars, clubs, and of course more residential mixed used projects with retail in this area. The potential is great for this part of downtown. It's already there with the MMP and Toyota Center. With the proposed Dynamo Stadium and with DG and the Houston Pavilions, this area could be a grand hotspot. There are many parking lots to build over it.

Agreed 100%

Complex01 May 4, 2009 11:49 PM

Lots of great stuff here. Hope it all works out...

:cool:

photoLith May 5, 2009 4:44 PM

Lots of exciting things all of the sudden happening, hope they come to fruition soon and not in 20 years! The thing Im most excited about is Regents Square. I just wish it was located a little closer to downtown or even in downtown to make it seem like a real city and not just a bunch of office towers.

Complex01 May 13, 2009 6:51 PM

Sorry for the lack of quality for these 2 pics, but i was not sure that i was allowed to go to the sky lobby in the wells fargo building downtown. Well I did, and the view was amazing, so very kewl. Now that i know i can go up there i will bring my camera for sure. Please enjoy, again sorry for the low quality...

Main Place...

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...01/wf0509a.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...501/wf0509.jpg

Reverberation May 13, 2009 7:09 PM

Anyone remember the site of the old Compass Bank building on Post Oak Blvd?

The Perennial. Supposedly coming 2011.
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d3...g?t=1242241703

Complex01 May 13, 2009 7:39 PM

Wow super sexy. I like it, very nice find.

:tup:

JManc May 13, 2009 9:25 PM

i take it the side facing post oak is on the far left?

Shasta May 14, 2009 7:04 PM

Wow. That's a big improvement over the old Compass Bank Bldg. That said, I can't imagine that fitting into that space but maybe that's because I never realized how much surface space stood around the old building?

This is a Redstone project, right (the Houstonian people)?

Reverberation May 14, 2009 10:20 PM

Yes and Yes.

TexasPlaya May 14, 2009 11:08 PM

Where is this located? Post Oak and what?

Urbannizer May 14, 2009 11:13 PM

Rebervation where did you find that? Link?

JManc May 15, 2009 12:27 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 4250498)
Where is this located? Post Oak and what?

between the shopping center with the barnes and noble, old nany and canyon cafe and the post oak towers.

Urbannizer May 15, 2009 1:34 AM

New Rendering of the Intermodal Transit Terminal

http://files.cosential.com/FirmFiles...rdenviewLG.jpg

http://www.eekarchitects.com/portfol...ojectID=127610

Complex01 May 15, 2009 4:21 PM

Wow talk about super fancy. I like it. Would be hella kewl if Houston got this built. Very Kewl...

:tup:

Texas Tuff May 15, 2009 7:06 PM

That transit terminal looks absolutely awesome! That would be very cool indeed for Houston to end up with something like that. :cheers:

Von May 15, 2009 9:42 PM

I remember seeing another rendering of the terminal but is this a proposal??
it says it would be for the U & H Downtown and I-10, but again?...is this a proposal lol?

photoLith May 17, 2009 5:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Complex01 (Post 4247932)
Sorry for the lack of quality for these 2 pics, but i was not sure that i was allowed to go to the sky lobby in the wells fargo building downtown. Well I did, and the view was amazing, so very kewl. Now that i know i can go up there i will bring my camera for sure. Please enjoy, again sorry for the low quality...

Main Place...

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...01/wf0509a.jpg

http://i411.photobucket.com/albums/p...501/wf0509.jpg

Yeah, I just found out about that place over Christmas and I love it better than the view from JPMorgan since you can see all of downtown pretty much. Ill be going up there monday to take some pics for sure. Oh and damn, that terminal is freakin amazing. Looks like something from Star Trek, no joke. It probably wont get built though :(

vjhe May 18, 2009 1:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ()_T (Post 4250728)

My God, if only this could be the actual design chosen? Such fancy type designs like this do not happen every day in Houston anymore. My fingers will be crossed on this awesome piece.

photoLith May 19, 2009 7:04 AM

Methodist Outpatient Center today and boy does this tower look good from that side. Not so much so on the other. On the main street side they were installing the last of the glass paneling. YAY

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3382/...9bd18eb2_o.jpg

KevinFromTexas May 19, 2009 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ()_T (Post 4250728)

That looks sweet. Love that dome? on top. It almost looks like a squashed globe of the earth. I guess it's just glass though reflecting the clouds. Looks awesome.

Von May 20, 2009 2:28 AM

wow medical center is looking sexy I wonder how that tower will look at night!!

Urbannizer May 20, 2009 4:09 AM

More info on The Perennial from RealEstate on HAIF

Quote:

The rendering posted is HKS's handiwork. I'm a fan of the concept. At this point, the Redstone/Stream conceptual plan that you're looking at calls for (1) a 20 story office tower that consists of 12 stories of large floorplate office (each floor over 33k sf, thus approx. 370k sf in total) sitting atop 8 stories of parking, (2) a taller approx. 30 story hotel/resi tower with 297 hotel rooms and 100+ resi units and (3) just under 75k sf of accompanying ground level+ retail.
~20 story office tower
~30 story hotel/residential tower
~Ground level retail

Another rendering with additional info from the mortage package.

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

rdavis4559 May 20, 2009 12:21 PM

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMAG0188.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMAG0190.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMAG0191.jpg
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a3...9/IMAG0192.jpg

Von May 20, 2009 9:12 PM

[QUOTE=()_T;4258559]More info on The Perennial from RealEstate on HAIF



~20 story office tower
~30 story hotel/residential tower
~Ground level retail

Another rendering with additional info from the mortage package.

hmmm where is this located?

JManc May 20, 2009 10:28 PM

[QUOTE=Von;4259951]
Quote:

Originally Posted by ()_T (Post 4258559)
More info on The Perennial from RealEstate on HAIF



~20 story office tower
~30 story hotel/residential tower
~Ground level retail

Another rendering with additional info from the mortage package.

hmmm where is this located?

post oak where the compass bank building stood.

Complex01 May 21, 2009 4:29 AM

Great Main Place pics. Getting up there. Very Kewl...

:tup:

weatherguru18 May 21, 2009 4:28 PM

New info on the condo tower going up in the Med Ctr...now up to 42 stories!

MEDISTAR, Houstonian Medical Tower, Houston, Texas
Klotz Associates provided paving, grading and site utilities for a forty-two story combination luxury hotel and condominium tower attached to a nine-story parking garage with two basement levels on a 1.4 acre site in the Houston Medical Center. Services also provided were the ADA / TDLR accessible routes and facilities, public street improvement and off-site public utility relocations to serve project site.

-from HAIF

Von May 21, 2009 9:46 PM

great news! that tower will look awesome in medical center!

Urbannizer May 21, 2009 10:12 PM

Interior renderings of the YMCA from swamplot...

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...ah57/YMCa1.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...ah57/YMCA2.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...ah57/YMCA3.jpg

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...ah57/ymca4.jpg

..and, here's a rendering from the corner of Pease @ Travis

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...ah57/ymca5.jpg


Also, a construction update.

http://www.houstonpress.com/slideshow/view/13227297

Urbannizer May 22, 2009 12:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 4261655)
New info on the condo tower going up in the Med Ctr...now up to 42 stories!

MEDISTAR, Houstonian Medical Tower, Houston, Texas
Klotz Associates provided paving, grading and site utilities for a forty-two story combination luxury hotel and condominium tower attached to a nine-story parking garage with two basement levels on a 1.4 acre site in the Houston Medical Center. Services also provided were the ADA / TDLR accessible routes and facilities, public street improvement and off-site public utility relocations to serve project site.

-from HAIF


Thanks WeatherGuru, if anyone forgot about The proposed Houstonian Tower here's a rendering from last year.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...mc-main-tv.jpg

...and the video.

http://media.swagit.com/s/houstontx/...gh.flash8.html

photoLith May 22, 2009 5:34 AM

Hey guys, thought Id let you know, the Embassy Suites [22 stories] at Discovery Green is having a ground breaking ceremony on May 26th! The mayors going to be there and all that jazz!

Link to article
http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/s...8/daily34.html

Just in case anyone forgot what this project is, here you go. Its the light brown tower next to OPP. Checkmate, one more parking lot gone! 8 1/2 vacant lots just in and around Discovery Green than have been filled in just a couple short years. Now we just have to wait and see if that last convention center hotel will be completed anytime soon. But hey, I dont care, Im just glad we got ES.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3656/...bb8b4ba1_o.jpg

Bailey May 23, 2009 8:16 PM

Great News

weatherguru18 May 24, 2009 4:03 AM

Regent Square Tower, 28-stories atop ground retail, will break ground in 2010! This project is approved and looks to be moving forward. What a gorgeous tower!

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=2125

-From HAIF

Urbannizer May 24, 2009 4:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 4266668)
Regent Square Tower, 28-stories atop ground retail, will break ground in 2010! This project is approved and looks to be moving forward. What a gorgeous tower!

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=2125

-From HAIF

Yeah I posted that on HAIF, im UpupUp if you did'nt realize it yet. Are you wxman on HAIF?


_____________________

More info on the GBI International projects.

GBI International Injected a New Stimulus to Further Prop Out Houston Asian Town

http://www.zzi.net/news/20081112000557.shtml

Quote:

Stimulating Local Projects

When some investors are lingering on the sideline to be spooked when confirmation of economic weakness materialized, GBI envisioned a new stimulating project, including commercial, residency, and warehouse buildings.

The Twin Towers, two 12-story buildings consisting of approximately 250 four-start luxury condo rooms, 192,000 square feet professional office space, 40,000 square foot conference center, and a 10,000 square foot international bank, is estimated $92.5 million.

Central Park, an approximate $350 million project, gauges 476,000 square feet of commercial space and seven high-rise condo buildings with 812 residential condo units.

The Twin Tower and Central Park, both located in Asian Town/Houston, touted the prospect not just as Houston's conquest on business diversity but as an ideological turning point, one could embrace commercial bank, professional office space, and resident condominium, likening the conventional segregation between commercial and residency sites.

Foreign Trade Zone, approximated $213 million which GBI acquired 340 acres in Fort Bend County to be developed, has approximately 7.5 million square feet of office warehouse buildings.

Residential projects, New Horizon Villas, Villas at Ashford Point, and Fondren Gardens, comprehend the spectrum from high-end to lower middle income families, which has a $41.3 million value.

GBI's 6 local projects with launching $700 million pave the way to resurge Houston's booming economy by bringing more business and job opportunities. They also target to make Asian Town to be another hot tourist spot in Houston.

...and the Presentation...

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...1108-gbi01.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...1108-gbi02.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...1108-gbi03.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...1108-gbi04.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...1108-gbi05.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...1108-gbi06.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...1108-gbi07.jpg

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/t...1108-gbi08.jpg

weatherguru18 May 24, 2009 4:00 PM

[QUOTE=()_T;4266703]Yeah I posted that on HAIF, im UpupUp if you did'nt realize it yet. Are you wxman on HAIF?

Hey, yeah, I am. I'm more of a lurker. I'm on and off pretty quickly. I usually keep my head buried in the weather forums. LOL

weatherguru18 May 24, 2009 4:03 PM

.

Urbannizer May 24, 2009 4:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by weatherguru18 (Post 4267019)
Hey, yeah, I am. I'm more of a lurker. I'm on and off pretty quickly. I usually keep my head buried in the weather forums. LOL

Cool lol, thanks for posting info here on SSP. :yes:

weatherguru18 May 27, 2009 1:45 AM

The 19-story Embassy Suites broke ground today! The tower will add another 262 rooms to downtown.

http://www.khou.com/topstories/stori....1c997159.html

photoLith May 27, 2009 4:40 AM

I was there today at the ceremony and Ill post a bunch of photos tomorrow. Actual groundbreaking for Embassy Suites wont be until thursday or friday. But the head of the project said that for sure, construction will be started on it by the end of this week. Mayor White was there too and I got to speak with him briefly and he said that hes very excited about this project and knows that it will bring more new development to that area.

Complex01 May 27, 2009 3:20 PM

:previous:

Awesome news that project will start. Good to see this one happen....

photoLith May 27, 2009 9:12 PM

I am going to post a bunch of photos but I didnt want them to be on the last post of this page. ;) It seems that whenever I post photos on here its always on the very last one so nobody ever sees em :(

weatherguru18 May 27, 2009 11:24 PM

Perhaps my post will push us over to another page....

weatherguru18 May 27, 2009 11:24 PM

nope, somebody esle try!

YAY! Ok, post away!

Von May 28, 2009 12:38 AM

grr hurry up! lol

Complex01 May 28, 2009 1:40 AM

I saw the pics on the other site... :yes:

They are very Nice...

I just don't post on the other site...

:D

photoLith May 28, 2009 2:48 AM

Oh sorry, for taking long to post. Photos are from yesterday.

Dedicating of Embassy Suites yesterday with the mayor and a really hot reporter girl!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/...dd25f934_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/...654cc4e5_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/...9dd2101f_o.jpg
This could very well be the last photo you see of this parking lot! YAY
Its the one to the right of the power transfer station. Actual construction should start tomorrow and def by Friday. You can see in the photo the dirt box they were putting their shovels in earlier in the day right in front of that white truck.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3352/...2d63ec4a_o.jpg
Medical District

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/...14d5ea36_o.jpg
Memorial & Studemont

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/...38bfc145_o.jpg
Main Place can be seen in the back.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3581/...69e107df_o.jpg
OPP and as right now the owners said it was about 40% full. People were actively moving in while I was there yesterday and families too. So thats really good.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/...5df1f007_o.jpg
And finally a shot from the Woodlands last Thursday.

Complex01 May 28, 2009 3:21 AM

Ah just awesome. Great job...

:wizard:

JManc May 28, 2009 3:29 AM

i was there was some way they could enclose that power station.

photoLith May 28, 2009 3:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JMancuso (Post 4273714)
i was there was some way they could enclose that power station.

Yeah, its a blight for sure. I dont know what you can do about it though.

TexasPlaya May 28, 2009 5:44 AM

It's not TOO bad at ground level, but from the air it's definitely bad.


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