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Methodist Hospital North Campus Expansion, 22-floors

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Triton    8661

Very nice! No, they havent built that gem yet. There's just an old building there from what looks like the late 70s/80s.

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wernicke    20

Appears to be on the site of TWU's old air control tower-esque building that Methodist acquired a couple years ago...

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infinite_jim    911

I was in the area last weekend, does anyone know what the parcel directly south from the phase I bldg is intended for?

The site I speak of has been cleared and it has a couple of boolean merged cylinders in the above rendering. It also looks like the existing bldg on the site is being demo'd by the looks of it's empty fenestration.

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Stephen    3

I was in the area last weekend, does anyone know what the parcel directly south from the phase I bldg is intended for?

The site I speak of has been cleared and it has a couple of boolean merged cylinders in the above rendering. It also looks like the existing bldg on the site is being demo'd by the looks of it's empty fenestration.

I don't know what it is, but per the HCAD map, that's part of the St. Luke's parcel. http://www.hcad.org/iMaps/Tiles/Color/5355C3.pdf

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Simbha    60

It looks like this is a no-go - for now. According to this article by Nancy (and posted by Editor on a different thread): http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/business/sarnoff/7595071.html

A building project for Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center has been shelved amid an uncertain economy and health care policy changes.

The 1.8 million square-foot project was designed for a site at the corner of John Freeman and Bertner. Ground breaking was scheduled for the first quarter of next year.

Too bad. It's a nice looking complex. Perhaps it'll be built in the future.

I wonder what this means for the overall expansion of the TMC. Obviously, 1.8 million square ft is a lot, but what about other expansion efforts? Are they halted too?

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infinite_jim    911

I was in the area last weekend, does anyone know what the parcel directly south from the phase I bldg is intended for?

The site I speak of has been cleared and it has a couple of boolean merged cylinders in the above rendering. It also looks like the existing bldg on the site is being demo'd by the looks of it's empty fenestration.

Per Stephen, yes it looks to be on parcel 2A-10 or as you said to the south on the St Luke's parcel.

Here's what I think is the existing bldg I mentioned before:

http://www.cardcow.com/289886/texas-childrens-hospital-houston/

Edited by infinite_jim

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cloud713    3536

What is the construction going on south of the existing shorter hospital building next to this site? Does it have anything to do with this Methodist expansion? I like the flow of the planned buildings.

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plumber2    180

What is the construction going on south of the existing shorter hospital building next to this site? Does it have anything to do with this Methodist expansion? I like the flow of the planned buildings.

That would be St Luke's on going deconstruction of their orginal 1954 buiding. Thay have started and stopped this project several times in the past years. Now that they have a new owner they may get the thing finally deomolished.

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ClutchCity    211

It looks like it's hitting it's stride again after a short breather! First the Hotel/Apartment project, then MemorialHermann, and now Methodist are all proposing new towers that should begin shortly! I also forgot St. Lukes is planning some growth plans although if I recall correctly they are mainly just replacing old space. The primary hospitals as well as TMC's efforts to get some for profit businesses in the area are going to create some good years ahead. Combined with the residential boom that is beginning to happen in the area and the Texas Medical Center is again going to be a very busy part of town!

http://www.chron.com/business/medical/article/Houston-Methodist-to-build-Woodlands-hospital-5513231.php#photo-6371297

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Naviguessor    1180

Yet another design direction from Methodist.  Sorry that the initial rendering will not happen.  Really liked how it continued the design theme and flowed from the Research Institute. 

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cloud713    3536

ugh.. seriously. the wave was so sleek and sexy. this just looks out of place (and appeared to be taller). though i guess i cant complain that something is being built there.

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Naviguessor    1180

It appears as though Phase II could pretty easily mirror Phase I.  But, wouldn't be surprised if another theme is hatched.  Frankly, The Mary Gibbs Jones building does have to go. 

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cloud713    3536

Why did they scrap the wave design?! :( this has been bumming me out since earlier. I really liked the fluid design.

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cloud713    3536

I really like this.

Are you being sarcastic? Have you seen the side profile view of this tower? It's as wide as it is tall and the side is just plain facade.

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H-Town Man    1837

Great design, and kudos to the Methodists for not being scared to put up an image of Jesus and the inevitable ire it will draw.

 

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Naviguessor    1180

H-Town. The provocative mural not withstanding, what is it that you find great? Or at least better than the initial design.

Looking for a conversation not an argument.

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