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Randall Davis 99-unit Arabella, 33-floors (Westcreek)

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8 hours ago, Montrose1100 said:

Enjoy the colored panels because soon it will be a stark white. Setting the disappointment high early on.

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Disappoint me once, shame on you. Disappoint me a dozen or so times, shame on me.

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Most of the times when I go to CM I see the Arabella cranes in the distance.  Well hopefully it's at that site.. Correction?

 

Photo taken today

 

The James also included in the photo B)

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What about the green space between the West Loop and the three new towers that weren't there last year.

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23 hours ago, Reporter said:

Little Dubai.

 

Ha! Except the height and overall architecture is lacking compared to Dubai buildings. 

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On 5/6/2017 at 11:42 PM, MaxConcrete said:

Taken Friday 5/5/2017. Construction appears to be around floor 29.

 

 

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I hate that it doesn't have more windows. Think of the views that are missing with all  of those panels. 

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On 5/10/2017 at 6:06 AM, HoustonIsHome said:

Target site= the new super block of the future.

 

 

Many things are possible here

 

Image result for mosaic district virginia

 

 

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I'm very srs rite now; did Randall have a seizure when designing this thing and all his employees just went with it because they're used to his style now? Still trying to figure out the window pattern

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It seems the intent was not to have a pattern.

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Hey, architects & engineers! 

Why not put a reflective glass of similar hue over the panels? Problem solved? 

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That's what they did on the Marriott Marquis.  Windows cover less than 1/3 of the western façade of the tower (probably the other sides, too, but that's the only side I have a good look at), with the rest just bare concrete, but they put glass over it so it looks like a glass curtain wall unless you look closely.  Look closely at this:

 

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^^^ @Twitter1 outstanding illustrations my pal.  well done....

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On 5/16/2017 at 1:49 PM, EllenOlenska said:

Hey, architects & engineers! 

Why not put a reflective glass of similar hue over the panels? Problem solved? 

I thought the reason for the reduction in glass/windows was because of the high expense of glass curtain walls?

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On 5/20/2017 at 0:30 PM, cloud713 said:

I thought the reason for the reduction in glass/windows was because of the high expense of glass curtain walls?

 

It was for heating/cooling purposes.  There was concern about how much power/HVAC capacity would be needed to keep the building cool in the summer.

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