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Announced in the Houston Business Journal Today:

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2014/11/texas-childrens-hospital-to-expand-tower-in-the.html

 

This should nicely add to the Medical Center skyline. I hope they keep with the practice of having lighting features as many of the taller structures in the TMC do.

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wxman    495

I'm surprised there aren't more responses to this yet. Should be a great addition to the area! Looking forward to seeing the renderings.

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toxtethogrady    691

So are there any renders of the project or is it going to look an awful lot like Mark Wallace?

 

mark-a-wallace1*304xx1867-2800-121-0.jpg

 

And my second question is a pre-empt: is it going to have GFR? :P

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Dakota79    523

So are there any renders of the project or is it going to look an awful lot like Mark Wallace?

mark-a-wallace1*304xx1867-2800-121-0.jpg

And my second question is a pre-empt: is it going to have GFR? :P

That's hilarious.

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htownproud    260

This is great! I wonder if it might go across Main. You would need another sky bridge, but otherwise it seems they will need to knock something down.

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ricco67    382

according to the article, I think that they are planning on building on top of another structure.

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htownproud    260

I was reading that to mean on top of a 6 story garage.  But you're right -- I think it's a 6 story existing building.  I guess it's the building with the Wells Fargo on the ground floor . . . .

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Purdueenginerd    728

This is going to be a cool project to watch, tripling the height (roughly) of a structure is likely going to require a lot of strengthening work. I'm pretty stoked about the construction photos for this one. 

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Houston19514    2259

This is going to be a cool project to watch, tripling the height (roughly) of a structure is likely going to require a lot of strengthening work. I'm pretty stoked about the construction photos for this one. 

 

More like quadrupling the height.  ;-)    I think the six-story building is quite new (built at the same time as the TCH Womens Pavilion).  I suspect they built it with capacity to hold a tower on top of it.

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Purdueenginerd    728

More like quadrupling the height.  ;-)    I think the six-story building is quite new (built at the same time as the TCH Womens Pavilion).  I suspect they built it with capacity to hold a tower on top of it.

 

If it's new then yeah, I agree they may have anticipated the expansion. Darn too, I like strengthening projects ;). Was close to forwarding this to the sales team in my company haha. 

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plumber2    188

No strengthening needed. Both towers were planned to go up to 27 floors. Tower crane shafts and slab knock outs for the elevators already exist. It will have the same TCH look with pink limestone, copper colored and clear vision glass. A roof top helipad will top it off. No funny looking crowns like Hermann.

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Howard Huge    2263

So are there any renders of the project or is it going to look an awful lot like Mark Wallace?

mark-a-wallace1*304xx1867-2800-121-0.jpg

And my second question is a pre-empt: is it going to have GFR? :P

:lol:

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nate    183

http://houston.culturemap.com/news/home-design/01-13-15-theres-nowhere-to-go-but-up-in-texas-childrens-hospital-506-million-expansion/

 

 

The board of Texas Children's Hospital has "enthusiastically approved" a $506 million expansion on the medical center campus that includes construction of a 19-story tower on top of the existing building base next to Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, officials announced Tuesday.

The project will add 640,000 square feet and 130 beds and make the tower the new home to Texas Children's Heart Center.

 

 

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Shiny! The glass up top provides an opportunity for some color facing the freeway to add to the skyline. Also, mods, I think there may be another forum on this topic if we would like to consolidate.

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Naviguessor    1225

Good Looking, Cohesive Campus.  Methodist should Consider a similar approach. 

 

Interesting Day.  It's been a while. 

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monarch    2876

fabulous high tech concept / rendering.  appears to have been copied as per a star wars movie set.  brilliant!

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