Places generally along the South Freeway (I-45), and south of the Ship Channel, including Clear Lake, Deer Park, Freindswood, the Hobby Area, League City, Pasadena, Santa Fe, South Houston, and Texas City.
After watching the GALVESTON motion picture (2018) on Blu-Ray disc, then reading the GALVESTON novel (2010), it was interesting to watch the motion picture again.
Nic Pizzolatto (credited as Jim Hammett) and Melanie Laurent (credited as director, not credited as screenwriter) were clearly up to the challenge of adapting and condensing a 250 page novel into a 94 minute motion picture screenplay. Overall the screenplay simplifies and clarifies events in the novel in a highly effective manner.
Roy Cady (male lead character), is smart enough to anticipate and escape from the setup designed to eliminate him, but goes on to make several mistakes after leaving the New Orleans area:  contacting his former girlfriend and thereby announcing his presence in southeast Texas,  telephoning the New Orleans physician who diagnosed his lung condition, &  telephoning his former boss and trying to extort money from him. The first mistake provided an eye witness with a motive for revealing his current whereabouts. The second mistake provides a telephone call that can be traced to his current location. The third mistake not only provides a way to trace his current location, but the attempt to extort money gives his former boss an even stronger motive to have him eliminated.
The road sign showing the distance between Beaumont and Galveston is approximately correct if the route taken is via the Bolivar Peninsula and the ferry connecting it to Galveston Island.
The decision to film at Tybee Island GA presumes the cost of filming there was significantly lower than it would be to film at Galveston TX. This type of decision is normally made by the producer and/or financial backers.
Look at that beautiful deep blue Texas sky over Houston. Incredible. I hope we can have many more beautiful skies like this for a while longer. It's one of the very few positive effects of the pandemic and mainly due to the various quarantines and shutdowns in the past year. In fact, I just read and article last week (NYT's or WaPo ?) that around the world, emissions are currently at 1990 levels in the large cities of the world, which is amazing. I plan to be outside (distanced or away from any people) and enjoy it while it lasts.
In the meantime, this project seems to be moving a bit faster now and getting more exciting with each passing week of construction. Houston is a powerhouse when it comes to getting almost impossible things done that others would scoff at during a recession and pandemic, even a major hurricane.
It's at least a bit encouraging to see the City (or whomever) enforcing some standards on a contractor. Too often it seems they just let them get by with shoddy work (See, for example, the recent work on Richmond).
Basically correct, but I don't think it was the architect's doing (and it wasn't Hess). I think it was the Downtown Redevelopment Authority that encouraged/convinced Trammel Crow, the developer of the Hess Tower, to leave that space for a residential tower.