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  1. I just stumbled upon this forum and figured I'd contribute. I work for Hess (building adjacent) to this site so here are some pictures from the 7th floor. I can provided updated photos throughout the build from different elevations inside Hess Tower. Sorry for the glare & reflection on the photos.
    20 points
  2. http://houston.culturemap.com/news/real-estate/09-08-14-houstons-new-park-place-seven-story-condo-building-to-rise-over-buffalo-bayou-park-with-views-and-recreation-guaranteed/?utm_source=sf_facebook
    8 points
  3. Here is an update on the contruction progress or more acurately pit digging. They have a new tracked drill looking thing on site. I don't know what it does but it looks interesting at least.
    6 points
  4. I just spoke with a manager at Skyhouse 1, who confirmed that Skyhouse 2 downtown is in the works. In fact, she mentioned that they received permitting last week, and it is projected to break ground mid-2015 and be completed sometime in 2016. Lets keep our fingers crossed. I just spoke with a manager at Skyhouse 1, who confirmed that Skyhouse 2 downtown is in the works. In fact, she mentioned that they received permitting last week, and it is projected to break ground mid-2015 and be completed sometime in 2016. Lets keep our fingers crossed.
    5 points
  5. IMG_1192 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr IMG_1191 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr Work IMG_1282 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr Work IMG_1277 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr Work IMG_1258 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr Hey Chicks IMG_1262 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr stop Work, check out chicks IMG_1263 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr security IMG_1208 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr
    5 points
  6. I can confirm. Here is a pic I took an hour ago.
    4 points
  7. I saw this go up. The reduction of a Hollyhurst building line may support the hotel thesis on the back of the property. Anyone else heard updates on this property (south of Landry's HQ)?
    3 points
  8. 3 points
  9. Sheesh. Commercial and residential construction workers safety culture is stunning to me sometimes... Plasma torching without a faceshield. Shortsleeves. Saw cutting without a respirator Improperly wearing a fall arrest harness.
    3 points
  10. I was using my lap top earlier and didn't have any pictures on it. I have found the picture, hope you enjoy it. It also has a big Rettig's ice cream sign on it too. Looking close at the picture it appears that an A & P store was next to the drug store. The photo is from the Sloane collection so we will give him credit for the pic. I have posted two pictures one from when It was built and the other as it looks now.
    3 points
  11. Cherry Demolition is on site and the whole area is fenced off, I can only guess this building will happen.
    3 points
  12. 2 points
  13. Can anyone else confirm? I'm still in doubt it has been there since Saturday around noon. /s
    2 points
  14. IMG_1206 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr
    2 points
  15. Bigge is in the process of erecting the first tower crane boom when I went by Sunday morning.
    2 points
  16. This project here is listed as "Gray + Houston". I don't have enough to know if it's for Houston or not. GDA is a Dallas-based architect, behind the design for Chelsea-Montrose and Crest at Fondren. http://gda-architects.com/gda-gray---houston.html
    1 point
  17. So that just takes me to the home page and I have no idea what I'm looking at..
    1 point
  18. Sounds interesting. If you remember what the name is, please post it here, thanks.
    1 point
  19. Been looking for it for years now. I read it one summer along with Songs of Distant Earth when I spent a spring break in Galveston, circa 1987. Don't even remember specific details, but it was set in HTown in the future, had a cyborg, super intelligent monkey, and NASA was the end all be all in TX. Would love to find it and read it again.
    1 point
  20. I don't know about this. Urbannizer is amongst the most reliable & highly regarded sources on this board but that link has some outdated information, coupled with an old rendering from the old Amarican Apparel renovation that didn't happen. (No offense, Urbannizer, I hope you're right on this too) I hope some big retailer makes this design happen. Not just 1 floor, the whole building. Do the edifice justice. We lost Macy's but we could still regain that throwback Downtown Department store Macy's was (with a better design) if Sakowitz is done right. If a Dallas St Shopping District is to ha
    1 point
  21. No, that's when my earlier suggestion about the parking garage will be a terrible one.
    1 point
  22. wha??? There are plenty of 4plex and 8plex apartments over here, lots of bungalows, and a metric ton of garage apartments. At least once you're out of the 'eado' section of the east end. eado is basically turning into (or has already turned into) midtown v2.0, keep going east down Leeland, Harrisburg, Canal, or Navigation, turn into a neighborhood street (any of them) and you start seeing these types of things.
    1 point
  23. http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2014/09/downtown-high-rise-to-be-demolished-next-month/#12726101=2&21137103=0
    1 point
  24. OK, I remember the Fulton from my teenage years, but I didn't know it later became the Colonial. Thanks. I have another memory of my nights at the McClendon Triple and it began in the 50s when i was in high school in Pasadena. Like most Pasadena kids I spent a lot of time at the Capitan Theater, and like most young and horny teenagers I always hoped to meet a girl and do some making out on the back row or in the balcony. One night in 1960 a girl and I got caught making out - heavily - and one of the ushers escorted us to the lobby where he reported us to the manager, a guy named Bill Scot
    1 point
  25. Child's play and fun too. I am an agressive driver so it's no big deal to me but I can imagine it might scare the bejeebers out of someone who's not used to crossing lanes of traffic at speed and sudden merges.
    1 point
  26. Excellent pics! Just some advice, another good location is your parking garage on the top floor. Avoids the window glare.
    1 point
  27. That drill looks like it is for geotech tiebacks for retaining walls. Hard to tell from that distance though. Youtube video explaining typical procedures
    1 point
  28. ^ Agreed! This makes crane number 9 up downtown and we still have at least one more for this and 2 more for 609 Main. That's not including all the cranes about to go up for the multifamily highrises about to start!
    1 point
  29. I've got this mental image of all of us as little grade school kids bouncing from foot to foot in anticipation of recess as we wait for activity on this site. The anticipations is so thick you'll need a chainsaw to cut through it! lol
    1 point
  30. The attached is from the Development List for Buildings in Houston - March 2014 Thread "I just spoke with a manager at Skyhouse 1, who confirmed that Skyhouse 2 downtown is in the works. In fact, she mentioned that they received permitting last week, and it is projected to break ground mid-2015 and be completed sometime in 2016. Lets keep our fingers crossed." - Grizzly46
    1 point
  31. It will be nice if the TMC can develop a stronger biotech industry in Houston. I understand encouraging greater private development is one of the TMC's goals at the moment.
    1 point
  32. Looks like a nice little event I'll have to drop by to see!
    1 point
  33. Altuve may be most exciting Astro ever. Now if only they could get rid of Luhnow and get a real GM.
    1 point
  34. No one site seems thorough. Sky guy listed a good one. Also http://www.houstoniamag.com/arts-and-entertainment/on-the-town http://houston.culturemap.com/events/ Joining the email lists from the venues, parks, etc. can be good sources too.
    1 point
  35. IMG_1200 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr
    1 point
  36. http://www.visithoustontexas.com/travel-tools/events/
    1 point
  37. I can't drive by the Reddy Ice (formerly Sparkle Ice) plant without my gaze instinctively alighting on the most visible remnant of the old drive-in: the concrete base that the Reddy Ice sign is mounted in. It's the same one that the theater's marquee used to be mounted in. https://www.google.com/maps/@29.8524199,-95.4121105,3a,35y,80.12h,90.54t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sfX6Q9pRdAAcAeHHnT7UwOw!2e0 http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/30580/photos/97249
    1 point
  38. Holy Moses, you've got the McLendon Triple in there. That's awesome, Amsterdam. Thanks for thinking of the old Garden Oaks on Shepherd, back in the 80s. Back in the 80s, G.O. returned to English titles, abandoning the peliculas Mexicanas they had been showing for several years, and my wife (gf at the time) and I went to see Police Academy 2 there. She had never been to G.O. before, so I wanted to take her. I mean, after all, if you've ever been inside the theater you know she is one beautiful old girl. Anyway, about 45 minutes into the movie, two guys begin to bicker down front. Suddenly, they
    1 point
  39. I felt like the Matrix was on a continuous loop.
    1 point
  40. Yeah, there are all sorts of treasures out there! It is now gone so I assume the apartments go around and clean things up once in a while. On a good day there are a few people fishing and some even on boats. Here are a few more views:
    1 point
  41. It has started. I have started to send material to the job.
    1 point
  42. IMG_1125 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr IMG_1166 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr IMG_1126 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr IMG_1130 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr IMG_1134 by Not.Larry.Dierker, on Flickr
    1 point
  43. 2014-08-30 19.14.38 by marclongoria, on Flickr
    1 point
  44. From The Onion: Seriously, though -- A child's name is something they have to deal with for the rest of their lives. It's not a way for parents to show how cool or interesting or original they are. Your child is a human being, not a brand, and not a way to show off your creativity. Speaking as someone who endured decades of bullying as a child because of the name my parents chose to call me, don't do anything that would get your child a wedgie. They'll never forgive you for it. And speaking as someone who was at one time involved in hiring decisions at a very large company -- If
    1 point
  45. In my childhood, the Alabama center had (south to north, or left to right, as you faced it) a Walgreen's with a soda fountain, an A&P Supermarket, the Alabama Theater, Suzanne's Cafeteria, Wacker's Variety Store, and Western Auto. In the mid 80s a high end Mexican restaurant--Fonda San Miguel--went up where the cafeteria had been, but didn't last long. Whole Foods was where Petsmart is now--where the dimestore Wacker's used to be.
    1 point
  46. 2014 03 14: Is this anything? Immediately behind is Astoria's laydown. I'ts immediately south of the Bentley dealership, and about 100 feet in from the west loop frontage road (outside the loop).
    1 point
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