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  1. Wow, that was a great tour. Over 50% leased, United is floors 12-19, and the green space on the podium will only be for their office. Hines used the green space amenity to incentivize a large block lease on the lower levels, since upper floors are usually more desirable. They have 97(?) days to finish up before the deadline. The crane is supposed to come down November 5th, and the exterior elevator lift (very cool experience) is supposed to come down on the 1st. i didn't realize there was going to be a water feature in the lobby. They mentioned the glass on the roof that opens up to the 46th-48th floors below would be capable of changing colors/darkening by use of electricity, to reduce direct sunlight on sunny days. It was great meeting everyone! Naviguessor and I decided we should have a HAIF gathering at the 43rd floor restaurant & lounge/open air observation deck at Wedge tower. And with that.. its picture time. Lobby Conference Center Fitness Center 12th floor/first green space level It was originally designed as a trading floor (larger floor plate than the rest of the office levels at 40,000 sq ft) with higher ceilings and additional infrastructure capacity. 13th floor/build out example Going up.. 46th floor Hopefully that wasn't too many pictures/slowed your browser down. They're just iPhone photos and I figured those who weren't able to attend would be interested to see some pictures from the tour.
    17 points
  2. 324' feet 379 units 481 parking spaces 216 bicycle spaces 13,888 square feet of retail EDIT: Renderings removed at the demand of Large arts in Collingwood, Australia. —Editor
    14 points
  3. 10 points
  4. They replaced the wide sewer grates with much narrower ones, these are much safer for bikers and ankles.
    8 points
  5. http://houston-texas-us.blogspot.com/2016/10/post-millenniumly-and-preleasingly.html
    7 points
  6. Agree ... it's amazing all of the residential projects being completed Downtown ... Market Square, near Minute Maid Park, near the new Sky House towers .... Downtown is finally becoming a place to live.
    5 points
  7. Can't wait for the next update where the remove the tower completely and it's just a parking garage. Edit: I do count 28 stories though.
    5 points
  8. http://www.mcmanagement.com/property/preston-square/
    4 points
  9. A new angle is up: https://app.oxblue.com/open/Hunt/MethodistNCE
    4 points
  10. Good to meet you and naviguesser!
    3 points
  11. I will say the amount of retail on bottom makes the proposal edge out over every other similar tower proposal we've seen.
    3 points
  12. Just read this piece in the news about a 911 emergency operator who hung up on calls simply because she didn't feel like talking over the phone at the time. The punishment that she got, $4000 for each count, seems too light as these calls were serious; one man losing his life could have been prevented.
    2 points
  13. Retail space now being advertised http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/20024543/1111-Travis-St-Houston-TX/
    2 points
  14. At the 609 main tour today, guides indicated that a coffee shop by the Blacksmith (coffee shop in Montrose) team will be going in the southeast corner of the lobby and a white table cloth restaurant will take the north retail spot. Also indicated that B&B Butchers will be opening something in 1111 rusk.
    2 points
  15. Interesting. I always thought this little parking lot should get something put there. That would be a nice upstairs restaraunt/bar/patio concept. Hope this gets built..... but where will they then put the Houston Inspired mural???
    2 points
  16. My gut tells me downtown will continue to draw new tenants faster than surrounding areas... It's coming to life as residents continue to migrate in; new hotels, restaurants, bars are delivering; the adjacent Buffalo Bayou Park is finished; and the Super Bowl buzz will soon skyrocket. New retail is inevitable. Downtown is going to be the new "It" place to live.
    2 points
  17. http://www.braunenterprises.com/files/flyer_a8da6af4-124f-f73a-57fb-580152b0a219_Braun Enterprises - 3100 Fannin (1).pdf
    1 point
  18. http://www.braunenterprises.com/files/flyer_cfc7821b-0640-48c7-050e-58015010a470_Braun Enterprises - 403 W. Gray.pdf
    1 point
  19. Rolex building, white crane; The Union, red crane:
    1 point
  20. Subdivision plat filed SubdivisionPlatPDF_LaColombeDor.pdf
    1 point
  21. First off, the referendum isn't even about going wet, it's about going damp - beer and wine only, off premise only. In other words, allowing the grocery and convenience stores to have the same stock that they can have less than a mile east or west. Second, the on premise / liquor ship sailed some time ago with the not particularly exclusive "private clubs." Finally, the thoroughly wet rest of the Heights is hardly a hotbed of winos sleeping on lawns, etc., etc. - I should know, I've lived in the wet Heights since it was still a kinda sketchy neighborhood. The dry argument sounds a whole lot like an analogue of "a taco truck on every corner!!!" Or this.
    1 point
  22. Those were hand sketches. I was in a hurry. I'll use brighter colors for you next time.
    1 point
  23. Thanks for posting cloud. The pictures Navi sent me were garbage in comparison.
    1 point
  24. I liked the first design because it was unusual. I liked the second design even more because it was something very cool that was unlike anything else. But the third design is entirely forgettable, easily confused with a number of other towers recently built or proposed. Of course, if it never gets built this is moot, but it's a shame if this is the final design. It just screams 2013.
    1 point
  25. elnina999 has added a photo to the pool: 777 Preston Street, Houston's tallest downtown residential building at 40 stories. View the full article
    1 point
  26. It should be incredibly obvious that my intention was never to make general arguments about Houston being better or worse than Dallas. I'm using the Meyerson as a specific example of what could be achieved by building a new concert hall rather than renovating the one we have. Please read more carefully.
    1 point
  27. http://www.har.com/5313-chenevert-st/sale_83684577
    1 point
  28. Obviously it would take longer to raise $400 million than $200 million. With the oil downturn, it would probably have to wait a few years. But you'd be getting a magnificent hall that could be a landmark, and that would have a 50-75 year life expectancy. With the Jones, you've got something that will never be a gorgeous landmark like the Meyerson, is already 50 years old, and you're paying all this money to give it another 25 years of being good but not great. Ive read in the past that the Dallas Symphony consistently sells more tickets than ours, despite not being as good a symphony. Not hard to see why. Someone who isn't a music lover would take a date to the Meyerson because it's such a stunning place. That person would not take a date to Jones. It was built at a time when Houston was still a large regional city rather than what we are now, when it was comparable to Baltimore or Milwaukee, and we had to make it multi-purpose because we couldn't afford a pure symphony hall that didn't accommodate our other organizations. That necessarily involves compromise. Now we can build something first rate. Let the Chevy go and put the money towards a Mercedes.
    1 point
  29. Well, goodness knows, if Dallas isn't replacing any parts in their symphony hall, then we certainly shouldn't be doing so either. And on that note, someone should probably alert Lincoln Center officials in New York City that Dallas isn't replacing any parts in their symphony hall so Lincoln Center shouldn't be wasting their money refurbishing the home of the New York Philharmonic. They did a relatively minor refurbishment to Jones Hall a while back mostly, I think, to bring it into ADA compliance and then to repair the exterior marble... had nothing to do with the flexible ceiling (the flexible ceiling was a feature when the hall was originally constructed).
    1 point
  30. whether its the tower or whatever. the fact of the matter is that they finally have all the building permits they need lined up so they can start on these when they like.
    1 point
  31. Brays Bayou by Marc longoria, on Flickr Park to Port Bike Ride by Marc longoria, on Flickr Park to Port Bike Ride by Marc longoria, on Flickr Park to Port Bike Ride by Marc longoria, on Flickr
    1 point
  32. Found this sign on all sides of the building with the graffiti art.
    1 point
  33. Vlog with drone footage at end
    1 point
  34. I don't even think about cost per project anymore when at the end, most of the these projects around the nation mostly come from federal tax $$$. Might as well bring some of that to Houston.
    1 point
  35. Well, it says "River Oaks". So my guess would be it'll be anywhere but River Oaks.
    1 point
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