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  1. Architect: Kirksey Architecture Developer: Medistar
    17 points
  2. https://www.urbanoarchitects.com/work#/new-gallery-2/
    12 points
  3. Montrose Collective- Double concrete boom pump pour this morning https://imgur.com/gallery/8CORLPS
    11 points
  4. Here is one from there personal archive. Never got higher than this.
    10 points
  5. Looks like developers are falling over themselves to get projects out of the ground right now. Phase two coming soon?
    9 points
  6. I had trouble telling some people where I lived when I lived downtown - I would say "downtown" and they would ask where and I'd say the part with the tall buildings
    6 points
  7. Google has leased 1 floor here for its first Houston office. Google to open first Houston office
    6 points
  8. With the illuminated crown, I always round to 50 as well. But if you think about it, the mechanical floor and crown add the illusion of another 4 floors, so this sucker is actually 51 “stories” tall!
    5 points
  9. Opportunity zones have 7 years to defer capital gains. Shit has to get moving.
    4 points
  10. Nice, looks like the Level 1 slab pour for the Westheimer facing building.
    4 points
  11. ArtNsf - The sheet piles will prevent the erosion of the bank...that is what they are designed to do. BBP knows this and they are the ones designing the waterfront. When they surveyed what residents wanted from the Easter Sector landscaped a big response was the ability to get close to the water, including entry points and water taxi landings. That is what you are seeing here, as the sheet piles taper down towards water level. Certainly, during floods, this "hard" edge will become inundated and the water's edge will ascend the slope behind the bulkhead. But, the bank will is not likely to fail. Certainly, there will be silting and clean-up will be required...but this isn't terribly difficult. The Partnership has learned a lot of lessons from Harvey and generally knows what they are doing. The hard-bank/bulkhead, which is being installed, is necessary to prevent erosion, but IMO, it is good to see that it wont just be a 30ft wall all along edge of the East River property. It'll make it far more enjoyable to use and enjoy, even if it has to be closed and cleaned from time to time.
    4 points
  12. Would you rather Google not set up an office here? An office is an office. And as they get their foot in the door, they’ll expand their presence even more over time. I expect an office in the Innovation District.
    4 points
  13. The view from LyondellBasell Tower today.
    4 points
  14. https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2020/06/18/amazon-richmond-fulfillment-center.html I passed this intersection a few times in the past week and there's an enormous 5-6 story building being constructed close to this address. Is that where it will be located or is it merely going to be adjacent?
    3 points
  15. downstream of downtown is pretty safe from flooding. all the buildup around the bayou in downtown creates a dam of sorts within the channel only a specific volume of water can get through per unit of time. if the volume of water entering the bayou upriver is greater than that then it backs up and fills up the channel. eventually overtopping the 'banks' and starts going through the streets/buildings. it isn't until after the confluence of the WOB and buffalo that the channel opens up. I'm certainly not a hydrologist, but through observation of how Harvey and previous floods worked their way through the bayou system you can see that there is a severe blockage somewhere in downtown. I had a really great vantage point to watch from my office that occupied one of the entire upper floors of Chase tower.
    3 points
  16. I think it's supposed to be a stationary food truck trolley
    3 points
  17. Counterpoint: the trolley is moving away from the pedestrian (hence the the cables pulling in the other direction). That said, why does the trolley have a menu? And more importantly, why does it appear to sell burgers, hotdogs, vapes, and baby bottles? As a """millennial,""" I think I'm offended! Also, I take ubmrage to the fact that the Elysian Viaduct isn't painted purple and pink ink their rendering.
    3 points
  18. I get the sense that trolley is going to hit the person walking further up those tracks in the rendering.
    3 points
  19. Any idea why there would be scaffolding on the top like this?
    3 points
  20. It's my understanding that it will eventually be used as a Green Finger to the Bayou from Navigation. Out of the whole East Master Plan, the Navigation portion was kind of brushed aside but is definitely transformative from my view. https://buffalobayou.org/bbpwordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Buffalo-Bayou-East_Summar1_nov-2019.pdf On Page 25: "A generous green space links the Bayou to commercial establishments along the Navigation Esplanade and to Second Ward neighborhoods. Remnants of the site’s former rail yard remind users of Buffalo Bayou East’s industrial legacy. Shade trees and lush lawns provide an inviting refuge for area residents to relax and enjoy a break from hectic city life."
    3 points
  21. Personally, conflating "EaDo" with "East End" annoys me (especially when their are distinct boundaries), but I've come to live with the fact that it's inevitable. I trust EEMD will keep with the subtle reminders such as signage, event names, etc., while people will go around doing/saying their own thing regardless.
    3 points
  22. There hasn’t been rain. Low flow settles and clears up the water.
    3 points
  23. Clayton Homes demo is complete Untitled by Houston Midtown, on Flickr Untitled by Houston Midtown, on Flickr
    3 points
  24. 3 points
  25. FYI storm troopers are water quality devices designed to improve the quality of discharge storm water from the site. Cool name and a cool product: https://parkusa.com/index.php/corporate/241-stormwater-division/stormwater-quality-category/hydrodynamic-separator-product/stormtrooper-aq
    3 points
  26. Not sure what they’re doing, but it’s owned by the Menil Foundation now.
    2 points
  27. Remember when people said downtown and medical center would never connect ? Now you can stand downtown look straight down main street and swear it all one long corridor.
    2 points
  28. Key Maps Store previously EDIT: Interestingly also the address for Seawall Specialty Co., which had many historical prints/publications.
    2 points
  29. On the other hand, a street car that goes around north downtown on rails selling food would be a great draw
    2 points
  30. It's a food trolley! They're the wave of the future the question is, will The Kindergartener build the North Canal, or will it have to wait until we have competence back in the County Judge seat.
    2 points
  31. What if it was a movable trolley restaurant 👀, I know not likely but what if 😂
    2 points
  32. I haven't seen any pictures of this side of Downtown. I'm told by local businesses and residents the area did well during Harvey. It's unlikely Midway would be putting so much bank on the side of the bayou without doing their homework on flooding/erosion. Also, at a certain point past Downtown, tides and wind control the water levels, not rainfall.
    2 points
  33. Looks pretty cool, although I'm assuming that trolley is more decorative than functional 😄
    2 points
  34. Agree completely, but mostly because of the very close proximity to that concrete and asphalt facility just to the northeast. That facility generates a ton of dust which, depending on wind direction, could cause quite a mess as the it settles. Seems to be a poor location for anything outdoor-focused.
    2 points
  35. Developers and real estate agents will call an area whatever they want, regardless of recognized and/or historic neighborhood and management district boundaries. “EaDo” is being pushed as a trendy, up-and-coming area so naturally they will take liberty with the boundaries and say pretty much anything in the general area is “EaDo,” even when it’s on the other side of the Bayou in Fifth Ward. It’s the same reason The Heights now apparently reaches all the way over to Hempstead road. . .
    2 points
  36. Has Sawyer Yards vibes but with a bit more flavor. Is that a trolley or the light rail, lol? As someone who works in the legal field, I am amazed at what has happened and is happening in this area. 10 years ago you would have been laughed at and potentially called stupid for suggesting this could exist in this spot. And the best thing is that this naturally flows since as Luminaire said you get UHD students, people living in the new construction in that area of downtown, the legal peeps working over there, and then on weekends its just a few stops from the already vibrant mainstreet scene. Thanks @Urbannizer
    2 points
  37. Untitled by Houston Midtown, on Flickr
    2 points
  38. 2 points
  39. The Texas A&M University System capital plan has been updated to include their contribution to TMC3 ($100,000,000 building) with a proposed start date of the current fiscal year (ends in August, I believe). This is in addition to the $18,000,000 approved back earlier this year. https://assets.system.tamus.edu/files/treasury/pdf/FY20/Quarterly_Updates_to_FY2020-FY2024_CapitalPlan_3rdQtr.pdf
    2 points
  40. From what I’ve seen, most of the breakage has come either during installation or because of faulty installation. Other than that, it takes quite a bit to break the tube glass like being hit with a tower crane block or a boom lift swinging into it. Other than that, it seems like a pretty strong design, but only time will tell.
    2 points
  41. https://i.imgur.com/WDQgr7k.jpgMontrose Collective- tower crane at construction site this morning.https://imgur.com/gallery/RVfCQEQ
    2 points
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