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  1. Nice comparison of phase 1 currently with the renders! From East River's Facebook page.
    8 points
  2. Double Trouble is not rebranding. After closing several months for renovations, the coffee shop and cocktail bar reopens tomorrow at Mid Main. The reopening announcement shared on Instagram Thursday evening:
    7 points
  3. Photos of the lobby. Interesting floor pattern and statues:
    6 points
  4. In non flame war related news, they are boarding up the former lofts at the ballpark apartment complex. The streets are also blocked off. I’m assuming they are working towards demolishing the buildings.
    5 points
  5. aesthetic dumpster fire. for an eye doctor, dude doesnt seem to have a good vision.....
    4 points
  6. Very happy that this is finally finished and cannot wait for the other connector to Stude Park to get done. It looks like they are making good progress on that connector. But gotta say that this took way too long. This was basically a three month job that took almost two years. If this bridge was for vehicular traffic for a busy street, emergency repairs would have probably taken a few weeks if not faster.
    4 points
  7. https://www.deccanco.com/properties/currentprojects
    4 points
  8. I would suspect they will finish the tower crane removal this weekend.
    4 points
  9. Crew is starting to remove the scaffolding that surrounds the building.
    4 points
  10. Talked with a food truck vendor selling the crew food. He said all the other trucks were jealous of him cause he knew where all the construction projects are since he uses the web site SkyRise Cities. I told he could probably find more projects if he used HAIF. He googled it and said he would check it out. I showed him the rendering of this and pointed out some other projects in the area. He said he was told they were going to break up the concrete in the old parking lot next week according to the superintendent.
    4 points
  11. That's an aerial photo from several years ago. That long white building on the left was torn down in 2011 or 2012. If I understand correctly, in most cases, Google utilizes a machine learning algorithm to attempt to reconstruct in 3D what it sees from the 2D aerial photos (sometimes combined with StreetView data, where available). In other words, these 3D models for this location were probably automatically generated by AI, not a human. I'm not sure how often they update their graphics, but apparently not often enough.
    3 points
  12. They only trimmed the trees because the garage is very close to the street.
    3 points
  13. OK, I'll come in here with the medium view. I don't entirely dislike the floor. The statuary is...a bit...well this isn't gonna be the Trevi Fountain. The mix up of curtain glass colors was...odd. But I think the proportions of the building aren't terrible, and I'm really excited to see what such a tall tower looks like here. Really excited.
    2 points
  14. My evil side says that the solution to the encroachment is to use a 60 foot diameter saw, and remove the offending portion of the building, preferably without notice. I recall that some developer in Majorca built a taller than allowed building in the airport flight path, and was shocked to find, once construction was complete, that the government sent over a bunch of equipment and demolished the building.
    2 points
  15. Surprisingly he has 18 locations in greater Houston and Austin. I thought he had just the one. https://www.manneye.com/locations-directions/
    2 points
  16. I went through all the top cities on the list. If I am to believe the estimates, Houston and Dallas lost population, as did many other cities, while San Antonio and Fort Worth had gains of 10,000. Almost every other large American city appears to have lost population. I would not be surprised if the 2022 estimates show these people miraculously reappearing...
    2 points
  17. I attended the planning commission meeting online for my first time ever using the Teams app. Bunkhouse had 2 people that talked about the project, the construction company had 1 person that talked. He said they would use the south lot for workers parking and lay down yard. Trucks would be limited to using only Loretto St and Colquitt St. for delivery of materials. There were two people that live nearby that were worried about parking for guests, workers and visitors. At the 11th hour the developers created more parking to alleviate their worries about those concerns. But as the moderator said they were only concerned about the new plat for the hotel and not about parking. I think the commissioners knew that Menil would do good work and they all seemed to be all for this project.
    2 points
  18. Plat was approved by the planning commission and operator created additional parking in the lot south of this and diagonal parking along Loretto St.
    2 points
  19. https://twitter.com/dugbegley/status/1529932857917030401?s=21&t=ixZjTJjl_X1zH1nT-R8dVQ
    2 points
  20. Architect - https://www.edi-international.com
    2 points
  21. It speaks to the power of the tobacco lobby that cigarettes, with all their well-documented high health risks, continue to be legal for recreational use when the FDA has banned so many other products for even therapeutic use that had much lower risks. Ephedra, for instance, I'm not saying it shouldn't have been banned, but there were an estimated 12 million people using it at one point, and it was implicated in 155 deaths over a 13 year period. The CDC says cigarettes kill 480,000 people a year. They estimate 34,000 nonsmokers die from heart disease linked to secondary exposure a year. I don't think anyone died because their parent or spouse took ephedra. Over a 30 year period, something like 30 women who took phenylpropanolamine either as a decongestant or in Dexatrim for weight loss suffered an intracranial hemmorage, and data indicated that 1 woman might have a stroke out of every 107,000 to 3.3 million women who used PPA (normal stroke incidence rate is 0.6 per 1 million), and it was yanked off the market. How many smokers have heart attacks or strokes every year? If tobacco is such a dangerous product (which it is) why not just take it off the market?
    2 points
  22. HAS did an update presentation to City Council Economic Development Committee yesterday. No big news in the presentation. I thought the most interesting item was when the HAS COO mentioned, again, that in addition to the Airport’s explanation plans, United is working on plans to expand their gates; presumably, that would be the new north piers in Terminal B. Here’s the presentation: http://www.houstontx.gov/council/committees/econdev/20220526/ITRP_Economic_Development_Committee.pdf
    1 point
  23. Not saying that there isn't something planned for this property, but I haven't heard of anything happening soon. An associate of mine told me the reason that this plat was done is because of the Shepherd/Durham Reconstruction Project and that there is an encroachment of the 651 N. Shepherd building into the North Durham right of way.
    1 point
  24. Architect - https://www.greshamsmith.com
    1 point
  25. https://skyscraperpage.com/forum/showpost.php?p=9632022&postcount=2662
    1 point
  26. This sure wants to be moved to Alexandria, Virginia.
    1 point
  27. 350,000 office building 2027 completion https://www.cushmanwakefield.com/en/united-states/properties/for-lease/office/tx/houston/post-oak-boulevard/s120626819s120794583-l
    1 point
  28. Architect - https://www.z6consulting.com
    1 point
  29. Extremely tall signs have been posted. Makes a huge statement!
    1 point
  30. Not with that attitude!! I'm thinking this works. Ferry from Galveston to Bolivar. Or we build a sweet bridge!
    1 point
  31. The new streetlights are finally in service. Well, some of them. Don't want to rush things....
    1 point
  32. I have almost no knowledge about how these things work, but I know that there are specific state permits for underground petroleum storage tanks. Maybe some type of issue there? Edit: also, I bought an electric car and an ebike so I care less about the gas station now 😆 bring on those 3 tiny retail spots, though
    1 point
  33. Vaping cannabis is almost certainly not as bad as smoking it via "regular" means, as you're not inhaling many of the toxic byproducts generated by combustion. But it's still not great for your lungs. Using any kind of "vape juice" cartridges, whether for cannabinoids or as a nicotine replacement, may very well be a different story. They're new enough to where I don't know that there's enough data yet to get a long-term picture of their overall effect on health, but just from what I've read, I'd be pretty hesitant to subject my respiratory system to the ingredients in many of those cartridges.
    1 point
  34. My oversimplified understanding: Cost of labor vs. cost of materials. In areas where labor is expensive, steel is used. In areas where labor is cheap, concrete is used. Basically because, especially when dealing with formwork, concrete can be much more labor-intensive.
    1 point
  35. Ok I've been very critical of Urban Genesis but I have to give them credit. They basically took over the Warehouse District and made it a goal to redevelop it. So many developers have overlooked this area for years.
    1 point
  36. This entire area around the ballpark is going to explode once Crane builds the Astros Village.
    1 point
  37. I I believe it was a warehouse district in the 40's -70's before it started getting gentrified. Randall Davis was the first to repurpose the Dakota Lofts in '92 which used to be a Bute Paint factory. If I'm not mistaken this was one of his early projects that got his career as a developer started. There was also many rail trunk lines that serviced the warehouses, you can still see some of them on Sterett St. in the middle of the street and along the now demolished warehouse. That is why the warehouses were so high so they could load and unload freight. I'm sure @astrohip probably knows more of the history of the area. I know people rag on Randall Davis for his taste in architecture but he has done a lot for the Greater Houston/Galveston area to restore old buildings. hindesky. Randall Davis is often given credit for single-handedly revitalizing downtown Houston. He certainly has changed the landscape of the million-dollar home market and has had a major impact on Houston as the first loft developer in the Bayou City. The Dakota Lofts were the beginning of a series of projects for Davis that included the renovation of the Hogg Palace and Rice Hotel. One of his early projects, the Metropolis, was the first high-rise built in Houston in 12 years. It was followed by Gotham and Renoir and now the Manhattan, a partnership with Gerald Hines in the Galleria area. http://htexas.com/New/randall-and-heather-davis/ http://www.randalldavis.com/portfolio/single/dakota-lofts
    1 point
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