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tangledwoods last won the day on December 15 2011

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  1. this is one of the most refreshingly new glass box tower designs I have seen in the last few years. WOW, nice to see some good architecture in the commercial office space!!!
  2. I also heard that the "Grand Poobah Architect" is Rem Koolhaas and the "Master Ideation Architect" Renzo Piano. All joking aside KPF are a legit firm, excited to see their name attached.
  3. something something OSHA? okay stupid question, how do you embed an imgur so it shows up????
  4. Two 3D spin around renderings are now on the sales site: 1550 on the Green
  5. the FF heights dont work, you would have to blow out portions of every other floor (which would make for some dope loft style units) but not sure what the market would be for that. Also the core depth of this building makes it inefficient for residential or hotel conversion. FWIW the comments above are largely from a bar conversation with a developer that doesnt like Shorenstein so take all of that for what it is......
  6. here is the problem with 800 bell: no one wants an old 1.3 million SF building with low FF heights and extremely old infrastructure. The "sell" from Shorenstein is that you could deliver a "reno" of this building to market faster than a new tower but there are not a whole lot of anchor tenants looking for the kind of SF they would need to kick this into gear. Even with top tier renovations this will never be able to compete with new construction Hines or Skanska buildings....
  7. Why in hell is the city spending $40mil when this company could easily go out and bank finance the job themselves (or get a developer involved)? I wasn't aware that our tax dollars are being used to fund commercial development....
  8. FWIW, the equipment used to "tear it down" are just excavators, no heavy demo equipment was used to demo this thing as none was needed. When we demo modern ish buildings you have to use hammers or shears on the equipment to "chew" through the structure. Looking back through these photos is looks like they largely used buckets to process the building down. Also salvage of brick is almost never done even in restoration projects. The old brick is often weaker than the mortar holding it together making it almost impossible to re-use. A few years ago Harris County did a great restorati
  9. send it through montrose, we would have 20 DNF's..... Back to the topic, major props to the Skanska folks for thinking about the cycling folks.
  10. this is such a salty post and project title. What did HCC do to you??? this building looks to be the very definition of vanilla ice cream. Not bad, not good.... I for one am happy to see HCC being restrained and responsible steward of our TAX DOLLARS.
  11. anytime I see renderings for a project with solar panels I just assume it will never be built.... and this is a mixed use project with solar panels, thats like double proforma confusion....
  12. god those renderings are SEXY! I love how they have segmented the building into targeted tenant chunks. The semi-open garage is going to be interesting, that is always a tricky element on podium towers so hopefully the detailing will pay dividends. I cant help but see this a a major contrast against what is to me a bland Hines Block 58. I know the location is very different and drives the design to an extent but I can see this building commanding higher rents than the other vanilla ice cream recent downtown projects (including their owner cap tower).
  13. https://www.skanska.fi/tietoa-skanskasta/media/uutiset/254374/Jatkasaaren-terassitalon-arkkitehtikilpailun-voittaja-on-ratkennut Skanska just announced a new development in Helsinki, just copy paste that design right here!!
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