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  1. I was frustrated with the redesign, but with the glass going in, this tower is beautiful.
  2. The crane has been coming down the last couple days for this one.
  3. All of our attention has been on the north side of downtown and now we can shift our focus to the south with two projects on this end.
  4. Fine. Voted against renovating it. The point remains that demo costs are too high to get rid of worthless structures unless the developer is willing to pay a premium.
  5. I was implying the residents. And it was Harris County.
  6. It costs millions to demo so it'll just sit there until someone figures they can recoup the costs with a new development on top of the demo costs. They already complain the margins are thin. It is the same reason the City voted to demo the Astrodome and then the City and County looked at the costs and nothing happened.
  7. On the radio, they mentioned this project is taking the next step forward and was approved for $25M(?) support from Harvey federal aid. It will be a 6 month demo and 24 month rebuild. I will believe it when it starts but it is edging closer.
  8. Couldn't it be converted to affordable housing? So what if the ceilings aren't as high, it could still be a way for a different demographic to afford living downtown.
  9. This building is an example of what is going to happen to a lot of buildings around town that are aging. The owners will have to find ways to adapt or there will just be old empty buildings from the 70s/80s that no one wants to rent.
  10. From that view it looks almost the same height as Market Tower and that one is 40 floors. Not like there are elevation changes in Houston to account for.
  11. I know it has to do with floor height but it is crazy to me how much shorter this look compared to the Travis and it being 2 stories less.
  12. Makes perfect sense. ON NPR yesterday, it mentioned that it looks like the lumber bubble may be busting and prices coming back down but that lumber prices are still 3x what they were a year ago. China is also releasing more metals into the market and that help other construction costs as well. Seems simple enough to wait a year or two and save millions.
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