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  1. Chevron said in their press release that it would be 1.7 million sqft. "Chevron U.S.A. is planning to build a new downtown skyscraper for its growing Houston workforce The energy giant said this morning it will build a 50-story tower with 1.7 million square feet at 1600 Louisiana St. at Pease."
  2. City Centre is growing! http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2013/08/citycentre-to-include-sheraton-hotel/?cmpid=hpts
  3. I was thinking the same thing - maybe he/she's trying to get their post numbers up.
  4. JLB Partners finally posted a rendering of their multifamily project at Montrose and West Dallas on their website. Axis Houston - http://www.jlbpartners.com/portfolio/show/20-Axis (maybe deserves its own thread?) Not bad, and a huge complex at 396 units. Should be almost as big as Marvy's adjacent project. So glad these former American General (AIG) lots are finally being developed.., they just sat there empty for years.
  5. wow... absolutely WOW. (& not a good "wow"). Clearing that natural land/man made lake is a travesty (& I'm a pro-development guy). Bad Skanska
  6. Thanks for the detailed pics - looking good.
  7. Apache was my immediate guess as well..., looks like BLVD Place phase one behind the base. The design shown may just be a place holder but it is very similar to their project in Chicago - http://www.pickardchilton.com/mobile/300_north_lasalle.html
  8. My bad, that's why I inserted the disclaimer - I just knew there was no building in Houston above 2 million sqft and just a few over 1.5 million so figured this would be one of the largest ever. Thanks for correcting me.., absolutely no ego here - just enjoying Houston's renaissance!
  9. I see Nancy has updated her article with the statement from the Governors office: UPDATE – The tower project is set to reap a nice financial boost from state. Gov. Rick Perry said the Texas Enterprise Fund will contribute $12 million to the Chevron project. The development, he said, will create 1,752 jobs. Those new jobs, according to Chevron spokesman Russell Johnson, will be new hires to support the company’s growth in Houston over the next several years. The public incentive deal requires Chevron to receive a “local incentive,” as well, the state said. Chevron is in discussions with the c
  10. Strange that the HBJ got the scoop on how many additional employees will be hired for this expansion but Nancy Sarnoff from the Chronicle only posted the press release stating: "Chevron U.S.A. is planning to build a new downtown skyscraper for its growing Houston workforce" FROM THE HBJ ARTICLE: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2013/07/03/chevron-plans-new-houston-building.html "Chevron Corp., which already has a presence of about 9,000 employees and contractors in Houston, is planning a new downtown office tower to accommodate its expansion in the city, which includes hiring anothe
  11. The design is kinda plain, but I clearly expected something sleek and very similar to 1400 and 1500 Smith, so I guess that's why I'm not really disappointed. "50-Stories", now when was the last time we could say that in Houston!?
  12. 1.7 million sqft would make it the largest office building in Houston if that's only including rentable office space (and not parking garage, common space, etc)
  13. Barracuda beat me by seconds LOL.., & only because I kept getting an error while trying to post. (Maybe others were attempting to post as well) Houston's officially in boomtown mode!
  14. Extremely Confident!! http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2013/07/chevron-to-build-downtown-tower/#comment-26927 BAM!!
  15. Well this IS the "BriarPark Green" thread - the other one is a more general "Westchase Development" thread. Maybe the moderator can combine the threads? Funny - I had considered the 3-story "squatty" as no more than a demonstration project for the 12-story building. In fact the first 3 floors of both will pretty much be identical..., still I've always like the style of the 3-story building because its different than many other cheapish modern office buildings going up in Houston right now - it just looks like no expense was spared.
  16. It's no farther out that City Center which gets plenty mentions, but I do realize City Center is an entire new urbanist district and Briarpark Green is a single 12 story office building. Actually I just think many are unaware of this building because it doesn't sit right on the freeway, so it's kinda hidden. I like it also because it will have a 7 story night-time lighting feature. http://www.granitebriarparkgreen.com/#home
  17. Latest Update - http://www.granitebr...en.com/#gallery I really like the style of this building! Surprised it hasn't received more attention from forumers. Hoping more of these buildings with some architectural detail get built in Houston during the next few "boomtown" years vs the standard (boring) striped beige precast stone/blue-ish gray glass office buildings proliferating H-town today.
  18. Latest Update - http://www.granitebriarparkgreen.com/#gallery I really like the style of this building! Surprised it hasn't received more attention from forumers. Hoping more of these buildings with some architectural detail get built in Houston during the next few "boomtown" years vs the standard (boring) striped beige precast stone/blue-ish gray glass office buildings proliferating H-town today.
  19. I don't doubt that they would get faster as they build each new building which is basically the same plan, however the first Skyhouse here in Atlanta went up just as fast (broke ground Feb. '12, had tenants moving in by December '12). It looks like they're able to form up half floors at a time and complete concrete pours every few days. I'd like to remind everyone here on HAIF that the architecture is nothing to write home about. The forum folks here in ATL derided this building after the final product became apparent - http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=166320&page=268 -
  20. I live in Atlanta right across the street from Novare's 2nd SkyHouse building here (still under construction). I work in the construction industry and can confirm that this 23-story tower is, without a doubt, the absolute fastest construction project I've ever seen. Mid February '13 the building site looked exactly like the downtown Houston Skyhouse site does now (with rebar/columns sticking out of the ground) and now they're working on the 22nd floor in mid June with glass windows installed up to the 13-14th floors. I swear they work 24/7. That's 22 floors in 16 weeks and it's been raining
  21. It a looks like Downtown's master plan is taking shape. I'm getting excited! http://downtownhouston.org/site_media/uploads/attachments/2012-01-24/111212-GRBCC-2025_Master_Plan.pdf Side note - The Embassy Suites downtown does not look awful, it was just a downgrade from the original rendering they put out. Lets hope the developer releases an accurate rendering this time - don't get our hopes up to let us down again.
  22. I decided not to pick a fight. ;-)
  23. My bad.., chill out bruh. I guess stone looks a lot like stucco to some. But I agree most of the newer stuff is a step down from older buildings like Four Leaf Towers.
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