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Howard Huge

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  1. A little off topic, and I couldn't find a thread for this but, does anyone know whats going on at the lot that used to hold a Goodyear tire shop, next to Fiesta, on the block just south of the Ventana apartments? I only got a quick glance driving by but it looked like a huge pit was being excavated, maybe for a building foundation?? Edit: Nevermind, looks like this will be the parking garage
  2. I don't remember making this thread. 🤔
  3. Too good to be true. I'd obviously love for it to sprout, but not getting my hopes up, Houston developers have burned me too many times.
  4. Ahhh, the ol Six and a Quarter. (625 ton) She's a beast. Did the operator go by "Sandman?"
  5. It's too bad the park didn't take up the entire block. It's such a Houston thing for a tiny park in Downtown have a big parking lot attached to it. I wonder if the DRA tried to acquire that parcel but couldn't, or if they intentionally left it there because of Houston's ridiculous minimum parking requirements.
  6. Let's get this thread back on topic, if you want to argue about Tranquility Park is, do it in a different thread.
  7. Amazing how this building will go up so close to Midtown's blossoming skyline. It will definitely add to the density and hopefully inspire more copycats in the area.
  8. Get your panties out of a bunch, Francis. No, I'm not suggesting getting rid of the park, although it's only used as a gigantic homeless urinal and nobody would miss it anyway.... I'm saying visually and aesthetically, having a skyscraper in that position would be beautiful, it's a perfect spot for one. If it offends your delicate senses that much, pretend there was no "park" there and then imagine what having a beautiful skyscraper there would add to the skyline.
  9. Anyone else think Tranquility Park would make a prime spot for a brand new, modern skyscraper? Something stunning and bold, like Piano's "The Shard", that would give Houstons "front door" skyline a facelift. Its actually a superblock, so you could fit more than one high rise there, but one signature skyscraper there would be awesome.
  10. And then one day, Midtown suddenly had it's own little baby skyline. Small beginnings. Tear down the Pierce elevated, throw in about twenty to thirty more buildings in Midtown between 20-40 stories stretching all the way down to the Museum district, and Houston will have one giant, continuous skyline. One that rivals the big cities! I say give Houston about 50 more years, it is bound to happen one day. I may not live to see it but it will happen. Isnt Caydon (the Aussie company?) building 3 more high rises next to the first one?
  11. This is pretty sad, a little Houstonian doggo is losing his vision because of cataracts. I donated, was hoping I could help out and spread the word as much as possible. If you cant donate or dont want to, maybe you can just share the link where you think the right people will see it. Good luck Henry!!! https://www.gofundme.com/restore-little-henry039s-eyesight
  12. My buddy is the tower crane operator for this one. I'll post some cool stuff soon.
  13. Jeez, I have missed a LOT. This was always my favorite resi high rise, I remember wishing so hard it would get built, AMAZING!
  14. Yes in fact, that was us. I got to help out on that job, it was lots of fun!
  15. Im not sure because I haven't been downtown in a while, but I heard my buddy is going downtown in the 500 ton with luffer this weekend to tear down a Bellows tower crane. Does anyone know where this might be? Don't know if I'll be there on the job or not, but if I go I'll take some pictures or ask him to take a few.
  16. Its called a jib (if its a tower crane), not a boom And since they don't like to build jibs in the air one section at a time, they normally put the entire jib together on the ground and install it in one lift, as seen in the pictures above. A tower crane isn't strong enough to fly the entire jib to the top of another tower crane, much less the counterweights, it would be out of chart.
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