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  1. More on the JPMorgan Chase Center here: http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/Building/2757/JPMorgan_Chase_Center.php http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/HAI/Images/Buildings/1/ChaseCenter-Jan08-002a.jpg TEXAS TOWER LIMITED ACQUIRES JPMORGAN CHASE CENTER IN DOWNTOWN HOUSTON Hines Chosen to Manage and Lease Property (HOUSTON) – Texas Tower Limited, owner of the 75-story JPMorgan Chase Tower, announced today the acquisition of the adjacent JPMorgan Chase Center in downtown Houston from JPMorgan Chase. The 20-story building is located at 601 Travis on the block bounded by Capitol, Travis, Texas and Main streets. The purchase price was not disclosed. Hines and Clifford Chance US LLP of New York represented Texas Tower Limited in the transaction, while Mark Russell at Studley represented JPMorgan Chase. It was also announced that Hines has been hired to manage and lease the 1.1 million-square-foot property, which includes approximately 450,000 square feet of office and retail space. Paula Bruns and Liz Shaw of Hines will handle leasing. The Center, which was completed in 1982, was designed by I.M. Pei & Partners and developed by Hines. Over the years, JPMorgan Chase has used the location as a data processing and operations center. The bank is consolidating to 712 Main and 1111 Fannin, retaining just 26,000 square feet at the Center. Upon Chase’s departure, 250,000 square feet will be available for lease. In addition to JPMorgan Chase, The Bank of New York Mellon leases office space in the Center. Connected to the extensive downtown Houston tunnel system, JPMorgan Chase Center contains 12 levels of parking, six levels of office space, and on the ground level, an auditorium and retail space. An exercise facility is planned for the top floor of the building. The parking garage, which is leased by JPMorgan Chase Tower, is utilized by the tower’s tenants and by people visiting downtown Houston for various daytime, evening and weekend events. In Houston, Hines manages 26 properties totaling approximately 13 million square feet.
  2. First off, Im not supposed to let this out....I promised my source. But after hearing this news, I felt compelled to post it here, seeing as this forum isnt as well known, I feel safe to post it here. But most importantly, Im all for downtown development and this I feel is a huge loss for the Downtown nightlife/club scene. I feel when I post what I know, most will take me seriously and understand my point of view and offer up ther own insightfull analysis or logical opinion. In the club promoting industry, the time from January to Spring Break is usually a dry time, when club's see their least business. Reasons vary from cold weather, to school starting back up, to the crowd being simply partied out from the holidays. Of late, Things have been slowing and crowds have been thining downtown. The fear is that alot of smaller downtown clubs will not make it to see Spring Break, something my trusted source ominously confirmed. And when a big Club venue downtown goes down this soon, it will cause gitters downtown for other samller venues, which might cause a few to pull the trigger and pull out of downtown. The big club I speak of going down is MBar. This is sad for me since majority of my friends work here. It wasnt just a club for me, It was more like going to a frat party and socializing. For the last few years of my life, Ive had some memoriable times here. This place means alot to me and Im truly sadden to hear of its impending demise. From what Ive been told, it will close before Janurary is out. In fact, Ive even been told that last Saturday night was its Final Night. For Downtown, This means no more MilkShake nights on Thursday nights, which was a huge "celebrity-filled" draw 4 years strong. The same could be said for Saturday's as well. When a smaller venue like Dean's across the street sees another larger neighbor close its doors (Opus close by as well) it does not bode well for the downtown scene. Can Downtown's nightlife scene survive this dry time? From what I hear, there are going to be alot of vacancies opening up soon where clubs used to be.
  3. Found another, cool old Alfred C. Finn building! From the newspaper The Houston Post dated November 23, 1924. These Men Head Bank Here To these men go the credit for the rapid advancement made by Guaranty National Bank of Houston, one of the leading financial institutions in this section of the reliable banks in the Southwest. The new home of this institution will be formally opened Monday. John Dyer, President W.L. Dyer, Vice President E.C. Roberts, Vice President A.B. Jones, Cashier Miss E.L. Meyer, Assistant Cashier Guaranty National to Occupy New Quarters at 306 Main Street Houston Institution to have one of most modern homes in Southwest The removal of the Guaranty National Bank from the Hermann building to its own quarters in a new three-story structure at 306 Main street marks the partial culmination of plans for the institution's expansion, beginning back in 1914 when the present officials assumed control-- Plans for the new quarters were submitted by Alfred C. Finn, Houston architect, in competition with numerous Easter firms of architects and contractors--
  4. I've only seen one mention of this bank, and it was 19 years ago. Thought I would create a dedicated thread for this cool, historic, Houston bank that was located in Downtown Houston. Oh! Maybe the reason why this bank was never discussed is because the merger/buyout? Second National Bank of Houston, a three-story brick building in downtown Houston. By 1923, the name Lumberman's National Bank did not accurately describe the bank you know today as the Bank of the Southwest. So, Lumberman's became the Second National Bank of Houston. Postcard: A decade later:
  5. Didn't see a thread for this specific building but wanted to get one started since it sounds like work will be taking place in the near future. https://realtynewsreport.com/historic-building-redo-planned/ " HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – A 119-year-old building at the corner of Main and Franklin in downtown Houston has been acquired for redevelopment by NewForm Real Estate, which has renovated other nearby historic properties. The six-story downtown structure, designed by architectural firm Green and Svarz for Commercial National Bank, opened in November of 1904 and operated as a financial building until 1970. Located at 917 Franklin, the building will expand NewForm’s redevelopment effort, called Main & Co., which includes several adjacent historic structures, namely the Raphael, Dorrance, and Brewster buildings. The project will have office space with street-level retail. CBRE is leasing the reimagined 35,000 total SF of office suites while Transwestern is leasing the 5,158 SF of street-level retail space. The building was acquired from LALM LLC, which is affiliated with Lewis Marks."
  6. I was wondering if it is possible to go to the observation deck at the chase tower? Do they let people in there?
  7. Does anyone know if/where Micro Center would be relocating if this is true? From Swamplot: http://swamplot.com/did-micro-center-just-sell-its-houston-location-to-amegy-bank/2014-02-25/ The self-proclaimed “industry insider” behind a new office-space rumor website tells Swamplot that it’s “well-known . . . amongst the tenant/landlord representative crowd” that Amegy Bank has purchased the 4.13-acre site at 1717 West Loop South just north of San Felipe that’s currently home to Houston’s only Micro Center store. The owner and would-be seller of the property, according to county tax records, is the Ohio-based parent company of the 47,800-sq.-ft. computer and electronics store, which has been operating in that location since 1994. There is only one other Micro Center location in Texas. *** “The property, which is just down the street from [Amegy Bank's] current office at Five Post Oak Park,” reports the rumor site, “is the supposed site for Amegy to build their own 10-12 story office tower. Rumblings suggest that this move is the result of a lease renewal disagreement between Amegy and their current landlord Shorenstein.” If the rumor is true, would the computer retailer be looking for another Houston location, or just close up shop here? Swamplot has contacted both Micro Center and Amegy Bank for comment. We’ll add an update if we hear anything back. http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/micro-center.jpg Webcam: http://www.workzonecam.com/projects/amegybank/amegybank/workzonecam Renderings: http://www.justintowart.com/wp-content/uploads/Towart-Work13-Arch-Illustration-6.jpghttp://www.justintowart.com/wp-content/uploads/Towart-Work13-Arch-Illustration-7.jpg http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/amegy-tower-rendering.jpg
  8. woah! This building from the 1870s is just stunning! The carvings/detail of the facade! I'm not exactly sure of the "41 Main" address. This was probably renamed somewhere in the early 1900s to something like "401 Main". Looks like the T.W. House Bank was founded in 1838, and a significant date is 1889. From the newspaper Houston Daily Mercury dated January 20, 1874: T.W. House, Banker, No. 41 Main Street, Houston, - - Texas, Dealer in Foreign & Domestic Exchange. Exchange On London, Hamburg, Liverpool, New York, New Orleans, And other Cities, for sale n sums to suit. Deposits received, and a General Banking Business done in all its branches. Special attention will be given to Collections n this and all accessible points. T.W. House Bank Building photos.
  9. I recently discovered another Wyatt C. Hedrick and Gottlieb building that was built in the 1920s. Thought I would share this information regarding this old downtown bank. Very cool history here!!
  10. Citing my sourse as the 1940 Downtowner map & Morrison & Fourmy's '43-44 City Directory {pg. 1207}, is the Old historical Western Union {6 story} Bldg. located @ the S/E corner of Main & {915-919} Franklin {w/no Main str. address} standing today? It would have been adjacent to the old SP General office Bldg. {now known as the Bayou lofts}, on the south end of the bldg. If anyone knows current status of bldg. may I request same. Also would love to see some photos of if, wheather or not it is still standing
  11. Today I was looking around Ebay for some historical Houston items and came across a map of Texas Commerce Bankgroup. In the directory they list all their bank locations. One location is located at 6545 South Main Street. Very famous address! Wasn't the old restaurant and club called Ye Old College Inn Restaurant and Club located at this spot? Maybe 10 to 20 years apart? I wonder if this bank was a single building or if it was apart of a retail strip center. Does anyone remember this bank? How many cool, independent, banks were located a long South Main/Fannin at the time? Banks seem to merge and get bigger and bigger. Now Chase controls everything it seems like. Also, wasn't Texas Commerce at 600 Travis at one point? Their Houston headquarters appear to be at Main & Rusk at the time. Texas Commerce Medical Bank 6645 Main St. P.O. Box 20768 Houston, Texas 77030 713/795-4222
  12. Yes, Bank of America is a large tenant in the tall building. That was originally the Fannin Bank Building and dates from I believe mid-1960s.
  13. It looks like they're reintroducing retail at the corner of Rusk and Main: http://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Commissions/docs_pdfs/hahc/Application_Materials/April_MATERIALS/712_Main_Gulf_Building_App_Materials.pdf
  14. According to the Chronicle, several tenants are already clearing out of the building even though Skanska has not confirmed anything. Latest renderings & info: http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2015/06/developer-to-pour-foundation-for-downtown-office-tower/#23198101=0 http://capitoltowerhouston.com/img/renderings/lobby-capitol.jpg
  15. This looks like the Rockefellers music venue on Washington Ave.
  16. I was reading the newspaper The Rice Thresher dated August 25, 1975 and came across a business ad for First Professional Bank located at 6424 Fannin Street. I then found a picture of this historic old bank medical in the Texas Medical Center. Looks like the Prairie View A&M College of Nursing took place of the bank. Very cool! Anyone recall this bank? It's fairly recent so maybe some HAIFers went there?
  17. I was bowsing around, and I ran into this: http://skyscraperpage.com/gallery/data/589/28houston_future02.jpg What is that tower with the "bowl" on top? Ive never seen this before!
  18. Does anyone know what this black mid-rise building is? I was browsing the Library of Congress for Houston buildings and came across this aerial skyline picture of the Texas Medical Center. I can't seem to figure out what this building is. The black building is located in between the Crowne Plaza Hotel at 6701 South Main and the The O'Quinn Medical Tower at 6624 Fannin. Is this the Halliburton office and laboratory building? Or the University of Texas Computer Center? Looks like a different application of building than the rest of the hospitals, etc.
  19. Here's the history of the iconic River Oaks Bank Building located at 2001 Kirby Drive in Houston. It was built in 1970 and the architects were Wilson, Morris, Crain and Anderson. Here's the Loopnet listing: https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/2001-Kirby-Dr-Houston-TX/18010069/
  20. The Wells Fargo Plaza: Location: Street 1000 Louisiana Street Postcode: 77002 Neighborhood: Downtown Borough: Inner Loop East City: Houston Country: U.S.A. Technical Data: Height: 972 ft (296 m) Floors: 71 Construction: Built in 1983 Style: Modern Facts - Inside, two double-decked skylobbies offer public views from different heights uring business hours. - The building's footprint is in the shape of a dollar sign. - Tallest all-glass building in the Western Hemisphere. - Wells Fargo Center is located in Houston's Central Business District on the corner of Rusk and Travis Streets. - The 71-story building features a warm bronze glass facade and a main lobby adorned with terrazzo tile accented with incandescent lighting. - Wells Fargo Center's convenient location offers Metro Bus Service and direct access to downtown Houston's 2.5-mile climate controlled underground pedestrian system. - The design partner for Wells Fargo Plaza was Richard Keating. - This is the second tallest building in Houston and Texas. Companies: owner: Metropolitan Life Insurance Company owner: Metropolitan Tower Realty Company, Inc. developer: Century Development Corporation design architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP associate architect: Lloyd Jones Brewer & Associates general contractor: Turner Construction Company structural engineering: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP tenant: Wells Fargo Bank http://www.budowle.pl/najwyzsze/grafika/wells_fargo_plaza_2.jpg http://www.budowle.pl/najwyzsze/grafika/wells_fargo_plaza.jpg http://home.t-online.de/home/highrises/hou1intb.jpg
  21. Hey, I've been a guest to this site for a year or two now so i decided i'd finally join. Anyway, I browsed through the topics but i didn't see this topic discussed. But what is the huge building being built on the Allen Pkwy just west of downtown? Where the "new" jefferson davis hospital stood? I heard it was going to be a US Mint, but thought that may just be a rumor? anyone know?
  22. Hi there, Looking for a few facts about an old building. Hoping someone on here can help. Here's what I know: Original family owned this building from 1920s off and on til the late 1990s Was previously a gas station, a warehouse/facility for commercial & auto batteries Property consist of 2 buildings, the original building and a long metal building. Second floor was added on after the 1920s (not sure date) Roof Structure is a Lamella Roof Design with tension cables tying the base together. I haven't confirmed the architect, but Gustel Kiewitt did the design of this type of roof structure. Here's what I'm looking for: age of roof structure architecture/engineer of roof structure what other building uses of the building
  23. http://www.citywideofficespace.com/tmaps/A121080-013mt.jpg 1001 East Southmore Avenue Pasadena, Texas This is Pasadena's only skyscraper and it may be in danger. It has a chainlink fence around it and looks empty. Does anyone know its status? According to Stephen Fox in the AIA Houston Architectural Guide, it was designed by MacKie & Kamrath with Lloyd Borget and Doughtie & Porterfield and built in 1962. It is described as a distinctive 12-story tower consisting of a glass-curtained shaft that appears to project forward from a brick-faced spine containing the stairs, elevators and toilets. It would be tragic for Pasadena to loose this landmark. It is the only positive image I have of Pasadena architecture.
  24. This photo is attributed to the Houston Chronicle , 1969. The Texas National Bank Building (1300 Main) is on the left side of the SHELL sign with the "weatherball" still on top. Everything I've read says the weatherball was removed in 1964. But the building behind the SHELL sign (1200 Travis) wasn't built until 1967. Also, the TENNECO building wasn't named that until 1966, so what am I missing here? Also, the Gulf lollipop sign wasn't erected until 1966. So it MUST be that the weatherball was NOT dismantled in 1964, as all the sources would indicate, because it is still in this picture.
  25. Bill Jacomet has added a photo to the pool: Click here to view this photo at the HAIF Photo Pool on Flickr
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