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If by signature skyline view, you mean the view from Allen Parkway/Memorial, probably not much if any impact. From almost any other view, I think it will have a pretty strong impact.

The view from East End will probably be the strongest. Yippee!

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Wow! Thanks.

Two things. i have been waiting for this tower with bated breath. It will be my new favorite if it is anything like the rendering. Do you think that the public can go to the upper balcony??

AND how i wish i could get a SimCity to look like that second pix.! :P

m.

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That second photo is odd, and I've just realized why. They completely redesigned the freeways and the areas outside downtown. The actual downtown part is Houston, but the rest of that rendering is somewhere else entirely.

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That second photo is odd, and I've just realized why. They completely redesigned the freeways and the areas outside downtown. The actual downtown part is Houston, but the rest of that rendering is somewhere else entirely.

I thought something looked off in that picture.

Here is more: http://www.mainplacehouston.com/Photography.html

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Well, there are other buildings that allow people into their sky lobbies (Chase, Wells Fargo), so maybe it's not totally out of the question. Although maybe there are more safety concerns with a balcony that high or something.

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Something does not add up here with the proposed height of this building...

If its at 30 stories now - its the shortest 30 I have ever seen...you can hardly see the building on 59, and it looks way shorter than DT which is topped out at 30?

And if MP is going to 46 stories - only another 16 - how is it going to get high enough where it is supposed to be way taller than Discovery Tower??

Basically MP does not look that tall now, and if its 30/46 stories done, then its not going to look that tall when its done...

Unless the last 16 stories are going to be really high ceilings or something?????

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Something does not add up here with the proposed height of this building...

If its at 30 stories now - its the shortest 30 I have ever seen...you can hardly see the building on 59, and it looks way shorter than DT which is topped out at 30?

And if MP is going to 46 stories - only another 16 - how is it going to get high enough where it is supposed to be way taller than Discovery Tower??

Basically MP does not look that tall now, and if its 30/46 stories done, then its not going to look that tall when its done...

Unless the last 16 stories are going to be really high ceilings or something?????

Discovery Tower - 490 ft tall

Main Place - 630 ft tall

Main Place is 46 floors and Discovery 29. Maybe someone isn't counting correctly.

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Something does not add up here with the proposed height of this building...

If its at 30 stories now - its the shortest 30 I have ever seen...you can hardly see the building on 59, and it looks way shorter than DT which is topped out at 30?

And if MP is going to 46 stories - only another 16 - how is it going to get high enough where it is supposed to be way taller than Discovery Tower??

Basically MP does not look that tall now, and if its 30/46 stories done, then its not going to look that tall when its done...

Unless the last 16 stories are going to be really high ceilings or something?????

It'll really only have an impact from the south and northeast. I agree, I don't think this is going to a major point on the skyline itself-but a nice addition all the same.

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It'll really only have an impact from the south and northeast. I agree, I don't think this is going to a major point on the skyline itself-but a nice addition all the same.

Well, i believe Shell Plaza One (One Shell Plaza?) is 50 stories. Granted it is right out front when approaching from the west, but it is pretty visible, so maybe MP will be too. i love MP's design; but like many of you, i really do wish it was at least 10 stories taller.

Because of its location, it will be surrounded by taller scrapers, so i am a bit disapointed as well. i do understand that in the past few years many highrises built in DT definately have helped as filler, which i think was desparately needed. BUT, i would love to see a 70+ maybe even and 80+ (1200+ ft) scraper go up. Unfortunately, i don't know if there is a market yet for such a monster. Hopefully, in the next decade H-town's shift from petroleum based income to alternative energy income will allow for this. i know H-town's medical income has fueled all the development in MT and Memorial City, so i would think any 50+ storey highrises would be built in either area. Sorry DT. :(

m.

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I hope it does not affect the building's foundation.

There was water coming from the building. Not sure what the deal was, but they had PVC pipes coming off the building and they were dumping all the water on to Main Street as well as Rusk, on top of the rupture right in the middle of the street as well.

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Something does not add up here with the proposed height of this building...

If its at 30 stories now - its the shortest 30 I have ever seen...you can hardly see the building on 59, and it looks way shorter than DT which is topped out at 30?

And if MP is going to 46 stories - only another 16 - how is it going to get high enough where it is supposed to be way taller than Discovery Tower??

Basically MP does not look that tall now, and if its 30/46 stories done, then its not going to look that tall when its done...

Unless the last 16 stories are going to be really high ceilings or something?????

Maybe the sky garden/lobby will add height. But, i agree very short for 30 stories. But lets wait until it gets topped off, before we complain about the height.

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There was water coming from the building. Not sure what the deal was, but they had PVC pipes coming off the building and they were dumping all the water on to Main Street as well as Rusk, on top of the rupture right in the middle of the street as well.

You don't think this may have been a flow test on the fire sprinkler system begin installed?

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I can finally see the tops of the cranes from my vantage point. Does anybody know how tall MainPlace will be compared to the surrounding buildings in this photo (besides the Chase building)? Just wondering how much of an impact it will make on the skyline viewed from my hood.

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I can finally see the tops of the cranes from my vantage point. Does anybody know how tall MainPlace will be compared to the surrounding buildings in this photo (besides the Chase building)? Just wondering how much of an impact it will make on the skyline viewed from my hood.

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According to Emporis.com:

MainPlace will be: 630 feet

1 Houston Center is: 680 feet (black box on right of photo)

2 Houston Center is: 580 feet (black box in the right-center that is mostly blocked by the white building with indentations [First City Tower])

So, according to info on Emporis, it should be exactly in between the height of 1 and 2 Houston Center.

For reference, MainPlace is 1 block North and 1 block West of 2 Houston Center. This rendering provides some context: http://mainplacehous...20and%20WF.html

All of this is to say that yes, I think you should have a pretty good view.

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According to Emporis.com:

MainPlace will be: 630 feet

1 Houston Center is: 680 feet (black box on right of photo)

2 Houston Center is: 580 feet (black box in the right-center that is mostly blocked by the white building with indentations [First City Tower])

So, according to info on Emporis, it should be exactly in between the height of 1 and 2 Houston Center.

For reference, MainPlace is 1 block North and 1 block West of 2 Houston Center. This rendering provides some context: http://mainplacehous...20and%20WF.html

All of this is to say that yes, I think you should have a pretty good view.

Thanks for working that out for me. Yeah, I am guessing I'll be able to see the sky garden thing from here. That's the most interesting part, so cool!

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According to Emporis.com:

MainPlace will be: 630 feet

1 Houston Center is: 680 feet (black box on right of photo)

2 Houston Center is: 580 feet (black box in the right-center that is mostly blocked by the white building with indentations [First City Tower])

So, according to info on Emporis, it should be exactly in between the height of 1 and 2 Houston Center.

For reference, MainPlace is 1 block North and 1 block West of 2 Houston Center. This rendering provides some context: http://mainplacehous...20and%20WF.html

All of this is to say that yes, I think you should have a pretty good view.

Thanks for the work, it definitely puts things in perspective.

This pic offers the best angle MainPlace that I've seen. I love the contrast between the new and old.

http://mainplacehouston...20and%20WF.html

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