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Sent a note last week based on this comment from Nancy's article on the cancellation of the Titan where he stated the following back in late 2008. I did get a message from Randall Davis regarding the

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Hahaha!

As sense of literary history humor. I love it.

Anyway, although similar in appearance, i like that finally, FINALLY, we have a couple of highrises which won't fit into the cookie-cutter mold. As said before, this is going to be a bold statement (along with Turnberry) on UT's skyline.

Keep em coming. I just hope our housing market doesn't bust like most of the country is doing.

m. B)

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I like it. It has kind of an art-deco/mod thing going. The Jetsons would be pleased.

I agree. It reminds me of Capitol Records in Hollywood. With that said, I would love to see this one on one of the commercial streets in the Montrose. Montrose needs an icon residential tower like this one that you can see from all over the neighborhood.

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If they're staying in place McDonalds is going to have to build a parking garage for their patrons. Have you been over there during lunch hour? :blink:

I can't wait to see a site plan for the new tower and mcdonald's...it's driving me nuts trying to understand how they'll fit both on such a tiny plot of land...I would suggest just moving the mcdonalds over to the post oak and west loop intersection...but I'm sure all those business-folk from across the street wouldn't want to walk and extra block to get their imported beef :P

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OK, now i'm totally tripping on this advertising. It's all over the place! Note the greek-ish statue to left, staring into the penthouses. (see, those Titans!). The copy, good lord. What exactly is 'aspiring' to be green? Can condos have aspirations? And the 'competition over ' line (the Titans lost, BTW, mythologically speaking).

The overall feel of the art makes me think cheesy mid-century book jacket art. Maybe for an Ayn Rand novel! 'Magnificient Obsession'. ick.

Like the building, though.

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The copy, good lord. What exactly is 'aspiring' to be green? Can condos have aspirations?

Haha, yeah, the "aspiring to be green" bit screams to me: "This project couldn't hope to qualify for LEED certification, but we're going to ascribe the word 'green' to it because our clientele is of the sort that doesn't really care about the environment all that much, if at all, but would really respond positively to suggested self delusion."

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re: that list of phrases

there was no preface, just.. here are some poorly-worded, random facts

on the boulevard? what does that even mean.. that its on a street? isnt every building? that its in the middle of everything? most would assume a trendy highrise doesnt go in the burbs.

competition over? why didnt they just put 'i am legend'

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Haha ok.

I've been in Houston 22 years and never heard it called that. Unless you are being sarcastic.

You apparently haven't any preconceived notions of what uber-wealthy socialite trophy wives are expected to talk or act like.

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This ad lends me to believe it wasn't created by a Houston Ad Firm. Most people in Houston, rich or poor, call Post Oak BLVD plain ol' Post Oak. You say "on Post Oak" to a Houstonian and they know the area you are talkining about. Post Oak is already swank yet this ad seems to want to add more flare to a street that needs no additional identity.

You say Boulevard, most think River Oaks.

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I think, in Houston, boulevard is a misnomer. Yes, multi-lane arterial thoroughfares are common here, but having "roads" along each side doesn't happen except on the freeways. Oh, well, the Titan is going up on The Boulevard (such as it is). I like the building and think it will look great on The Boulevard. B)

Definition by Wikipedia: In this case, as a type of road, a boulevard (often abbreviated Blvd) is usually a wide, multi-lane arterial thoroughfare, divided with a median down the center, and "roads" along each side designed as slow travel and parking lanes and for bicycle and pedestrian usage, often with an above-average quality of landscaping and scenery. The division into peripheral roads for local use and a central main thoroughfare for regional traffic is a principal feature of the boulevard.

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This ad lends me to believe it wasn't created by a Houston Ad Firm. Most people in Houston, rich or poor, call Post Oak BLVD plain ol' Post Oak. You say "on Post Oak" to a Houstonian and they know the area you are talkining about. Post Oak is already swank yet this ad seems to want to add more flare to a street that needs no additional identity.

You say Boulevard, most think River Oaks.

Well put.

/my 2 cents

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The sales office is open (been open for a few days) - the trailer has been remodeled and they have a model of the building close to the street. Very nice temporary sales center and placement of the model when driving by, btw.

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The sales office is open (been open for a few days) - the trailer has been remodeled and they have a model of the building close to the street. Very nice temporary sales center and placement of the model when driving by, btw.

yeah, i just drove by it a little while ago... very big model sitting inside that is quite visible from the street. things are really heating up in uptown between this, cosmo, BLVD, river oaks district, and turnberry.

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I took a couple of snapshots around the Galleria area, including where The Titan will be. They didn't let you take a picture of the model, though. One of the sales person stated that the starting price will about $420k, but this is subject to go up. Apparently, costs have gone up around 8% since they started the last tower (Cosmo). Just posting one picture, due to space limit, for this development (just to show the current setting/for the "before").

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I took a couple of snapshots around the Galleria area, including where The Titan will be. They didn't let you take a picture of the model, though. One of the sales person stated that the starting price will about $420k, but this is subject to go up. Apparently, costs have gone up around 8% since they started the last tower (Cosmo). Just posting one picture, due to space limit, for this development (just to show the current setting/for the "before").

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any word on maintenance fees? what are cosmo's?
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QUOTE(DevelopmentX @ Tuesday, September 18th, 2007 @ 12:59pm) post_snapback.gifLuxury Residential Tower with a McDonald's at the front of the property!!!!!!!

I am not a fan of Dallas (too white, too small townish, too insecure- thus, the rehearsed snobbery), however when I look at what is happening in Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Miami (and yes, I know they have overbuilt) I am left with the feeling that Houston is getting second-tier projects where local developers (with the exception of Hines) lack the foresight or capital to execute first class projects that appeal to the type of out of town investors that insure solid financial returns.

I agree with your first point, talk about irony!

Not really, this is Houston we're talking about. We have churches next to Church's Chicken.

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I received the sales packet in the mail today, and it was full of the floorplans for the units. There are 21 different ones to choose from, it appears. A special letter was also included, mentioning that pricing & contract executions would occur around May and construction should begin by July. Also, the website should be updated and a promotional video should be online within the next 15 days.

As is standard with the other Randall Davis properties, there is a cocktail party scheduled for March 5th in the Cosmopolitan (across the street from the Titan's sales office) where their reps will be showing off amenities and attempting to sell units.

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