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On 11/17/2018 at 0:29 PM, dbigtex56 said:

 

Can't speak for everyone (I don't know everyone), but I've known plenty of people who were thrilled to move into high-rises, and even more thrilled to move out.
Among the reasons: that spectacular view, with its ever-changing tapestry, is a novelty that can wear off rather quickly. I've heard people say "Hell, after the first month, I barely even looked out the windows."
High-rises are buildings in which people commute. After a day of dealing with Houston traffic, many people just want to go home. Instead, there's the parking garage to deal with, the waiting for elevators, the unpredictable stopping and starting on other floors. You're home - but you're not really home. Those extra few minutes can be frustrating.

Then, there's the whole elevator etiquette question. Not everyone enjoys being cheek-to-jowl with strangers who use too much perfume (or not enough, if you get my drift). Awkward silences and awkward conversations aren't for everyone. Situations where multiple people are transporting dogs or armloads of groceries are amusing on sit-coms, but sometimes annoying in real life. Having to make two trips is maddening if it means riding an extra 30 or 40 (or more) floors. If you forget your sunglasses or Chap-Stick, often it's easier to buy replacements than to make that trek again. 
In other words, I'd qualify that "yes".

 

Interesting.  My experience is the exact opposite.  Every person I know who has moved into a high-rise absolutely loves it and has no interest in moving out. One couple I know moved into an Uptown high-rise "temporarily" while they remodeled their single-family house; they loved  high-rise living so much they ended up staying there and selling their remodeled house.

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9 hours ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Cheery.

 

 

Particularly when you imagine Sartre kicking his heels up and whistling "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life". 

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On Instagram I saw physical model of the three Westcreek residental towers. The model also had a full development across the street. Where the surface lot(s) are. 

 

Are there 3 or 4 midrises planned? 

 

This isn’t the D/C Partners office bldg. Not on the same street 

 

 

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Getting shorter? Gables Westcreek is 15 stories, so about the same height as The Wilshire. The building(s) to the north looks about the same height and the one fronting San Felipe (which is supposed to be an office building), across from Arabella is about 8, which seems right as RD doesn’t want to obstruct his condo views. These building were always in the plans.

 

The building(s) in-between gables and the office building are likely the two high-rise apartment buildings referenced in this 4 year old article. 

 

http://www.olivermcmillan.com/buzz/news/286/tall_buildings_to_rise_near_river_oaks_district

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1 hour ago, BigFootsSocks said:

And why do they keep getting shorter damnit

 

So the other towers still have great views of the Galleria?

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Nice looking project but it has definitely shrunk from the original 25 floors. However, I'd rather have this than another box. 

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17 hours ago, BigFootsSocks said:

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sup girl wanna check out that rooftop bar

 

 

peep the planning commission agenda for deets

 

Wow I like it! Thanks for the post!!! The only thing I wish was different would be the side facing Westheimer...wish they would make that some sort of retail or coffee shop etc instead of a blank wall. 

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25 minutes ago, gene said:

 

Wow I like it! Thanks for the post!!! The only thing I wish was different would be the side facing Westheimer...wish they would make that some sort of retail or coffee shop etc instead of a blank wall. 

 

Its a blank wall because the lot that is between this site and westheimer is where phase II of this development will take place which is the apartment building (not exactly a highrise, but taller than a mid-rise). The blank wall makes sense since it will eventually be covered up.

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This block of land between 610, Westheimer, San Felipe, and the train tracks is almost unrecognizable from 10 years ago. Amazing development in these past few years.  

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2 hours ago, CrockpotandGravel said:



Setting a reminder to check HAIF on September 23rd. 👍

 

He means Equinox as in the first day of autumn...

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On 6/9/2019 at 2:22 PM, Houston2021 said:

Any updates on the equinox hotel? Has construction started?

 

A chain link fenced was installed behind the Stages building.

 

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19 minutes ago, LBC2HTX said:

Images of the completed interior of MAD. 

 

https://www.papercitymag.com/home-design/mad-restaurant-houston-river-oaks-striking-design-rosa-violan/#216511

 

After much delay, they did not disappoint on the interior.  

 

Yeah and i LOVE that mural on the outside of the building (shown in that slide show)...drove by there the other day just to see it and it's so awesome!

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ROD is maturing very nicely.  Great additions!  And, while it’s just a stone’s throw away, I am MUCH more inclined to dine at ROD than The Galleria.

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1 hour ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

Building permit hasn't been posted.

 

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So this means they just haven’t done anything for 4 months? Odd...

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On 6/23/2019 at 7:26 PM, Timoric said:

Would you vote living near this as the best spot in the city to live?

I would definitely put it near the top. I live near the old river oaks shopping center which I would put near the top also. I looked near ROD when buying my house and the prices were very high per sf. I could have bought there but the house wasn’t quite as nice for the same money. I’m not sure I made the right decision. There’s a premium to live near ROD. I would not pay more than $2mil for anything in the Houston area if it’s not within official River Oaks though. No matter what, real River Oaks is always the top.

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55 minutes ago, Texasota said:

...what makes a crab cake "holistic"?

 

The $10 extra they charge for them. 

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