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They've got a lot of cladding, and even some windows up now, and by my count have the floor they are working on now plus two more before topping out:

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And as I was down there taking these pictures, this group came at me down Post Oak:

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Turns out it was the Houston janitor strike. There were at least 1,000 of them escorted by at least 15 police cars. Seeing them all coming towards me while I was walking down Post Oak felt a lot like this:

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Maybe, but that is a super busy pedestrian corridor, what with all the foreign tourists that go to the Galleria and think Houston is a walkable city. That's what's wrong with Houston, every development is an island to itself. Look at lower Westheimer, could have been a premier pedestrian friendly district, but ruined because everyone can't see a bigger picture.

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The site design has always called for three towers, originally I believe one office, one hotel, and one residential, although I think they switched the residential to second office if I remember correctly.

Here's an old rendering of what the site was supposed to look like circa 2009:

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You can tell that the building on the left is the one that's going up (http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/bbva-compass-bldg.jpg), albeit with a moderate redesign.

I don't believe I've seen any current renders for the whole site yet, though, but the plan should still be to have two additional towers on the site: one on the corner of Guilford and Post Oak, and one towards the back of the site.

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The site design has always called for three towers, originally I believe one office, one hotel, and one residential, although I think they switched the residential to second office if I remember correctly.

Here's an old rendering of what the site was supposed to look like circa 2009:

perennial-rendering.jpg

You can tell that the building on the left is the one that's going up (http://swamplot.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/bbva-compass-bldg.jpg), albeit with a moderate redesign.

I don't believe I've seen any current renders for the whole site yet, though, but the plan should still be to have two additional towers on the site: one on the corner of Guilford and Post Oak, and one towards the back of the site.

I had never seen that rendering before. Thanks for posting that Golyadkin. Having those two other towers on the site would really improve the aesthetics. Has there been any news regarding them since this building started construction?

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The two "new concept" restaurants they've been mentioning from the start of the project will be from the guys behind Mockingbird's Bistro and Hugo's:

http://houston.cultu...me-celeb-chefs/

Also, in reference to the other buildings that will be going up on the site:

"The developers plan to develop a hotel and another office tower on the remaining land next to the new building."

"Steve Lerner, president of Redstone, says the Post Oak hotel is being carefully considered and will move ahead as soon as financing is secured."

"The second office tower on the Post Oak site probably will be about 20 stories and construction won't start for at least a year or two — after the first tower is leased."

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I want to like this building but I just can't seem to. It looks kinda cheap next to the 3 building Post Oak Central complex, which remains such a beauty nearly 4 decades later.

Agreed... Was at a clients office in Uptown yesterday and just think it's bland in comparison to Post Pak central. Hopefully things will change with the eventual addition of the other two towers. At this point I don't care for it.

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The two "new concept" restaurants they've been mentioning from the start of the project will be from the guys behind Mockingbird's Bistro and Hugo's:

http://houston.cultu...me-celeb-chefs/

Also, in reference to the other buildings that will be going up on the site:

"The developers plan to develop a hotel and another office tower on the remaining land next to the new building."

"Steve Lerner, president of Redstone, says the Post Oak hotel is being carefully considered and will move ahead as soon as financing is secured."

"The second office tower on the Post Oak site probably will be about 20 stories and construction won't start for at least a year or two — after the first tower is leased."

http://houston.cultu...me-celeb-chefs/

Skanska, which is part of a large Swedish multi-national corporation, also is planning a major office tower in downtown Houston. Skanska will demolish the old Houston Club building at 811 Rusk and start a new office tower shortly. Mondshine said the Skanska downtown tower is in the design stage.

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http://houston.cultu...me-celeb-chefs/

Skanska, which is part of a large Swedish multi-national corporation, also is planning a major office tower in downtown Houston. Skanska will demolish the old Houston Club building at 811 Rusk and start a new office tower shortly. Mondshine said the Skanska downtown tower is in the design stage.

Uhhhhhhhhh.......what's this about? Shouldn't it be its own thread? The link doesn't work.

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It might be a bit bland, but compared to what was there before - 8 story concrete tower from the 70's - which would you rather have? Plus if it really fills up with all these foodie restaurants like the press releases hint at and becomes a destination for great food - will anyone actually care if it was the world's tallest faux stucco monstrosity?

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It might be a bit bland, but compared to what was there before - 8 story concrete tower from the 70's - which would you rather have? Plus if it really fills up with all these foodie restaurants like the press releases hint at and becomes a destination for great food - will anyone actually care if it was the world's tallest faux stucco monstrosity?

No question it's better than the previous building, but it does look bland considering Johnson's towers next door. I'm still remaining cautiously optimistic that it will look better once completed.

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  • The title was changed to PNC Plaza & 2120 Post Oak Blvd. Mixed-Use
  • The title was changed to PNC Plaza & 2120 Post Oak Blvd Mixed-Use

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