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The Perennial — BBVA Compass Plaza + Loews Hotel/Apts & Office Tower

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I had lunch today at Caracol and saw workers on this site doing soils testing. 

 

Progress.

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As much as I would like to get excited, didn't they take soil samples for international tower at one point too? But hopefully it means the new tower is on the way..

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the perennial apartment/hotel and additional office component will likely break ground mid-2014. the curved building behind the gables is indeed the 2nd office building.  It will be slightly larger and taller than the 1st and is all glass (at least the rendering i have seen). it should be well received.

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woah. that curved building really is an office building for the third component of this project? i always figured it was just a filler or something.. that will be VERY well received! it wont be as tall as the apartment/hotel though? i just wish it was on Post Oak.
wait.. i just reread your post. the office tower will likely break ground the middle of this year too?! i would of guessed it would wait until after the 2nd phase was over, but i guess since the phases are different components they wont effect the leasing of the other. Uptown is sprouting high rises left and right.. 

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Any update on this project?

 

the perennial apartment/hotel and additional office component will likely break ground mid-2014. the curved building behind the gables is indeed the 2nd office building.  It will be slightly larger and taller than the 1st and is all glass (at least the rendering i have seen). it should be well received.

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This area is going to be absolutely amazing.  Aside from 609 Main and the Chevron tower (hopefully being redesigned...), this is next on my list of favorites.  The developments along Post Oak are quickly turning that street into a true signature boulevard.  Very impressive.

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Today they have been removing the sidewalk on the North edge of the lot. They are picking up sections of the sidewalk (which is less than a year old) with a forklift and putting on a dump truck. Hopefully it means they're about to break ground.

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i've been told they are breaking ground on both the hotel/apt and office this summer. i can believe the hotel/apt but i'll beleive the office when i see it.  that said the office design will be a hit on this board. i'm just surprised it hasn't leaked already.

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i've been told they are breaking ground on both the hotel/apt and office this summer. i can believe the hotel/apt but i'll beleive the office when i see it.  that said the office design will be a hit on this board. i'm just surprised it hasn't leaked already.

 

wasn't the office design leaked in the prior hotel/apt renderings?  Wasn't the office in the background?  Or was that just a filler building that's not meant to represent the office building?

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wasn't the office design leaked in the prior hotel/apt renderings?  Wasn't the office in the background?  Or was that just a filler building that's not meant to represent the office building?

 

technically it was but you really couldn't make it out all that well. there are quality hi-res renderings that have been out for months.

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I've been looking around for more renderings/info, but no luck. It would help if I had the official name for the apt/hotel high-rise and office tower.

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much obliged, as per the heads up swtsig.  however, are we to believe that the management officials, are going to try in earnest to develop these two prospectives prior to the super bowl?  additionally, wouldn't the hotel/apt concept become a hit with HAIF members as well.. are or the most current renderings a bit subdued?

 

office they're both called the perennial.

 


 

 

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They are now in the process of removing the trees they had recently planted on the North edge of th property, along the just removed sidewalk.

 

 

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office they're both called the perennial.

Did y'all catch the edit?

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office they're both called the perennial.

Did y'all catch the edit?

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We all know the Gables residential one is 36 floors by now. I got 33 stories for the office tower!

Assuming 15 feet floor spacing, 495 feet! The Gables Perennial looks about the same height or taller!

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That is a friggin sweet office tower, easily a top 3 design. Stinks it will be mostly hidden from view on post oak/610

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Too bad they didn't have a design like that for the BBVA tower.

While I do like the design of the new office tower, it seems pretty inefficient for space planning.

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YIKES!  one can only pray as per the good man above.. that both of these mixed use concepts, may in fact produce better forthcoming / updated / modern renderings.  imo, both of the prospective designs harken back to the (80's) when i was still in high school.  the hotel concept, is foreboding, dull, way to much earth tones, albeit browns, darkness everywhere...  i could only imagine just what a visitor from new york, dubai, london, or anywhere upon this great earth..  would think of staying there overnight.  the only thing upon my opinion that is altogether enlightening... is it's proposed 36 floor height factor.  any proposed edifice in houston that is close to 40 floors.. would certainly entertain my vote of confidence.

 

the tower concept, is a very haphazard design to say the very least.  just what in the world was the architectural firm thinking vs dreaming?  again dark, old, foreboding, it's as if they took one of the enron buildings from downtown.. and started to butcher it like crazy, until they realized their mistake.  then they decided to try and piece it back together again.  i guess, something along the lines of "humpty ENRON dumpty".  i guess we could call it that!

 

midway cos, has become the new essential, as per design innovation as per the city of houston.  i for one, could just only imagine what midway cos., could do with this piece of prime real estate upon post oak.  it would be such.. that only dreams are indeed made of.     

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I love both buildings' designs.

The bigger picture for me is that both are almost assuredly 360-500 feet tall. For DT that's nothing, just another skyscraper somewhere in the concrete jungle circled by the 69/10/45 loop. For Uptown, this will immensely start filling in holes. That skyline is pretty linear and it's built from 59/610 north to where Uptown Park is in that manner.

Uptown covers such a massive land area, where if a towers' design doesn't appease you, it's nothing to fret, there'll be more in the districts tenure to compensate a lackluster design or two.

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I love it.   Uptown is maturing quickly, but it needs another signature building like Williams Tower.  Well, maybe just a bit taller!

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Love both buildings.  Any guesses as to the type of hotel that goes in there?  Looks to be a good fit for a W or even a Ritz

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I just blurted out "holy sh**" in the restaurant im in. Wow! Love it

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I love it! Keep them coming Uptown. The more the better!

About time we don't get a box shaped building.

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this is fan-freaking-tastic! i count 30 stories on the office tower. am i the only one that could envision a spire on top of the office tower? heh.. quite possibly my second favorite office tower going up or planned to go up soon, right behind 609 Main. i really dig the curvy design.

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It won't be a w or ritz. Doubt Redstone would buil for a third party flag. The office bldg is 28 stories.

With blvd place and the proposed mf highrise on ambassador way there's about to be some serious densification in this area.... Assuming the office bldg gets built.

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Both buildings look splendid, but I'm actually curious about what the site plan looks like. Position the office tower so far in back I'm guess that its also facing the opposite street? Just curious to see a more bird's eye view of this whole thing

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Both buildings look splendid, but I'm actually curious about what the site plan looks like. Position the office tower so far in back I'm guess that its also facing the opposite street? Just curious to see a more bird's eye view of this whole thing

 

If you want to see a recent aerial view, go to google maps, look for the intersection of Post Oak Blvd and Guilford Ct.  Then click on "satellite view".  The image looks fairly recent.  The site of the proposed office building is the vacant lot with ~16 or so cars parked on it.  It has a small amount of frontage on Guilford, but otherwise it is hemmed on the west by the Dominion high-rise apartments and some recent 5-story-or-so apartments.

 

For those who are interested in what's going on in the area, the Google satellite view pics look to be quite recent, less than a year old, I'd guess.  You can see buildings under construction like the Hanover apartment tower in BLVD Place, the new BHP Billiton Tower, the Titan, River Oaks District.  Pretty cool to see them from above.  The lot where Belfiore is going up still shows as a vacant lot, but that site just got started late last year or early this year, I think.

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YIKES! one can only pray as per the good man above.. that both of these mixed use concepts, may in fact produce better forthcoming / updated / modern renderings. imo, both of the prospective designs harken back to the (80's) when i was still in high school. the hotel concept, is foreboding, dull, way to much earth tones, albeit browns, darkness everywhere... i could only imagine just what a visitor from new york, dubai, london, or anywhere upon this great earth.. would think of staying there overnight. the only thing upon my opinion that is altogether enlightening... is it's proposed 36 floor height factor. any proposed edifice in houston that is close to 40 floors.. would certainly entertain my vote of confidence.

I like the second one, but YES, it looks like it belongs with the former Enron collection. LoL

the tower concept, is a very haphazard design to say the very least. just what in the world was the architectural firm thinking vs dreaming? again dark, old, foreboding, it's as if they took one of the enron buildings from downtown.. and started to butcher it like crazy, until they realized their mistake. then they decided to try and piece it back together again. i guess, something along the lines of "humpty ENRON dumpty". i guess we could call it that!

midway cos, has become the new essential, as per design innovation as per the city of houston. i for one, could just only imagine what midway cos., could do with this piece of prime real estate upon post oak. it would be such.. that only dreams are indeed made of.

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