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Anything else on the horizon called 3100 Post Oak?

Interesting find. Looking it up on google, you will notice that 3000 Post oak is Bechtel Tower, the building to the right is 3040, and the building on its south is 3050.

3100 Post Oak would be where the tents are on that corner.

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i have no knowledge of this project whatsoever... i just found that page very interesting.

So were the links working when you viewed the page? I pulled it up shortly after it was posted yesterday, and all of the links were dead.

Can anyone enlighten us as to what was so "interesting"?

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So were the links working when you viewed the page? I pulled it up shortly after it was posted yesterday, and all of the links were dead.

Can anyone enlighten us as to what was so "interesting"?

It would take someone with more Microsoft knowledge to tell us whether the deadness was a matter of access security or of the files actually not being on the server. However, there's the matter of each project number beginning with a recent year, or at least consistently able to begin with a recent year (3100 Post Oak's is 08, and recent built projects appear to line up with when they would have been in the engineering stages), and what is so interesting is that you can see, even without the details being available, that the program for the site involves not only a parking garage but LEED core and shell and the possibility of a retail element significant enough to be broken out of the plans for the main high-rise calculations.

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So were the links working when you viewed the page? I pulled it up shortly after it was posted yesterday, and all of the links were dead.

Can anyone enlighten us as to what was so "interesting"?

i dont want to be an ass, so i'll just quote what strickn posted:

...and what is so interesting is that you can see, even without the details being available, that the program for the site involves not only a parking garage but LEED core and shell and the possibility of a retail element significant enough to be broken out of the plans for the main high-rise calculations.

you may not have found that interesting... i, for one, did.

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and here you go...

http://www.hicksventures.com/properties.html

rendering.jpg

rendering_f5.jpg

siteplan.jpg

aerial_f5.jpg

restaurant.jpg

restaurant_f5.jpg

restaurant_f7.jpg

and my personal favorite:

restaurant_f6.jpg

there are better full renderings of the building on the website, i just couldn't copy them. assuming this thing gets done, you'd have to like the chances of the deyaar project going up adjacent... these projects + rail will completely transform this southern galleria area.

EDIT: mods you may want to make this it's own thread seeing as though it is seperate from the possible deyaar proposal.

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sweet find. How'd you find it?

Typically, I am more or less happy with just about every new high rise. I'm certainly not as critical as most, but I'm really dissapointed in this one. Hopefully it's just the renderings that make it look bad. Each rendering is a different color, weird. But I'm also really dissapointed that it's so short. It's not even 20 stories.

Wow, just really dissapointed for this site.

Actually, if it looks more like this rendering than it does the others, I won't be totally unhappy. I just wish it was taller. I guess one good thing is that it won't cover up Transco as much as a really tall building would.

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sweet find. How'd you find it?

Typically, I am more or less happy with just about every new high rise. I'm certainly not as critical as most, but I'm really dissapointed in this one. Hopefully it's just the renderings that make it look bad. Each rendering is a different color, weird. But I'm also really dissapointed that it's so short. It's not even 20 stories.

Wow, just really dissapointed for this site.

Actually, if it looks more like this rendering than it does the others, I won't be totally unhappy. I just wish it was taller. I guess one good thing is that it won't cover up Transco as much as a really tall building would.

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What I find interesting is that they went out of their way to show that Metrorail will be right in front of their building...

I agree, I wish it would be taller, I still think it's a good looking building, though.

Does this mean that Deyaar is dead?

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What I find interesting is that they went out of their way to show that Metrorail will be right in front of their building...

I agree, I wish it would be taller, I still think it's a good looking building, though.

Does this mean that Deyaar is dead?

no, deyaar owns the adjacent 6 or so acres... i would think a "smaller" building of this stature with retail would actually increase the odds of deyaar moving forward on a large scale supertall, imho. but that's just my uneducated guess.

and thanks, lockmat... that's the rendering i wanted to post more than any other but for the life of me couldn't. while i do wish it was several floors taller, i actually like the design. i also think a restaurant facing the lake like that (with direct views of transco) would be a hit, especially if it's right off the richmond/post oak line.

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no, deyaar owns the adjacent 6 or so acres... i would think a "smaller" building of this stature with retail would actually increase the odds of deyaar moving forward on a large scale supertall, imho. but that's just my uneducated guess.

and thanks, lockmat... that's the rendering i wanted to post more than any other but for the life of me couldn't. while i do wish it was several floors taller, i actually like the design. i also think a restaurant facing the lake like that (with direct views of transco) would be a hit, especially if it's right off the richmond line.

26 Floors isn't anything to sneeze at, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't mind a taller tower. Hopefully, as you suggest, this could be a catalyst for Deyaar to begin on their project.

However, based on the location for this separate project, I'm curious if it'll be integrated into The Lakes on Post Oak in any way or simply exist as a building in front of it.

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26 Floors isn't anything to sneeze at, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't mind a taller tower. Hopefully, as you suggest, this could be a catalyst for Deyaar to begin on their project.

However, based on the location for this separate project, I'm curious if it'll be integrated into The Lakes on Post Oak in any way or simply exist as a building in front of it.

you know, i had 18 stories in my head for whatever reason but you're right... 26 stories is perfectly acceptable considering the (((potential))) supertall going next door.

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Hey, that ain't no stripper. That's an old "pro" looking to work the bar area & stake her claim on new territory.

As for the building's height, 20+ stories is more than plenty compared to an empty lot. We need in-fill in Houston and it takes all shapes & sizes.

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Hey, that ain't no stripper. That's an old "pro" looking to work the bar area & stake her claim on new territory.

As for the building's height, 20+ stories is more than plenty compared to an empty lot. We need in-fill in Houston and it takes all shapes & sizes.

I love the renderings, but if this is not Deyaar Post Oak, you should relocated Hicks Ventures 3100 Post Oak to it's own thread.

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  • 2 months later...
  • 1 year later...

Construction may start this summer.

http://3100postoak.com/

This is weird...page three seems to state that it is a hotel/condo tower. Yet, this whole time it was being advertised as office.

And I so hope the renderings play the reverse trend and it looks MUCH nicer when actually built.

edit: http://www.hicksvent...properties.html The Site Plan has two images of Penthouses. Do they have Office "penthouses" too?

edit again: I had never heard of Waldorf Astoria. Their website says their the first luxury hotel.http://www.waldorfastoria.com/

Doesn't seem like the best location for this kind of place. I would think Post Oak to be better, but maybe their banking on the light rail location?

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I had never heard of Waldorf Astoria.

Thats a really expensive Hotel in NYC, I thought everybody had heard of it. Haven't you seen Coming to America? That is the Hotel Prince Akeem Joffer's parents and entourage stayed in when they come to get their son.

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The WALDORF?? Really? I'm more in line with swtsig on this one, as much as it would be awesome to have one here, I can't believe they would pick THAT location.

I can see them picking somewhere further down Post oak, Demo'ing something else to build it. Perhaps even Downtown and take up a block. Hell, Maybe even a block or two in midtown, but THAT location?

Unless I see dirt moving around, along with a giant sign saying "Waldorf Astoria coming soon", I won't believe it.

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Thats a really expensive Hotel in NYC, I thought everybody had heard of it. Haven't you seen Coming to America? That is the Hotel Prince Akeem Joffer's parents and entourage stayed in when they come to get their son.

Yeah, I have seen parts of it but never the whole thing. I don't remember anything about a hotel. Hey, I didn't know what W and Meridian hotels were two years ago either ;P

And I'm with everyone else, when I first posted it, I was surprised they would build almost any kind of hotel at that site. But the info they've posted is still conflicting. I think their website says office but the .pdf and other things says hotel...so who knows.

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Yeah, I have seen parts of it but never the whole thing. I don't remember anything about a hotel. Hey, I didn't know what W and Meridian hotels were two years ago either ;P

And I'm with everyone else, when I first posted it, I was surprised they would build almost any kind of hotel at that site. But the info they've posted is still conflicting. I think their website says office but the .pdf and other things says hotel...so who knows.

you should netflix it. a great movie.

maybe I'm dumb and blind, but I can't find anything on their site, and it isn't listed here either:

http://www.waldorfastoria.com/future-openings/

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  • 1 year later...

lockmat lately posted a paulkweton.com link to Morris Architects' 2008 proposal for this site. Thank you, lockmat! It's also good to see architects coming from Wien and beyond to Southeast Texas to work, as long as they're concentrating what can be distinctive about the place and then building from it.

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  • 8 months later...

Does anybody know if this thing is back on again? There is a new fence all around the property that went up this week. It looks like the same as the construction fence that is around the Skanska development (3009 Post Oak) just up the street from it. Didn't see any equipment this morning though.

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just an fyi, I emailed hcad as to why this address was not listed and this is the response I received, "We haven’t added the address to our system. It is new construction for 2012, account 1307850010001."

I don't know what that means, I've been told probably nothing. Just wanted to put that out there for speculation.

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If this website is correc

Same people who developed this up the street:

http://www.liveatall...oneUptownLofts/

That would be quite a letdown from all the other proposals...

If this is correct, expect a letdown :(

5-Story 272 Unit Wood-Framed Apartment Building With Common Area Lobby, Clubhouse, Fitness Areas And Attached 7-Story Parking Garage.

http://www.theaustinoffice.info/01-12-12%20-%20Houston.html

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5-Story 272 Unit Wood-Framed Apartment Building With Common Area Lobby, Clubhouse, Fitness Areas And Attached 7-Story Parking Garage.

So 5 stories is the new 4 stories for apartments. At least it will line up nicely with the Manhattan and Empire next door.

I remember that the 90's it was all 3 stories.

Eventually all apartments will be 10 story midrises.

I am ok with it, it was an ugly empty lot for too long, and we still have plenty of lots to build taller buildings.

McCue and Richmond is one example nearby.

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I'm shocked that in Lockmat's link that from start to completion is only scheduled for six months. Doesn't that seem a little quick?

As far as empty lots go - this one wasn't particularly ugly. It was a open grassy area with decent trees on one side and the lake on the other. People were always using if for playing, fly fishing lessons, etc. Now the real ugly lot is still there - right across the drive - the one with the old Mason Jar and TGI FRiday's footprint.

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