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Not really. The top rendering is looking north up Smith, the bottom one east across Smith.

H-Town is right.. You're still seeing the Smith Street side of the building in each photo.. and its obviously not the same facade on that Smith side. This inconsistency would point to 2 different design concepts.

Really.

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I don't know, but I hope it's not that ugly suburban looking thing in post #1.

The suburban building wasn't even the design. Go to the next page to see the design.

Does anyone know what lot this will be on.....kind of odd that they are breaking ground in this economy (if the are). Maybe they met all of their minimum financial requirements just before the slowdown so that's good news for downtown!

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Actually, it looks like they are just excavating half of the block. The line runs parallel to Smith and Louisiana. They are even taking out the sidewalks and curbs. Wait, they may just be creating an access drive.

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Hey this rendering is better.

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Designed by Marshall Strabala, Director of Design of Gensler, a global architecture and design firm, the Houston Ballet’s new 6-story, 10,219-square meters (110,000-square foot) facility will house practice facilities and executive offices. According to the Houston Business Journal (Aug. 4, 2008), the building is planned for Houston’s Central Business District, on Smith between Congress and Preston, and kitty-corner from the Wortham Center, where the Houston Ballet holds performances.

Strabala is based at Gensler’s Houston office.

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Yay!!1 :D

Swamplot featured renderings of the building — designed by the Houston office of Gensler — last year. The building will have 6 levels and contain 115,000 sq. ft. of space. A single below-grade level will contain 30,000 sq. ft. of parking. Inside: 9 ballet practice studios, production and wardrobe space, administrative offices, and a dormitory for dancers.
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Terrific! It's also pretty awesome that they are launching this when the economy is shaky.

This a great addition to downtown and another visible symbol of the City's commitment to the arts. It is also a huge coup for one of the City's leading performing arts entities. A facility like this could be a great attraction for artistic talent. Bravi, HB!

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Was inside today on a rare visit and noticed that they've removed most of the suspended ceiling panels:

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The backhoes and bulldozers are also working overdrive at the old gas station site, as are the jackhammers on the parking lot and sidewalk immediately next door. It is definitely a construction zone.

Pardon my ignorance on this;

While I understand that they need more office/storage space like any major company does, does this mean they are going to renovate/upgrade/expand the backstage area?

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Nice article in today's Chronicle.

The coolest thing I saw aside from the building itself was the fact that they sold the other half of the block to Novare out of Atlanta. They're behind some great residential towers, including the Avenue in Charlotte and 360 in Austin.

A Novare building someday in that part of downtown would add a lot to the skyline and would help the residential component of DT.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/features/6556005.html

www.novaregroup.com

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Nice article in today's Chronicle.

The coolest thing I saw aside from the building itself was the fact that they sold the other half of the block to Novare out of Atlanta. They're behind some great residential towers, including the Avenue in Charlotte and 360 in Austin.

A Novare building someday in that part of downtown would add a lot to the skyline and would help the residential component of DT.

http://www.chron.com...es/6556005.html

www.novaregroup.com

Most of their projects look very similar. I hope they bring something different to Houston.

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Nice article in today's Chronicle.

The coolest thing I saw aside from the building itself was the fact that they sold the other half of the block to Novare out of Atlanta. They're behind some great residential towers, including the Avenue in Charlotte and 360 in Austin.

A Novare building someday in that part of downtown would add a lot to the skyline and would help the residential component of DT.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/features/6556005.html

www.novaregroup.com

Very cool. (Except the next sentence tells us that Novare has it back on the market, so apparently no plans for developing it at least any time in the short or mid-term future.)

The Ballet project is sounding and looking better and better. A great addition to downtown.

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I really like the idea that people can see rehearsals and stuff from the streets through the windows. That will be kind of cool and maybe a sort of tourist attraction.

I do, as well. Downtown is getting more interesting, every day. And nice bldg design.

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saw this last night and idk if there is already a topic or not. but last night the whole block was under construction and i didnt see any "coming soon" signs or renderings for anything. but there is a sign with a company name that i cant remember.. but yeah if anyone knows please do tell!

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saw this last night and idk if there is already a topic or not. but last night the whole block was under construction and i didnt see any "coming soon" signs or renderings for anything. but there is a sign with a company name that i cant remember.. but yeah if anyone knows please do tell!

That block is the bayou! Water.

Near there, though, the Houston Ballet is being built, I believe.

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Does anyone know the name and/or any other information on this building? They just started building it in the last few months.

I was at my friends place at the Tennison building and could see cranes and such.

The only thing I know is that it is to be 22 stories and the only reason it is being built at this time is because The Wortham actually bought into it so it would be built.

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Does anyone know the name and/or any other information on this building? They just started building it in the last few months.

I was at my friends place at the Tennison building and could see cranes and such.

The only thing I know is that it is to be 22 stories and the only reason it is being built at this time is because The Wortham actually bought into it so it would be built.

I'm 95% sure that's the site for the new Houston Ballet building. It won't be 22 stories or residential.

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/index.php?showtopic=17042&st=80

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Does anyone know the name and/or any other information on this building? They just started building it in the last few months.

I was at my friends place at the Tennison building and could see cranes and such.

The only thing I know is that it is to be 22 stories and the only reason it is being built at this time is because The Wortham actually bought into it so it would be built.

From where did you get this information?

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This is the first I have heard (or noticed) the living quarters in it. How many units?

The new Houston Ballet building will not only house the offices and studios of the professional company, it will also house the Ben Stevenson Ballet Acadamy. There will be some living space available for students of the Acadamy.

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