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The advantage of being at work early....

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Monarch.. how much money did you just lose? ;)

 

oh nothing just yet.  however, please reference those mighty lower floors of the marriott... those aren't just incidental.  not to mention, please recall the marriott's renderings, at the very top, there is indeed a pretty sizable roof structure.  which of course is actually akin to hess's wind turbines.  however, pretty significant roof structure nonetheless....

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Why is that unfortunate?

 

I'd guess because more is better, right?

 

Seriously though, this building is massive as it is.  Plus we've got Alessandra, Hampton/Homewood, and potentially the Aloft and Le Meridien projects too.

 

If the existing rooms and all of the new ones are full, DT will be hopping with people.

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I'd guess because more is better, right?

Seriously though, this building is massive as it is. Plus we've got Alessandra, Hampton/Homewood, and potentially the Aloft and Le Meridien projects too.

If the existing rooms and all of the new ones are full, DT will be hopping with people.

Gotcha, You so he meant it is unfortunate that the MM wasn't taller in height. I thought he meant that it was unfortunate that Hess won't be totally barred from view from the east side Edited by HoustonIsHome
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oh nothing just yet.  however, please reference those mighty lower floors of the marriott... those aren't just incidental.  not to mention, please recall the marriott's renderings, at the very top, there is indeed a pretty sizable roof structure.  which of course is actually akin to hess's wind turbines.  however, pretty significant roof structure nonetheless....

 

I would imagine that the good folks at Rida Development are aware of those mighty lower floors and pretty sizable roof structure.  And yet they sought and received a determination letter from the FAA for a 395 foot tall structure.  As others have pointed out, that is nearly 100 feet shorter than Hess Tower.

 

For an additional useful comparison, the 24 story Hilton Americas Hotel is 324 feet tall.

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Triton, I wonder if we've ever cycled by eachother in the past. I always see on Strava all the riders that I pass. I did about 45 miles this weekend. Perhaps you were out there as well. :)

Oh I'm sure we have! I only did about 21 miles this weekend. I've used Strava and Endomondo but I currently use Map My Ride. Is Strava the one that doesn't allow you to disable audio queues? Rode from downtown to Galleria and back. There's so many new development projects along my route to see.
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Honorable Mention: Marriott Marquis

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Developer: Rida Development

Landscape Architect: SWA and Clark Condon

Building Architect: Morris Architects

Delivered: Under construction now, with estimated completion in September 2016

It’s not an apartment, but you can no longer talk about pools in Houston without mentioning the Marriott Marquis Convention Center’s Texas-shaped lazy river towering 110 feet above Downtown. The resort terrace also includes an infinity pool, full-service spa and fitness center, outdoor bar and grill, and group pavilion.

 

https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/multifamily/10-sexiest-pool-decks-in-houston-44975

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Honorable Mention: Marriott Marquis

honorable-mention-marriott-marquis-slide

Developer: Rida Development

Landscape Architect: SWA and Clark Condon

Building Architect: Morris Architects

Delivered: Under construction now, with estimated completion in September 2016

It’s not an apartment, but you can no longer talk about pools in Houston without mentioning the Marriott Marquis Convention Center’s Texas-shaped lazy river towering 110 feet above Downtown. The resort terrace also includes an infinity pool, full-service spa and fitness center, outdoor bar and grill, and group pavilion.

https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/multifamily/10-sexiest-pool-decks-in-houston-44975

I can't wait to swim in this. Well, drink while relaxing in this.
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Not sure if anyone has seen this video on youtube, seems pretty cool

 

Marriott Marquis Houston - Opening late 2016

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwExMfU0WN0

 

 

great video and thanks for posting! I did notice that in the video they show the George R Brown with the roads open in front and not changed to the new entertainment/dining pavilion areas.... its going to look even better!

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Noticed today that they have started installing some of the cladding on the East side of the building.  Sorry I didn't get a picture but I was merging on 59/69...in a company car.

 Be careful i know the feeling i finally got a shot of the hamilton and will try to get a pic of central square they are pretty much done with all the glass on the side of 45 not sure how the oppsite side looks

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^^^ the only thing that i simply cannot stand regarding the otherwise inspiring video, is the outright lying about UPSCALE SHOPPING.  surely, they must realize that they are in downtown houston.... right?

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most retailers are waiting on retail "co-tenancy" to develop downtown before making the plunge. unfortunate, but hopefully someone pulls the trigger sooner than later, or Macys finally decides to plop that smaller format store down in the retail district.

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Aren't you guys forgetting about Dress Barn?

yes, of course we are purposely forgetting about the DRESS BARN!  heck, with all of the profound modernization of the downtown houston, who in their right mind, would be seen visiting a barn.....

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^^^ the only thing that i simply cannot stand regarding the otherwise inspiring video, is the outright lying about UPSCALE SHOPPING. surely, they must realize that they are in downtown houston.... right?

Well I guess if you come from a small town that doesn't have a BCBG in the local mall department store, that could be considered "upscale".
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