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I think Tiger meant "Main at Dallas" and "Main at Lamar".  Not "Lamar at Dallas".  Those streets don't cross.  Easy Mistake.

 

Actually, they almost do meet - but it's in the block between Discovery Green and the Hilton, where they rerouted Lamar as part of building DG.  :rolleyes:

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What's amazing to me is how some projects, with three tower cranes in a small footprint no less, can only muster up one floor every couple of months, while other projects in Houston seem to rocket skyward overnight.

Poor management and organization I would guess.

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Or an efficient use of limited resources. I had a hard hat on for the concrete pour here and can tell you the guys in charge of this developement are complete proffesionals.

 

I'll leave you with this "You can pay 130 guys full figure "boomtown salaries" to get the job done right. Or you could pay 300 guys a little over minimum wage and throw floors up.

 

Lastly, you throw apartments and pre-fabbed concrete buildings up. This baby is trying to emulate it's mother and make it a damn pain in the ass to demolish.

 

Be patient and encourage Pearls to rush not our larger CBD TOWERS

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The apparent footprint from the above and to the west perspective is a bit misleading.  The portion of the building adjacent to Main is not as tall, and you can't really see it from that angle.

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I think everyone is being a little critical of this building and I don't understand why.

It will be a nice new shape on the skyline probably from the southeast and south views.

No its not a supertall and it doesn't fill up the block to the sidewalks, but its interesting shape will be a nice fit for downtown and break up the monotony of boxes and rectangles. All buildings built downtown don't need to be supertalls or even 50 story building to have an impact. Look at the Pennzoil.

It's 13 stories taller than the building it replaced so that's a positive gain. hopefully they will come up with an engaging plaza that will work well in creating a nice public space.

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What's amazing to me is how some projects, with three tower cranes in a small footprint no less, can only muster up one floor every couple of months, while other projects in Houston seem to rocket skyward overnight.

 

This is solely tied to the types of floors being poured.  The floors being poured now are garage floors, which are much slower due to ramps, slopes, etc.  Tower floors, which are much simpler, take 5-7 days per floor.

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I think the view from one or two angles ten miles away is a crappy way of judging a building. For me it is the look and feel up close.

Pennzoil is also a bad example to use to boost this building. For one Pennzoil is a master piece. It has a large footprint relative to the lot and its worth is judged on it own merits not how it looks among a cluster of building miles away. In my opinion, Pennzoil isn't particularly attractive once you get done distance away from it, and the only thing it adds to the skyline is filler. Up close though...

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From the same vendor I mentioned in the skyhouse thread he said this was supposed to be the site of the 100-story tower. Go ahead and laugh. Just passing the "rumor" on. Who knows...

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From the same vendor I mentioned in the skyhouse thread he said this was supposed to be the site of the 100-story tower. Go ahead and laugh. Just passing the "rumor" on. Who knows...

Well, we got a tower here so he was %25 right lol

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wow!  simply beautiful illustrations nate99.  i cannot wait until this edifice is hereby completed... so that i can monitor the overall impact of this particular downtown vicinity.  should be a vibrant area...

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Looks like they have started putting up glass on the southern face of this building

Glass Pics - Note: Not sure if this will work as the Tapatalk app is acting like a #^?*#>?*|?€

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