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On April 6, 2016 at 3:10 PM, Nate99 said:

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The nook now has glass going in. 

 

 

Obligatory "corner pocket" pic submission. 

 

 

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On 4/10/2016 at 6:52 PM, HOUCAJUN said:

How many floors are left to be constructed on this baby?

I'll be going around Saturday, I will happily let you guys know how many floors till it tops out. 

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Well, that's not what I counted...I'm in downtown right now, taking pictures and the total floor count as of right now is 44, 5 more to go. 

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4 hours ago, enriquewx91 said:

Will the crown add to the height on top of the final floor? or is it going to be part of the 48th floor?

 

1 minute ago, H-TownChris2 said:

Well, that's not what I counted...I'm in downtown right now, taking pictures and the total floor count as of right now is 44, 5 more to go. 

 

I saw 41 or 42 as of yesterday. I agree about 7 to go

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1 minute ago, Avossos said:

 

 

I saw 41 or 42 as of yesterday. I agree about 7 to go

I have a picture of the floor count, will be posting them later today. 

***They have 43 completed floors, and are working on the 44th floor.***

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^^^ well done urbannizer!  i cannot wait to see just what type of retail that hines may have in store for this remarkable tower.... should be very special indeed....

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^^^ is it just me.. or is the above kinda amusing.... oh hell, funny....

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Okay guys, so today, I got this new lens and decided to go around town and get a ton of pictures (literally). So sorry about the intense amount. Went every where, from Allen Pkwy, to East End, Midtown and UofH. Enjoy!

Floor Count: Working on the 43rd floor.

Scott Exit, off of 45 North

26509644582_04ae17c955_o.jpgIMG_4773 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26602769505_80d9b5f567_o.jpgIMG_4774 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

View from Pease Street:

26509648162_b5b34aecd8_o.jpgIMG_4780 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

View from within Downtown:

26602772085_7ae2dfa2f0_o.jpgIMG_4792 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509651192_573b9aa12e_o.jpgIMG_4794 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509653002_c59ea63663_o.jpgIMG_4796 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509655122_61cf93511f_o.jpgIMG_4801 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26537100231_899aaebed6_o.jpgIMG_4802 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509659232_01935fcd38_o.jpgIMG_4806 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509661002_ee65578a09_o.jpgIMG_4807 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26537109351_8655195879_o.jpgIMG_4811 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26602792745_e4231efceb_o.jpgIMG_4821 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

25997380324_268b66f619_o.jpgIMG_4837 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26329538720_ebc7b225dd_o.jpgIMG_4859 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26602816295_1006449cca_o.jpgIMG_4862 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26537146361_54a1eda86d_o.jpgIMG_4869 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

 

Soon be seen from Midtown:

26509699932_d7d34d6cc5_o.jpgIMG_4874 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26602766925_ed76cf324a_o.jpgIMG_4906 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

 

Very cool, seeing 609 from Allen Pkwy & Memorial:

26537149151_9c36bf00bb_o.jpgIMG_4880 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509704752_83cf0aba2d_o.jpgIMG_4883 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26329559670_aae1358a38_o.jpgIMG_4888 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509709472_ce698a55e4_o.jpgIMG_4890 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26602764545_5b3c43ae68_o.jpgIMG_4892 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509640552_6950ca26a6_o.jpgIMG_4897 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

 

 

 

People look ants up there! cx

25997375714_973a87eafd_o.jpgIMG_4824 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26537124791_ff6e2c7c07_o.jpgIMG_4834 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

25997378074_b21fe216e6_o.jpgIMG_4835 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26537128251_ece0b61055_o.jpgIMG_4836 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

25999594813_a662450f0e_o.jpgIMG_4860 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509688462_89b6aa8be3_o.jpgIMG_4865 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26602820665_ced29afe61_o.jpgIMG_4866 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

 

*Little elevator thingy stops at level 38, just count up from there*

26509694762_6d74c8cf6e_o.jpgIMG_4867 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

 

 

 

From UoH:

26509664462_595ec884ba_o.jpgIMG_4812 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26537115191_05b19d883a_o.jpgIMG_4815 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509666982_51b03d9bd8_o.jpgIMG_4818 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

 

From EaDo:

26537131421_0a185858a5_o.jpgIMG_4850 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

25997381784_78714a3ff6_o.jpgIMG_4852 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

26509678672_9e56186cb5_o.jpgIMG_4855 by Chris Rojas, on Flickr

 

 

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Based on the work elevator floor numbers they are at 43 floors.

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^^^ six more floors... including the addition of its spectacular wings... oh my...

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On April 24, 2016 at 7:59 PM, Montrose1100 said:

Chris, thanks for the photos, but a little moderation goes a long way.

 

Was there a posted photo with every one of those Flickr links? I gave up on waiting for everything to load. The LTE network on my phone couldn't handle it. Lol..

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10 hours ago, cloud713 said:

 

Was there a posted photo with every one of those Flickr links? I gave up on waiting for everything to load. The LTE network on my phone couldn't handle it. Lol..

Lmao, sorry, I thought with the amount of pictures, it would start a new page, but I guess not...sorry guys! Had a little too much fun.

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7 hours ago, H-TownChris2 said:

Lmao, sorry, I thought with the amount of pictures, it would start a new page, but I guess not...sorry guys! Had a little too much fun.

Heh, it's cool. We appreciate all the photo updates you've been providing. I finally got my first decent camera about 6 months ago, so I understand wanting to go test out a new lens.

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On 4/30/2016 at 10:42 AM, Naviguessor said:

I'm going to be very sad when the construction is over. The city will look static.  And, it won't be fun to look at. 

More will come in the coming years, I'm sure of it. ;)

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5 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

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This is a great photo don't get me wrong, but am I the only one who hates this view of downtown? It looks so un-urban and boring. If they sold the land and added some buildings/density it could actually be a great area especially with Houston City Hall. Just my opinion, but I want to know if anyone else agrees.

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I don't hate the western view, I think it is overdone. I don't think there is a bad view of downtown Houston, it's just that some are great and some are less great.

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I actually kind of agree, especially when viewed at ground level.  I get why it's so prominently featured as there is a nice parkland and bayou running in the foreground, but the buildings are really spaced out and it just doesn't look dense. 

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I think the best view is from the east. I like the stair step of the older important buildings like the Gulf, Esperson, Pennzoil, and the counties historical buildings out front, with all of the skyscrapers in the back. It just feels a lot more like a city with some depth to it and not a movie set facade.

I love the buildings and coming in from 45 north is always breathtaking but I still like the wittiness of the east. Feels real.

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14 minutes ago, bobruss said:

I think the best view is from the east. I like the stair step of the older important buildings like the Gulf, Esperson, Pennzoil, and the counties historical buildings out front, with all of the skyscrapers in the back. It just feels a lot more like a city with some depth to it and not a movie set facade.

I love the buildings and coming in from 45 north is always breathtaking but I still like the wittiness of the east. Feels real.

Perhaps I'm shallow, but I've come to embrace the west view. As said above there's not a bad side, but the full force of 50, then 70 story skyscrapers piercing the forest is magnificent. Not the northwest view aligned with the grid of Downtown but the west and slightly southwest views of the bridges crossing the bayou and Westheimer (west of shepherd). Makes me appreciate the postmodern boom days from which we have yet to see any economic times comes close. We may never. The late 70's/early 80's were to Houston what the late 20's/early 30's were to New York. Or even the 60's/70's to Chicago.

 

Sure we have all grown since then but never a defining and across the board standard of a style.

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13 hours ago, HoustonBoy said:

This is a great photo don't get me wrong, but am I the only one who hates this view of downtown? It looks so un-urban and boring. If they sold the land and added some buildings/density it could actually be a great area especially with Houston City Hall. Just my opinion, but I want to know if anyone else agrees.

Hate it as well, while the towers look amazing it's just too scattered. My co workers here in Michigan, googled Houston skyline and the first pictures they come across are these and they always say wow that height is impressive but no density. I need to pull out views from 45N, 10E and 288 (which is my favorite) in order to show the real density of our skyline which is more impressive.

 

Then they begin talking about Detroit's but that's a whole other conversation. 

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