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15 hours ago, enriquewx91 said:

I love this picture so much, it's just so nice to look at.

Me too.  I see at least 3 different architectural styles/periods here.  A great example of Houston's growth over the decades.

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Looks nice but gives off a grab and go feel which is probably best suited for a coffee shop in a office building.  I'm waiting for a "comfortable" coffee shop DT with the same vibes as the one in montrose. Although,  I do love honeymoon

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Ben's beans had a nice sit and hang out vibe - too bad they closed. I think the Dallas street work did them in, and it wasn't the best location to begin with 

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3 hours ago, cspwal said:

Ben's beans had a nice sit and hang out vibe - too bad they closed. I think the Dallas street work did them in, and it wasn't the best location to begin with 

That was the other shop I had in mind.  I believe they were probably a year ahead of their time? 

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36 minutes ago, nate4l1f3 said:

That was the other shop I had in mind.  I believe they were probably a year ahead of their time? 

 

They hung on for a while, a few years at least. Had they been able to stay open until Marlowe had opened, I think they could have made it. If the Camden two block project ever goes, it would be a great spot.

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On January 23, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Urbannizer said:

 

 

I was studying this photo to determine if the vertical panels within the east/west recesses were simply reflecting the sunlight or if LED lighting was being tested during the day. I'm convinced it's LED lighting! 

 

Also, the intricate exterior detailing on the wider north/south glass curtain wall facades involve so much more than aluminum framing around the individual glass panes. LED strips perhaps? 

 

I'm thinking (hoping!) this night time lighting will encompass the entire facade similar to Hines' Devon Tower in Oklahoma City - so much more than what  I imagined based on the initial renderings.

 

I never noticed it before but closer examination of the video renderings posted on their main 609mainattexas.com website indicates flickering light movements over the entire facade. (Or am I imagining things?? lol) 

 

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'Sonian - The glass curtain is much more than just glass and aluminum framing.  There are small vertical metal fixtures that run the full height of the curtain.  These give the surface texture, character and reflective qualities.  But, I didn't notice any light fistures, or electrical wiring involved and certainly nothing was mentioned in the tour.  I doubt that any effect, of the magnitude which you describe, is planned.    

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they seem to be pushing to be done before superbowlli

 

I guess they want to show it off to potential tenants that will be here. I noticed in the lobby this morning that desk staff was being trained at the front desk, so it's really close.

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30 minutes ago, samagon said:

they seem to be pushing to be done before superbowlli

 

I guess they want to show it off to potential tenants that will be here. I noticed in the lobby this morning that desk staff was being trained at the front desk, so it's really close.

 

They look to be ready to open the sidewalks. It might be open-ish next week.

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3 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

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Looking at this photo I am glad that the plan for the fancy light rail station didn't go through. Less is more.

 

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5 hours ago, Twinsanity02 said:

Anybody miss the McDonalds that used to be there?

;)

It would be funny if they opened a McDonalds in the tunnels there

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10 hours ago, JoninATX said:

Liking the lighting scheme on top! Does anyone know if the lighting going to be permanent? 

 

It was planned for the building. Renders & vids show the entire crown and side recesses lit up. Last night, we only saw a portion of this lit up. 

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I saw the lights for the first time this morning. Hope they're up and running in the next night or two. Super bowl is nearly here

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3 hours ago, tigereye said:

 

It was planned for the building. Renders & vids show the entire crown and side recesses lit up. Last night, we only saw a portion of this lit up. 

 

Yes, only a portion of the crown lights were being tested last night. I personally saw them testing the lighting in the east/west recesses months ago as they were still installing the glass on the higher floors  - Rest assured there's more to come!

 

I remember the vertical lighting within the recesses being so much brighter than I was anticipating - certainly brighter than what we saw last night. 

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12 hours ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Looking at this photo I am glad that the plan for the fancy light rail station didn't go through. Less is more.

 

 

Agree that the 5 story light rail station would have been too much but I really liked the rain funnel station design (Snohetta) and thought it was understated. Would have integrated well with 609 main too.

 

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5 story station..? Was that the Cynthia woods pavilion rooftop tent looking one? 

The station was supposed to go on the block to the south, not in front of 609..

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10 hours ago, cloud713 said:

5 story station..? Was that the Cynthia woods pavilion rooftop tent looking one? 

The station was supposed to go on the block to the south, not in front of 609..

 

Yes, that is the block we're talking about. It is visible in the photo.

 

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609 Main's lighting scheme is underwhelming thus far, but I think they're still tweaking/perfecting it.

 

However, has anyone checked out the brand new lighting scheme on the old Continental Airlines building 1600 Smith?

 

FABULOUS!!!!!!!! I'm overly impressed! 

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41 minutes ago, 'Stonian said:

609 Main's lighting scheme is underwhelming thus far, but I think they're still tweaking/perfecting it.

 

However, has anyone checked out the brand new lighting scheme on the old Continental Airlines building 1600 Smith?

 

FABULOUS!!!!!!!! I'm overly impressed! 

 

On a scale of Pre-Superbowl White Lighting<-----------> Continental Airlines Logo Era

where does this impressive lighting lie? 

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2 hours ago, 'Stonian said:

609 Main's lighting scheme is underwhelming thus far, but I think they're still tweaking/perfecting it.

 

However, has anyone checked out the brand new lighting scheme on the old Continental Airlines building 1600 Smith?

 

FABULOUS!!!!!!!! I'm overly impressed! 

You could get a much better idea with a video, but here's from my balcony now. It cycles through colors rainbow style like the trash can building in the med center. Pretty nifty.

 

 

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2 hours ago, TowermaniacXD said:

 

On a scale of Pre-Superbowl White Lighting<-----------> Continental Airlines Logo Era

where does this impressive lighting lie? 

 

It blows both out of the box!

 

Monarch, sorry I couldn't take a pic while driving 70 mph. lol - I was caught off-guard but so impressed that I circled the downtown loop a second time to be sure I wasn't day-dreaming. lol

 

I really don't want to overly hype it up and it end up being a let down when you guys finally see it but its probably the 2nd best lighting on a Houston building EVER - we'll planned and thought out.

 

The only other lighting scheme I would place above it would be the old 30-story Art Deco Chase building - & man, if that one was 50-60 stories tall it would be much more appreciated by all. 

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17 minutes ago, corbs315 said:

 

You could get a much better idea with a video, but here's from my balcony now. It cycles through colors rainbow style like the trash can building in the med center. Pretty nifty.

 

 

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You guys have to see the Allen pkwy side to really get the full effect - I'll try to get a pic tomorrow. 

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So I'm assuming these buildings are lit up nicely just for the Super Bowl and will go back to being dark and bland right after? 

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8 hours ago, mfastx said:

So I'm assuming these buildings are lit up nicely just for the Super Bowl and will go back to being dark and bland right after? 

 

This building is typically lit up year round so I would expect it to be a nightly occurrence. 

 

I will try to get a pic from Eleanor Tinsley park tonight. 

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It is a very ugly building, but this is the nicest it has looked.  Soon United Airlines is is moving from 1600 Smith to 609 Main.  I wish we could light up the skyline like Dallas.  Meow!

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I don't think that its an ugly building.  I've always liked it.  Nothing crazy but still nice.  (Continental building; 609 Main I really like)

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Ok, I'll admit it, the lighting on 609 is bad. For a new landmark building, it deserves better.

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5 hours ago, nativehoustonion said:

It is a very ugly building, but this is the nicest it has looked.  Soon United Airlines is is moving from 1600 Smith to 609 Main.  I wish we could light up the skyline like Dallas.  Meow!

 

I totally disagree, it actually has always been one of my favorites! It has a crown, and multiple profiles with the stepped sections. It can look like totally different buildings depending on the angle.

 

& chill with Houston/Dallas cat fights please. 

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