H-Town Man Posted March 19, 2011 Share Posted March 19, 2011 (edited) I hope that if and when Hines builds a tower here they will take more into consideration the impact on the street than in BG Group Place. This is historically the most important intersection in the city. Downtown's two most important streets cross here, and the catty-corner was the site of the national capitol of Texas, then later Jesse Jones' signature hotel. A building that addresses the street with stimulating architecture at ground level, perhaps some sort of glass complement/homage to the Rice Hotel's veranda, could really make for a memorable crossroads.Right now Hines' quotes tell how the public improvements to Main Street have made it a more desirable location for a tower, but in my opinion the previous tower (though it looks great in the skyline) added little to those improvements with its lack of differentiation on the lower floors. Hopefully next time they will consider "What can I do for Main Street?" in addition to "What can Main Street do for me?" Edited March 19, 2011 by H-Town Man 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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