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Well, I have some good news and some not as good news...   The not so good news: there is no target start time on the schedule.  As previously mentioned, the hold up is through Chevron as Skanska is

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55 minutes ago, mattyt36 said:

Fencing up at the new tower site and the old Houston Press site.  Strange ...

 

I saw this too...

 

20 minutes ago, bobruss said:

I think they're just trying to keep street people from squatting.

 

Its just a grass field though... if anything, it was nice green space.

 

For what it’s worth, Chevron announced they are building a new building in Australia. This signals they are willing to invest in real estate again. Any insiders heard of any rumblings?

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I was expecting this topic to pop back to the top but figured it would be news that Chevron pulled out and the tower was dead but this is definitely an interesting development.

 

Are both Enron towers full? 

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Sooooooo is there reason to believe the 'Chevron Tower' is about to break ground or are we all jumping the gun here? I get very, very excited about these things and I don't wanna be let down lol. 

 

Are the old Enron buildings even full?

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1 hour ago, wxman said:

Sooooooo is there reason to believe the 'Chevron Tower' is about to break ground or are we all jumping the gun here? I get very, very excited about these things and I don't wanna be let down lol. 

 

Are the old Enron buildings even full?

I doubt groundbreaking is imminent. I think there’s excitement *something* is being done with the lot. They’ve also fenced off the old Houston Press lot, I believe.

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20 minutes ago, sdm1130 said:

Sadly, it is just a staging area for an HVAC project.

 

This from someone who has a total of 3 posts over the years?

 

Do you have a source for this HVAC project? Why would a 15 year old commercial office building need upgraded HVAC systems? They last longer than that in starter homes.

 

And why would the also fence off the former Houston Press building site?

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On 5/11/2019 at 10:53 AM, Stone said:

 

This from someone who has a total of 3 posts over the years?

 

Do you have a source for this HVAC project? Why would a 15 year old commercial office building need upgraded HVAC systems? They last longer than that in starter homes.

 

And why would the also fence off the former Houston Press building site?

Skyhouse had to have it's chiller replaced within a year of opening

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3 hours ago, BeerNut said:

Someone with one post calling out someone with 3 post.

  very funny lol GIF

 

Well I don't know if you know, but you need an ENTIRE block to stage an HVAC project. I for one take the dude with 3 posts very very very seriously.

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Skyhouse Houston used the Skyhouse Main parking lot (when it was parking only) as the staging point for the helicopter to replace the chiller.  If the HVAC project is of that magnitude, maybe they are using that block instead of closing streets.

 

Or they are going to start site work on the new building, or they will rip up the grass and pave it for extra parking.

 

Or maybe Chevron is opening a gas station downtown

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Just now, cspwal said:

Skyhouse Houston used the Skyhouse Main parking lot (when it was parking only) as the staging point for the helicopter to replace the chiller.  If the HVAC project is of that magnitude, maybe they are using that block instead of closing streets.

 

Or they are going to start site work on the new building, or they will rip up the grass and pave it for extra parking.

 

Or maybe Chevron is opening a gas station downtown

 

Very true. Honestly didn't consider that. Then again my knowledge on those kinds of operations is very little to zero.

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correction, 5am-5pm Sunday May 19, and ALL surrounding streets to be closed to vehicles and pedestrians, fairly extensive area.....Andrews, Shaw, Ruthven, Smith, Louisiana, Pease and Bell  Employees will be allowed if work critical, but no exit or entrance 6am-8am and if necessary 5pm-8pm.

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9 minutes ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

Fence has a green screen around it with a SWPP permit posted. 

They wouldn't do that for just a chiller changeout. Did you see if there was a "Large Construction Project" sign on it?

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22 hours ago, hindesky said:

They wouldn't do that for just a chiller changeout. Did you see if there was a "Large Construction Project" sign on it?

 

On the rail heading back home. Will check Sunday.

 

edit: I was wrong. I was speaking about the former Houston Press site?

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not to awaken this 7 year old topic necessarily, but does anyone know if this project is still even on the table for sometime in the future at Chevron ? 

I would love to see another 50 plus floor tower in this area of downtown.  At first it was to be 58 stories.  And, it only seems natural that Chevron should build this project here considering their ever increasing presence and investment in Houston and the energy sector, plus their tremendous growth I keep hearing about on occasion of late.

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22 minutes ago, ArtNsf said:

not to awaken this 7 year old topic necessarily, but does anyone know if this project is still even on the table for sometime in the future at Chevron ? 

I would love to see another 50 plus floor tower in this area of downtown.  At first it was to be 58 stories.  And, it only seems natural that Chevron should build this project here considering their ever increasing presence and investment in Houston and the energy sector, plus their tremendous growth I keep hearing about on occasion of late.

 

Where did you hear about their tremendous growth? Genuinely interested. Unless they are experiencing vastly different fortunes from the rest of the oil industry, I can't imagine they're growing much at all. The whole industry has contracted since this project was announced. I think it is deader than dead. 

 

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58 minutes ago, ArtNsf said:

plus their tremendous growth I keep hearing about on occasion of late.

 

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/11/chevron-11-billion-writedown-could-hit-the-entire-market.html

 

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The nation’s second-largest oil company on Tuesday announced the write-down as it seeks to revalue some of its assets as commodity prices continue to falter.

 

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sorry for getting so many feathers ruffled by asking one simple question.  oh well se la vie.

On 12/13/2019 at 11:05 AM, H-Town Man said:

 

Where did you hear about their tremendous growth? Genuinely interested. Unless they are experiencing vastly different fortunes from the rest of the oil industry, I can't imagine they're growing much at all. The whole industry has contracted since this project was announced. I think it is deader than dead. 

 

I heard about this earlier this year when they acquired another large oil company.  Can't remember the name, but they did talk about a lot of growth and more presence in Houston, etc... while laying off a lot of people at the other location(s).  At least that's my recollection.  Perhaps it was late last year, but I'm just not sure.  I guess that'll teach me for not keeping up with the energy industry every second of every day.  As we say "well shut my mouth..."

 

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On 12/13/2019 at 1:22 PM, wxman said:

Can this topic be locked and burned? This tower is d.e.a.d. And it ain’t ever coming back. I got all excited for nothing when I saw the topic pop up at the top. Ugh

I'll leave it open for now until we get any indication that it's actually dead. Who knows, maybe Chevron will downsize it and still build something here.

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