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Had a chance to view these renderings.  This building will have even more terraces than Texas Tower.  I think this forum will be very impressed by the redesign.  High quality project - hopefully it ge

46 stories w a bit of a crown.

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6 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

 

Turns out this is a building in Shanghai.

 

http://www.skyscrapercenter.com/building/shanghai-wheelock-square/542

 

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My guess this building was used as a stand-in to visualize height and massing. Thats really going out of your way to recruit a visualization firm to realize that, but not something that hasn't been done before.

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2 hours ago, nate4l1f3 said:

Don’t Shanghai my Houston?

 

24 minutes ago, Urbannizer said:

 

Please Shanghai my Houston.

 

As long as they limit it to skyscraper construction, I'll allow it.  Another 20 million people evacuating the next hurricane would be kind of rough. 

 

 

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16 hours ago, Nate99 said:

 

 

As long as they limit it to skyscraper construction, I'll allow it.  Another 20 million people evacuating the next hurricane would be kind of rough. 

 

 

Not if we had high speed evacuation trains to Dallas

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17 hours ago, Nate99 said:

 

 

As long as they limit it to skyscraper construction, I'll allow it.  Another 20 million people evacuating the next hurricane would be kind of rough. 

 

 

People in Shanghai don't need to evacuate in typhoon season.

not only skyscrapers, we also need Shanghai subway, highway, maglev, high speed train, airport......

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7 hours ago, cspwal said:

Not if we had high speed evacuation trains to Dallas

 

Interesting logistics thought experiment.  One shrinking refugee camp on one end and a growing one at the other. 

 

5 hours ago, jackie21love said:

People in Shanghai don't need to evacuate in typhoon season.

not only skyscrapers, we also need Shanghai subway, highway, maglev, high speed train, airport......

 

That amount of people in one place is hard to get my head around. You would need every imaginable way to get around. 

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On 7/12/2019 at 12:55 PM, H-Town Man said:

You know things have slowed down if this thread is staying at the top of Going Up.

 

 

 

Things haven’t really slowed down, this project is just that really nice carrot dangling in front of HAIF’s collective face.  Forever elusive...

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20 minutes ago, brijonmang said:

 

Things haven’t really slowed down, this project is just that really nice carrot dangling in front of HAIF’s collective face.  Forever elusive...

 

They've slowed some. This lot needs to sit for a few years until the hotel market comes back and then put a nice hotel here, or mixed use with hotel component. Last thing we want here is a huge glass office building looming over Market Square.

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32 minutes ago, ArtNsf said:

really wish this tower would start to happen soon.  starting to get a little worried about it, though.  It's been "in the works" for a very long time, just like the new "Chevron Tower" we've all been dreaming of...

 

One ugly parking garage down and then another not quite as ugly parking garage goes up, like an ugly wart. I also hope they build what they said they will, but am getting a bad feeling about this. I try to ignore it while eating gyros and look at the Hines buildings going up. 

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11 hours ago, jsabo said:

Has there been any update to this? Did they plan on building a tower on top of the parking garage? EDIT: Looks to be in front of the garage?

If you go back to page 18 of this thread and scroll towards the bottom you will see Gensler's original proposal for the tower that would sit on top of this podium.

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5 minutes ago, CREguy13 said:

Had a chance to view these renderings.  This building will have even more terraces than Texas Tower.  I think this forum will be very impressed by the redesign.  High quality project - hopefully it gets capitalized!

 

Same number of floors?

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33 minutes ago, CREguy13 said:

Had a chance to view these renderings.  This building will have even more terraces than Texas Tower.  I think this forum will be very impressed by the redesign.  High quality project - hopefully it gets capitalized!

 

Wow, great to hear an update on this one!

 

Any idea of when the public can expect to see these new renderings?

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1 hour ago, CREguy13 said:

Had a chance to view these renderings.  This building will have even more terraces than Texas Tower.  I think this forum will be very impressed by the redesign.  High quality project - hopefully it gets capitalized!

Can you give us an idea of what it looks like? Does it still retain the curved facade? Floor count?

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1 hour ago, CREguy13 said:

Had a chance to view these renderings.  This building will have even more terraces than Texas Tower.  I think this forum will be very impressed by the redesign.  High quality project - hopefully it gets capitalized!

I'll give you BBQ of your choice if you post it rn. 

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^^^ ok, enough with the KIBBLES 'n BITS scenario!  maybe, just maybe, someone can deliver unto us proud HAIFERS, the approximate date/time... that the official new renderings/concepts may be hereby presented to the masses.  props, in advance...

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On 2/9/2020 at 8:23 PM, CREguy13 said:

Had a chance to view these renderings.  This building will have even more terraces than Texas Tower.  I think this forum will be very impressed by the redesign.  High quality project - hopefully it gets capitalized!


lets kick this off... I want to see another tower rise!

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This one's been vaporware far too long :(

 

Honestly it doesn't even need to be a skyscraper and in a post-covid age maybe that's what would have a better chance of getting off the ground. There just needs to be something there to front against the park and create more energy in that area.

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And, I was noticing that from the renderings of the tower that is actually from the one in Shanghai, if the proportions were correct? this tower would be anywhere from 65 to about 72 stories high, and very close to the height of the Chase Tower.  Of course, it's probably NOT in proportion in the renderings, but wouldn't it be great for it to be a true supertall whenever they secure a wealthy tenant that wants something magnificent again downtown, in true "bigger in Texas" fashion?  And, Houston is the place to build it.  Yes, dreaming is fun in this troubled age we live in.  A truly fun escape from the daily chaos and confusion of the past few years.  Now, if we all think hard and concentrate and pray for it, I just know it will happen.

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1 hour ago, H-Town Man said:

They're not making any new blocks on Market Square. If you want the best thing possible on your last remaining block, gotta wait until the cycle returns and investors have a real appetite for Houston again. I'm guessing 2025.

 

 

I don't disagree, but sometimes perfect the enemy of good. I'd rather have something that's pretty good go there than nothing go there.

 

To be honest a major landmark skyscraper would at street level probably not be the kind of thing you want fronting a public square anyways. It's guaranteed to have featureless and austere parking podium with some glass atrium with a security checkpoint. It wouldn't contribute to the urban feel for the person on the sidewalk.

 

What would be ideal in my opinion would be a hotel or residential that doesn't have an obvious parking podium, that has street fronting GFR facing the square, and has nice architectural features at the small scale like being warm colored brick, having some kind of interesting awning, you get the idea.

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20 minutes ago, zaphod said:

 

I don't disagree, but sometimes perfect the enemy of good. I'd rather have something that's pretty good go there than nothing go there.

 

To be honest a major landmark skyscraper would at street level probably not be the kind of thing you want fronting a public square anyways. It's guaranteed to have featureless and austere parking podium with some glass atrium with a security checkpoint. It wouldn't contribute to the urban feel for the person on the sidewalk.

 

What would be ideal in my opinion would be a hotel or residential that doesn't have an obvious parking podium, that has street fronting GFR facing the square, and has nice architectural features at the small scale like being warm colored brick, having some kind of interesting awning, you get the idea.

 

If you want good architecture and mixed use, you'll have better luck waiting. Both of those things entail risk and require willing investors. "Featureless and austere parking podium" is the kind of thing you get in a rush to just put something there.

 

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There are a couple of cool Marilyn Monroe window murals on the east side parking garage. I took a couple of pics  about a month ago and so did someone else with their cute dog.

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