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Hotel Alessandra by Marc longoria, on Flickr

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^^^ simply OUTSTANDING illustrations @TowerSpotter.... well done!

if i have stated it once, i shall state it again, HOTEL ALESSANDRA, shall indeed become the catalyst

 that jumpstarts retail, movement, and outright dynamism at GREENSTREET.  not to mention DALLAS STREET overall.

this is going to become a long needed gorgeous downtown retail district...

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4 hours ago, Angostura said:

 

 

Are there situations where the top floor ISN'T the highest?

 

;)

 

Certain college dorms (just a rumor I've heard, of course...)

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^^^ @hindesky  holy cow my good pal!  please, may you relay to us upon whether or not if this particular edifice is making a difference upon this gorgeous street?  looking at your illustrations, it just seems incredible!  props....

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A highly anticipated boutique downtown hotel is one step closer to delivery.

Hotel Alessandra, a 20-story, 223-room hotel, topped out on Aug. 1. The hotel is being developed by Houston-based Midway Cos. and Houston-basedValencia Group, which will operate the hotel.

Hoar Construction is the general contractor. Roughly 175,000 square feet of elevated concrete slabs were poured in nine months, according to a release from Midway. There have been 1,300 tons of rebar used during construction, and the hotel will contain around 128 miles of electrical wire upon completion. All in all, the development used 11,000 cubic yards of concrete, according to the release.

San Francisco-based Gensler's Houston and Los Angeles offices designed the hotel, which will have 10,000 square feet of ballroom and meeting space, an indoor/outdoor event deck with a reflecting pool, as well as a restaurant and bar. Plans for the hotel's lobby, which was originally pegged for one of the top floors, was moved to the second floor during redesign work revealed in February 2015.

The hotel was originally expected to be complete in time for the 2017 Super Bowl, but won't be finished in time, Midway's Ann Taylor said in May. Among other things, she cited weather-related delays.

Upon its completion, Hotel Alessandra will anchor GreenStreet, a mixed-use development formerly known as Houston Pavilions that Midway is renovating. Midway tore down a GreenStreet building that housed the former Yao Restaurant & Bar to make room for the hotel last January. The hotel broke ground in spring 2015.

Midway and Valencia are also collaborating on two hospitality projects in College Station. The George, a 162-room luxury hotel, will help anchor Midway's 60-acre mixed-use called Century Square. There's also Calvary Court, another hotel in Century Square, that Midway and Valencia are developing. That hotel will contain 141 rooms and will feature rustic designs inspired by Texas A&M University traditions, according to Midway marketing materials.

Modeled after Midway's popular CityCentre complex in Houston, Century Square will include retail, entertainment space, two hotels, an office building and a mid-rise apartment complex. It should deliver this fall.

 

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2016/08/photos-downtown-luxury-hotel-tops-out.html

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^^^ i am trying to comprehend just what they are trying to accomplish with the very top of this edifice.  this new design seems to differentiate from the second round of renderings.  is there now going to be a huge opening at the very top of this hotel?  inquiring minds.......

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1 hour ago, monarch said:

^^^ i am trying to comprehend just what they are trying to accomplish with the very top of this edifice.  this new design seems to differentiate from the second round of renderings.  is there now going to be a huge opening at the very top of this hotel?  inquiring minds.......

Perhaps they are trying to make it less beige.   

 

Compared to the original renderings, this place looks, well, beige.

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13 minutes ago, Subdude said:

Perhaps I lack full understanding of these things, but this design, from the beige color scheme to the annoyingly alternating offset windows, just doesn't scream "luxury" to me.  I suppose it's what's inside that counts.

If we're lucky the Hotel will have black chandeliers like their citycentre property. Edgy.

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4 hours ago, Subdude said:

Perhaps I lack full understanding of these things, but this design, from the beige color scheme to the annoyingly alternating offset windows, just doesn't scream "luxury" to me.  I suppose it's what's inside that counts.

The place screams "I am a Fairfield Inn somewhere in the bland suburbs, conveniently located a quarter mile from the interstate" to me. 

 

Total bait and switch.

 

 

 

 

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i keep on thinking the same thing...its almost like they said they wont be open in time for Super Bowl to relieve some of the stress and pressure in case they aren't...but secretly they are trying to be open by then ;)

 

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