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Hotel Alessandra by Marc longoria, on Flickr

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props, as per the wonderful pic tumbleweed_tx.  this live green roofing concept is indeed unique to houston.  however, it shall become a very nice compliment to GREEN STREET.  it adds color, not to mention a bit of luxury where there was none before.  well done!

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thanks for the picture! i guess it makes sense they would only put them on the escalator awnings. those are the only parts of the roofs that are ever really seen by the general public.. they look nice, and i hope to see them incorporate more, like a lawn or something on top of part of the building for an outdoor/private space for hotel guests.

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props, as per the wonderful pic tumbleweed_tx.  this live green roofing concept is indeed unique to houston.  however, it shall become a very nice compliment to GREEN STREET.  it adds color, not to mention a bit of luxury where there was none before.  well done!

 

 

Green roofs are unique to Houston? What?

 

That ...is pretty blatantly untrue. Most of our examples are pretty minor.

 

I would suggest looking at something like the California Academy of Sciences for a less conservative example of a green roof:

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/renzo-pianos-green-museum-in-san-francisco.html

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Green roofs are unique to Houston? What?

 

That ...is pretty blatantly untrue. Most of our examples are pretty minor.

 

I would suggest looking at something like the California Academy of Sciences for a less conservative example of a green roof:

http://www.treehugger.com/sustainable-product-design/renzo-pianos-green-museum-in-san-francisco.html

I think he meant the idea itself is unique to Houston, as in this is the first time it's been done before.

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please allow for me to clarify.  in regards to seeing the green roofing concept being placed upon an escalator overhead, inside an outdoor shopping retail establishment.. is actually what i was thinking of.  i am almost certain, that i have never laid eyes upon this clever and yet highly innovative approach, upon an outdoor retail establishment in houston thus far.  the particular illustration supplied as per tumbleweed_tx, is indeed lovely / fascinating.

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please allow for me to clarify.  in regards to seeing the green roofing concept being placed upon an escalator overhead, inside an outdoor shopping retail establishment.. is actually what i was thinking of.  i am almost certain, that i have never laid eyes upon this clever and yet highly innovative approach, upon an outdoor retail establishment in houston thus far.  the particular illustration supplied as per tumbleweed_tx, is indeed lovely / fascinating.

In their defense that's pretty specific...where else is there an outside escalator with a roof above it? :P

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(This grass is actually fake while the grass on top of the roofs would appear to be real)

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talk about placing the green in GREENSTREET.  simply outstanding illustrations triton!  the lush and yet colorful escalator overheads.. are simply luxurious!  this downtown houston


mixed use development, is slowly but surely turning into a masterpiece.  once HOTEL ALESSANDRA officially arrives..  GREENSTREET, shall become an icon.  bet on it! 


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Are there any improvements to the street-facing side? The cavernous interior still feels a bit narrow and claustrophobic to me, especially with all the obstacles blocking one's path (trees, escalators, planters in that last shot) and assuming traffic picks up. I do think they made the most of the space available in terms of making it look really nice. 

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Hotel Alessandra will for sure start in the "3rd Quarter this year"..., reliable source.

 

 

they are currently salvaging materials from the unused spaces where allesandra is going, then once SkyHouse's leasing office moves to Skyhouse, they will demo and salvage that.

 

then... my coworkers and i get to take out our aggressions with sledge hammers on the soon to be demoed space, then the real demo crew comes in  :)

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Geez, for the past week I keep meaning to bring this up, but I keep forgetting.

 

The entire Greenstreet complex has these cool blue lights on every column, except for the columns where Hotel Alessandra is planned to go in. Just thought that was kinda interesting. I'll see if I can snap a picture some time to show you guys what I'm talking about.

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Geez, for the past week I keep meaning to bring this up, but I keep forgetting.

 

The entire Greenstreet complex has these cool blue lights on every column, except for the columns where Hotel Alessandra is planned to go in. Just thought that was kinda interesting. I'll see if I can snap a picture some time to show you guys what I'm talking about.

yes, please triton.  i would love to see just how those "blue lights" are integrated upon this complex.  thanks in advance!

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http://www.bisnow.com/commercial-real-estate/houston/2520-the-future-of-downtown/

 

"GreenStreet is nearing the end of its renovations—the team tells us the last finishing details are the large fountains that will anchor each side of the property (Main/Dallas and Caroline/Dallas). The Lawn is complete—pictured, it will soon house events like outdoor movies. Midway also plans to break ground on the stylish Hotel Alessandra (225 keys, 25 stories) this fall."

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http://www.bisnow.com/commercial-real-estate/houston/2520-the-future-of-downtown/

 

"GreenStreet is nearing the end of its renovations—the team tells us the last finishing details are the large fountains that will anchor each side of the property (Main/Dallas and Caroline/Dallas). The Lawn is complete—pictured, it will soon house events like outdoor movies. Midway also plans to break ground on the stylish Hotel Alessandra (225 keys, 25 stories) this fall."

 

So does this mean that they aren't going to be making any exterior improvements?

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Any bets that the construction work on this hotel will actually prevent any new retail tenant from leasing and may drive away some existing tenants?

I love the idea of a hotel as it holds the promise of helping to fix this development and make it actually vibrant. But the road to vibrancy may be bumpier than the road humps just installed!

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Any bets that the construction work on this hotel will actually prevent any new retail tenant from leasing and may drive away some existing tenants?

I love the idea of a hotel as it holds the promise of helping to fix this development and make it actually vibrant. But the road to vibrancy may be bumpier than the road humps just installed!

super bowl 17, is now on it's way to houston.  it would be profoundly shortsighted, as per any retail establishment, to just up and leave downtown, in light of such future revenue success...

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super bowl 17, is now on it's way to houston. it would be profoundly shortsighted, as per any retail establishment, to just up and leave downtown, in light of such future revenue success...

I did not suggest that they will "up and leave" downtown. What I did say is that NEW tenants might choose to lease elsewhere and existing tenants may have their businesses impacted by a couple of years of hotel construction that they simple decide to relocate elsewhere (within downtown or otherwise).

F21 is adjacent to this construction as is that EXPENSIVE woman's boutique upstairs. Will they stay admits the dust, noise, hammering, digging, and general mayhem of a couple of years of hotel construction? We shall see.

I know zero about these matters but, this large construction project may actually kill the little retail that remains in that development and it may need to be re-established (hopefully) after construction.

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I did not suggest that they will "up and leave" downtown. What I did say is that NEW tenants might choose to lease elsewhere and existing tenants may have their businesses impacted by a couple of years of hotel construction that they simple decide to relocate elsewhere (within downtown or otherwise).

F21 is adjacent to this construction as is that EXPENSIVE woman's boutique upstairs. Will they stay admits the dust, noise, hammering, digging, and general mayhem of a couple of years of hotel construction? We shall see.

I know zero about these matters but, this large construction project may actually kill the little retail that remains in that development and it may need to be re-established (hopefully) after construction.

your concern, is indeed upon target.  however, just think about the owners of this ambitious project.. midway cos. (city centre, etc..) they have a serious amount of experience upon these matters.  city centre, is always rapidly expanding / developing construction wise.  and it does not seem to adversely affect it's current tenant in the least.  i guess that when all is hereby said and done.. it's all about construction incentives set in place, as per the landlords.   which shall be designed to help ease any constructions burdens, as per their respective tenants.    

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Here is a phot of the blue lights on Greenstreet (right, top of photo). Note the absence of the blue lights on the site where the future Hotel Alessandra is being built.

Exciting times. Go Coogs!

Thank you so much!! This is exactly what I was talking about. The lights are a perfect indicator where the hotel's perimeter is. 

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Here is a phot of the blue lights on Greenstreet (right, top of photo). Note the absence of the blue lights on the site where the future Hotel Alessandra is being built.

Exciting times. Go Coogs!

great shot!  props for sharing.

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Is it just me or, SO FAR, are the changes to Pavilion Street, decidedly underwhelming?

The renderings that hit the press a year or so ago announcing Green Street seemed to hold a lot of promise. SO FAR there are new paver stones and a couple of humps. To me, Green Pavilion has a long way to go before it even approaches it's own PR launch hype. Perhaps the hotel will help do this. But, would the space taken by the hotel not be a perfect spot for a two story H&M or Target or Whole foods?

Pavilion Street has their "lawn" for concerts, I guess. It struck me as an odd idea when I first read about it and it strikes me as an even more odd idea now that I have seen it. There have already been concerts there. Who has gone? Feedback?

I am pondering this: what will Green Pavilion Street feel like in 2 years? There will be a hotel, a few restaurants, two stores, a bowling alley, HOB, a "lawn", and a few offices. Quite the hodgepodge?

Maybe the hotel will bring it all together. Smarter minds than me have already decided it will. But, for now, I remain underwhelmed and a tad confused by the final vison.

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Is it just me or, SO FAR, are the changes to Pavilion Street, decidedly underwhelming?

The renderings that hit the press a year or so ago announcing Green Street seemed to hold a lot of promise. SO FAR there are new paver stones and a couple of humps. To me, Green Pavilion has a long way to go before it even approaches it's own PR launch hype. Perhaps the hotel will help do this. But, would the space taken by the hotel not be a perfect spot for a two story H&M or Target or Whole foods?

Pavilion Street has their "lawn" for concerts, I guess. It struck me as an odd idea when I first read about it and it strikes me as an even more odd idea now that I have seen it. There have already been concerts there. Who has gone? Feedback?

I am pondering this: what will Green Pavilion Street feel like in 2 years? There will be a hotel, a few restaurants, two stores, a bowling alley, HOB, a "lawn", and a few offices. Quite the hodgepodge?

Maybe the hotel will bring it all together. Smarter minds than me have already decided it will. But, for now, I remain underwhelmed and a tad confused by the final vison.

As someone who's worked in the area since 2010, I'm not underwhelmed at all. The recent renovations add a great contemporary look compared how bland the complex used to look before. This is how this complex should've looked in the beginning. And the only detail I can recall missing from the renovation renderings are the LED screens on the San Jacinto facade by CSN Houston.

My only gripe the Dallas St side not adding more street presence, although Hotel Alessandra may add that street presence in a big way on its own. The other big question marks are the old Scott Gertners Skybar spot and the Books-A-Million spot.

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As someone who's worked in the area since 2010, I'm not underwhelmed at all. The recent renovations add a great contemporary look compared how bland the complex used to look before. This is how this complex should've looked in the beginning. And the only detail I can recall missing from the renovation renderings are the LED screens on the San Jacinto facade by CSN Houston.

My only gripe the Dallas St side not adding more street presence, although Hotel Alessandra may add that street presence in a big way on its own. The other big question marks are the old Scott Gertners Skybar spot and the Books-A-Million spot.

Will they be adding the outside cafe stuff along Dallas when they redo the street? And yeah I was thinking that "2 story ______" could go where Books a million was.

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haif mates, let us please recall, just who the new owners of this aspiring complex are... midway cos., owners of the wildly successful city centre.  trust me, i am most certain that they have taken all of your concerns to heart.  patience, is indeed a virtue.    

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Will they be adding the outside cafe stuff along Dallas when they redo the street?

In my opinion, it's unlikely. The only opportunities they have for sidewalk seating currently are McCormick & Schmick's & Guadalajara. McS added its sidewalk seating on the interior cutout portion and Guadalajara's sidewalk is next to HOB's loading dock, not a desirable location for sidewalk seating.

The only way I see sidewalk cafe seating happening on Dallas St is with either III Forks or if new cafe/restaurant space is on the ground floor of Hotel Alessandra.

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Did someone really just wonder aloud whether or not the addition of a 26-story luxury boutique hotel with a groundbreaking design (a first for Houston) would really improve green street all that much???

 

No doubt tha this hotel will be an amazing addition for Green Street and Houston.

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