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Oh Houston19514, must you point out my shallow and pedantic statements?

I had no clue. I never realized Gulf Oil occupied it before Chevron. Original tenants/history of tenants is mostly a blur in my mind for most Houston buildings. I have always wondered about that, specifically our tall ones Downtown. Where most of them built on speculation back in the day (apart from 1 & 2 Shell, Pennzoil, Exxon & KBR)? Perhaps that's another topic. Thanks for clearing that up.

 

Gulf merged with Chevron in the 80's.

 

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Are we sure that's the new design for Chevron? Hotel Alessandra is also not shown.

I'm also curious where he found that rendering. Has anyone even come out and said there was a new design?

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It wasn't an accident. I deliberately made the Chevron tower resemble it's logo. It's just for fun. But maybe it will inspire someone at Chevron to do something more interesting with their billion dollar tower while they have the chance.

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Thanks for putting the rendering together Metro West and for the comparison Larry Dierker. The Chevron Tower adds a good anchoring presence on the southwest part of the skyline. The hotels and residential highrises on the east side nicely broaden the skyline in that direction as well. I much prefer Metro West's modification to Chevron's tower. It would be nice if Chevron would add a crown to their tower for heightened impact on the skyline.

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My ol' lady's mad at me. Says I've been spending more time with this pic than with her.

Absolutely beautiful. Sorry about the marital unbliss. I just bide my time. As great as this rendered shot is, it just begs for developers to add a 1200 ft or higher to the backdrop. Hehe. Excellent, (mr burns like).

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Well, because apparently I have the free time to do it....tonight I started modeling downtown in Sketchup so that when new towers and the like are proposed we can get a pretty accurate feel on how they will look from multiple angles.  I'm trying to make it as true as possible so it may take awhile but expect updates on this.  Also, this is using fairly realistic textures not just massing.

 

**Update: this is going to be quite an undertaking as there are not many towers modeled in the 3d Warehouse...time will tell haha

 

How's this coming along? :)

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How's this coming along? :)

 

...Yeah, about that...  :(

 

Work has been keeping me from updating that unfortunately.  Also, the lack of drop-in ready buildings reallllyy slows things down.  I'll try to keep plugging away but unfortunately busy season is just around the corner.

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Confused... isn't the Kirby Collection just South of Hanover River Oaks along Kirby?

 

From this perspective, I don't think you'd see it. It would be blocked by Hanover River Oaks. Or, am I missing something?

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Absolutely beautiful. Sorry about the marital unbliss. I just bide my time. As great as this rendered shot is, it just begs for developers to add a 1200 ft or higher to the backdrop. Hehe. Excellent, (mr burns like).

*cough* bank of the southwest revival *cough*

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Experimento Interactivo (reloads every 10 seconds) I used Tritons picture.

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i love it towerspotter!  the "experimento interactivo" is totally cool......

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You could add the Market Square tower too, but the low-res rendering would make the effort look amateurish.

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^ I wanted to add that one but theres no rendering for the correct angle facing south. If I can find another picture I could add most of the towers proposed in downtown.

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On 8/2/2013 at 10:24 AM, brijonmang said:

Well done Channel2...I was going to do something similar but it looks like you covered it for me.

 

Here is a before and after shot using one of the photos cloud713 provided.  

 

http://s7.photobucket.com/user/brijonmang/media/Dtownbefore_zps176f9fba.jpg.html'>Dtownbefore_zps176f9fba.jpg

 

http://s7.photobucket.com/user/brijonmang/media/DtownSkyline2_zps30b547b0.jpg.html'>DtownSkyline2_zps30b547b0.jpg

 

The perspectives don't exactly line up correctly and I had to try and compensate despite buildings being flipped around but hopefully this gives another idea to the possibility for the future.

 

Someone took a recent shot from the same spot. No International Tower, 5AC, or Texaco expansion yet, but the others are joining the crowd. :)

 

26604941190_8aebd14ed2_h.jpgIMG_6168 by George Zimzores, on Flickr

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42 minutes ago, KinkaidAlum said:

You're working on the private dorm/apartments? Any word on phase two?

Not me, but from a FB friend who is the operator on the job.

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I don't know... I actually kind of dislike this view of Houston. Terrible description but it just looks old, boxy, and boring.

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46 minutes ago, Triton said:

I don't know... I actually kind of dislike this view of Houston. Terrible description but it just looks old, boxy, and boring.

 

I quite like it, looks quite dense.  It would be better if is was taken later in the year from that angle. There's a lot of brown trees due to the time of year it was taken!

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11 hours ago, HoustonSpurs said:

 

There's a lot of brown trees due to the time of year it was taken!

Yea, definitely looks dense. That could be it too about the time of year. Just looks dreary... brown and gray. Although there's tons of more modern glass structures in this pic, it just screams 70s box buildings to me.

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16 minutes ago, Twinsanity02 said:

That is Mt. Trash Houston where the refuse is dumped. Some day in the very very distant future it may be hot real estate 

Ski slope?

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Two ways that will happened (1) Dubai style mall built over it ( after dumping tons of sodium bicarbonate or a similar de-stinker) or (2) Hope the astronomers who claim a mini-ice age is arriving due to very low solar activity are correct. I hope the astronomers are way off. I love the tropical and near tropical  vegetation in my yard and around Houston.

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They built Wildcat  golf course on top of the old Holmes rd. dump. I'm sure at some point they'll design something for Mt. Trash. 

We were at the Hilton Americas the other day and you can really see it very clearly from that location. Its amazing how tall it is.

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20 minutes ago, bobruss said:

They built Wildcat  golf course on top of the old Holmes rd. dump. I'm sure at some point they'll design something for Mt. Trash. 

We were at the Hilton Americas the other day and you can really see it very clearly from that location. Its amazing how tall it is.

I remember seeing it just barely from the ramp from US 59 N to I-10W and the 9th floor of the M&M/UHD building back when I was an undergrad student at UHD from 2005 to 2009. I'm back at UHD as a grad student now and can easily see it from the ramp. It's amazing what 8-12 years of additional garbage can do. :lol:

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1 hour ago, JLWM8609 said:

I remember seeing it just barely from the ramp from US 59 N to I-10W and the 9th floor of the M&M/UHD building back when I was an undergrad student at UHD from 2005 to 2009. I'm back at UHD as a grad student now and can easily see it from the ramp. It's amazing what 8-12 years of additional garbage can do. :lol:

It is also amazingly smelly. I drove up there once out of curiosity. Never will do that again. The stink molecules were trapped in my nasal epithelia for hours.

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9 hours ago, Twinsanity02 said:

It is also amazingly smelly. I drove up there once out of curiosity. Never will do that again. The stink molecules were trapped in my nasal epithelia for hours.

I thought the stink of the landfill out in Pearland near Shadow Creek Ranch was bad, but I doubt it's as large as the landfill out on Beaumont Hwy.

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