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According to the information to which you linked, Miami has zero buildings taller than 600 Travis (formerly known as JP Morgan Chase Tower) either existing or under construction.  Six are proposed, but none under construction.

 

(Cool site, by the way... thanks for the link)

 

The website still says it's named JPMorgan Chase Tower

 

 http://www.chasetower.com/building.php?sect=1

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I was watching a local Houston educational channel this past week and they had a program about the Energy Corridor. It looked fairly recent. in the program they had a spokeswoman for BP saying they had plans to build two more buildings, one for the Energy and Gas and one for Worldwide Exploration. I am not sure if the former one was the recent computing center, but I could not find anything about the building for Worldwide Exploration. Anyone have any knowledge on this?

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I feel like it doesn't adopt so well to wider screens, which seems...not very forward-looking. Probably works well on phones I suppose.

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Anyone who hasn't driven through downtown Houston in the last four years will be in for a shock. The place has  and is certainly densifying with all the new construction.

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12 hours ago, Twinsanity02 said:

Anyone who hasn't driven through downtown Houston in the last four years will be in for a shock. The place has  and is certainly densifying with all the new construction.

I hadn't visited Houston for about 2 years and I was shocked.

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19 hours ago, Twinsanity02 said:

Anyone who hasn't driven through downtown Houston in the last four years will be in for a shock. The place has  and is certainly densifying with all the new construction.

It's absolutely night and day. Best way I can tell there's a noticeable change? Used to be quite easy to find street parking almost anywhere... from Market Square Park to the Discovery Green area. Now it's nearly impossible from 7am to 11pm.

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Just be careful parking on Polk near Caroline. Several of us got bagged over the Christmas holiday. No one noticed some obscure sign (among many) regarding no parking due to a  non- metro bus stop. In addition there are marking on the street outlining car parking. 

Back to topic, many of the streets which used to have large gaps from surface lots have buildings or construction.For example Main, Austin, and Capitol streets. Louisiana and Milam seem to feel the most like an urban canyon. Visually pleasant. 

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A bit off topic, but related to development. . Depending on your point of view good news or bad. New census estimates claim the Houston MSA grew by approximately 163,000 from 2014 to 1015. The largest increase in the country once again. Second year in a row growth has been greater than 150K. Population must be over 6.7 million at this point. Amazing numbers. 

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20 hours ago, Twinsanity02 said:

A bit off topic, but related to development. . Depending on your point of view good news or bad. New census estimates claim the Houston MSA grew by approximately 163,000 from 2014 to 1015. The largest increase in the country once again. Second year in a row growth has been greater than 150K. Population must be over 6.7 million at this point. Amazing numbers. 

Not sure where you got the 163,000 number.  The growth from 2014 to 2015 was 159,083.  Still phenomenal and the largest increase in the country (I wonder if any US metro area has ever before grown by 159,000 in one year.   The population (estimate) as of July1, 2015 was 6,656,947.  So, yes, we are almost certainly over 6.7 million by now.

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21 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

Not sure where you got the 163,000 number.  The growth from 2014 to 2015 was 159,083.  Still phenomenal and the largest increase in the country (I wonder if any US metro area has ever before grown by 159,000 in one year.   The population (estimate) as of July1, 2015 was 6,656,947.  So, yes, we are almost certainly over 6.7 million by now.

Need to count the illegals so I guess a 163,000 number would be correct

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I checked the numbers on the census.gov for MSA. It lists Houston MSA 2015 as 6,656,947 and Houston MSA 2014 as 6,490,180.  This comes out as 166,767. What ever number 159 K or 166 K they are huge numbers. Do not know if this is the largest ever.  I know Chicago grew very fast in the 19th century and LA in the 20th but don't know the numbers.

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49 minutes ago, Twinsanity02 said:

I checked the numbers on the census.gov for MSA. It lists Houston MSA 2015 as 6,656,947 and Houston MSA 2014 as 6,490,180.  This comes out as 166,767. What ever number 159 K or 166 K they are huge numbers. Do not know if this is the largest ever.  I know Chicago grew very fast in the 19th century and LA in the 20th but don't know the numbers.

The 2015 estimates table on Census.gov shows the 2014 estimate was 6,497,864.

It looks like they revised the 2014 estimate upwards since last year.  (The 2014 estimates table shows 6,490,180.)  I think the most accurate comparisons would need to use the numbers from the 2015 table.

 

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Just pulled together the number of buildings under construction and proposed for cities here in Texas.

 

Houston

 

We've been holding onto the top spot for under construction and proposals for some time now. The number is expected to drop for under construction. Many towers are wrapping up, and few are expected to begin. While our number of proposals may remain high, many of them are likely on hold.

 

Under Construction: 32

Proposed: 63

 

Dallas

Under Construction:  16

Proposed: 36

 

Fort Worth

 

Under Construction: 2

Proposed: 3

 

Austin

 

Under Construction: 14

Proposed: 29

 

San Antonio

Under Construction: 1

Proposed: 6

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One year left in college. Sure hope there is a big change in the economy here in the next 365 days:unsure:

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On 3/29/2016 at 2:41 PM, Twinsanity02 said:

I checked the numbers on the census.gov for MSA. It lists Houston MSA 2015 as 6,656,947 and Houston MSA 2014 as 6,490,180.  This comes out as 166,767. What ever number 159 K or 166 K they are huge numbers. Do not know if this is the largest ever.  I know Chicago grew very fast in the 19th century and LA in the 20th but don't know the numbers.

159k isn't even Houston's best, let alone the best ever per metro. Houston, DFW, NY, LA has been hitting that and more every now and then for the last 40 years. Atlanta was hitting those numbers at the start of the 2000s. Miami got there a couple times. 

But yeah,  Houston's best years were the early 80s surprisingly since we had a lot less people to bare kids.

 

In fact, the year before, Houston grew by 163K. Houston's best year was 82. We grew by 195k. There were 70k births and 30k deaths. So 155k was just from people moving here. If we had that many last year our total number would have been 215k because natural increase was 60k (98k births minus 38k deaths). I think LA had a couple 200k plus years. Houston's current growth is nothing new

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So is the oil price collapse the main reason for the drop is new construction or was stuff just overbuilt in the last few years? I'm new to town and I love to see buildings go up so I hope I won't be starved for that.

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Keep your eyes open in the med center area because that is where most of the new construction is taking place. 4 new hospital towers in  Texas Childrens, Herman, Methodist and St Lukes /Baylor, a couple of high rise residential towers, and some new mixed use projects are on the boards and in different stages of construction. 

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On 4/26/2016 at 0:14 PM, enriquewx91 said:

 

Pretty awesome vid on youtube uploaded over the weekend views of GRB, 609 Main, and Market Square among others. Enjoy!

 

This video makes me a proud Houstonian!

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I'm excited about the progress we've made and am a proud Houstonian but does anyone ever get bummed when looking at other more dense

cities like Chicago and even Seattle?  I seen this photo and kinda got bummed thinking how far we still have to go to fill in downtown.

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2 minutes ago, nate4l1f3 said:

I'm excited about the progress we've made and am a proud Houstonian but does anyone ever get bummed when looking at other more dense

cities like Chicago and even Seattle?  I seen this photo and kinda got bummed thinking how far we still have to go to fill in downtown.

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I don't get too bummed about it.  Houston is a Sunbelt city, which also has multiple areas (Galleria, Medical Center) that would rival the DTs of other urban areas.  We're getting there, but I think its easier to create density in urban areas with zoning laws and natural boundaries (i.e., Lake Michigan, Puget Sound).

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I'm not upset at all. Go watch the opening of the movie Urban Cowboy and compare it to the skyhawk video. The downtown was a mass of tall buildings all cluster west of Main giving it a lopsided appearance. In addition midtown was a wasteland all the way to the museums. 

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I think you meant Texas Children's Hospital expansion. Baylor/St Luke's is a new tower on their relatively new campus. 

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Miami should be ranked higher than Houston soon. They have ~4 topped out 150m+ and another 15 or so u/c and a bunch more proposed.

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On 10/19/2016 at 2:56 AM, Timoric said:

 

As we catch our breath and see how far we have come, I was looking around for where Houston ranks as a tall city.

 

I found this site.

https://skyscrapercenter.com/city/houston

 

I thought these rankings were interesting:

Global Ranking #23 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Regional Ranking #4 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
Country Ranking

#3 in USA by no. of 150m+ completed buildings

 

 

 

Give it time. Houston is still relatively new in this regard seeing how the growth has only really taken off just recently.

 

Now, would anyone happen to know why the site linked has a Chinese language option?

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On 6/6/2016 at 3:13 PM, nate4l1f3 said:

I'm excited about the progress we've made and am a proud Houstonian but does anyone ever get bummed when looking at other more dense

cities like Chicago and even Seattle?  I seen this photo and kinda got bummed thinking how far we still have to go to fill in downtown.

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Honestly it's working for Houston. Unlike other cities that developed from the core outwards, Houston developed in pockets that are finally starting to merge together cohesively. What I'm starting to see is the investment downtown is not only to make downtown great but to reconnect the city. 

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On 12/8/2016 at 8:10 PM, j_cuevas713 said:

Honestly it's working for Houston. Unlike other cities that developed from the core outwards, Houston developed in pockets that are finally starting to merge together cohesively. What I'm starting to see is the investment downtown is not only to make downtown great but to reconnect the city. 

This is precisely how I see it as well. We should embrace our satellite cities and begin to stitch them together into greater whole rather than trying to start from scratch or abandoning them and start from Downtown. Whats been nice is that the growth is happening in all parts of the city. These merging points where the different districts come together is what will really make Houston interesting in the future.

 

I make frequent trips to Berlin while here in Germany, and Berlin began in this way. It started with a core, but had a lot of surrounding satellite towns and villages. Over time these towns began to grow into each other creating the greater whole that is Berlin today. After the wall fell it had to do this again, but now its between the east and west. Its these places where east and west combine and the edges of different districts where unique and interesting things take place.

 

The reroute of I-45 will be Houston's version of this as it slowly reintegrates midtown, eado, and the former 3rd ward, and of course many others around it. Those moments where these parts of the city connect will become our greatest assets. Yeah the main districts of the city will be great as well, but its the clash of different districts when they collide into one another that cool things will happen.

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1 hour ago, KinkaidAlum said:

Possibly the Inter-Continental/Latitude apartments project going up right now?

 

The details don't match up. Latitude Med Center/ Intercontiental Hotel is a bit smaller overall in scale (800,000 vs 1M) ; designed by a different architect. 

 

Maybe a design competition was held?

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4 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

 

The details don't match up. Latitude Med Center/ Intercontiental Hotel is a bit smaller overall in scale (800,000 vs 1M) ; designed by a different architect. 

 

Maybe a design competition was held?

 

Could it be Hanover? Hanover seems to always use Solomon Cordwell Buenz as an architect for its Houston projects. Also I think the other Houston projects on that list are for Hanover's other projects. 

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