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Market Square Tower: 40-Story High-Rise for Downtown

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Thanks for the floor count guys, I've still got my fingers crossed that this will be the building that finally stretches the skyline northward after that steep dropoff from Texas Commerce Tower.

Not much more to go but still well over a hundred more feet on the way.

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Fam you can't just quote a two-month old comment as vague as that (way to go idiot OP, who even just posts "ehhh"?) without any context

 

 

Edit: 6 pages back! I still don't even know what the hell I was talking about

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Fam you can't just quote a two-month old comment as vague as that (way to go idiot OP, who even just posts "ehhh"?) without any context

 

 

Edit: 6 pages back! I still don't even know what the hell I was talking about

 

I don't think you've been around long enough...random, off-topic comments are his M.O.

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This garage in front at least need to be repainted...

 

It's Hines' property now. Not sure when anything will happen, but I bet that whatever it is, it will be better than a coat of paint.

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This garage in front at least need to be repainted...

Just curious, I know we have to abide by HOA regulations in my neighborhood, but does downtown have any such entity that would prevent buildings from being allowed to get in this condition? A simple power wash would do the trick.

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Could someone show up in the middle of the night and power wash it themselves?  What would they get in trouble for, unvandalism?

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WOW!! What an impact on the skyline! 609 Main already making its presence felt

Enrique thats the Market Square tower jutting up on the north end of town and just wait until they add12 more floors. It will really push the perimeter forward.

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Enrique thats the Market Square tower jutting up on the north end of town and just wait until they add12 more floors. It will really push the perimeter forward.

 

It's somewhat hard to tell, but 609 Main is visible in the first photo.

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It's somewhat hard to tell, but 609 Main is visible in the first photo.

I realize it's starting to show but it's the Market Square tower that's really standing out in front right now and just think it's got at least 10 or 11 more floors to go. Once 609 gets another ten floors it will take center stage but I'm excited about what these two new residential towers are going to do to spread DT north.

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Enrique thats the Market Square tower jutting up on the north end of town and just wait until they add12 more floors. It will really push the perimeter forward.

I know I was trying to include 609 Main that is peaking out as well, probably should have said that.

But Market Square is definitely making a huge impact :D

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Omg that parking garage across the street is dreadful. Yikes!

 

That's the Chronicle garage.  Maybe they'll do something to it after they move.

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Omg that parking garage across the street is dreadful. Yikes!

I wonder if Hines is buying the garage too.

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I hope so ... the Chronicle garage was hideous from the very beginning.  I couldn't believe that Houston Endowment (which owned the Chron at that time) would put such an ugly wart on the face of the city it was supposed to serve.

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I think they are talking about the garage across the street from the building, not the one behind it on the same block. Either way, I wish Hines bought both garages.

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I like that angle - gives a nice "construction outside of town" feel. Like its a colonist for a new part of downtown.

And it's parking garage doesn't look hideous from this angle

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I counted 30 stories when I took my pic. I think it may require another jump for the tower crane in order to top out the building.

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Looks great. By early next year the 609, the Catalyst , and the Hines Market Square will add further to the skyline. Just hope block 98 and the apartments north of the ballpark go up.  

 

 

Go Astros, whoop the Yankees.

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