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it has almost risen to the point of SERIOUSLY pissing off those in the Cosmo... I will do a laughing reaction on almost every picture post from here on out... heh heh

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Have I already said how excited I am about this?! haha! It is so darn fun watching this tower rise (and yep, covering up the Cosmo...) 

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seriously, a big thank you to @ekdrm2d1 for always making Monday feel like Christmas with all the amazing photos...i bet it feels like Christmas every monday for him too seeing all the like notifications! :) 

THANK YOU!!!

 

 

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just thin enough to still thankfully overshadow the cosmo 🤪😂

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You caught the big new BHP sign going up. Watched it from my balcony, it definitely looks different than the old small BHP Billiton text

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I will be happier once this has 1 to 2 more stories built so it will cover the base of Cosmo...all stories after that will of course be pure elation :) 

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Since Uptown is our kitschy commercial neighborhood, I’m surprised these giant garages haven’t put up billboards/screens.

 

Using our little sister to the north, it’s crazy how commercial Dallas is. Giant billboards on blank building facades similar to Los Angeles. I know it’s ugly and lame but if any street has the potential to be our picadelly circus it’s Post Oak @ Westheimer.

 

I would prefer a bright & colorful billboard that serves a purpose over a giant white blank garage wall. Same with this tower’s giant garage facing the boulevard. It’s so dim in this city. Turn on the lights please.

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Retail brochure for Aspire Post Oak: https://buildout-production.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/1185384/c3d3601fe7962b5ab30e7d8b776bbca881b29f23/upload.pdf?response-content-disposition=inline%3B%20filename%3DAspire_Post_Brochure.pdf&X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=ASIAUY3P3SALXH36E6NQ%2F20190929%2Fus-east-1%2Fs3%2Faws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20190929T184055Z&X-Amz-Expires=300&X-Amz-Security-Token=AgoJb3JpZ2luX2VjEM%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FwEaCXVzLWVhc3QtMSJHMEUCIQCz025bP5s%2FpptzQGLOF%2B8AE2l9cKCHVBlcRqRvAjdTLwIgAMbADWHyVipmZCl%2BgWTOS8gGUX3V6DRkvFncLLGnO3oq4wMIp%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2FARAAGgwzMjgyNjI3MTc0NjMiDHxAGmKjq0emdRIeXSq3A%2BvaDTK0cIxX%2FYsYLg6ydnzV7TTzWlOltHC2M4BPxdwB8kZLzNkeI23Ce3UUN%2FQACdKx%2FGw7Fg8VV%2BwjlWeYcGaQ9nE71GXlQWbVJ3aRAEk%2F2HeCBCFEcA5wzakNBrHwPXlV3qnhYd1u84F3iNEsn4UJCmYaG1fOrlJrHfWbXOoDMfN%2Bafe5ZAs%2FSnvljfcggg71y3x3nzgsYrSMIq%2BttBwWE1GQ6jsn7iSuLCIDvrgBWCx5Yqo6K4Hp6Fh2gIwcOf1BpQ24YMh7yokAdZt%2F7Ci3pOuXUHkKlInXWCepC1u70OQqzrqyYwM1w8RGMMU4zLGu%2FqWhGTyoEo9HvfQbjt%2Bc5a21U7l8fzn5cBEYLMX5nupL1SxaLS6u4i0NtYR7mGF3emxXXNulwyLb8Pl4hjTBraBt1fpZKDmLLYKm%2Bjx0nAwzx8Ppd8EJdL2Q5tQlQoTfG2eaflEIV9Wz5C8GAzeSzFWSVgB6LyXS%2BRfeQDPjt%2BLJUHWKCaFH8RZL5m5Y%2B%2BTQf%2FaVHVyymeVZxHpvrwfynsT7ZbfrPGaiDCgT55dzdMbPIiTICK1S%2FmXQFRLc69lr97HFnhQwp%2FvC7AU6tAEkAhYjTUPsEQXyClJc9w%2BErFNufddYMnVXJXLirL7scbanP%2Bik52ZwK%2BLWhBt%2F3NE79DIV5SfCy%2FnBH3cnqR5Aw2lSfc6HDoINUN3HR7Kv%2BUdFtBhywKSLpuX1HsSt6iVV%2BEtBwMmCZzn5hsXbPfoMEP14teDuNPfLtOJTEnF%2Fbc%2BqNnXpkoG5dxVOJJQkN5xzp3AnqUoaj65cBZJ21f1ntNTJ7MBJhbuNdgVgy%2F1xxWVZugw%3D&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&X-Amz-Signature=8cf2bde4da5434d4c2e976009dfa033c7d718dcf777e97e24ab9ad8f2814ae5d

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24 minutes ago, Montrose1100 said:

Since Uptown is our kitschy commercial neighborhood, I’m surprised these giant garages haven’t put up billboards/screens.

 

Using our little sister to the north, it’s crazy how commercial Dallas is. Giant billboards on blank building facades similar to Los Angeles. I know it’s ugly and lame but if any street has the potential to be our picadelly circus it’s Post Oak @ Westheimer.

 

I would prefer a bright & colorful billboard that serves a purpose over a giant white blank garage wall. Same with this tower’s giant garage facing the boulevard. It’s so dim in this city. Turn on the lights please.

I would actually love if buildings on that blvd started putting up large video boards like Times Square. Thats a long way off, but that aesthetic can be fun in confined and specific settings and Uptown foots that bill pretty good.

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That restaurant space is big time! Can you imagine the views? I can only imagine the restaurant this development would attract. Emeril's?

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16 hours ago, bobruss said:

From this angle you can say good bye to the Cosmo.

How close will this be to the Cosmo? I can't tell from this pic. Are they butt-cheek neighbors, or is there a small gap in-between?

 

We sold our home last year, and decided to go condo. In looking at all the choices, we were scared away from the Galleria area by the relative closeness of the buildings. We knew if a building didn't already have a next-door neighbor, it would in the next few years.

 

For example, we looked at the Wilshire, but knew something would be going up before long on the property due south. We looked at Astoria, same thing. It was challenging to find a mid-to-high-rise condo, in an area we liked, that wouldn't soon be smothered.

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Lets put it this way...some parkour ninja master could probably jump from one to the other...it is that close.

In fact I was surprised at how close...does someone have the exact feet as i would guess under 30? Maybe 20 or so it looks like but that could just be my eyes deceiving me...?!

(edited to say it even looks like it could be like 10 feet but is that even possible haha?! The excitement of the Cosmo being somewhat covered may be making me see things ;) )

(and edited again to say just looked at www.har.com ...the Cosmo has 7 units for sale and 8 units for rent. Definitely an increase as this new tower rises. AND a handful of sale and rent values have gone down as you can see on the site as well!)

 

 https://www.har.com/search/dosearch?for_sale=1&streetaddress=1600+post+oak

 

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3 hours ago, astrohip said:

How close will this be to the Cosmo? I can't tell from this pic. Are they butt-cheek neighbors, or is there a small gap in-between?

 

We sold our home last year, and decided to go condo. In looking at all the choices, we were scared away from the Galleria area by the relative closeness of the buildings. We knew if a building didn't already have a next-door neighbor, it would in the next few years.

 

For example, we looked at the Wilshire, but knew something would be going up before long on the property due south. We looked at Astoria, same thing. It was challenging to find a mid-to-high-rise condo, in an area we liked, that wouldn't soon be smothered.

 

Yeah Randall Davis does a terrible job at picking property locations. The Cosmo should have been built on the corner where this building is going up. The Astoria should have been built on the other corner where the ATT store is now. I'm sure that property will be a highrise in a few years. Check out the west side of Highland Tower. That's a pretty low risk view.

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Uptown is becoming more and more of a urban environment. Density is part of a urban environment. If your looking for views uptown is not the area for you.

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5 hours ago, astrohip said:

How close will this be to the Cosmo? I can't tell from this pic. Are they butt-cheek neighbors, or is there a small gap in-between?

 

We sold our home last year, and decided to go condo. In looking at all the choices, we were scared away from the Galleria area by the relative closeness of the buildings. We knew if a building didn't already have a next-door neighbor, it would in the next few years.

 

For example, we looked at the Wilshire, but knew something would be going up before long on the property due south. We looked at Astoria, same thing. It was challenging to find a mid-to-high-rise condo, in an area we liked, that wouldn't soon be smothered.

 

Try southern end of Galleria area.  The Bristol, 3525 Sage, The Mark or that ugly building where I can't recall the name that is between Rice Ave and Sage  by the CVS. 

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2 hours ago, htownbro said:

 

 that ugly building where I can't recall the name that is between Rice Ave and Sage  by the CVS. 

 

The Mercer. One of the few high rises that I'd prefer be a mid rise garage wrap. 

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On 10/3/2019 at 9:50 AM, ekdrm2d1 said:

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The drive north on Post Oak, from Whole Foods on is going to be a wall of non stop glass almost through the bend.

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17 hours ago, Fortune said:

Uptown is becoming more and more of a urban environment. Density is part of a urban environment. If your looking for views uptown is not the area for you.

Don't disagree. Just hard to get a handle on living that close to someone. To be 200 feet up, and be able to wave to someone 25 feet away 🙄.

 

I have a friend that just moved to Market Square condos (I may have the name slightly off). He's on the 40th floor, and even being downtown, he gets some pretty amazing views.

 

BTW, I appreciate all the feedback on buildings to look at if I want an unobstructed view. We already bought a condo. I was commenting on what we discovered during our search last summer. And as a relatively new member, I really enjoy the camaraderie shown by all here.

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We have dreamed,  hoped and wished that Houston would become more urban like our big brothers New York, and Chicago.

Now I'm sure that in all major urban areas especially the two I mentioned there are hundreds of residential towers that are much closer together. We are just going to have to come to the realization that at some point views might vanish. Especially in high density growth areas like Uptown, or downtown.

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I ventured to Post Oak Blvd and this tower will look great. San Felipe & Post Oak is turning into a real gem. It’ll get along great with the post modern and newer glass neighbors.
 

On a side note why are they painting every Italian stucco condo building & Uptown Park neutral colors in the galleria area? Makes them look worse. They went to Vegas, stayed at the Bellagio, watched “Under the Tuscan Sun”, I get it. But why destroy that idea with grey and white? 

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On 10/16/2019 at 11:05 PM, Montrose1100 said:

I ventured to Post Oak Blvd and this tower will look great. San Felipe & Post Oak is turning into a real gem. It’ll get along great with the post modern and newer glass neighbors.
 

On a side note why are they painting every Italian stucco condo building & Uptown Park neutral colors in the galleria area? Makes them look worse. They went to Vegas, stayed at the Bellagio, watched “Under the Tuscan Sun”, I get it. But why destroy that idea with grey and white? 

 

I'll take grey's and whites over Beige...

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8 hours ago, Luminare said:

 

I'll take grey's and whites over Beige...

Generally, yes, but the grey transforms 1200 Post Oak & the Mercer into commie blocks. The white in Uptown park doesn’t make any sense unless they update everything else.

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Re: New Uptown color scheme: the beigery

I noticed this trend last year as wll. The Uptown park was repainted, as was the strip mall on the corner of Post Oak and San Felipe, and the Camden apt slab.  Out are the ochres, peaches and yellows , in with the greige and beige.  Not sure if this was coordinated or unconscious parallelism. 

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Uptown Park is actually bright white and it looks super nice in my opinion! 

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would be a shame if that luffing crane was to accidentally break a few windows at the Cosmo....

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13 hours ago, Tumbleweed_Tx said:

would be a shame if that luffing crane was to accidentally break a few windows at the Cosmo....

That’s a little mean. . . 😕

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