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I saw this picture on the webcam and I just had to post it, very nice picture with the rain shaft over downtown and then the sunlight toward the med center. The reflection of this building is super ni

A rendering on the Amegy site:   https://www.amegybank.com/about-us/newsroom/amegy-hq    

http://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/real-estate/article/Amegy-Bank-opens-eye-catching-tower-10923531.php#photo-12349913            

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rumor has it they are re-branding that location La Quinta*Plus in celebration with their partnership with Dollar Tree to become more upscale featuring in-room complimentary snacks such as Races Peanutbutter Patties, Snackers, Butterthumbs, and more... (*note, there will a small sign inside the closet taped on the bottom of the paperboard shelf, that advises to check the expiration date of all in-room snacks but also advises that most brands usually have a shelf life of 2 to 3 years beyond what is printed on the wrapper although discoloration of all chocolate flavored products is to be expected and that La Quinta*Plus should not be held responsible for sickness or injury or bodily harm...or worse...) I also heard them mention something about installing jets in the pool to turn it into a hot tub after 10...(adults only of course).

 

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the crown lost some of it's pitch. I was looking for something to complain about today too. the building is significantly less interesting after loosing just a bit of steepness in the pitch.

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One thing you shouldn't always go by renderings because most of the time they're way off. If you look at the image above the renderings of the actual building under construction you'll see that it is still as tall as it originally showed and the number of angled horizontal bands are still the same. I think the last rendering was poorly executed and was not drawn from the same angle and lost the tallest part of the crown. I really don't want to make a big deal about this but I do think it will be just fine.

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On 4/21/2016 at 10:10 PM, LarryDierker said:

the crown lost some of it's pitch. I was looking for something to complain about today too. the building is significantly less interesting after loosing just a bit of steepness in the pitch.

 

The amount of the crown slope you can see seems different when viewed at different angles.

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Excuse my inner fan boy, but this building is going to look AMAZING! I don't mean to be dramatic, but I got chills when I was driving down 610 looking at it! This will definitely stand out! I'm loving how that side of 610 is getting built out! Interested to see what's going to go on tha empty grassy lot not too far from hotel Derek off the freeway.

fyi, that sun's reflection on this building will be magical!

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On May 2, 2016 at 1:35 PM, JJxvi said:

 

The amount of the crown slope you can see seems different when viewed at different angles.


Maybe you're right (granted both depictions are from the same angle), but comparing the original rendering to the new rendering, the pitch of the angle is about 33% shallower (2 floors vs 3). It seems to still be the same height though, as the crown extends above the top by 2 rows/floors instead of the original one.
 

On April 16, 2016 at 9:31 PM, LarryDierker said:

 

 

from the first post

 

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On April 20, 2016 at 2:19 AM, Urbannizer said:

 

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Why is the "crown" taking so long to do? It seemed that they were just building floors and glassing them in at a pretty good pace but then just got to the top and then kind of stopped making visual progress. Did they run out of money?

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15 minutes ago, IronTiger said:

Why is the "crown" taking so long to do? It seemed that they were just building floors and glassing them in at a pretty good pace but then just got to the top and then kind of stopped making visual progress. Did they run out of money?

 

Yes, they ran out of money.

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