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This last page is hilarious. Amegy playing a "dangerous game" haha... With who exactly? A handful of posters on an architecture message board? For the most part amegy has remained mum on the building except in its initial announcement 9 months ago.

Believe it or not, the reason nothing has been released is because the design is still being tweaked or at least it was as of a month or so ago. Amegy nor Pickard Chilton nor Hines owes anyone some sort of progress report on this project. You're not that important.

 

One cannot downplay the significance of posters on an architecture message board while posting on an architecture message board. They obviously got you riled up. The only people who can laugh at the significance of architecture message board posters are those not posting.

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This last page is hilarious. Amegy playing a "dangerous game" haha... With who exactly? A handful of posters on an architecture message board? For the most part amegy has remained mum on the building except in its initial announcement 9 months ago.

Believe it or not, the reason nothing has been released is because the design is still being tweaked or at least it was as of a month or so ago. Amegy nor Pickard Chilton nor Hines owes anyone some sort of progress report on this project. You're not that important.

 

I wish I could like this post 100 times.

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Nice. Hopefully it doesn't blind drivers

 

The glass building that Sirius Solutions is in can be pretty bad when it comes to driver-blinding reflected sunlight if you're northbound on the West Loop at the right time during the afternoon/evening rush hour. 

 

At least the new Amegy building won't blind drivers at night, which is more than can be said for Micro Center's thankfully-departed LED billboard. 

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soooo.. the phantom menace has finally become unmasked!  however, i was under the mindset that this particular edifice was going to be a brilliant architectural marvel.


instead, not only does it look a bit ordinary in contrast as per all of the prior confusion / upheaval... it seems as though it shall indeed blend in quite well upon it's new galleria surroundings.  


upon my most earnest opinion, this new edifice is modern, classy, along with very clean lines throughout.  however, this is no marvel of architecture that we were led to believe was approaching.


simply nothing new here.  nonetheless, congrats to amegy bank! 


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soooo.. the phantom menace has finally become unmasked!  however, i was under the mindset that this particular edifice was going to be a brilliant architectural marvel.

instead, not only does it look a bit ordinary in contrast as per all of the prior confusion / upheaval... it seems as though it shall indeed blend in quite well upon it's new galleria surroundings.  

upon my most earnest opinion, this new edifice is modern, classy, along with very clean lines throughout.  however, this is no marvel of architecture that we were led to believe was approaching.

simply nothing new here.  nonetheless, congrats to amegy bank! 

 

Kind of like the Phantom Menace movie. Awesome trailer (I saw "Meet Joe Black" when I was 11 so that I could see the trailer). Finished movie....not so much. 

 

That being said, I am curious as to how this thing might look at night. The Bank of America building in Dallas is a green blob by day, but has those neat lights by night.

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did anyone actually say this was going to be an architectural masterpiece? or is this another case of HAIFism specualtion gone wild?

my money is on the latter.

It's definitely been hyped af if you've read any of the posts. No one said those exact words but it sounded like the second coming of Christ from the rumors. I can understand the disappointment.

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Just figured I'd post the old qoutes about this building and let people make up their own mind. Personally, I think the tower looks great.

 

 

 

Meyer declined to say how much the building will cost, and it'll be a few more weeks before Amegy has renderings of what the 350,000 square feet of space will look like, but "it will be a very handsome building," he said.

 

 

 

the new amegy bank building should be well received on here - it will easily be the most attractive building directly on the loop. 

 

 

 

I want to say 20 total - 15 or so office on top of a 5 or 6 story podium garage. There will also be design element on top that will extend the height somewhat. 

 

 

 

Saw a rendering of it last week.  Should look very nice. 

 

 

Only saw it for a minute.  Very round, cylinder like. Light Blue glass... Large crown? I guess you could call it that extends a few floors above the top.  Lighting feature that runs up the side of the building I think.  Don't know if it is on both sides.  Just saw the angle from San Felipe and 610. 

 

Yes, I realize this description sucks. 

 

 

 

That's pretty spot on... I'm hesitant to even call it a crown though but it does extend beyond the usable floors. It will definitely have a great impact along 610, that's for sure. 

 

 

 

Although the rendering has yet to be released, I will echo what others have said on this forum. This will be the best looking building on the west loop, and is the dream team for Dev/architect/GC. I've been told from an anonymous source that the construction will commence the beginning of December. It will be an outstanding addition to the surrounding area.

 

 

 

Williams tower is classic Hines and a timeless building, no one argues that. Amegy's building will be a very modern Hines development that aesthetically will be different than other buildings on the West Loop. I believe it will really stick out when heading southbound on 610, but again this is just my opinion.

 

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My worthless $0.02....I like it.  Very glad the dangerous game the developers were playing is over.

I never said it was a very dangerous game, just a dangerous one!  Though this building is little more than a sleeker version of a building that went up in the TMC not too long ago.

 

All in all, this tower is a let down from the quotes (read above) about how pleasing it will be.  Best building "on" the West Loop... like saying the best building in Greenspoint - doesn't take much.

 

That said - I'll reserve further judgement until other angles/renderings are presented.

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I never said it was a very dangerous game, just a dangerous one! Though this building is little more than a sleeker version of a building that went up in the TMC not too long ago.

All in all, this tower is a let down from the quotes (read above) about how pleasing it will be. Best building "on" the West Loop... like saying the best building in Greenspoint - doesn't take much.

That said - I'll reserve further judgement until other angles/renderings are presented.

Greenspoint actually has some cool structures.

But honestly what building that has gone up in this town that really takes the cake for being special or unique? All we have received are recycled designs from towers that went up in other cities a few years before. At least this doesn't have a flat roof.

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Greenspoint actually has some cool structures.

But honestly what building that has gone up in this town that really takes the cake for being special or unique? All we have received are recycled designs from towers that went up in other cities a few years before. At least this doesn't have a flat roof.

 

and the only reason I think people like this...

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