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Amegy Bank Headquarters At 1717 West Loop South


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Poop bucket is on the aft part of the counter jib, away from the dining room.

 

On one extended business trip in the Middle East, I was staying in an apartment next to a building under construction. The crane was a luffing job type in the center of the new building. For a couple of weeks, the cab was at the same level as my apartment. The operator would lower a bucket on a rope, and then haul it back up. I assume there were trips for water, and to empty the "disposal vessel". The best part, though, was the days when the crane was being cleaned, and the guy doing the cleaning was walking all over the top of the cab, 13 stories up, and not tied off while he leaned over to clean the windows, polish the hydraulic bits, etc.

 

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I count 19 floors-ish so looks like another 5 floors to go. Keep in mind that there is also a crown on this building so it'll have the feel of a 30-story building when it's done. Already driving down the west loop it looks a helluva lot bigger than it is. I mean this thing dominates!

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Hate to disagree, but if you look at the original renderings the total height of 24 floors seemed to include the crown. I counted a total of 21 habitable floors in the rendering. and I now count 21 completed floors. While nearby, I observed that the protruding rebars of the last floor are bent and interwoven 90 degrees. I'm no architect, but I've seen this enough to know it usually indicates the completion actual floor space. I hope I'm wrong, but that's how it appears to me.

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^^^ then why on earth do they require such a GARGANTUAN parking garage for just a 21-story edifice?

talk about bizarre....

 

 

It just might have something to do with the transportation options in that area being pretty much limited to private vehicles on roads.  The bus network isn't particularly robust there.

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Looks like it comes out as 24 floors with three within the crown.

 

The original renderings look more like 26 stories (counting the crown).

 

EDIT:  Cushman Wakefield is marketing the non-Amegy space. According to their marketing brochure, the building is 23 stories, plus a crown approximately equivalent to another 5 stories.

 

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