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Most of the times when I go to CM I see the Arabella cranes in the distance.  Well hopefully it's at that site.. Correction?

 

Photo taken today

 

The James also included in the photo B)

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What about the green space between the West Loop and the three new towers that weren't there last year.

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23 hours ago, Reporter said:

Little Dubai.

 

Ha! Except the height and overall architecture is lacking compared to Dubai buildings. 

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On 5/6/2017 at 11:42 PM, MaxConcrete said:

Taken Friday 5/5/2017. Construction appears to be around floor 29.

 

 

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I hate that it doesn't have more windows. Think of the views that are missing with all  of those panels. 

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I'm very srs rite now; did Randall have a seizure when designing this thing and all his employees just went with it because they're used to his style now? Still trying to figure out the window pattern

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It seems the intent was not to have a pattern.

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That's what they did on the Marriott Marquis.  Windows cover less than 1/3 of the western façade of the tower (probably the other sides, too, but that's the only side I have a good look at), with the rest just bare concrete, but they put glass over it so it looks like a glass curtain wall unless you look closely.  Look closely at this:

 

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On 5/16/2017 at 1:49 PM, EllenOlenska said:

Hey, architects & engineers! 

Why not put a reflective glass of similar hue over the panels? Problem solved? 

I thought the reason for the reduction in glass/windows was because of the high expense of glass curtain walls?

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On 5/20/2017 at 0:30 PM, cloud713 said:

I thought the reason for the reduction in glass/windows was because of the high expense of glass curtain walls?

 

It was for heating/cooling purposes.  There was concern about how much power/HVAC capacity would be needed to keep the building cool in the summer.

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http://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/An-early-look-at-ultra-luxe-Arabella-condo-tower-11198983.php?cmpid=twitter-desktop#photo-13036452

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^^^ i shall have to take my hat off to our resident WEASEL randall davis,  ARABELLA shall afford some drop dead gorgeous interior design and amenities.  well done....

 

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I don't think we're looking at the same pictures. This already looks dated and drab and it isn't even open yet. That bathroom is simply a hot mess with the mixture of colors and materials, and no, the black Hollywood glam chandelier isn't still in style. The kitchen looks like apartment grade garbage from 10 years ago. HANOVER's rental properties are so much fresher and clean than this. I guess since most of the buyers in these properties won't ever live in them it doesn't really matter. 

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On 5/22/2017 at 10:41 AM, brijonmang said:

 

It was for heating/cooling purposes.  There was concern about how much power/HVAC capacity would be needed to keep the building cool in the summer.

 

It's very unfortunate. Arebella is 70% sold and Randy's giving every real estate agent who sells the remaining units a Telsa Model 3. I'm sure he could have found a different solution regarding the HVAC issue. 

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15 hours ago, Urbannizer said:

 

It's very unfortunate. Arebella is 70% sold and Randy's giving every real estate agent who sells the remaining units a Telsa Model 3. I'm sure he could have found a different solution regarding the HVAC issue. 

Damn. I can't even get a holiday bonus at work smh.

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On 6/20/2017 at 2:38 PM, Twitter1 said:

Night shot. Pilot flew us in a circle upon landing due to weather.

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River Oaks District is bright!


Looks like theyre testing out the strip of LEDs, at least on the podium section..

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Definitely breaks the 400 foot mark considering that Five Post Oak is 389 feet and this is quite a bit taller. 

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On 8/2/2017 at 4:52 PM, Urbannizer said:

West Loop

 

 

 

 

wow this picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! looking like a mini downtown and i love it!!! 

 

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On 9/7/2017 at 5:05 PM, htownbro said:

Williams Tower looks lonely standing amid all of those mid-rises.  Time to add taller towers in this area.

Give it 10 years and there will be.

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The vacant lot across from Arabella has been paved with a parking lot. I'm thinking this is a temporary lot for construction workers, since they were parking on the street north of Harris County Annex 85 (street is in the foreground in the photo), but recently the street was posted as a no parking zone and one side is now a tow-away zone.

 

The field across from Skyhouse has been graded, but there is no evidence of paving right now. There is no construction activity today due to the muddy conditions.

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On 9/7/2017 at 5:05 PM, htownbro said:

Williams Tower looks lonely standing amid all of those mid-rises.  Time to add taller towers in this area.

 

10 hours ago, enriquewx91 said:

Give it 10 years and there will be.

I know we need some balancing :D

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I noticed that the parking lot across from Arabella is not being used, so I walked to the lot to investigate. It turns out this lot is for the Harris County offices at 2221-2223 West Loop South. The District Attorney is moving in due to Harvey damage at their normal location. (Other Harris County functions have already moved in, mostly filling the parking garage.)

 

The land across from Skyhouse now has an aggregate base and is being readied for paving.

 

I don't know how long the District Attorney will be here, I'm thinking 6-12 months. So there will be no development of the parking lot property as long as Harris County DA is here. There is no activity at the newly cleared lot on Westcreek across from the Wilshire (and directly east of Harris County), so new development on that property could begin at any time.

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