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Texas A&M Health Med Center Expansion: Main at Holcombe

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12 hours ago, bobruss said:

Some of those panels started falling off and they had to reinforce the wall panels. I cant remember the exact reason. Perhaps a Hurricane.

 

Google streetview supports this - the panels were there in March 2008 and gone in September 2009, so Ike was the likely culprit.

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I'm guessing this building is around the same age or within the same time frame as the ole Exxon Building. Same look (International Style), and same materials (monolithic stone exterior) both are marble right? I can't remember if the Exxon buildings facade is also marble.

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Could be one of several.

Memorial City/City centre/ Energy corridor

Greenway/Upper Kirby

or Woodlands

 

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6 hours ago, EllenOlenska said:

lol what's the fourth cluster? 

I was thinking Greenway but I guess you could argue for Memorial City/Greenspoint....I just wouldn't really put them up there.

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19 hours ago, Timoric said:

Energy Corridor is huge though, over 20M SF just spread out - during the mid 2010s boom I thought it would pass Uptown

 

But there is no skyline cluster in the Energy Corridor

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1 hour ago, H-Town Man said:

The glass curtain wall is original and will distinguish this building from the rest of Houston.

 

 

Can we use that or the marble for a cool bar counter? haha

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At the most recent meeting of the Board of Regents for the A&M System there was an item called "Development Tract (~4.5 acres on Holcombe Blvd.‐adjacent to TMC)" in the Public-Private Partnership list with a projected value of $325 million which I can only imagine will be a massive (and tall!) project.

 

http://assets.system.tamus.edu/files/bor/pdf/AgendaArchive/2019-04/Regular Agenda.pdf

 

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Hospitals are super expensive. The Health 2 building at the University of Houston was only 9 stories and cost almost $150 million. 

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10 hours ago, jmitch94 said:

Hospitals are super expensive. The Health 2 building at the University of Houston was only 9 stories and cost almost $150 million. 

 

As someone who worked next to a guy that was part of a "healthcare division" for a previous firm, I can certainly concur. Its not actually the "building" itself, but the equipment inside and then building elements that have to meet certain standards for said equipment. Its also one of the strictest and most highly regulated building types....which is also why its a very specified sector one works in as far as architecture goes. You either are into that sort of thing or not.

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Yes, new glass and so far the railings are still there.

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Top of the north side.

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Crane flying up whole trailer full of AC air ducts.

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Irving Crane was making the lift, looked them up since I had never heard of them. First thought was they were from Irving, Tx but turns out they are a Canadian company with  an office in Maine. Weird they couldn't use a local company unless they are ATM Aggies too, since Vaughn is an Aggie grad company.

 

https://www.irvingcrane.com

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Saw a crane on site went to investigate. Ended up talking to a couple of Vaughn workers. They said the crane didn't have enough stick and counter weight to do the required lifts. The hand railings on the south side will be replaced. Vaughn is also the GC of the TMC3 and they said it will be starting up very soon. 

 

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I love it. These buildings, if ever built, could easily be some of the most recognizable towers in Texas. I'm really digging the helipad 

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I’ve been burned soo many times my first reaction to seeing the pictures was it will be built, but not in this form/design. 🤷🏻‍♂️

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