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Chancellor of the Texas A&M System John Sharp starts talking about some plans for this property in minute 21 of the linked video. Specifically, he mentions 750 units of high-rise student housing. Also of note is he suggested Baylor CoM is dropping out of TMC3.

 

http://mediamatrix.tamu.edu/streams/601899/Faculty_Senate_Meeting_Recording_for_November_11,_2019

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13 minutes ago, CaptainJilliams said:

That building looks gorgeous! Fantastic job.

 

I agree. A pretty solid upgrade, and at the same time I like how they kept balconies. Gives a subtle reminder of what was.

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It is unfortunate they are removing the railings from the balconies.  Usable balconies would have been a great amenity for workers there. 

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5 minutes ago, Subdude said:

It is unfortunate they are removing the railings from the balconies.  Usable balconies would have been a great amenity for workers there. 

 

Umm. There are railings, with doors that go out to the balconies.

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15 hours ago, Subdude said:

It is unfortunate they are removing the railings from the balconies.  Usable balconies would have been a great amenity for workers there. 

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^^^ "unfortunate"?  not in the least.  this particular edifice was probably constructed during an era, whereby, smoking was all the rage.  well, let us fast-forward to 2020.  aTm HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER, is probably going to be a non-smoking facility.  therefore, those SMOKER'S RAILINGS are no-longer necessary.

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7 hours ago, monarch said:

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^^^ "unfortunate"?  not in the least.  this particular edifice was probably constructed during an era, whereby, smoking was all the rage.  well, let us fast-forward to 2020.  aTm HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER, is probably going to be a non-smoking facility.  therefore, those SMOKER'S RAILINGS are no-longer necessary.

People can actually step outdoors for a few minutes and enjoy it without smoking.  

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3 hours ago, Subdude said:

People can actually step outdoors for a few minutes and enjoy it without smoking.  

^^^ well, of course they can.  however, we are all accustomed to HUMAN NATURE now aren't we?  give'm an inch, and some shall convene/enjoy the WHOLE COUNTRY MILE...

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ABC13 just had a blurb saying that A&M is releasing an announcement today at 11 about a development in Houston that would be “one of the largest in the country”. 

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Part of the deal is A&M sells its 2121 W Holcombe land to Medistar for $51m?  That would be best case scenario to have Medistar completely redevelop that plot of land across Main Street.  Main and Holcombe will be quite the intersection in 5+ years.

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9 minutes ago, CREguy13 said:

Part of the deal is A&M sells its 2121 W Holcombe land to Medistar for $51m?  That would be best case scenario to have Medistar completely redevelop that plot of land across Main Street.  Main and Holcombe will be quite the intersection in 5+ years.


And if the gateway station would ever get off the ground too.

It shares the same block as the A&M development. I wonder if the A&M development will be a tipping point for the transit center .

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On ‎2‎/‎4‎/‎2020 at 12:14 AM, monarch said:

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^^^ "unfortunate"?  not in the least.  this particular edifice was probably constructed during an era, whereby, smoking was all the rage.  well, let us fast-forward to 2020.  aTm HEALTH SCIENCE CENTER, is probably going to be a non-smoking facility.  therefore, those SMOKER'S RAILINGS are no-longer necessary.

 

Some people might step outside for fresh air, not just smoke. But I guess there will still be usable balconies per Luminare.

 

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1 hour ago, Dakota79 said:

$550 million med center expansion w 18.19 and 30 story buildings.  

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The medical office building looks a little value-engineered here compared to ekdrm's rendering and the one in the Chron article. Still a nice building. Breaks ground in Fall 2021 per the article, so a long way off.

 

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3 hours ago, Dakota79 said:

$550 million med center expansion w 18.19 and 30 story buildings.  

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 From the picture : the lower left hand corner is the remodeled former bank building, the one facing Fannin street will be built where there is a parking garage  which will either be torn down or incorporated? into the design, and lastly the tallest building on Main will be built where currently stands a one or two story building. Amazing project. Not an Aggie , but nevertheless Way to Go!

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I am really excited for this development although I wish we could get one of those towers in the previous renderings. 

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2 hours ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Some people might step outside for fresh air, not just smoke. But I guess there will still be usable balconies per Luminare.

 

 

As a smoker myself I'll glady walk out to both get some fresh air, along with breathing in my Camels' smoke. Monarch can just watch, or try to stop me.

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5 minutes ago, Luminare said:

 

As a smoker myself I'll glady walk out to both get some fresh air, along with breathing in my Camels' smoke. Monarch can just watch, or try to stop me.

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^^^ will definitely stop you.  safety first...

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48 minutes ago, Luminare said:

 

As a smoker myself I'll glady walk out to both get some fresh air, along with breathing in my Camels' smoke. Monarch can just watch, or try to stop me.

 Then you may be disappointed as smoking, smokeless tobacco, and vaping were banned on all Texas A&M University System property starting January 1 of this year.

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2 hours ago, texan said:

 Then you may be disappointed as smoking, smokeless tobacco, and vaping were banned on all Texas A&M University System property starting January 1 of this year.

 

They can pry my cig from my cold dead fingers.

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1 hour ago, Luminare said:

 

They can pry my cig from my cold dead fingers.

  

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^^^ we congratulate aTm, upon their OUTSTANDING INNOVATIVE PROSPECTUS to re-incorporate their health engineering... health sciences... and overall ingenuity into the TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER complex.  what a beautiful/dynamic/prospective new community.  HOOK'EM!

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17 hours ago, hindesky said:

Screen grabs from the Houston Chronicle. Notice the south side of the renovated building only has railings on the second floor.

 

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While its not ugly (and God knows Houston has some ugly buildings), its a massive step down from the older renderings and models, and a definite retreat from ambition. Does no one in Houston have ambition anymore.

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2 hours ago, Big E said:

 

While its not ugly (and God knows Houston has some ugly buildings), its a massive step down from the older renderings and models, and a definite retreat from ambition. Does no one in Houston have ambition anymore.

Until tenants (office, residential, hotel, in this case a University), are willing to pay a premium for ambitious design, we are stuck swirling the recycled design drain. These new renders are very exciting 10 years ago.

 

There's hope for Montrose.

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7 hours ago, Big E said:

 

While its not ugly (and God knows Houston has some ugly buildings), its a massive step down from the older renderings and models, and a definite retreat from ambition. Does no one in Houston have ambition anymore.

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^^^ this particular group issues directives from COLLEGE STATION, TX.  not houston.  therefore, let's present them with the benefit of the doubt.  additionally, you can clearly see the "AMBITION" by witnessing first hand, all of the "aTm" logos all over their prospective edifices...

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22 hours ago, Luminare said:

They can pry my cig from my cold dead fingers.

 

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46 minutes ago, monarch said:

additionally, you can clearly see the "AMBITION" by witnessing first hand, all of the "aTm" logos all over their prospective edifices...

 

Given that this is practically in Rice's back yard, I anticipate witnessing some creative engineers rigging up an industrial-strength laser projector to add "e"s to those logos. 

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1 hour ago, mkultra25 said:

 

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Man, was there ever a cause that guy wouldn't sell himself out to.

 

"Try Camels this sensible way: smoke them for 30 days and see how Camel's mildness and flavor please you pack after pack!"

 

We see posters from communist countries and think "Who could ever fall for such brainwashing?" but we had stuff like this.

 

2 hours ago, monarch said:

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^^^ this particular group issues directives from COLLEGE STATION, TX.  not houston.  therefore, let's present them with the benefit of the doubt.  additionally, you can clearly see the "AMBITION" by witnessing first hand, all of the "aTm" logos all over their prospective edifices...

 

I guess it beats having a uterus as your logo.

 

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On 2/21/2020 at 5:44 AM, Big E said:

 

While its not ugly (and God knows Houston has some ugly buildings), its a massive step down from the older renderings and models, and a definite retreat from ambition. Does no one in Houston have ambition anymore.

 

Yeah I can agree. Its one of those things where we on here can be a little too noisy. You show this to a lay person and they will be very impressed. Knowing the images we previously saw it seems like a step down. Regardless, they are throwing down at least $500million on this. I'm fine with the aesthetics taking a back seat if that money is going to amazing equipment for students. While A&M is still a bit behind in the aesthetics department, they are definitely top tier when it comes to ambition and vision. As an former student myself its been incredible to see them follow through their plans the past decade or so. Even when I graduated everyones sense was A&M was that small town school out in the middle of nowhere. I remember A&M putting out their vision to be a top 10 university, a world class university, and I was definitely skeptical, but then they have really go above and beyond what anyone has expected of them.

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On ‎2‎/‎20‎/‎2020 at 9:11 AM, H-Town Man said:

 

The medical office building looks a little value-engineered here compared to ekdrm's rendering and the one in the Chron article. Still a nice building. Breaks ground in Fall 2021 per the article, so a long way off.

 

 

It is A&M. At least they're standing up?

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14 hours ago, Luminare said:

Even when I graduated everyones sense was A&M was that small town school out in the middle of nowhere

 

You must have graduated a little while go. A&M is the second biggest school in the US in terms of enrollment. 

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Since there are doors on almost all the east side floors I would think they might have handrails.

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1 hour ago, hindesky said:

Since there are doors on almost all the east side floors I would think they might have handrails.

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Let's hope that's the case, or there will be an entire courtroom devoted to the lawsuits related to falls...

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7 hours ago, hindesky said:

Since there are doors on almost all the east side floors I would think they might have handrails.

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More like access for window washers, since they can't run a scaffold or rappel.  The Wortham building in American General Center has the same setup.

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