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Texas Tower (Block 58) by Hines, 47-Story Office Tower

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3 hours ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

Keaton,

 

Are you on the Market Square garage? See you soon :lol:

 

I was on the south end for a bit! sorry I missed you!

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Heading in for the night.  Here's a screen grab of the night time mat pour

 

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Posted (edited)

Keaton, thanks for the great coverage! This is almost as good as being there. This is one of the first Half live cams that I can remember.. 

Salud!

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Great coverage guys, I really appreciate everyone’s pictures and videos of the pour!

 

 

One thing I was thinking is how would you even break up a foundation like that? I feel like you’d need a bunker buster bomb from WWII.

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Looks like the northwest tower crane is going up this weekend or they are going to take out the AT crane in the hole. But either way Prairie St is going to be closed.

 

Prairie St. Closure
Sunday, March 17 (5 am – 9 pm)
Complete closure of the 800 block of Prairie (between Milam and Travis) to allow for crane erection.
Detour: Motorists will turn right onto Travis, left on Congress, left on Milam ,and right back onto Prairie.
Contact: Gilbane Building Company, Gerald Moore, 832-256-5696  
 

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1 hour ago, hindesky said:

Looks like the northwest tower crane is going up this weekend or they are going to take out the AT crane in the hole. But either way Prairie St is going to be closed.

 

Prairie St. Closure
Sunday, March 17 (5 am – 9 pm)
Complete closure of the 800 block of Prairie (between Milam and Travis) to allow for crane erection.
Detour: Motorists will turn right onto Travis, left on Congress, left on Milam ,and right back onto Prairie.
Contact: Gilbane Building Company, Gerald Moore, 832-256-5696  
 

 

Correct. South tower crane to go up the following weekend. 

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I saw further progress on it a bit ago so I guess they got it fixed.

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As someone who is terrified of heights I have SO much respect for workers like this!  haha

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Is it me or does it seem like this will be above ground in like two weeks? That vertical rebar already seems to be at street level.

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10 hours ago, HtownWxBoy said:

As someone who is terrified of heights I have SO much respect for workers like this!  haha

You’d be surprised how fast your fear of heights goes away. It took me about a week to get used to it. It comes back if you stop doing it for a while though.

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14 hours ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

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wow, this build is moving FAST.  I love it !

 

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For what ever its worth. Read an interview done by the Houston Chronicle from February 2014 with Mr. P.V Banavalkar of Vertika Structural . He stated that the JP Morgan tower ( 71 stories, 1002 feet) has a foundation base of 4 basements whereas the BP Group tower ( 46 stories, 632 feet) has a foundation base of 2 basements. I suppose this refers to how deep the foundation hole was. Anyone know what it is for the Hines Texas Tower?

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On 3/19/2019 at 9:02 AM, Timoric said:

I like it how it balances the skyline by having 4 new buildings past Chase now and the skyline will look longer too instead of the end being an abrupt 1,002 footer, who else has that number memorized by the way?

 

I find it to be such a strange looking building but shall reserve judgment!

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4 hours ago, Twinsanity02 said:

For what ever its worth. Read an interview done by the Houston Chronicle from February 2014 with Mr. P.V Banavalkar of Vertika Structural . He stated that the JP Morgan tower ( 71 stories, 1002 feet) has a foundation base of 4 basements whereas the BP Group tower ( 46 stories, 632 feet) has a foundation base of 2 basements. I suppose this refers to how deep the foundation hole was. Anyone know what it is for the Hines Texas Tower?

Chase Tower is 75 stories 😉

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1 hour ago, wxman said:

Chase Tower is 75 stories 😉

You can be thankful I am not an architect, otherwise I would have stopped at 71 floors whereas the elevator would have gone the full 75 floors. A potentially messy situation.

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On 3/19/2019 at 1:02 PM, Timoric said:

I like it how it balances the skyline by having 4 new buildings past Chase now and the skyline will look longer too instead of the end being an abrupt 1,002 footer, who else has that number memorized by the way?

Was thinking the same exact thing! 

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14 hours ago, keaton said:

Second crane up today. The boys enjoyed a nice large pizza from Franks. :)

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I thought this whole project was an expansion of Frank's. No?

 

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On 3/24/2019 at 5:53 PM, keaton said:

Second crane up today. The boys enjoyed a nice large pizza from Franks. :)

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How was the second crane put up? With the first tower crane or an AT crane on the street?

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1 hour ago, hindesky said:

How was the second crane put up? With the first tower crane or an AT crane on the street?

 

An AT crane down in the pit (was surprised it wasn't at street level).

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On 3/25/2019 at 10:21 PM, keaton said:

Here's the timelapse, with apologies it apparently cut off the beginning. Regardless, it's about 8 hours compressed into 18 seconds. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

Cool seeing the lateral deflection of the crane as they load up the counterweights. 

Kudos to the general contractor on this job, that rebar, formwork,  and housekeeping seem quite good

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Some serious work going on today. Amazing to hear all the different machines and people.

 

Cheers

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Posted (edited)

Friend sent me this picture today. Might be from reddit?


Edit: This picture is from last weekend.  Whoops!

 

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I couldn't get a decent picture, but the rebar is now above the street level.

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