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Just went back and looked at the renderings, and I think the square podium will be nearly as tall as the Rice. This is going to take up a lot of perceived volume from the street, it will look imposing. 

 

As for a webcam, I haven't heard of one, but then you do have this thread. 

 

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thanks for all the photo updates everyone.  this project is really a site to behold.  you can almost see the changes happening from a distance every day.  Won't be very long and this new skyscraper will rise and take it's place among the most beautiful skyline in America IMHO.

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2 hours ago, ArtNsf said:

this project is really a site to behold. 

 

part of me thinks is a brilliant play on words...

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20 hours ago, Texasota said:

 

part of me thinks is a brilliant play on words...

LOL! actually it is truly accidental and an unintentional play on words.  Thanks for catching it, though.  Definitely a subconscious mistake.  Sometimes we are guided by forces beyond our control.

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Geez... these guys are going to be finished with the building before I get back over there to fly my drone again!

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8 hours ago, phillip_white said:

Geez... these guys are going to be finished with the building before I get back over there to fly my drone again!

 

I can take a few in your absence. 

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2 hours ago, Luminare said:

RIP to the great Cesar Pelli. Unsure if he himself had a hand in this design, but his firm Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects are responsible for the design. He was 92. An article about the man below:

https://www.architectmagazine.com/design/cesar-pelli-dies-at-92_o

Sorry to hear this. This is at least the second great architect lost in one year. Loved Pelli's buildings. 

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His St Lukes twin towers in med center, the two high rise residential towers in the Uptown area that still look great, and the Enron building are my favorites.

He also did a science building for U of H across Cullen from the basketball arena. I'm not sure of any others. He definitely left his mark on Houston.

 

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14 minutes ago, Twinsanity02 said:

Sorry to hear this. This is at least the second great architect lost in one year. Loved Pelli's buildings. 

 

The hardest loss for me this year, so far, would be Robert Venturi. It has been a rough year in terms of the greats; Kevin Roche, I. M. Pei, and now Cesar Pelli.

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That makes three of Hines favorite go to architects to pass in the last few years.

Phillip Johnson, I.M. Pei, and Cesar Pelli.

I was fortunate to attend Hines birthday salute at the Hobby center and heard Pelli speak along with many of Hines other favorites.

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3 hours ago, Luminare said:

 

The hardest loss for me this year, so far, would be Robert Venturi. It has been a rough year in terms of the greats; Kevin Roche, I. M. Pei, and now Cesar Pelli.

I found it interesting that the Children's Museum was considered to be one of his most important projects.

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5 hours ago, bobruss said:

That makes three of Hines favorite go to architects to pass in the last few years.

Phillip Johnson, I.M. Pei, and Cesar Pelli.

I was fortunate to attend Hines birthday salute at the Hobby center and heard Pelli speak along with many of Hines other favorites.

 

I was there too. What a great event that was. 

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On 7/19/2019 at 6:58 AM, Nate99 said:

Once these two buildings are online, the area here is going to be a top notch neighborhood, you have brand new Class AA office, three really nice residential towers, historic buildings, a park, a couple of boutique hotels, bars, restaurants, etc. If One Market Square's half block gets developed, then you have the bank drive through and the half block next to the Houston Ballet to go in this immediate vicinity completely open for whatever development someone could come up with. 

 

I'm a big fan of the way this is turning out, hope the momentum keeps up.

 

 

The amount of foot traffic and overall feel of Market Square and downtown in general in the last 2-3 years alone is remarkable.

 

I remember when I left for Michigan in 2014 for 3 years and returned to find a changed city core.

 

It's amazing.

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21 hours ago, bobruss said:

His St Lukes twin towers in med center, the two high rise residential towers in the Uptown area that still look great, and the Enron building are my favorites.

He also did a science building for U of H across Cullen from the basketball arena. I'm not sure of any others. He definitely left his mark on Houston.

 

 

Also Four Oaks Place and Five Oaks Place office towers in Uptown.

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4 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

 

Also Four Oaks Place and Five Oaks Place office towers in Uptown.

And I just remembered one of his more popular buildings on Rice Campus. 

Herring Hall

 

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extraordinary device and definitely looks like it's straight out of the hovering future !  Thanks for he pic.

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5 hours ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

Saw a Con Forms Spider 18-3 placing boom hovering in the air yesterday.  At very first glace, I thought it was a huge drone :ph34r:

 

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Looks like one of those 4 legged tanks from the anime Ghost In The Shell.

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20 minutes ago, H-Town Man said:

Can someone explain what it does?

 

@hindesky @Purdueenginerd Is this essential a smaller version of what they have in the center, but just a more mobile version. I haven't seen one of these before, but from looking at the machine itself it seems to be a mobile/mini concrete pour extension. Maybe to help speed up the pour in other places while the main one is working or maybe the main one can't reach certain places?

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25 minutes ago, H-Town Man said:

Can someone explain what it does?

 

Mobile concrete pump: 

 

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14 minutes ago, Luminare said:

 

@hindesky @Purdueenginerd Is this essential a smaller version of what they have in the center, but just a more mobile version. I haven't seen one of these before, but from looking at the machine itself it seems to be a mobile/mini concrete pour extension. Maybe to help speed up the pour in other places while the main one is working or maybe the main one can't reach certain places?

Mobile concrete pump linked to another pump truck based on their website.

https://conforms.com

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Yep! @Luminare you got it. 

 

Think of it it like a concrete pump extension. Primary pump is a street level and it booms up to a certain point. In order to actually get the concrete where you want it to go. You could either have the main boom swinging around or just pump it to a secondary boom and get it where you need it to go. 

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11 hours ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

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"Alright, put the power tool down. This is a job for the ol' sledgehammer!"

 

"Whoa man, where did you even get that? We're not supposed to have -"

 

"Stand back!!"

 

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Can we develop a list of companies moving into this building?

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Can't wait to see that image again once the Preston high rise starts coming out of the ground behind it.

Nice shot ekdrm2d1.

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On 8/2/2019 at 9:25 PM, bobruss said:

Can't wait to see that image again once the Preston high rise starts coming out of the ground behind it.

Nice shot ekdrm2d1.

tbh we won't see it from this angle at the rate this is going up. The view will be blocked by the construction

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