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7 hours ago, Timoric said:

What is that thing to the right? I am redoing an outdoor living space this spring and want warmth that looks cool

 

You know when you quote someone you can delete the pictures in their post that are not necessary for your question or comment. 

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11 hours ago, hindesky said:

https://www.oxberrygroup.com/projects

 

Just in case everyone can't remember what it was supposed to look like I came across this from the Oxberry Group's website.😢

 

 

It's close when compared to how most stuff get value engineered.  What details/features are you disappointed they didn't include on the finished building?

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3 hours ago, BeerNut said:

 

It's close when compared to how most stuff get value engineered.  What details/features are you disappointed they didn't include on the finished building?

Wish it had all the glass shown in the pic Oxberry Group showed.

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16 hours ago, hindesky said:

https://www.oxberrygroup.com/projects

 

Just in case everyone can't remember what it was supposed to look like I came across this from the Oxberry Group's website.😢

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I have mixed feelings on this one.  It certainly could be worse (a la Arabella) but the final product is definitely value-engineered. . . and it shows.

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A couple of photos taken last week. Definitely an overall disappointment when compared to the initial renderings, but still not terrible. At least not from the front. Really surprised they decided to skimp on the north facing, downtown-view side.

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1 hour ago, db650 said:

Not bad at all. As for the other sides, this building finished at around only 55 percent sold. Simple economics.

 

Wow, I thought you couldn’t get construction financing without selling 50% prior to breaking ground. I don’t imagine ox berry will be doing anymore condos in the future. 

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12 minutes ago, HNathoo said:

 

Wow, I thought you couldn’t get construction financing without selling 50% prior to breaking ground. I don’t imagine ox berry will be doing anymore condos in the future. 

Sorry I meant to type 65 percent sold. As for progress there are 5 units listed on HAR. Assuming these are the only ones left, it’s still only 75 percent sold. I’m not sure what sales were at groundbreaking but they likely were 50 percent. They seem to have struggled afterward but not sure why.

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On 8/29/2019 at 9:07 PM, db650 said:

Not bad at all. As for the other sides, this building finished at around only 65 percent sold. Simple economics.

 

I suppose...but the building's best side, with the largest windows, is facing in the worst of all possible directions in terms of views.

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Somehow now only 60 percent sold. Building to be finished in a few weeks. Interestingly, construction was delayed because the original floor heights came in short. " Construction was delayed before crews broke ground after Jamea and his brother, Sean Jamea, Oxberry’s other co-principal, realized the 10-foot ceilings critical for the desired aesthetic of the luxury condo project were a few inches short."

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2019/10/21/photos-luxe-condo-building-wraps-up-construction.html

 

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Since it appears to be  floor to ceiling glazing I'm thinking the glass is tempered. Tempering puts the glass under stress and heat soaking the glass is a way to relieve that but it is costly. Here is an explanation of one source of spontaneous glass breakage: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/spontaneous-glass-breakage-why-it-happens-and-what-to-do-about-it/   Scroll down to the explanation of nickel sulfide inclusions and their role in spontaneous glass breakae. Temperature extremes can also promote spontaneous glass breakage.

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