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From the document. 29-stories at 339' feet, approx 11,000 sq feet of retail, eight parking levels with two below ground.          

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That top image is very telling.

When blown up, you realize how many high-rises are spread over this area already. It is really starting to fill in. Galleria /Uptown form the backdrop and the foreground has so much in store with all of the new projects that are about to start coming out of the ground. I'm beginning to think the Uptown to downtown skyline might be the first to connect.

Id like to see a drone view looking south from I-10 or closer to get a more detailed look. It would be nice to have an update from that direction. 

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46 minutes ago, citykid09 said:

It's a nice building. But I'm curious, is this the first high rise built in a suburban shopping center? Does it look out of place, or is it an improvement for the area?

 

Lets just say, in my opinion, a development like this that completely mixes it up and changes the area up a bit, is much more prefered than what happened with the more historic part of this shopping center where they demoed half of it and then put up a more trendy version of it. The former knows what it is, the latter doesn't.

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24 minutes ago, swtsig said:

 

it looks fine imo and they have plans for future high rises here so it will probably have some neighbors in the not too distant future.

 

Interesting, do tell more. Do you know the location of where these would be? 

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I hate it: the scale, the destruction of symmetry between the north and south sections, the failure to sustain the distinctive elements of the shopping center, etc. I don't begrudge them diversifying their portfolio, especially with retail becoming more precarious. But, I also think they could have preserved the front facade and still built the tower in the back. Any architectural integrity remaining in that historic shopping center is pretty much gone now.

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2 minutes ago, DarklyMoron said:

I hate it: the scale, the destruction of symmetry between the north and south sections, the failure to sustain the distinctive elements of the shopping center, etc. I don't begrudge them diversifying their portfolio, especially with retail becoming more precarious. But, I also think they could have preserved the front facade and still built the tower in the back. Any architectural integrity remaining in that historic shopping center is pretty much gone now.

 

The north and south sides were not symmetrical. And the architectural integrity of this shopping center was pretty much gone with their prior "updates".

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On 2/26/2020 at 1:21 PM, htownbro said:

Weingarten CEO Drew Alexander said the property along West Gray at Shepherd will continue to densify, though plans are still in the early phases.

"We see multiple towers there," Alexander said.

https://www.chron.com/business/real-estate/article/Weingarten-Realty-announces-two-changes-to-tenant-15086077.php?cmpid=hpctp

 

 

but are they going to build another Starbucks there.....  :)

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