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Australian Developer Planning Five High-Rises for Midtown

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On 12/27/2017 at 2:28 PM, hindesky said:

Just to refresh what this project will look like. Not sure where the 3 comes in, it looks like only one building to me, will there be more in the future?

 

EDIT: Renderings removed at the demand of Large arts in Collingwood, Australia.  —Editor

On 12/27/2017 at 2:28 PM, hindesky said:

The three towers come from the FAA filings for the other two towers to be designed by Gensler with Caydon as the developer. 

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13 hours ago, urbanize713 said:

 

They appeared to be working into the night. Is that typical for crane construction?

 

 

it costs lots of money to close down a street, so I assume they work straight until the job is done.

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It didn't look like they worked overnight. They were in the process of unloading the rest of the trucks that had the jib and aft jib which probably took  another 1hr or so. At 7 am today it looked just like the pic I took yesterday. They did finish it today.

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St. Joseph's Professional Building and Old Central Bank Building are in midtown. Both are over 10 stories. And of course, 2016 Main must be 26 stories. 

This is the first high rise in the lull. 

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At the rate they are going, they will be finished building on Tuesday, have their occupancy permit Wednesday, and the first tenants will move in Thursday.

 

wow.

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33 minutes ago, Houston? said:

So where are the other two highrises out this bunch? I keep seeing just this one. 

We don't have renderings for them yet.  They are in the pipeline, based on the FAA filings.  They would be in the two blocks immediately to the north of this one.

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On 11/25/2017 at 2:54 PM, mollusk said:

 

The way that part of Midtown floods, underground parking would be A Very Bad Idea - at least until the storm drainage system catches up.

Mollusk, I hope your wrong because Camden just built a multi level parking garage under the new Midtown project and the new midtown park.

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1 hour ago, houstontexasjack said:

We don't have renderings for them yet.  They are in the pipeline, based on the FAA filings.  They would be in the two blocks immediately to the north of this one.

Thanks. I feel much better now. Now, is this building the tallest of the three?

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1 hour ago, Houston? said:

Thanks. I feel much better now. Now, is this building the tallest of the three?

Based on the FAA filings, it would be the shortest.  The other two towers would be 544 feet and 621 feet, respectively.  Links for some of the information below:

 

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=335960229&row=2 

 

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=335958451&row=1 

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With the work schedule ending October 2022, I assume they're planning to have all 3 towers built by then, so we can expect activity in this area of Midtown for the next 4.5 years?

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59 minutes ago, CREguy13 said:

With the work schedule ending October 2022, I assume they're planning to have all 3 towers built by then, so we can expect activity in this area of Midtown for the next 4.5 years?

I'm not sure.  I reached out to Caydon to see if I could find anything more about the other two towers.  My hunch is that we won't know anything more until the first tower is complete or nears completion, at which point they may move onto other construction.  

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3 hours ago, CREguy13 said:

With the work schedule ending October 2022, I assume they're planning to have all 3 towers built by then, so we can expect activity in this area of Midtown for the next 4.5 years?

I've been saying the next 5 years will change this city. Can't wait to see what Houston is like by then. 

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They obviously know what they are doing but, wow!, the logistics of getting that concrete there and then getting it poured “in time/before it starts to set-up” must be a sight to see!

 

wow.

 

 

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On 1/29/2018 at 1:10 PM, Urbannizer said:

https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/construction-development/550-concrete-trucks-move-into-midtown-for-caydon-high-rise-foundation-pour-84265

 

EDIT: Renderings removed at the demand of Large arts in Collingwood, Australia.  —Editor

 

 

We should see this project progressing upward by this summer perhaps??

 

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This building, being of modest height, will appear much taller I think due to it being the only high rise in the area and it being relatively close to the freeway. I think it'll be a more dramatic impact on the area than other buildings of similar height elsewhere such as the Galleria or Med Center.

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16 hours ago, wxman said:

This building, being of modest height, will appear much taller I think due to it being the only high rise in the area and it being relatively close to the freeway. I think it'll be a more dramatic impact on the area than other buildings of similar height elsewhere such as the Galleria or Med Center.

We won't get to see it on 59 after they bury the freeway :.(

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1 hour ago, kennyc05 said:

We won't get to see it on 59 after they bury the freeway :.(

They are not burying the section of 59 that crosses over midtown. If they bury anything it will occur behind the convention center.

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20 hours ago, Luminare said:

 

Correct. rest of 59 is getting buried. The spur however will not. Would be nice if that was buried as well.

 

I'd guess within 15 to 30 years, but 527 was completely redone along with the Montrose trenching. Difficult to justify the expense of sinking it that soon after reconstruction. Compare to the Pierce, where one of the main arguments for its removal is that it is an inherently unsustainable design, with significant perpetual maintenance requirements.

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21 hours ago, Luminare said:

 

Correct. rest of 59 is getting buried. The spur however will not. Would be nice if that was buried as well.

 

Make it an at-grade boulevard, with oak trees similar to Main Street through Hermann Park.

 

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11 minutes ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Make it an at-grade boulevard, with oak trees similar to Main Street through Hermann Park.

 

 

I actually like that idea. There is a real lack of cut through blvds in the grid network. Have it as a wide blvd and then maybe  express lanes in the middle that go below richmond and alabama.

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