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Super. It's contextual, is much more interesting from  a pedestrian standpoint than a typical office tower with a cold, visually uninteresting lobby, giant parking structure and maybe a bank or financial services operation on the ground floor. 
Always happy to have new restaurants in the area and it looks like Ninfas is going to launch in  a week or two .

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On 5/30/2019 at 1:40 PM, Skyboxdweller said:

Super. It's contextual, is much more interesting from  a pedestrian standpoint than a typical office tower with a cold, visually uninteresting lobby, giant parking structure and maybe a bank or financial services operation on the ground floor. 
Always happy to have new restaurants in the area and it looks like Ninfas is going to launch in  a week or two .

Ran by Ninfa’s earlier this week, they said 6/10 was the tentative hard open...  toying with soft open too.

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On 5/28/2019 at 11:20 AM, Timoric said:

What do you expect? This is America’s grandest BLVD in the making

Not sure if a joke or not, but unfortunately, the "grandest" title isn't even close. Post Oak isn't bad and the decorative street elements (the arches, rings over the intersections, etc.) make it really stand out. It does  kind of remind me of a mini Wilshire Blvd in L.A. but a long way from matching the likes of 5th or Park Ave's or 57th st., for that matter, in NYC, Michigan Ave in Chicago, or the likes of the Las Vegas Strip or New Orlean's Bourbon St!

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31 minutes ago, InTheLoopFromNYC said:

Not sure if a joke or not, but unfortunately, the "grandest" title isn't even close. Post Oak isn't bad and the decorative street elements (the arches, rings over the intersections, etc.) make it really stand out. It does  kind of remind me of a mini Wilshire Blvd in L.A. but a long way from matching the likes of 5th or Park Ave's or 57th st., for that matter, in NYC, Michigan Ave in Chicago, or the likes of the Las Vegas Strip or New Orlean's Bourbon St!

 

I'm pretty sure that's why @Timoric said "America’s grandest BLVD in the making". Hell, we're still about 1-2 years away from completing just the basic infrastructure for the project, so of course it won't be close. I'm certain it won't be the "grandest" blvd in America upon completion, but it's a step in the right direction for continued Uptown development. I'm excited to see what projects go up following its completion. I mean look at what has already gone up/is planning to go up (Arise Post Oak, 1801 Post Oak, McNair Mixed-Use, etc).

 

(And yes, I'm certain there was a tinge of sarcasm in his statement 😂

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1 hour ago, InTheLoopFromNYC said:

Not sure if a joke or not, but unfortunately, the "grandest" title isn't even close. Post Oak isn't bad and the decorative street elements (the arches, rings over the intersections, etc.) make it really stand out. It does  kind of remind me of a mini Wilshire Blvd in L.A. but a long way from matching the likes of 5th or Park Ave's or 57th st., for that matter, in NYC, Michigan Ave in Chicago, or the likes of the Las Vegas Strip or New Orlean's Bourbon St!

 

Im pretty sure his comment is in reference to this article:

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/blog/breaking-ground/2015/05/national-city-planner-post-oak-will-be-grandest.html

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4 hours ago, InTheLoopFromNYC said:

Not sure if a joke or not, but unfortunately, the "grandest" title isn't even close. Post Oak isn't bad and the decorative street elements (the arches, rings over the intersections, etc.) make it really stand out. It does  kind of remind me of a mini Wilshire Blvd in L.A. but a long way from matching the likes of 5th or Park Ave's or 57th st., for that matter, in NYC, Michigan Ave in Chicago, or the likes of the Las Vegas Strip or New Orlean's Bourbon St!

I would agree.  The “Grandest” boulevards in the US and world-wide have one thing in common.  They are pedestrian-friendly.  Even the Vegas Strip, while broad and congested, provides a decent pedestrian experience.  Broad sidewalks, a lot to see and do all the way along.  Grand boulevards aren’t lined with parking lots like Post Oak is (even the new BLVD Place stuck a parking lot roadside instead of hiding it — not a good look!).  The city could have used the current BRT project as an opportunity to also tie together all of the various developments along the street with an impressive and broad promenade along both sides.  From my view, though, the project is all about the traffic experience and designers ignored the pedestrian experience almost entirely. Post Oak may someday rival the grandest boulevards in the great cities of the world, but it will take a very looooooong time for that to happen, and a priority shift on the part of Houston.  Probably won’t see it in our lifetimes.

 

Also, can the title of this thread be change Do  to Zadok?  That’s the correct spelling.

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17 hours ago, gatway2k said:

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any chance these are just the new christmas trees for the holiday lighting and they are just testing placement etc? 

(they are wrapped in black plastic so i am glad you got a photo of what they look like under that...my first glance riding past them was: what in the heck?!...

edit to say i just saw the urbanfx link, so yes i guess that is what this is! 

 

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56 minutes ago, gene said:

 

 

 

any chance these are just the new christmas trees for the holiday lighting and they are just testing placement etc? 

(they are wrapped in black plastic so i am glad you got a photo of what they look like under that...my first glance riding past them was: what in the heck?!...

edit to say i just saw the urbanfx link, so yes i guess that is what this is! 

 

 

Obviously is for Christmas in July.

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56 minutes ago, richfish said:

They just brought in another trailer full of trees to install. They’re multiplying 

 

Kooky...i like them but I hope its just a test run for November to January and not some year round thing display...

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OMG! 😑 well, i was driving down Post Oak last night and they were indeed testing the now unwrapped trees and...

they are using those darn changing color lights on them! i may be alone here but i just think changing color lights feel cheap/tacky etc.

I prefer just white for the most part but could even bear with another solid color...

anyway...they had about 8 of them up and flashing away 🙃

 

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5 hours ago, gene said:

OMG! 😑 well, i was driving down Post Oak last night and they were indeed testing the now unwrapped trees and...

they are using those darn changing color lights on them! i may be alone here but i just think changing color lights feel cheap/tacky etc.

I prefer just white for the most part but could even bear with another solid color...

anyway...they had about 8 of them up and flashing away 🙃

 

 

Yeah I hate them. They are super tacky looking. Old 'real' looking trees are so much better. 

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Honestly I don't mind these trees since they are modern to match the arches etc...but yeah slowly changing colored lights are the worst haha! (and yep, I would have been happy with green christmas trees as well!...what ever happened to good old fashioned Christmas decorations!?)

 

 

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18 hours ago, richfish said:

 

Yeah I hate them. They are super tacky looking. Old 'real' looking trees are so much better. 

 

Its a better balance than having all real trees wrapped in christmas lights year round. Real trees that can grow in and look nice and then fake light up trees to give some light and ambiance.

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I was just heading north on Post Oak Blvd. and hit the red light right in front of this site/Hilton.  I think this is going to have a great and elegant street presence on Post Oak.  Even though its scale is less than what most had hoped for, I think this truly elevates the area just like the GFR at the Dinerstein project will.  It will be exciting to check back in 2-3 years when both of these have delivered and see how the surrounding site owners have responded and the level of interest from developers.  

 

On a side note, it was a very graceful drive down the Boulevard.  They really did a great job.

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10 minutes ago, TheUnaballer said:

I hope the architects put some thought into how the backside looks, since this new structure is going to be right outside my window 😰

 

 

Probably parking garage. I'm about 150 feet to your right, but I'm back behind the pool so I'll at least have some buffer. Hopefully there's some decent clearance between us and the new structure. 

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1 hour ago, Timoric said:

Does the steel get sold for a pretty penny? looks like a lot of good material, anything they salvage usually from these?

 

Anything that is metal is typically recycled these days. The steel for the structure, the rebar that is embedded in the concrete, the wiring for electricity, and the conduits that are used to elevate wires and cables above the ceiling. Plenum is also recycled. Glass from windows is sometimes recycled. The frames for windows is usually recycled. If its aluminum frames then you bet. If its hollow metal then sometimes. Everything else is hard to sell like gypsum walls, concrete, wood, etc... Normally you don't get much out of it all and generally its put to the cost of paying for demolition and thats about it.

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drove by this morning and all of the strip center is completely knocked down!!! there is a small mountain of debris they are in the process of removing but wow...this plot of land is well on it's way to becoming something! 

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On 6/22/2019 at 5:05 PM, ekdrm2d1 said:

Lettering was taken off.

 

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baby steps?! haha

what in the world? why would they just take the lettering down? are they planning to keep this temporarily as the on site leasing office perhaps before construction or something?

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1 minute ago, gene said:

 

 

baby steps?! haha

what in the world? why would they just take the lettering down? are they planning to keep this temporarily as the on site leasing office perhaps before construction or something?

 

The front of it is all bashed in too right now. They were taking some stuff out on a trailer yesterday like hardwood boards and some fixtures. Probably just delayed until it's cleaned out inside. 

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