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The Preston (Block 42) Residential High-Rise: 46-stories

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Love this! It's going to be fun following 42 and 58 rise at the same time and the impact on the area once complete.

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They better start tearing down the garage on Block 42 or they won't even be out of the ground before 58 is finished the way they are moving.

They're already about 5 feet below grad  with their digging. 58 is going to go up fast. 

 

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47 minutes ago, bobruss said:

They better start tearing down the garage on Block 42 or they won't even be out of the ground before 58 is finished the way they are moving.

They're already about 5 feet below grad  with their digging. 58 is going to go up fast. 

 

 

well they have a legit deadline with some serious ramifications for delivery so you better believe they'll be working at a breakneck pace haha

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Is this the block just west of the new Marriott Marquis near Discovery Green ?  I can't seem to find my map of the block numbers for the CBD.

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13 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

It is next to Market Square Park. It is "south" of the new highrise apartment tower I believe called Market square Tower.

Currently it is occupied by an ugly parking garage. 

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How were the block numbers assigned?  it seems like there were multiple different ways of numbering the blocks, causing some numbers to go away (e.g. where is block 39 :ph34r:)

 

Edit:

fyi :ph34r: == ninja face

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This garage backs up to Hogg Palace, which is on the western half of the block. I believe it was originally a car showroom in the lobby.

I would have loved to own that penthouse on top. Probably not so much now.

 

 

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2 hours ago, HoustonGC said:

Here’s a view from the South. The tallest point of the tower is currently at 545’-2”. 

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Finally, an interesting glass high rise residential tower in Houston.  I didn't think that was possible here.

 

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5 minutes ago, roadrunner said:

 

Finally, an interesting glass high rise residential tower in Houston.  I didn't think that was possible here.

 

I hope this is a turning point for Houston.  This building definitely raises the bar.  It makes sense to design a building with some serious eye appeal and then use that as a marketing tool.  I doubt Hines will have any trouble filling this quickly.  I’m looking forward to following the progress of this and The District I and II.

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1 hour ago, cspwal said:

Oh wow

 

1 hour ago, bobruss said:

BREATHTAKING!

 

 

1 hour ago, LBC2HTX said:

Wowww

 

1 hour ago, Sellanious Caesar said:

Wow

 

1 hour ago, kennyc05 said:

Wow

 

1 hour ago, urbanize713 said:

Wow

 

2 hours ago, ekdrm2d1 said:

wow

 

Dido. 

 

This definitely changes my opinion.

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I counted 39-ish floors on this building. Did it shrink a bit from the last stated floor count?

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On 8/4/2018 at 0:44 PM, HoustonGC said:

Here’s a view from the South. The tallest point of the tower is currently at 545’-2”. 

 

Damn son, where’d you find this?

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18 hours ago, roadrunner said:

 

Finally, an interesting glass high rise residential tower in Houston.  I didn't think that was possible here.

 

 

You said it. What we lost in the Alessandra design we got here.

 

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2 hours ago, Reporter said:

Not official. Just for fun.

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Won’t this be taller than Market Square tower? 

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I wonder why the north side of downtown is the hotbed for activity all of a sudden instead of areas just on the other side of the Pierce in midtown where the other residential highrise projects are going up? As a developer I would think that midtown will soon be bubbling over with projects and I'd wanna be at the forefront of that.

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38 minutes ago, wxman said:

I wonder why the north side of downtown is the hotbed for activity all of a sudden instead of areas just on the other side of the Pierce in midtown where the other residential highrise projects are going up? As a developer I would think that midtown will soon be bubbling over with projects and I'd wanna be at the forefront of that.

Just guessing.

 

Affluence begets affluence? Nearby Theater district, Entertainment venues, Ballpark, Discovery Green, Buffalo  Bayou and parks . Rail access to Museum district. Two new highrise apartments have attracted an affluent base which is now being added on to. I find it attractive except for the fact I have children. Too expensive.

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Also, maybe because it's closer to Hines' cluster of top buildings. Look at where they are building their new office tower, close to this building, close to the location of 609 Main and BP Place, plus close to their older buildings. Those are within easy walking distance and have tunnel connection.  Plus, an easy walk to the Theater District, the historic stretch of Main and light rail stations and not too far from MMP. I'm guessing the rents in this spot is a little higher than midtown.  It makes perfect sense that Hines has picked this Market Square area twice to locate their residential buildings. Maybe, they want to heavily influence this neighborhood also.

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3 hours ago, wxman said:

I wonder why the north side of downtown is the hotbed for activity all of a sudden instead of areas just on the other side of the Pierce in midtown where the other residential highrise projects are going up? As a developer I would think that midtown will soon be bubbling over with projects and I'd wanna be at the forefront of that.

 

Because it has historical buildings and a sense of place.

 

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I’m slightly confused. The slim rendering above is the same building as the b&w one posted initially? I don’t see it.

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