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3 hours ago, tv88 said:

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I tell my children to not call our floors " the ground" .  This is taking the term ground to another level. Happy to see this underway.

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I saw small chunks of concrete on the sidewalk of the Market Square apartments, not doing a good job of keeping projectiles from raining down. Might want to wear a hardhat when walking by this demo.

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This demo will get interesting when they start removal of the post tension beams. I used to park in this garage and there is a long span between column lines. 

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By that logic, would building a super tall on one block count as a "small construction site"?

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20 minutes ago, cspwal said:

By that logic, would building a super tall on one block count as a "small construction site"?

 

Yeah as long as it's less than 5 acres. It has to do with stormwater protections based on soil disturbance (surface area, not depth) and not the scale of the project. So a supertall that costs 100's of millions could be "small" and a warehouse could be "large".

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2 hours ago, thatguysly said:

 

Yeah as long as it's less than 5 acres. It has to do with stormwater protections based on soil disturbance (surface area, not depth) and not the scale of the project. So a supertall that costs 100's of millions could be "small" and a warehouse could be "large".

Thanks for the explanation. I always wondered why some of these high rise projects were considered small construction site.

Thats what I like about Haif. I learn new things all of the time.

Like getting my eyes checked.

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Those tenants that went into the Market Square tower for the view from the 40th floor including the infinity pool are going to be disappointed when their view is obstructed by this new apartment tower. Instead of looking out from the infinity pool to the skyline will be looking at a someones apartment window.

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1 hour ago, rechlin said:

From 4/20:

 

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17 minutes ago, Triton said:

 

Wow, you're quite high!

 

I'm sure it was lit (fire emoji)

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Permit for foundation work filed on 05/03 

 

www.cohtora.houstontx.gov/ibi_apps/WFServlet.ibfs?IBIF_webapp=/ibi_apps&IBIC_server=EDASERVE&IBIWF_msgviewer=OFF&IBIAPP_app=soldpermits&IBIF_ex=sold_permit_d&CLICKED_ON=&PN=18081433&PT=13

 

Project No: 18081433
Date : 2019/05/03 00:00:00
USE : FOUNDATION ONLY FOR FUTURE HI-RISE APART
Owner/Occupant : *BLOCK 42 OWNER LLC
Job Address : 414 MILAM ST 77002
Valuation : $ 4,900,000
Permit Type : 13
FCC Group : Structures Other than Buildings
Buyer : *BLOCK 42 OWNER LLC
Address : 609 MAIN ST 4400 77002
Phone : (713) 237-5607
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I wonder if they're just going to demo the one section by hand and then implode the rest of the garage?

 

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My guess is they are just making some room and than bring in heavy equipment to demo the rest.  Too small and low to implode. Job looks like it's going well. It's tough trying to demo a structure so close to another.

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1 hour ago, hindesky said:

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Too bad can't use a wrecking ball. Those things were fun to watch when knocking down something atrocious like this garage. Oh well.

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Preston St. Construction
Saturday, May 18 & Sunday, May 19 (6 am – 6 pm) 
Complete continuous closure of the 700 block of Preston St. (between Louisiana and Milam) in order to mobilize heavy equipment onto site and to begin the heavy demolition process of the old parking garage located next to the Hogg Palace.
Detour: Motorists traveling east on Preston will be detoured left onto Louisiana, right on Franklin, right on Milam, then left back onto Preston.
Contact: D.E. Harvey Builders, Mr. Wilson Santos 713-550-1604

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Talked with a Harvey safety guy about this project. He said they are making their way into it from the north and 2 shears will then demo it from inside so they can continue for approximately 10 days and not have to shut down the streets. They had to cut down 2 trees on the north side but will be replaced. 6 am - 6 pm daily and they have already had complaints from the Market Square tower people about it.

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Makes sense that a nice dark patina would form there. Better than some beige stucco that fades out.

 

One thing I wonder about is the future of all these modern buildings with metal panels and bits that stick out. That stuff will rust in the corners over time and look bad.

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Did the demo company offer to put up all of the residents of the Hogg Palace this weekend in the Marquis?

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6 hours ago, jermh said:

No Parking! I took a couple pictures of the demo as I walked by today.

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I can't help but look at 609 Main in this pic and admire how gorgeous it is. Great pic!

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The exposed side is interesting. It wasn't finished since a garage was there. Wonder what they do now.

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I know this is a bit off topic but with the rise of online banking I really hope that Chase Bank at the northern corner of Market Square can be developed into something special. That whole ring around the park has seen so much positive change in the last five years with it being the last hold out. 

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54 minutes ago, jmitch94 said:

I know this is a bit off topic but with the rise of online banking I really hope that Chase Bank at the northern corner of Market Square can be developed into something special. That whole ring around the park has seen so much positive change in the last five years with it being the last hold out. 


There's a thread dedicated to that lot and building: 212 Milam (the old Chase Motor Bank).
I hope so, too. Perhaps the recent death of I. M. Pei will increase interest in preserving this building.

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4 hours ago, thatguysly said:

The exposed side is interesting. It wasn't finished since a garage was there. Wonder what they do now.

 

Looks to me like it was finished at one point but the windows were bricked over when the garage went up.  I think the brick just is painted?

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6 hours ago, thatguysly said:

The exposed side is interesting. It wasn't finished since a garage was there. Wonder what they do now.

I asked this question to the second more informed Harvey worker and he said that Hines might negotiate something with Hogg palace to pretty it up.

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