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Discovery West: Skanska Downtown Mixed-Use Development


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I noticed that they took down a number of trees downtown on Main and on Travis in the last month or so.  I assume that they were dead from the freeze but it seems like we never have a chance for most of the street trees to mature in DT.

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I was driving around this part of downtown this morning, and south of the convention center and to the east every street in that area has 72" pipe parked on both sides of the street for countless blocks. Obviously this is staging for a major water project. I haven't found anything on this and thought someone could enlighten.

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12 minutes ago, bobruss said:

I was driving around this part of downtown this morning, and south of the convention center and to the east every street in that area has 72" pipe parked on both sides of the street for countless blocks. Obviously this is staging for a major water project. I haven't found anything on this and thought someone could enlighten.

Thanks

I created a topic about them in the Downtown section and in the Montrose section, I believe the 2 are related.

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1 hour ago, bobruss said:

I was driving around this part of downtown this morning, and south of the convention center and to the east every street in that area has 72" pipe parked on both sides of the street for countless blocks. Obviously this is staging for a major water project. I haven't found anything on this and thought someone could enlighten.

Thanks

I think they found evidence of oil and gas at the construction site and are going to go ahead and frack the site before proceeding further with construction.

 

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3 minutes ago, Amlaham said:

Any chance that power station on the right (or whatever its called) will get covered like the one Seattle just completed? image.png.8d7dd75b2a5f0030bc84167d851b0a15.png

That's really cool. Apparently it was publicly funded.  Send the idea to the Mayor's office, Houston First, Central Houston, Downtown TIRZ

Here's some more info:

New public artwork rises at the new City Light Denny Substation

May 9, 2019 by Erika Lindsay Leave a Comment

Denny Substation is now home to two incredible new public artworks, the towering Transforest by Lead Pencil Studio and a kinetic piece, Switchwall, by Ned Kahn. The Office of Arts & Culture (ARTS) worked with Seattle City Light to incorporate artworks and cultural planning that supports the utility’s mission and goals at the Denny Substation.

ARTS worked with City Light and architects to develop a temporary art program prior to construction of the substation, and permanent art installations at the new facility that are responsive to the surrounding community and reinforce the public nature and essential function of the station.

 

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