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Hrm... im guessing this was from the 80's?

The date's listed in the lower right-ish corner: January 2008.

However, this doesn't appear to be a serious proposal (at any level). It appears to be a demonstration of a tool, rather than a conceptual rendering of an actual (even conceived) project.

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I like that ConocoPhillips one.

Maybe Phillips 66 will bring back the design when they build their headquarters.

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Here we are:

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Note how different Three Allen Center looks when more than fifty floors. Since this got it wrong, I'm not sure whether the project, referred to above as HL&P, was from before 1983 when Three Allen Center was topped out. Anyway, the picture is p.87 from the February 1988 Connoisseur magazine.

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Nice... I remember seeing a more detailed rendering of this tower. It looked a lot like BofA tower in Atlanta.

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Here's one my firm rendered last year it's the second one down on the left, I can't attach pictures for some reason.

 

http://therenderspot.com/#/renderings/

 

Awesome work! What software do you use for your renderings? I mainly work in Sketchup and then use another program like Podium for the rendering.  However, I work for a landscape architecture firm so we don't have too much in terms of architecture but I do get some in! Those are the fun days.

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Really? That almost looks too good to be for Houston.

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Awesome work! What software do you use for your renderings? I mainly work in Sketchup and then use another program like Podium for the rendering.  However, I work for a landscape architecture firm so we don't have too much in terms of architecture but I do get some in! Those are the fun days.

 

Thank you, we use 3d Studio Max and Vray along with Photoshop to handle any post work that needs to be done.  As far as the landscaping goes we use 3d models instead of 2d cut outs, it helps create a more realistic setting when you have that rich magic hour lighting. 

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What would it have been?

It was going to be an mixed use office/retail center, it was a 3 phase scheme with this being the initial phase.

 

Really? That almost looks too good to be for Houston.

It was going to be in the Woodlands off of Lake Woodlands Dr. which is why there's so many trees, unfortunately funding fell through.  It was different from everything around it and I think it would have made a nice addition to the area.

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The one thing that really hurt when it was canceled here in Houston was the 66-story Ritz Carlton. That hotel would have been an AMAZING adition to the skyline and was the hotel that the city needed.


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The one thing that really hurt when it was canceled here in Houston was the 66-story Ritz Carlton. That hotel would have been an AMAZING adition to the skyline and was the hotel that the city needed.

 

Never heard of it.  Where would that have been?

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Never heard of it. Where would that have been?

Blvd place

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Bank of the Southwest Rendering:

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0105/4092/products/BSW-Houston-1982PRINT_large.jpg

 

Cullen Center - 1977:

http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0105/4092/products/Cullen-Center-Houston-1977_large.jpg

 

 

Sterling Hotel - 40 Floors:

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Franklin Tower 

 

http://www.sdcarchitects.com/

 

Click architecture, and you'll see Franklin Tower, which was planned to be 32 floors at 350ft,

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Wish the Sterling Hotel was gracing downtown right now. 

 

Also, the Westin/Doubletree was built. That's the hotel on Post Oak Blvd that was a Hilton for a long time...

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Wish the Sterling Hotel was gracing downtown right now. 

 

Also, the Westin/Doubletree was built. That's the hotel on Post Oak Blvd that was a Hilton for a long time...

 

The Double Tree on Post Oak was originally built as a Warwick in the mid 80's.

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The Double Tree on Post Oak was originally built as a Warwick in the mid 80's.

 

To clarify, the Double Tree on Post Oak (originally opened in 1982 as a Warwick) is now a Hilton.

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ULI Gerald D Hines Competition - 2012

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Convention Center Hotel - 25 floors

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Galveston

 

East Beach Resort and Spa - 38 floors

 

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Regatta

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Island Grove

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Stella Mare Village

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Stewart Beach Boardwalk

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Beach Central

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Original 25th Street Pier Proposal

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Harborside Marina & Yacht Club

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Seashore Condos

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Corporate_Development_1.jpg

Prominently located on a 24 acre site, this multi-phased office complex was master planned to serve as a corporate headquarters and to provide Class-A office space for additional tenants.

Sustainably designed to achieve LEED-CS Gold certification, the development allows for the flexible build out of up to four buildings and three parking structures. The office buildings have been designed in an arc around a richly landscaped garden and water feature. The focal point of the development, this unique open space provides an intimate, verdant environment to be enjoyed by employees, tenants and visitors.

The initial phase of the development features a thirty-story, 720,000 gsf tower which is set back from the arc and on axis with the garden. The tower anchors the development and offers a distinctive landmark for the corporate headquarters. Subsequent buildings range in height from 9 to 14 stories and from 216,000 to 336,000 gsf in area.

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http://www.pickardchilton.com/mobile/corporate_development_mp.html

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I remember seeing this one, its pretty old. Also thought it was going to be for galveston.

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