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Here's a few photos I took of the Medical Center with a rooftop view.

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that is the texas heart institute, st. lukes.

Ricco67 is correct.

The Texas Heart Institute At St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital.

The Denton A. Cooley Building.

It's on Bertner St. next to the Methodist Hospital.

I was working in the area today and walked over to the building.

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This is what it looks like from the ground. (not as impressive plus the clouds took away the color)

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Great photos. I was trying to figure out exactly where you where when you took them. Here's an image from Google Earth. But it shows the area as Fannin and MD Anderson Blvd. rather than John Freeman. Is Google right?

I'll have to verify it, but I think the street labeled M.D. Anderson Blvd has signs saying John Freeman Blvd.

I have photos in the other direction also, facing Rice U.

I'll post them in a different topic although they are related in that I was on the same roof.

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I apologize that I really have nothing to add but I do have a question myself regarding construction in the Medical Center. I work at Methodist Hospital and I was wondering would anyone on this board have a drawing of the new Methodist Outpatient building going up on the west side of Fannin? Thanks in advance.

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I apologize that I really have nothing to add but I do have a question myself regarding construction in the Medical Center. I work at Methodist Hospital and I was wondering would anyone on this board have a drawing of the new Methodist Outpatient building going up on the west side of Fannin? Thanks in advance.

I got the data I needed, but only for the TMC proper.

According to the TMC, Inc., the Outpatient Center will have 569,000 square feet of space, excluding parking, which takes up another 262,000 square feet of space. Completion is anticipated in June 2008.

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More pictures and information can be found here, although their 'program manager' shows 1.4 million square feet and projects a 2009 completion. I don't know quite what to make of the discrepancy.

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I got the data I needed, but only for the TMC proper.

According to the TMC, Inc., the Outpatient Center will have 569,000 square feet of space, excluding parking, which takes up another 262,000 square feet of space. Completion is anticipated in June 2008.

, although their 'program manager' shows 1.4 million square feet and projects a 2009 completion. I don't know quite what to make of the discrepancy.

Where did you get the first set of numbers? Everything I can find comes closer to the 1.4 million squre foot number. Here's one quote from the Business Journal that may explain:

"The building will include 500,000 square feet of patient care, says Felker. The other 1 million square feet will be solely for parking, she says, and will include more than 1,300 parking spaces."

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Where did you get the first set of numbers? Everything I can find comes closer to the 1.4 million squre foot number. Here's one quote from the Business Journal that may explain:

"The building will include 500,000 square feet of patient care, says Felker. The other 1 million square feet will be solely for parking, she says, and will include more than 1,300 parking spaces."

Looks to me like the TMC, Inc. just got their parking numbers wrong. But the amount of non-parking square footage looks about right.

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Are they having to tear anything down to build? I couldn't imagine there being an empty lot there unless it's parking?

Sorry, I don't frequent that area much and don't even live in Houston right now, so I couldn't see for myself until I come home next week, what up! ;)

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Uptown may have taller structures, but hands down TMC has true density. Most every building is built right up to the street. If anything was going to compete with Downtown density, I think TMC is ahead of it game and off to a great street.

Great looking project. :)

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Uptown may have taller structures, but hands down TMC has true density. Most every building is built right up to the street. If anything was going to compete with Downtown density, I think TMC is ahead of it game and off to a great street.

Great looking project. :)

That may have been planned, but with it being a bunch of hospitals, it's probably more of a pragmatic/logistical thing than anything, don't ya think?

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Pics from Houston's World Famous Medical Center and Rice University:

I guess I should've been clearer in my response to a post in another thread, but when I suggested that you post multiple times to avoid the ten-photo cutoff that IPB has, I meant that you should initially post with ten photos, then respond to yourself with another ten, and keep on responding within the same thread until you've posted everything.

Perhaps a moderator could successfully perform a merge?

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Thx for the comments. Yeah, I saw the lighting this Saturday when we tooks the kids to see the lights at Herman Park. It's got sort of a bluish/purple tint. It's awesome.

The lights in the park were scaled down this year due to "budget cuts" according to a security guard. It was kind of a bummer.

Here's a shot of the lights on the new tall building (anyone know the name of it). The shot was too dark but it does show the new lights.

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Everything seems to be rainbow in Houston... The top of Reliant Energy Plaza, this building, and the fiber optic lights over the bridges over 59.

They need more of that rainbow lighting downtown to offset the dull white x-mas lights that's used on virtually every builing in Houston (EXCEPT Uptown/Greenway)

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They need more of that rainbow lighting downtown to offset the dull white x-mas lights that's used on virtually every builing in Houston (EXCEPT Uptown/Greenway)

Are you kidding? Uptown has the most buildings with dull white x-mas lights dotting the tops of them. The only one with a unique feature is Williams Tower.

Downtown has plenty of exceptions. Moreover, downtown doesn't have as many flat roofs, so even where there are dull white x-mas lights, it is still more eye-catching than most of uptown.

Everything seems to be rainbow in Houston... The top of Reliant Energy Plaza, this building, and the fiber optic lights over the bridges over 59.

How long do you think it'll take for MidtownCoog to discover this thread and rant about the homosexual agenda?

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Everything seems to be rainbow in Houston... The top of Reliant Energy Plaza, this building, and the fiber optic lights over the bridges over 59.

It's called new technology. Incandescents have been around for yrs and are cheaper installation-wise. The colored light technologies you see in the "hottest" places require power supplies, computer(s) etc.

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It's called new technology. Incandescents have been around for yrs and are cheaper installation-wise. The colored light technologies you see in the "hottest" places require power supplies, computer(s) etc.

Bbbbbrrrr duh. (I apologize, inside joke).

I know its "new", but its rainbow. And I just pointed that out. Houston also holds the record for the largest human rainbow... in 92' or 94' in Eleanor Tinsley Park.

Houston isn't gay, its happy! >:)

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Are you kidding? Uptown has the most buildings with dull white x-mas lights dotting the tops of them. The only one with a unique feature is Williams Tower.

no i ain't kiddin. Downtown overdoes the Christmas light scheme. I was talking about year round, not just the holidays. If you pay attention, Uptown turns their white x-mas lights off after the holidays, Downtown doesn't .

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no i ain't kiddin. Downtown overdoes the Christmas light scheme. I was talking about year round, not just the holidays. If you pay attention, Uptown turns their white x-mas lights off after the holidays, Downtown doesn't .

Only The JP Morgan Chase Tower & Fulbright Tower have those bulbs on... And Fulbright doesn't have the save lighting during the holidays, it usually turns off the white lights, and portrays a green tree.

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