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concur. using green lights on red/pinkish brick makes it look brownish. i'll bet they were added as an afterthought. a whiter exterior would have been better if they really wanted to use green.

I was thinking the same thing about the two colors clashing. The lights don't really seem to hit the building in a nice way either.

Plus it reminds me of that building in Dallas that has green lights.

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The leasing lady said that they are just to promote the building. They will be removed when the first residents move in.

That makes more sense than what I was told on my short tour of the units. The evening profiles in the renderings are understandable (white lighting used sparringly along the base, pointed upward) rather than bathing the building in one color.

She even admitted she was new to the project so I'm guessing she didn't have the spiel down completely. At least she was wicked cute. ;)

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Why's that? Have they not finished it or is it a mirage... you know, good from afar but far from good?

i think that you dont get a clear look at it from the pierce elevated, from the 45 59 interchange you get a good look at it but once you get onto the pierce elevated you cant get a good look at it.

maybe thats what he meant

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I didn't realize it was being redone. At least from a distance in the photo it seems like an improvement.

Yeah, they've been working on it for awhile. I live down the street from it and they have been busy (they even replaced their big ac unit on the roof). They now have a leasing sign on the side of the building.

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According to HAI the dollar sign thing is not true.

http://houstonarchitecture.info/Building/2..._Bank_Plaza.php

It doesn't really resemble a dollar sign to me. Maybe just vaguely...

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well obviously they wouldn't actually make it into the $ sign design, its

just one of those things that the architects/people made up a

and is just and urban legend that is fun to believe in

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I think the HVAC system installation might be the issue. That's why there's only one portion of the framework (facing the park) still incomplete. In addition, it seems they'd been focusing more on completing the brickwork heading upward. Since that's essentially done, they've moved to installing the spires atop the gables and have started on installing the additional ornamentation at the very top.

I did see some metal being laid out on one of the gables earlier in the week. Maybe that's the final component?

It's almost Xmas... everyone works a bit slower this time of year... too excited about Santa coming! :D Or am I the only one? :unsure:

There's that too. :D

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This really is a pretty massive project, especially for DT residential.

What's up with those holes at the top? I hope they fill their holes with something ornate.

The building is really starting to grow on me as they put on all of the finishing touches.

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I actually like how the roof is turning out better than I thought I would like it from the renderings.

Has anybody noticed that when you drive south on Main (North Main) from UHD towards downtown, the roof One Park Place just sticks up into the skyline and it looks pretty good.

(this is the view I'm talkin gabout,but this was taken before one park place was started).

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Hello and welcome to HAIF. :)

Good that it came down with the building almost done.

Bad that it will take away one more crane from the cityscape.

Thanks for welcoming me. ^_^

Im new to Houston as well.. :D

Moved here 4 months ago and finally know my way around the city.

As for OPP that is a nice building and its in a great area.

Do you know when its suppose to be ready for people to move in?

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Thanks for welcoming me. ^_^

Im new to Houston as well.. :D

Moved here 4 months ago and finally know my way around the city.

As for OPP that is a nice building and its in a great area.

Do you know when its suppose to be ready for people to move in?

Does anyone know the PM or a super to get a walkthrough perhaps???

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Thanks for welcoming me. ^_^

Im new to Houston as well.. :D

Moved here 4 months ago and finally know my way around the city.

As for OPP that is a nice building and its in a great area.

Do you know when its suppose to be ready for people to move in?

I think I just read that the first residents will be moving in in March, and the building will be completed a few months later, like maybe August. I'll see if I can find that and post the exact info.

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Does anyone know the PM or a super to get a walkthrough perhaps???

You can just walk into the leasing office at the corner of Austin & McKinney and they'll set you up with that. Takes just over an hour, but it's worth a look.

The crane is still being disassembled. Can't say I've seen a crane of that height taken down before... didn't realize the amount of time it took.

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You can just walk into the leasing office at the corner of Austin & McKinney and they'll set you up with that. Takes just over an hour, but it's worth a look.

The crane is still being disassembled. Can't say I've seen a crane of that height taken down before... didn't realize the amount of time it took.

actually talking to people and walking the real estate rather than depending on information from the interwebs?

what a novel concept.

:mellow:

Definitely will do this. Just prefer to have a PM or super as I tend to ask questions that sales don't seem to answer or are unable to answer many times. Plus it is always nice to not have to be pretend to be interested in moving in.

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You can just walk into the leasing office at the corner of Austin & McKinney and they'll set you up with that. Takes just over an hour, but it's worth a look.

The crane is still being disassembled. Can't say I've seen a crane of that height taken down before... didn't realize the amount of time it took.

Not sure. But it looks to me like they might still be using the crane to haul stuff up to the lower 1/3-1/2 of the building.

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Definitely will do this. Just prefer to have a PM or super as I tend to ask questions that sales don't seem to answer or are unable to answer many times. Plus it is always nice to not have to be pretend to be interested in moving in.

well, it depends on what information you're looking for. rent/sq ft? building materials? cost basis? keep in mind that some is on a need to know basis and the general public doesnt need to know.

i would suggest either calling fingers corporate office or shop the property.

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