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On 4/28/2022 at 1:30 PM, samagon said:

I think I recall renderings from earlier in this thread that showed the street only taking about as much as they have blocked off. from the standpoint of access for emergency services, and even from the simpler aspect of having an address on the street, I think the street has to stay, at least in some fashion. 

they do have the full street blocked at the moment, but one of the workers told us that this is only temporary, and they will be bringing back, and better because they will have metered parking, so more more students parking on day 1 of class and then not moving for the rest of the semester.

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Thanks for all the updates Hindesky. The new law school is such an improvement, and I like that its closer to the other buildings. I also noticed that they have cut a diagonal off the med school to the corner of MLK and OST to the train. They've already put in the sidewalk and lighting. I hated to see that area developed but it sure does look nice.

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1 hour ago, TheSirDingle said:

FOOD HOLE NOW GONE, REPLACE WITH FOOD TOWER.

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You have no idea how much I love this picture.

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 It's amazing how much UH has changed in the past year, I probably won't recognize it in the next half decade. 

 

Before I started at UH (09) my optometrist told me not to get too attached to campus because every year at least one building will come down, two will go up, and by the time I graduate, the whole place will look completely different.

He was quite correct.

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"A prominent Houston family has just made a sizable investment in the University of Houston’s in the C. T. Bauer College of Business. The Dakri family has pledged $4 million in support of the Bauer College’s new Center for Economic Inclusion, which which aims to develop minority entrepreneurship and business development."

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https://houston.culturemap.com/news/innovation/08-01-22-center-for-economic-inclusion-houston-dakri-family-gift-4-million-musa-khaleda-dakri-asif-dakri-faizel-dakri-minorities/

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On 7/23/2022 at 12:40 PM, hindesky said:

Construction fencing is down and road open. Looks nice, I wonder if the interior is ready for students this fall semester?

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I think it is? 

Well they're having meetings in it rn. I also remember seeing a presentation hall with a bunch of well dressed students inside the med school on facebook, but I can't find it for some reason. 

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Of the two additions

Law Building- Probably the best looking building on campus and that include 1 designed by Pritzker Prize winner (Philip Johnson) and one designed by Cesar Pelli.

Medical School Building - .

 

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1 hour ago, texas911 said:

Are those QB codes? Or some secret to decipher like on the CIA building? Also, the signage should be in red, looks hard to read with that background.

^^^ i absolutely CONCUR!  the signage should definitely be in RED.  i was thinking the very same day the other day when the illustration first appeared.  what on earth... were they thinking here?

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"The new law school facility, which replaced four previous buildings, was decades in the making — ever since it became apparent that the campus, which made extensive use of basements, was situated above an underground spring, said the law school's dean, Leonard Baynes. That, plus flood damage during Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, led the law school's leadership to ask alumni and the state legislature to pull together to scrap the old campus and build anew."

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/education/article/University-of-Houston-Law-Center-opens-new-93M-17430144.php#photo-22907896

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On 9/24/2022 at 5:31 PM, hindesky said:

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I see that they have torn away the ceiling with precise accuracy to leave the columns with rebar sticking out of the top of them.

Are they going to reuse the existing foundation and columns for the new building? This is interesting but I assume they would save money not buying concrete since construction material cost has gone way up.

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23 hours ago, Stew said:

I see that they have torn away the ceiling with precise accuracy to leave the columns with rebar sticking out of the top of them.

Are they going to reuse the existing foundation and columns for the new building? This is interesting but I assume they would save money not buying concrete since construction material cost has gone way up.

I'm no engineer, but the way this demo has progressed leads me to believe that this is just how the process works and we're seeing it in the middle stage right now.  I would also think that it would be safer to rebuild the foundation from scratch rather rely on existing structures not built for the purpose.

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Cougar Grounds, the University of Houston’s student-run coffeehouse at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Global Hospitality Leadership, has moved to a new location that’s twice the size of the original. The move is part of a $30 million expansion and renovation of the University’s Hilton hotel that will see the addition of a new five-story, 70-room tower (currently scheduled to open in February 2023). The cafe serves coffee, pastries, and more to between 100 and 200 people per hour, according to a release.

https://houston.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/food-news-roundup-fogo-de-chao-baybrook-clutch-city-cluckers-spring-superica-lunch/

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On 9/29/2022 at 9:12 AM, august948 said:

I'm no engineer, but the way this demo has progressed leads me to believe that this is just how the process works and we're seeing it in the middle stage right now.  I would also think that it would be safer to rebuild the foundation from scratch rather rely on existing structures not built for the purpose.

It does appear they are using the existing foundation and columns since they have started building and is laying construction material on the existing foundation. If they were not going to use it, they would have destroyed the foundation and columns before construction. 

This is going to save a lot of $$ on expensive concrete and labor which is smart designing.

 

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