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This is from a news release yesterday on the Methodist hospital homepage. Looks like they're going all out.

Methodist announces inpatient tower expansion

Learn about our facilities.

HOUSTON - 02/19/07 -

The Methodist Hospital System announced today plans for one of the Texas Medical Center

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While this sounds great, just so you know, we can't post entire news articles here.

a summery and a link will do, but thanks for the info. :)

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While this sounds great, just so you know, we can't post entire news articles here.

a summery and a link will do, but thanks for the info. :)

Actually, this is a press release and not an article.

Methodist wants the publicity, whereas the Chronicle wants website hits, so it shouldn't cause any copyright problems or complaints. In fact, Methodist may prefer that the release be posted word-for-word, rather than sloppily paraphrased.

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Demolition has begun of the old TWU buildings in the TMC across from BCM to make way for the potential methodist inpatient expansion site.

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Demolition has begun of the old TWU buildings in the TMC across from BCM to make way for the potential methodist inpatient expansion site.

Are they going to demolish the tower, or just the garage?

They just built a new driveway for the tower, so I'm wondering why, if it was slated for rubble.

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Are they going to demolish the tower, or just the garage?

They just built a new driveway for the tower, so I'm wondering why, if it was slated for rubble.

I thought they are demoing both buildings. They have already stripped the inside of the buildlings, and I have seen crews that looked like they were going to tear the buildingds down, but maybe I'm wrong.

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I thought they are demoing both buildings. They have already stripped the inside of the buildlings, and I have seen crews that looked like they were going to tear the buildingds down, but maybe I'm wrong.

well, I have a front row seat to whatever happens. Hopefully it'll be interesting. I won't have any tears if they demolish the tower, it's ugly and doesn't use the site well.. I just hope the replacement has enough height.

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Looks like they already started expanding Methodist Willowbrook. How much more are they planning on building. The parking lot doesn't look like it can hold much more, and what about parking spaces that this new section is taking up?

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I thought they are demoing both buildings. They have already stripped the inside of the buildlings, and I have seen crews that looked like they were going to tear the buildingds down, but maybe I'm wrong.

The former TWU Mary Jones Gibbs building will remain for the time being. It has been gutted and will be used for non clinical swing space. The dormitories are what is being demolished. These buildings had code and environmental issues that kept them from being renovated, even for a short period of time.

TWU is now completely moved down the street.

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it's amusing -- currently the facade of the other buildings are still intact, but they've been completely eaten away from behind.

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The former TWU Mary Jones Gibbs building will remain for the time being. It has been gutted and will be used for non clinical swing space. The dormitories are what is being demolished. These buildings had code and environmental issues that kept them from being renovated, even for a short period of time.

TWU is now completely moved down the street.

Just curious, how many floors is that building? That weird upper floor always threw me off a bit.

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What's goign on? Are they tearing something else down? Shouldn't this be in "Going Up" as construction has already started?

I am curious as to how tall it will be as well. Will it compare to the Hermann tower next door? Should make the skyline even more impressive as viewed from Rice!

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You searched for: "methodist hospital research"Unfortunately your search didn't return any results.

Since I was going to add the floor count to the running wiki, I thought I would go ahead and make a thread, for rendering and info, for that wiki line to link to.

http://www.methodisthealth.com/cgi-bin/hmd...WS_CONTENT_TYPE

This is being built in front of the generous old hospital face, on the Bertner Ave side, where there used to be parking and a lot of spreading shade trees.

The project is unrelated except institutionally to, and somewhat better proportioned in its facade elements than, the Outpatient Care Center that is currently receiving the attention of tower cranes on the other side of the Methodist complex.

Also unrelated to the ongoing demolition, around the corner, of the old-Texas-Woman's-campus nurses' dormitory in the 1100 block of M D Anderson Blvd, a site opening up between this project and the high-profile Outpatient Center but one about which I have not seen any posting.

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I really like how it's right up on the street. It'll be cool to drive down that curved road with the buidling wrapping around it w/ you.

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The west side of Main Building, the side facing Fannin Street, will also get a facelift. A stucco facade will cover the nine stories of brick mimicking the style of the adjacent Dunn Patient Tower.

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Hey, I think you can finally see the beginning of the new Methodist Inpatient building from the Rice Collaborative Research Center webcam!

http://dyer.rice.edu/crc/images/crc-webcam.jpg

(you can see a bit of the construction on the upper right).

Isn't it about time somebody moved this to "Going Up"?

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Hey Admins? Can you move this thread to "going up" ??

By the way, here's a nice rendering of this project. You can see it pretty well from the Rice South Plant webcam, and it's now at about the height of the Kindred hospital next door..

Methodist001.jpg

And more info and renderings here.

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I'm really excited about this building. My Rice baseball season tickets look straight out at the Med Center skyline, and I counted 9 cranes visible last June. Now it may be even more. Many out of town visitors get a picturesque view of this skyline while attending Rice baseball and football games. Amazing amount of activity over there, and my guess is that it they will continue to build up as land runs short in that area.

The med center is probably the 3rd best skyline in the state, now!

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The medical center is becoming a little surreal. I was driving by it on Saturday night and was able to actually take in the view, the view from Fannin, Main, and Bellaire was unreal. After I had turned turn on holcome from main, I was stunned by the height of the new building(s) there. I know they're planning on expanding town towards bellaire but to actually see it happening in reality is a bit breath taking in its scope.

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Here's the webcam view as of today. The Methodist construction is in the upper left corner. The building in the center is the new Rice south plant.

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Also in the background you can see the Rice collaborative research center, as well as the new medical building on Holcombe.

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I know they're planning on expanding town towards bellaire but to actually see it happening in reality is a bit breath taking in its scope.

Actually, they're pretty limited on how far westward along Holcombe (aka Bellaire in that stretch) they can go. Most of the new activity is pushing south along Fanning, Cambridge, and Knight.

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Actually, they're pretty limited on how far westward along Holcombe (aka Bellaire in that stretch) they can go. Most of the new activity is pushing south along Fanning, Cambridge, and Knight.

Well, I meant towards the Town of Bellaire, but I know they probably wouldn't get past Kirby. I wouldn't doubt that, in the future, that might change.

I knew about Cambridge, but knight is new to me. Or perhaps my Alzheimer's finally kicked in.

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as well as the new medical building on Holcombe.
this was taken a couple of weekends ago.

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That's cool that the Rice building shares the campus geometry instead of the Med Center's. Well either that or its conceited of them.

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Here's a photo of the inpatient center construction taken from the library window at Rice with my cell phone (Sorry for the poor quality). You can see it making its mark on the skyline to the right. In the end, it should be as tall as the Memorial Hermann tower on the left.

By the way, Musicman's photo isn't the Methodist Inpatient construction, its the "life sciences plaza" on Holcombe.

By the way, could somebody move this thread to "going up"?

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Shouldn't this be in the "Going Up" section?

Anyways, here's a photo of all the cranes in that part of the TMC. You can see the Methodist building just starting to rise up behind Memorial Hermann.

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Shouldn't this be in the "Going Up" section?

Anyways, here's a photo of all the cranes in that part of the TMC. You can see the Methodist building just starting to rise up behind Memorial Hermann.

Bob Hope* might favor the view across Hermann Park even still.

*who, asked late in his life to name the most beautiful vista he had ever seen, named the view from the top of the Warwick Hotel

That foreground is just, just wonderful.

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Here's a better version of that previous photo that I took yesterday (2 weeks later) with better light and clouds. I have no idea why this is not in the section "going up"...

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Check out these new renderings from WHR Architects I found after a tip from skyscraperforum. The top of this building is awesome... some of the coolest new architecture is going up in the TMC.

methodist_001.jpg

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oops, I just posted these in the Anything You Want thread. WHR has it listed as an OUTpatient building.

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My colleagues and I were dumbfounded when TMH leadership decided to keep the old Diagnostic Hospital Building standing while the Outpatient Center was constructed. It would have been so simple to bring it down with the other Diagnostic Clinic and Proffesional buildings. The old Diagnostic Hospital, West Tower as TMH refers to it, is a dump, with Select Specialty, a physical therapy and biomedical engineering departments scattered throughout the empty floors. It looks so out of place in the WHR rendering.

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Here's the current construction status.

I'll ask again: Any admins want to move this to "Going Up"??? I don't see why Med Center projects don't belong in the Going Up group too...

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Here's the current construction status.

I'll ask again: Any admins want to move this to "Going Up"??? I don't see why Med Center projects don't belong in the Going Up group too...

Done. If you want topics moved, closed etc. it is better to report it or send a PM since we can't read every post.

Thanks

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Here is a photo of the construction from my office window. If you guys are interested, I can take more every now and then to update you on the progress!

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I noticed that it's high enough that we can see it above the trees from the Rice campus. It's going to be the 2nd building in the med center that is prominent enough to see from the academic quad near the physics building. :)

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Here is a photo of the construction from my office window. If you guys are interested, I can take more every now and then to update you on the progress!

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You work at MSI?

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Shouldn't this be in the "Going Up" section?

Anyways, here's a photo of all the cranes in that part of the TMC. You can see the Methodist building just starting to rise up behind Memorial Hermann.

2473993595_3fe85f4a6b_b.jpg

This is a great picture Jax. From where did you take it?

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From my secret skyline vantage point, somewhere in the museum district...

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From my secret skyline vantage point, somewhere in the museum district...

Garage at the Plaza Apartments?

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Garage at the Plaza Apartments?

Can be many places: Park Plaza Hospital, The Parklane, even from the Mosaic, or from the tallest tree around there. :lol:

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As I drove by last night, I noticed a pointed angle on one end much like the MD Anderson Admin Support project. After finding a rendering, I found that this was similar in design to the MDA project.

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Methodist Inpatient has topped out!

Here's a photo I took about a month ago.

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