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Old April 5th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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Unbuilt Houston

Unbuilt Houston

A look at Houston...as it could have been:



http://neonpoisoning.blogspot.com/20...1_archive.html
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Old April 5th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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Kevin Roche study for Houston skyscraper, 1981


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Old April 5th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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"Project for a skyscraper" Kevin Roche 1981


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Old April 5th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #4
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200 story tower proposal 1980s


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Old April 5th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #5
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Bank of The Southwest Tower, Helmut Jahn 1982


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Old April 5th, 2012, 01:46 AM   #6
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500 Stories, why? I also love the Oil Derrick tower on the first post as well.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #7
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"Project for a skyscraper" Kevin Roche 1981


http://www.architizer.com/en_us/blog...possibility-2/
This was a massing for the Campaeu (?) Tower.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:12 AM   #8
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http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w...ans/Hou80s.jpg


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http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...Towers-1-1.jpg
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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:18 AM   #9
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A different version of the Bank of the Southwest Tower.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...ting/BSW01.jpg

Another version.

http://i294.photobucket.com/albums/m...Towers-1-2.jpg

Helmut Jahn designed 7 different Bank of the Southwest Towers
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The parking lot is still there so if you want to design a supertall for Houston, it's a prime spot.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #10
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I really like this render

But really I wish they could just get some infill for all those damn parking lots. Something, anything! It doesnt have to be a massive scarper. Some low rise mixed use would be stellar and affordable. We need more restaurants and shopping to encourage people to want to actually move there.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 11:54 PM   #11
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But really I wish they could just get some infill for all those damn parking lots. Something, anything! It doesnt have to be a massive scarper. Some low rise mixed use would be stellar and affordable. We need more restaurants and shopping to encourage people to want to actually move there.
I agree but it's hard to convince people who've been sitting on those lots awaiting their big money moment to accept less for the sake of reviving chunks of downtown. :/
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5 Allen Center

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What happened to this one?
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Five Allen Center is still active on Hine's to-do list but they are awaiting a stronger leasing market in downtown Houston before building the 48-50 story tower.
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 05:31 AM   #15
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Another Bank of the southwest tower rendering:



Houston Center




Cullen Center - 1977


Sterling Hotel: 40 Floors
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Conoco Phillips - 2003, 20 storys


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36 Story Apartment Tower - River Oaks District, 2008


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Old April 24th, 2013, 03:54 AM   #16
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If I had the money I'd build the Bank of The Southwest Tower ...and not a single fuk would be given that day.
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Old May 26th, 2013, 04:53 AM   #17
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I feel cheated that Bank of the Southwest wasn't built
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Old May 27th, 2013, 07:49 AM   #18
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I feel cheated that Bank of the Southwest wasn't built
I think the entire state of Texas feels cheated...
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Old May 27th, 2013, 08:15 AM   #19
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I feel cheated that Bank of the Southwest wasn't built
Actually it was built in Philadelphia.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 07:27 AM   #20
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I didnt know about the plans for Houston Center
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