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Old February 19th, 2009, 02:02 AM   #1
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HOUSTON | Hess Tower | 149m | 490ft | 29 fl | Com

A 29 story, 871k square foot office tower located at 1501 McKinney Street in the Downtown district, across from Discovery Green. The building will also have windmills at the top and LEED certified.

Floors: 29

Height:149 M (490 FT) pretty tall for a 29 story building.

Website: www.discoverytowerhouston.com


These renderings were added to the building's website in June of 2008.







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Old February 19th, 2009, 02:04 AM   #2
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Construction photos

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The underground garage is now completely covered by what will be the plaza/driveway.


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Old February 19th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #3
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Nice project!!!
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Old February 20th, 2009, 04:57 AM   #4
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simple and modern => perfect for Houston.
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Old February 20th, 2009, 06:26 PM   #5
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To be frankly, is not nothing special, but it fits nice in the skyline. Top looks good, imo.
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Old February 23rd, 2009, 01:25 AM   #6
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I like it. I am glad to see that Discovery Park is spurring development around it.
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Old February 28th, 2009, 06:36 PM   #7
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Old March 1st, 2009, 12:32 AM   #8
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I really can't wait to see this tower when its complete!
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Old March 20th, 2009, 12:48 AM   #9
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Constructon Update

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Old March 20th, 2009, 06:01 AM   #10
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Glass coming soon..





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Old March 28th, 2009, 08:01 AM   #11
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Old April 2nd, 2009, 08:35 AM   #13
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Glass panes

The workers have started installing the window panes.

In April a new building near Discovery Green will begin construction. A 19 story hotel will break ground I believe from Embassy Suites.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 09:06 PM   #14
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interesting top, entrance/lobby looks good too.
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Old April 3rd, 2009, 10:19 PM   #15
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Very good! Im happy Houston Is putting up some infill, finally!
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Old April 8th, 2009, 03:22 AM   #16
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The workers have started installing the window panes.

In April a new building near Discovery Green will begin construction. A 19 story hotel will break ground I believe from Embassy Suites.
Its 22 stories and they were at the site today with equipment.


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Very good! Im happy Houston Is putting up some infill, finally!
Yup! A number of projects are still about to start construction-others approved and proposed.
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Old April 8th, 2009, 03:23 PM   #17
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Very nice tower
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Old April 9th, 2009, 04:58 AM   #18
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Passed by today

The tower is at 17 stories, and they were beginning the 18th today. They have only put up a small amount of glass on the lower floors. This tower will look very nice when completed. The building, at the rate it is going should be topped out in a few months.
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Old April 9th, 2009, 06:50 AM   #19
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Ohhh ! Very nice couple of buildings ! Great mixture...
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I really like it!
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