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Old March 21st, 2013, 02:09 AM   #21
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With the exploding population in Midland I wouldn't been surprise to see more announcements. The city population has already skyrocketed past the 150,000 mark and the metro is closing in at 300,000. The city is still small but the growth there has been phenomenal.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 03:26 AM   #22
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Skeptical but hopefully it gets done
Why skeptical? This is going to happen very very soon. They will start to demolish the courthouse where they will build Energy Tower in a few weeks.
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Old March 22nd, 2013, 07:34 PM   #23
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Good god!

This one will likely be about 785 ft. tall.

Midland is the hottest, fastest growing city in the US. For anyone unfamiliar, this is the current skyline:


http://www.redwingaerials.com/midlandodessa.html

The current oil boom there is the biggest since the late 1950s.
This tower will fit in nicely.
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Old April 5th, 2013, 01:24 AM   #24
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Update: They filled the required 30% of office space for them to move forward with the project. This project should be approved!
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Old April 5th, 2013, 06:40 AM   #25
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wow, is Midland the next big city in Texas?

They should think of renaming the city to something a little more unique though
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Old April 5th, 2013, 08:41 AM   #26
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Moar renders:


http://www.mywesttexas.com/editors_p...a4bcf887a.html


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Old April 5th, 2013, 08:51 AM   #27
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This is totally awesome. More trophy headquarters in the petro-chemical belt please!
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Old April 7th, 2013, 07:59 AM   #28
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And people in other cities complain that towers like these would stick out like a sore thumb because the towers around a certain would be like stumps compared to it :P

In any case, best of luck with this project.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 08:42 AM   #29
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And people in other cities complain that towers like these would stick out like a sore thumb because the towers around a certain would be like stumps compared to it :P

In any case, best of luck with this project.
Not only will this dwarf all the buildings aroud it, Midland is located in a semi-arid plain. This will be the tallest thing for 60 miles in any direction.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 12:29 PM   #30
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This is in Midland? This really big for midland.
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Old April 10th, 2013, 08:31 PM   #31
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This project is Approved! They have leased 40% of the office space, more than enough to begin. I know someone who is involved in its development.
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Old April 11th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #32
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Really interesting article about this tower!!!

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http://www.planetizen.com/node/61808
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Old July 11th, 2013, 05:42 AM   #33
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Striking tower proposed for Midland

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A developer is pitching what would be by far the tallest building in downtown Midland, a booming oil and gas town in West Texas.

The project would be 58 stories (the tallest building there now is about 25 stories), and it would combine office space, condos, a hotel and shops.

The cost to build the structure is estimated at around $400 million. The building would be developed on a two-block site that would also include convention space, an entertainment center with a movie theater and an outdoor area for concerts.

The developer is Energy Related Properties, which already owns about 1 million square feet of office space in Midland. Wexford Capital is the financial partner. The city of Midland is providing the land for the development.

Texas economist Ray Perryman and the building’s architect, Michael Edmonds, spoke today to a group of energy and real estate professionals about the project and Midland’s significance in the energy industry. The event was hosted by Colliers, the commercial real estate firm marketing the space.

J. Patrick Duffy, president of the Houston office of Colliers, said tenant prospects are very promising and that the building could break ground early next year.


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Old September 9th, 2014, 03:13 AM   #34
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This is the latest thing I could find on it. From one great tower to 2 smaller ones to.....abandoned?

http://www.mrt.com/top_stories/artic...9bb2963f4.html
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Old September 9th, 2014, 03:32 AM   #35
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This is the latest thing I could find on it. From one great tower to 2 smaller ones to.....abandoned?

http://www.mrt.com/top_stories/artic...9bb2963f4.html
That'd be better than nothing. It would still be an enormous addition to the Midland cityscape.
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Old September 9th, 2014, 03:34 AM   #36
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Shame to see a nice looking tower downsized or even scrapped according to that article, but it was going to be out of place in such a place as Midland anyway
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Old September 10th, 2014, 07:53 AM   #37
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This is the latest thing I could find on it. From one great tower to 2 smaller ones to.....abandoned?

http://www.mrt.com/top_stories/artic...9bb2963f4.html
I think this one is over:

Energy Tower reps a no-show at council meeting

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What was originally touted as a multi-million dollar high-rise project to revitalize the downtown core might have been demolished Tuesday, as developers for Energy Towers at City Center failed to present before City Council for a second consecutive time.

Project co-developer Energy Related Properties was not present at Tuesday’s council meeting for uknown reasons. When ERP declined to attend the Aug. 26 meeting, developers sent a letter offering an explanation for not showing and asking to present at the Sept. 9 meeting.

On Tuesday, the council unanimously voted to defer ERP’s presentation to a future council meeting. But this time, members didn’t offer any information on why the developers didn’t appear. Mayor Jerry Morales said he wants ERP to explain to the media why they did not appear, rather than have council do the explaining. ERP has twice delayed a presentation to council within weeks of Sept. 30 -- the deadline set for a finalized developer’s agreement between the city of Midland and ERP.

After Tuesday’s meeting, Morales speculated that ERP may be backing out of the project. “So there’s a feeling that maybe things aren’t coming to fruition, maybe the project cost more than they anticipated, and maybe they needed more space,” Morales said. “And then there’s parking, because it was the top of every discussion. Maybe ERP figured they could not get the parking they need without more incentives from this city. And I think we heard from this council that they don’t want to put up anymore incentives.”

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The combination of NIMBYs, Politicians and whatever unanticipated costs has driven the developers away. Score one for stupid local governments!
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Old September 10th, 2014, 08:01 PM   #38
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I think this one is over:

Energy Tower reps a no-show at council meeting



The combination of NIMBYs, Politicians and whatever unanticipated costs has driven the developers away. Score one for stupid local governments!
Not a good message to send to future businesses thinking of moving operations to the city.
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Old September 14th, 2014, 12:04 AM   #39
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Energy Tower reps a no-show at council meeting



The combination of NIMBYs, Politicians and whatever unanticipated costs has driven the developers away. Score one for stupid local governments!
Um...no. Clearly this one needs to have the blame placed squarely on the shoulders of the energy company. Actually, they seem completely irresponsible and amateurish considering they couldn't even be bothered to show up for council meetings. That's not the fault of NIMBYs or the local government. The problem here is that you invested too much hope in a project that was implausible in the first place.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 12:11 AM   #40
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Wow, this is even more insane than Devon Energy Tower, by like an order of magnitude. I just looked it up (never heard of Midland) and it's a town with a population of 124,000 people and a density of less than 1,600/sq mi, and a metro of less than 300k. So yeah, this is insane. There's pretty much no way that this wont go bankrupt.
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