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Old July 28th, 2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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HOUSTON | Projects & Construction

HOUSTON PROJECTS & CONSTRUCTION

DT Houston


UNDER CONSTRUCTION

MAINPLACE
HEIGHT-630FT/192M
FLOORS-46
www.mainplacehouston.com
The building is LEED-certified silver an completion is set for 2010.











ONE PARK PLACE
HEIGHT-501FT/153M
FLOORS-37
www.oneparkplacehouston.com
Completion set for 2009.







DISCOVERY TOWER
HEIGHT-482FT/147M
FLOORS-31
www.discoverytowerhouston.com
It will be LEED certified and will have wind turnbines.Completiton set for 2010













HOUSTON PAVILLIONS
www.houstonpavillions.com
Completion set for October 08.








DT PROPOSALS/APPROVALS


6 HOUSTON CENTER
HEIGHT-N/A
FLOORS-29
www.6houstoncenter.com
A 29 story, 584,000 sf Class A office building that was approved but now is on hold.
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5 ALLEN CENTER
HEIGHT-N/A
FLOORS-50
Brookfield is planning this 50-story office building on a 2.5-acre site west of 3 Allen Center, but will not begin construction until it is at least 50 percent leased, said Paul Layne, Brookfield's executive vice president over the Houston region.
Layne predicted that by the time Brookfield's all-glass, planned LEED Gold-certified building is finished, Class A rental rates downtown will be roughly $50 per square foot on a 10-year lease. That's estimating that rent will be in the mid- to low-$30s per square foot and operating costs will be $15 per square foot.
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EMBASSY SUITES
HEIGHT-N/A
FLOORS-22
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UNAMED HINES TOWER
HEIGHT N/A
FLOORS-N/A


Other DT Proposals
-New Convention Center Hotel
-La Quinta
-Dynamo stadium

Heres a map of a area of DT Houston that is having alot of development sparked by the new discovery green park.
image hosted on flickr


TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER
image hosted on flickr


UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Outpatient Care Center
HEIGHT-N/A
FLOORS-25
Tallest project under construction in the TMC completion set for 2010.



Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute
Floors-15
http://www.texaschildrenshospital.or...NRI/TCNRI.html


Texas Children's Hospital Maternity Center
Floors-14
http://www.texaschildrenshospital.or...3Maternity.htm



Methodist Hospital Research Institute
FLOORS-12
methodisthealth.com


TMC PROPOSALS/APPROVALS

Houstonian
HEIGHT-458FT/140M
FLOORS-40
Rough rendering


Cross-section


3800 MAIN????
FLOORS-20



UPTOWN/GALLERIA


UNDER CONSTRUCTION
BLVD Place (3 towers)
http://www.wulfe.com/BoulevardPlace.asp





Cosmopolitan
FLOORS-20
http://www.cosmopolitanhouston.com/


PROPOSED/APPROVED
Turnberry Tower
FLOORS-42
http://www.turnberrytowerhouston.com/



HighStreet


RIVER OAKS DISTRICT
http://www.olivermcmillan.com/deve/houston/index.htm
image hosted on flickr


The Titan


Sage Plaza


3100 Post Oak
FLOORS-26




Regent Square


-35 story twin towers
-Deyaar post oak (80 stories)

OTHER AREAS AROUND HOUSTON
Mosaic I & II
http://www.mosaicofhouston.com/


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Legacy @ Memorial



Highland Tower
http://www.highland-tower.com/



2727 Kirby
http://www.2727kirby.com/



Memorial Hermann Tower



I realized the 4th largest city in the U.S didn't have a thread on here so I made one.I know theres more and I know I could of done it better.I will later on but for now im tired because I stayed up late.Feel free to add more and most of the construction photos are from members on www.skyscraperpage.com

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Old July 28th, 2008, 11:03 PM   #2
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box here box there
i like box but ...too many?
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Old July 29th, 2008, 07:14 AM   #3
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Boxes are fine. More important than the shape of each tower is the street-level design. I think Houston is on the right track with most of these projects. Too many towers are built without consideration of the human scale; most buildings shouldn't have plazas.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 07:28 AM   #4
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Houston is looking great! Cant wait to see all these projects finished.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 07:34 AM   #5
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Houston coming out with some good projects
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Old July 29th, 2008, 09:16 AM   #6
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Wow, alot of great projects going up in Houston the 4th largest city in the United States. Go Houston!

Is there a chance that Houston could pass Chicago the 3rd largest city in the country in the future?
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Old July 29th, 2008, 04:15 PM   #7
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stunning !!!!!!!!
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Old July 29th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #8
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Wow, alot of great projects going up in Houston the 4th largest city in the United States. Go Houston!

Is there a chance that Houston could pass Chicago the 3rd largest city in the country in the future?
I'll have enough babies to ensure that doesn't happen.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 01:45 AM   #9
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The Video and the Building Presentation of mainplace is up running.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 02:43 AM   #10
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Service appartments Condo hotels

Do any of these wonderful buildings in Houston sell as service appartments or condohotels
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Old August 6th, 2008, 05:02 AM   #11
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Nice projects for Houston. I think it is only missing a new supertall.
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Old August 6th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #12
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Yeah your right its called Deyaar Post Oak its 2 towers attached.One 89 stories and te other 55 stories it will be in the Galleria and if this baby gets built it will be the tallest in Houston!!


It should come out looking something like this tower in Dubai...
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Old January 24th, 2009, 01:24 AM   #13
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Time to update this thread....

SouthPointe

Renderings
















From Swamplot...

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One of Swamplot’s best tipsters forwards a link to a website featuring lovely renderings of a family of glassy office buildings and blocky parking garages squatting on the former AstroWorld site — along with a rather direct question: “Is this real???”

Well, the Crosswell Torian website is a real website, where the development company proudly presents its AstroWorld tower roundup under the name SouthPointe: “a hundred+ acre, transit-oriented mixed use development.” But a brand-new 13.5-million-sq.-ft. project doesn’t exactly seem tailor-made for today’s cautious real-estate market.

If the SouthPointe design isn’t real, though, it’s a brilliant parody — down to the ultra-generic name and its not-so-silent extra vowel. It expertly answers this question: How might a bunch of suburban developers — some of them from, say, Conroe — make a complete mockery of Houston’s highest profile and best connected redevelopment site?


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To be fair, the former AstroWorld site brings with it a number of problems: It has far-too-easy access to Houston’s major employment and activity centers by freeway, light-rail line, and even pedestrian bridge. In less deft hands, the development might make it too easy for people to transfer from one transportation method to another. Fortunately, the designers of SouthPointe have avoided that sort of nonsense with their clever plan, clearly modeled after several better-known suburban office parks.

Except this office park appears to be built out of several smaller office parks, each of which is labeled with a separate theme: “institutional/medical,” “office/corporate,” residential, or “mixed use/urban.” A collection of separately themed office parks — on the site of a former theme park. Get it?
They even have a website Now.

http://crosstorian.com/southpointe

Also this developement has been redesigned multiple times due to its location, the developer already owns the land and the site is already cleared.

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New Renderings of Regent Square:

Forgot to post this yesterday and as you can see its 4 towers now..








After a delay and a new design for this developement expect a ground breaking in 2Q of 2009..

More renderings and info here: http://www.cbre.com/USA/US/TX/Housto...e.htm?pageid=0

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Five Allen Center

New renderings..

Look at the Modern Sculptre!

From Swamplot..





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A major downturn in the economy tends to make it a bit easier to happen upon images of developments that have been planned in secret — though finding them can be somewhat less exciting than unearthing plans that are actually likely to happen. A tipster reports HAIF user lockmat’s discovery of two images of Brookfield Properties’ planned Five Allen Center office tower Downtown. We saw one hazy picture of this building back in June. But is there any more to it now than just a few pretty pictures?

Five Allen Center is marked “pre-development” on the Brookfield website: a 50-story, 1.2-million-sq.-ft. office tower planned for a 2.5-acre site at the northwest corner of Downtown — at the northeast corner of Houston Ave. and West Dallas. That’s a rather prominent position.
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Discovery Tower gets new name, Tenants, less floors, and higher height.

The newly named Hess Tower will only be 29 stories above ground instead of 31 but, its height is now 490ft instead of 482ft

Hess is a New York Based company and they will occupy 100 percent of the building.

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Rendering:



Link: http://www.houstonarchitecture.info/......ost&id=1150

I think its 1,600 acres and Groundbreaking is somewhere between Spring-Fall.

When completed it will be the second largest tourist attraction in Texas. (Alamo is 1st)


I will post rcent constuction photos soon.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #14
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Heres developements that have been cancelled, put on hold or delayed.

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Titan
Last week, Houston developer Randall Davis scrapped plans to build the 25-story luxury condo tower proposed for a McDonald’s site on Post Oak Boulevard just north of San Felipe. Davis said his ability to obtain financing for the building will expire early this year, and he hasn’t met his lender’s 40 percent pre-sale requirement. He’d sold about 20 condos since announcing the 80-unit project in 2007.

High Street
Last month, Trademark Property Co. said it was halting construction of the 7-acre, mixed-use project on Westheimer just inside the Loop. The Fort Worth-based developer said it wasn’t “smart business” to open a project in 2009 or early 2010 with a big retail component.

Sonoma
In November, Lamesa Corp. said the retail and condo project in Rice Village was off — for the time being. The property owner, who was being assisted with the development by Randall Davis, said economic uncertainties and tumultuous credit markets had kept it from securing the loan it needed.
Turnberry Tower

In October, Aventura, Fla.-based Turnberry Associates said its 34-story, 184-unit building planned near the Williams Tower had been “discontinued” because turmoil in the financial markets caused traditional construction lending sources to dry up, “even in a city as prosperous as Houston.”

Hanover tower
Also in October, Houston apartment developer Hanover Co. put off the residential tower it said was going to be its “landmark project in Houston.” The 37-story project, planned near Post Oak Boulevard and San Felipe as part of the BLVD Place development, hit the skids because of the “dysfunctional credit markets,” the company said.

KBR
The weak economy and troubled credit markets scuttled plans for a new office complex planned near Katy for Houston-based KBR, the company saidlast month. The campus was designed to include more than 910,000 square feet of space at the southwest corner of Interstate 10 and Grand Parkway.
1717 Bissonnet

The developers behind this residential high-rise designed for the corner of Bissonnet and Ashby say red tape, not access to financing, has slowed its progress. Dubbed the “Ashby high-rise” and “tower of traffic” by angry neighbors, the building has been denied city permits multiple times since area residents started putting up a stink over a year ago.

BLVD Place
It’s under construction, but Ed Wulfe recently said the timeline of his mixed-use development on Post Oak Boulevard at San Felipe was affected by Hurricane Ike. Moreover, Hanover is pulling back on its tower, and a luxury hotel developer has yet to make its plans final. Whole Foods, which has been terminating and downsizing leases in other markets, said the Houston project is going forward as planned.

Regent Square
GID Urban Development Group, the Boston developer that tore down nearly all of the Allen House apartment complex for this mixed-use project, is expected to break ground in the second quarter of this year. The first phase was supposed to start in 2008, but a redesign has caused a delay. GID recently said it was in final negotiations with its lenders.
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Old January 24th, 2009, 01:51 AM   #15
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As of Today the 37-story tower has been cancelled but construction has resumed on BLVD Place but the 66-Story Ritz Tower is On Hold.

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Old January 25th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #16
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Houston is very futuristic looking. I was in awe when I was there 2 years ago.
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Old January 27th, 2009, 04:41 PM   #17
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I like houston, nice skyline, setting etc. but the one park place is sooo ugly:p
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 11:59 AM   #18
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Very very nice but if i can comment HOUSTON need some "wired design" to be more interesting.
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Old February 4th, 2009, 07:48 PM   #19
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i never thought of houston and buildings together, but now i see it even has a skyline :P
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Old February 5th, 2009, 12:03 AM   #20
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i never thought of houston and buildings together, but now i see it even has a skyline :P

Yup, the 3rd (or 4th) largest skyline in the U.S too.

Here's a large pano of most of Houston's skyline.

(MCC here on SSC)

Anyway here's some updates.


Legacy @ Memorial




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One Park Place; set to open in next month.






Name's under wraps


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Discovery tower (which is now named Hess Tower.)







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

Credit goes to Wattleigh on www.skyscraperpage.com

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