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Complex01 Jun 9, 2008 8:41 PM

:previous:

I am curious about the height as well. It does look like it has some good height to it from the rendering...

Xeelee Jun 9, 2008 8:53 PM

That Mack Haik building looks almost exactly like the Aker Maritime building there.

CALMSP Jun 9, 2008 11:14 PM

whats the latest on the Embassy downtown???

Wattleigh Jun 10, 2008 4:22 AM

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Originally Posted by CALMSP (Post 3603075)
whats the latest on the Embassy downtown???

*Speculation*Speculation*Speculation*

The reason that nothing has happened on the site yet probably has to do with the fact that Harvey Builders is using about 1/3 of the lot for their vehicles and employees that are working on One Park Place across the street. Once they finish the garage, they'll probably start using it and the whole site might open up to construction.

Again, just a guess on my part.

Xeelee Jun 10, 2008 2:51 PM

Well let's hope it comes through... :)

Complex01 Jun 10, 2008 3:32 PM

I know. I have been wandering whats going on as well. Time for some more dirt to move. Slowly Discovery green is going to be boxed in...

Wattleigh Jun 10, 2008 4:24 PM

Considering it's listed on the Future Openings site, I'm not worried at the moment. The one that's already under construction is also listed for the 2009 list.

http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/e...ls/index.jhtml

Xeelee Jun 10, 2008 5:37 PM

Ah... I think there was some debate on its floorcount/height. I think I heard 25? Anyone have a better idea?

Wattleigh Jun 10, 2008 7:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Xeelee (Post 3604685)
Ah... I think there was some debate on its floorcount/height. I think I heard 25? Anyone have a better idea?

Nope, it's always been 22.

rdavis4559 Jun 12, 2008 6:15 PM

Moody Gardens looks to bring arctic to Galveston
Building would be home to polar bears, walruses, beluga whales and other animals

By HARVEY RICE
GALVESTON — An icy glacier may soon be rising among the palm trees on Galveston Island.

Moody Gardens is proposing to spend as much as $150 million to construct a building that could take the shape of a glistening glacier to shelter re-created arctic climates, from snowy ice packs to frozen tundra.

The crystalline building will be home to polar bears, walruses, beluga whales, arctic foxes, gray wolves, northern fur seals and snowy owls living in enclosures that closely model their natural environments, Moody Gardens Inc. Chairman Doug McLeod said.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...n/5832474.html

Shasta Jun 13, 2008 6:46 AM

This just popped up over at HAIF; a 26 story office tower with ground floor retail for 3100 Post Oak Blvd near the Lakes on Post Oak.

Restaurant space over looking the lake
http://www.hicksventures.com/images/restaurant.jpg

Office Tower
http://www.hicksventures.com/images/rendering_f6.jpg

http://www.hicksventures.com/images/rendering_f7.jpg

Von Jun 13, 2008 9:06 AM

omg eventhough is short I love this building ..so green! and I love how the light rail looks like a bullet train and I love the restaurant facing the river! when does this baby gets built?!

HOUSTONIAN57 Jun 13, 2008 11:57 AM

:slob: Im not too excited about this building.

Complex01 Jun 13, 2008 2:02 PM

I think it looks fine. I read on swamplot that it was only 17 stories? But I counted the floors it’s definitely not 17. Very Kewl. Another one in the galleria...

:yes:

Trae Jun 13, 2008 2:06 PM

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Originally Posted by HOUSTONIAN57 (Post 3611295)
:slob: Im not too excited about this building.

Why not? Especially if the 80-story tower is going next to it.

HOUSTONIAN57 Jun 13, 2008 2:34 PM

Im very exciting about the 80-story tower but not about that building because I dont like the design of it, and btw is there new information on that 80 story tower???I think us Houstonians need another TALL tower.

Reverberation Jun 13, 2008 4:50 PM

Not to play spoiler but I heard that Hicks dropped the project due to lack of an equity partner. It may be back though. Also, I question whether Deyaar is going to toss up an 80 story tower. Their CEO has been charged with "Financial Irregularities" and given the history of the site, they may be just sitting on it to make a quick flip.

You never know though.

Xeelee Jun 13, 2008 6:13 PM

it's not too bad looking for a bland box. 80 storys???

Texas Tuff Jun 13, 2008 11:07 PM

I must have missed something in these threads, what 80 storey tower proposal are you guys referring to????

HOUSTONIAN57 Jun 13, 2008 11:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tuffaso (Post 3612540)
I must have missed something in these threads, what 80 storey tower proposal are you guys referring to????

Maybe this will help you....


http://www.houstonarchitecture.info/...howtopic=14547


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