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Urbannizer Nov 11, 2014 1:34 AM

HSPVA: New renderings of the final design.

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rellott Nov 11, 2014 3:05 AM

There's a small residential development goin in at the Southwest corner of Studemont & Center. I live around the corner, but I've been super busy. All I can see is "Occupancy 2015". Looks like a nice lil residential complex

Urbannizer Nov 11, 2014 5:46 PM

Block 387: Soil testing, rumor is that it will be yet another residential development for downtown. Photo by Drlan34

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Central Square: By DrLan34

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500 Crawford: By Nate99

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Texaco Building: By Nate99

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toxteth o'grady Nov 11, 2014 11:33 PM

While we're building schools, the British International School has announced a new 275,000 sf campus out in Katy. No renders yet. It is supposed to have room for 2,000 students.

Houston international school to develop new campus near Katy

RocTX Nov 12, 2014 5:02 PM

Most new construction of any US city in 2014! Houston is a beast right now!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erincarl...ction-in-2014/

Urbannizer Nov 12, 2014 8:00 PM

Amegy Bank HQ: The old Micro Center is now being demolished for the ~20-story tower. No renderings yet.

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...1415816019.jpg

Houston1836 Nov 12, 2014 9:23 PM

Ground breaking ceremony today for the Nau Center for Texas Cultural Heritage

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2ROzjqIYAEXXni.jpg:large

Sic'EmBears Nov 12, 2014 9:54 PM

Very disappointed in the building itself.

photoLith Nov 12, 2014 10:02 PM

It's pretty freaking ugly. But whatever, anything is better than an empty lot downtown and the lots are quickly filling in which I wouldn't have thought three years ago would be happening at this rapid of a pace now.

xbryanisbeastx Nov 13, 2014 12:36 AM

You said the Nau Center building is UGLY? I like it!

AviationGuy Nov 13, 2014 2:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by photoLith (Post 6805163)
It's pretty freaking ugly. But whatever, anything is better than an empty lot downtown and the lots are quickly filling in which I wouldn't have thought three years ago would be happening at this rapid of a pace now.

Reminds me too much of the Bullock Museum in Austin, which I don't like. I guess we'll see how this building turns out. But you're right, anything is better than parking lots.

Urbannizer Nov 13, 2014 3:16 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Houston Chronicle
Houston Central Library Plaza gets Some Love

City officials recognize the plaza's potential as a people-gathering space, given its prime location between the Central Library and the beautifully-restored Julia Ideson Library. Wednesday they announced they have a source of funds to improve it: A Heart of the City grant from Southwest Airlines, in partnership with the Project for Public Spaces Inc., a New York nonprofit that has worked behind the scenes for about 40 years to help local groups turn under-used assets into vibrant public spaces. The organization has supported many Houston improvements, including Discovery Green, Market Square Park, Levi Park, Navigation Boulevard and Emancipation Park.

Project for Public Spaces provides technical assistance; Southwest will pay for the amenities and help to kick-start programming.

"It's the right time to award this grant and get the project started," said Megan Lee, Southwest's senior manager for community outreach.

The airline has already funded urban park-improvement projects in San Antonio, Detroit and Providence, Rhode Island. Eventually, it hopes to help revitalize public spaces in each of the 99 cities it serves, Lee said. She plans to have an additional five projects in play next year.

Exactly what will be done and what it will cost aren't yet known; that's partly what the public voting was about. The library will keep the posters up a few weeks before the design is finalized; work should begin in spring.

Full Article: http://www.houstonchronicle.com/ente...5888875.php#/0


toxteth o'grady Nov 13, 2014 4:31 AM

I've not seen a separate thread for this building, and it's getting close to done. Noble Energy Tower. 11/9 by hldjhn987 at HAIF:

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HoustonHorns Nov 13, 2014 6:25 AM

It's nice seeing some activity on Block 387. We need the parking lots along the light rail in downtown to fill up.

toxteth o'grady Nov 13, 2014 7:03 PM

The Wedge Tower rebranding (to 1415 Louisiana) will commence the kick-off of the Hilton Garden Inn downtown, due to start construction in Q4 (that gives them 45 days to get started).

Wedge Transforming Downtown Property: New Hotel and Upgrade to 43-story Office Tower

Urbannizer Nov 13, 2014 7:50 PM

Camden Conte: Rendering revealed, from the next downtown development map.

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The Cosmopolitan of Houston: Rendering revealed.

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toxteth o'grady Nov 13, 2014 8:40 PM

Very nice; it clears up a few mysteries. Any start dates for both?

toxteth o'grady Nov 13, 2014 10:00 PM

An interesting day in the oil business could boost Houston's demand for office space - or consolidate it. AMEC and Foster Wheeler just merged, and identified Houston as their hub for the Americas. And Halliburton may be buying Baker Hughes...

Energy engineering giants merge, will base Americas unit in Houston

Halliburton Said to Be in Talks to Acquire Baker Hughes

Urbannizer Nov 13, 2014 10:27 PM

Marlowe: Here's the condo tower planned by Randall Davis

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Urbannizer Nov 13, 2014 10:36 PM

New Downtown Development Map Released:

http://www.downtownhouston.org/site_...11x17_cond.pdf


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