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Old Posted Jun 7, 2018, 2:55 PM
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^ That one looks really nice!
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Very nice!
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Work Starts on Billion-Dollar Project to Replace Houston Ship Channel Toll Bridge - The current bridge is being replaced with wider twin spans. The project is expected to take over six years to complete.

Gail Delaughter Houston Public Media 6/1/2018

https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/a...l-toll-bridge/



Article states that it will be a 500 feet tall. For comparison the Fred Hartman Bridge to Baytown is only 180 feet. Landmark for the far eastside?



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Wow.. that’s gonna be a beautiful bridge. ☺️
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2018, 9:11 PM
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Wow.. that’s gonna be a beautiful bridge. ☺️
This bridge will be over 500 feet, quite a beast. (The Baytown Fred Hartman bridge to Baytown is actually over 400' to the top of the structure, not 180' - the clearance over the water)

The point of the comparison is gauging visibilty of the new bridge from downtown, med center, etc. A useful comparison is Memorial Hermann on I-10 (with the blue crown) which is exactly 500 feet tall but also a little closer to Downtown.

The new bridge will be about 12 miles from Downtown (as the crow flies) vs 21 for Fred Hartman. Without doubt it will be the more prominent landmark when viewed from points west.
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Very nice!
When was the last time there was new highrise construction in Greenway Plaza?
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2018, 1:44 AM
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along kirby inside 59 has seen a few towers built in last few years
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2018, 2:59 AM
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https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2018/06/12/exclusive-greenway-plaza-mixed-use-to-include.html

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Exclusive: Greenway Plaza mixed-use to include office tower, high-end residential

By Cara Smith – Reporter, Houston Business Journal
Jun 12, 2018, 8:33am CDT

The Ro, a mixed-use project that's being developed by Transwestern Development Co. and Spear Street Capital, will likely contain a mid-rise residential development, an office building and retail, Spear Street's CEO John Grassi told the Houston Business Journal.

The Ro will be built on 16.88 acres at 3120 Buffalo Speedway – the site of a former Exxon Mobil campus on Buffalo Speedway – just half a block away from Greenway Plaza and a few blocks away from River Oaks. Though details are still being worked out, The Ro will likely contain an office building that'll offer roughly between 250,000 and 300,000 square feet. The bulk of the project will be residential, Grassi said. The multifamily component might be anywhere from eight to 12 stories tall, Grassi said, though specifics are still being hammered out.

Regarding the office building, Grassi said Spear Street and Transwestern received a phone call from an office tenant looking for around 125,000 square feet in the River Oaks area.

"The office stock in that part of Houston ... is fairly old," Grassi said. "It's just older real estate. People will respond to something brand new (and) creative."

The office building in The Ro will likely offer signage rights, he said. The project will break ground in 2019. A delivery date hasn't been announced.
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they need to go tall on this .
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Work is now underway for Blossom Hotel, which will rise across from the Med Center's proposed TMC3 campus.


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The FAA numbers have put the new bridge at 515 feet tall, while the Fred Hartman is actually 436 feet tall.

The '180 figure is likely for the clearance height over the water. While the bridge itself is taller, the newer bridge's deck height will actually be shorter than the Fred Hartman Bridge, which has a '262 clearance.
Did you get that backwards? I think the Fred Hartman Bridge has a 180 foot clearance.

EDIT: After further inquiry, it appears Fred Hartman actually has 175' feet clearance, based on Mean High Water. The existing Sam Houston Tollway Ship Channel Bridge also has 175' clearance. My understanding is the new bridge(s) will also have 175' clearance.
http://www.houston-pilots.com/docume...uide91117b.pdf

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Hanover BLVD Place taken today.
Ive Actually installed AC in Hanover...still has a ways to go
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I’m sorry, but the Marlowe has to be one of the ugliest buildings in Houston history. Right up there with the Cosmopolitan.
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I’m sorry, but the Marlowe has to be one of the ugliest buildings in Houston history. Right up there with the Cosmopolitan.
you just might be right... like the mercer towers over by the galleria...


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Ive Actually installed AC in Hanover...still has a ways to go
so you have plenty of pics.... right???? post em up!
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Houston developer begins construction on Museum District condo project

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Construction has begun on a 37-unit mid-rise condominium project in the Museum District.

After preselling more than 50 percent of the condos, Houston-based Surge Homes secured construction financing through the Houston office of Dallas-based PlainsCapital Bank to build Museum Blvd, according to a press release. Construction began in May on the $12 million project, which is expected to be completed fall 2019, a spokesperson said.
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