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Old Posted Sep 20, 2008, 2:42 PM
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I work downtown and from what I have heard and seen, many buildings sustained leakage and cracked windows but nothing like Chase Tower and its garage with the numerous blown out windows. I don't know much about the intricacies of building design. Do these windows have a flaw?
I'm thinking small tornado, since only one side of the Chase Tower was badly damaged.
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It wasn't a small tornado. Many buildings Downtown have damage on their east facades.
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I heard the building across from chase had rocks/pebbles for its roof and so they got picked up by the wind, and well we can see what happend. But then again its what i heard, i dont know how much truth is in it. Still it could have been a lot worse...
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^^ not nearly as severe as jpmorgan chase tower. the news was reporting for a while that it was a small tornado. who knows?

here are other buildings that also sustained damage:





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^^ not nearly as severe as jpmorgan chase tower. the news was reporting for a while that it was a small tornado. who knows?
It wasn't a tornado, but it was a somewhat similar effect caused by the wind tunnel in the streets.

Considering only 4 buildings DT sustained any major facade loss on any part of the building (with others losing a few windows or sustaining damage at the street level), I'm genuinely impressed. Even more so at the fact that so many people were back to work in the buildings just days after, while they were working on cleaning the district up.

This week is even more surprising. It looks like there are more people out and about in the shops that are open and on the streets as a whole. Traffic is back to normal, and it makes the hurricane seem like a distant memory. Can't say I've seen that kind of turnabout in such short time before.
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2008, 12:59 AM
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They are making some progress. Its good to see Down Town almost back to normal after Ike. Even better that these projects didnt see much of any set backs...
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2008, 3:02 PM
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Some updates from today.

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Coming along nicely...

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Thanks for the update Complex! Discovery Tower is rising much faster than I thought it would.
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what's the name of this building being built here?
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^^^That would be One Park Place a 37-story residential tower that will be 501 ft tall!!!
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From about a week ago, oh how I miss thee Houston

I really hope this development works out. I like the little walking through the middle of the complex. It looks like it will be a cool place to chill and meet people once completed. That side of town really needed this, in fact downtown really needed this. Does anybody know what all is going in here, like restaurants and such.




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Go to houstonpavilions.com and there you will see all the restaurants and shops.

Some restaurants and shops are now open and the rest of them are gonna be opening through out this months
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anybody know when one park place will be move-in ready?
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anybody know when one park place will be move-in ready?
I think first quarter 09.
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