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Old Posted May 8, 2018, 5:33 PM
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If it's only 700', there's still 300' of Chase poking out from the top.
That works for me. FYI: I think Chase looks good from the louvered side. It must have been an off-month for Pei on this one.
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That works for me. FYI: I think Chase looks good from the louvered side. It must have been an off-month for Pei on this one.
Totally. he's one of my favorite architects but this was not his finest hour.
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I like the Chase Tower. It's a slab skyscraper same as the AON Center and the original WTC. The appeal of the Chase Tower for me is that it's 5 sided, which is sort of unusual, and it's just a really tall slabby building in a city with a relatively flat terrain so that it stands out even more so. It just seems to shoot up out of the ground.
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I just don't like the punch-out windows. And for some reason it always looks dirty.
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I don't mind the windows but it's the mix of the 5th side's all glass facade and the 4 punch-out window sides that don't do it for me.
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I have high hopes for this one, but I wonder sometimes when I hear "distinctive crown" because for me there's truly distinctive and then there's 609 Main distinctive. It's not uninteresting but it's far from showstopping.

This may have been said before, but I always thought the Chase Tower could benefit enormously from a reclad a la First Canadian Place in Toronto some years back. The design itself is great but the current facade is DINGY.
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I just don't like the punch-out windows. And for some reason it always looks dirty.
I actually really like that building, the size / height / flat roof that proclaims its height without any spire or antennae. Just an impressive building.
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I hope it'll obscure the ugly Chase Tower.
Yeah me too... horrific look, horrific design. But hey....
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This should come in around the same height as 609 Main, that tower is 752 ft / 49 floors. For Block 58 to be taller than 609 Main the floor to ceiling height would have to be higher and / or feature a pretty tall crown.

I expect Block 42 to be in the ~550 - 600 ft range.
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Texas Commerce Tower (never call it Chase) is beautiful and subdued design.
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I actually love the plain and simple look of Chase. Sometimes simple can be a good thing. Hopefully this proposed tower will contrast Chase Tower. I like when skylines have architectural contrast.
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Yeah, and I like the funky recessed windows. Walk up to the building sometime and look up that channel. It's impressive, and it really conveys the height of the building. And I like the black windows on the entrance side of the building. It's a powerful building but in an understated way.
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This really will be a special project and a ground floor unlike anything existing in Houston currently. Hines is also renovating the ground floor of 717 Texas and their plan is to make it a seamless transition between 717 Texas, Block 58, and Block 42 so they all will complement one another's ground floor experience.
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According to Cloud713, the bidding process is currently underway for Block 42.
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With so much info leaking from multiple sources, an official announcement has to be im imminent.

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Heard today that Hines is close with another major tenant (not V&E) for this building. The prospective tenant has a need for a significant amount of space in late 2020.
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That’s excellent. Has the design been released?
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I have been scouring the interweb for it to no avail.
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I have been scouring the interweb for it to no avail.
Thanks

I look forward to it.
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Parking meters have been removed and the lot is now closed.
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