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Old Posted May 19, 2012, 7:09 PM
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You don't think Main Place is a great looking building?
Oh I do, I thought about typing "besides MainPlace" but I didn't.

That's why I said "one of the most," I love MainPlace.
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I love the design of 2900 Wesleyan and was really excited up until now. It has been noted the initial rendering shows clear blue glass on the balconies. The latest rendering show that dreaded beige stucco type coloring, particularly on the lower corner units.
Actually, most of the renderings that have been made public have been consistent. They point to a glassy base, with the central portion of the tower having a defined, 'wavy' glass facade. Only the one at the site -appears- to point to an all-glass facade across the tower.
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At this rate the Katy Freeway is going to start looking like the West Loop.
By that you mean all those new lanes will soak up traffic until they're clogged again
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By that you mean all those new lanes will soak up traffic until they're clogged again
Dear god, Houstonians need to learn to ride in a public transportation.
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Looks like the decision has been made! Hobby going international!!

"...But several City Hall sources say Parker has scheduled a news conference at the Southwest ticket counter at Hobby Airport."

http://blog.chron.com/houstonpolitic...nced-tomorrow/

On a personal note, I'd like to thank the Mayor for her diligence and foresight to the issue. I'm pleased that she has essentially told United to go eff themselves and take their lousy airline out of our city. Competition is GOOD and having two international airports will only benefit the customer and the prices.
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Oh wow, thats amazing news! That will hopefully help out that side of town and its about time the 4th largest city in the US has two IAs.
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http://blog.chron.com/newswatch/2012...evealed-today/

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The Harris County Sports & Convention Corp., which oversees the Reliant complex, today will discuss a long-awaited report laying out options for the future of the complex, including the vacant Astrodome at its heart.

A similar study was completed two years ago. Willie Loston, the Sports Corp.’s executive director, said that effort was conceptual, whereas today’s report will be more detailed and provide the Sports Corp. and their bosses, Harris County Commissioners Court, the information they need to move forward.

The 2010 study laid out the following options:

+ Reliant Park Plaza plan: Raze the Dome for $128 million; replace Reliant Arena and make other improvements to the park; build a hotel (with no public money) with as many as 1,500 rooms. Total price tag is $873 million. That $128 million tear-down cost included $40 million in debt that was still owed on the building then; today county officials say the debt is $29.9 million. We’ve written about demolition costs and the importance of salvage in demolition recently.

+ Astrodome Multipurpose: Gut the Dome and add a new level of floor space, a science and technology center, a planetarium, solar panels on the roof that form a world map for $324 million to $374 million; keep other elements of plaza plan. Total price tag is $1.08 billion to $1.13 billion.

+ Astrodome Renaissance: Multipurpose plan plus add more Astrodome features, including conference space, a series of interactive exhibits that would allow users to simulate space travel and deep sea exploration, museums, an alternative energy center and a movie studio. The Astrodome portion would cost

$588 million. Total price tag is $1.35 billion. When the study was released in 2010, Mark Miller, general manager of Reliant Park, called this option “the dream picture,” and said, “This is where we would like to go with the property.”

The consultants preparing today’s study have not given members of Commissioners Court or their staffs copies of the study, instead asking for the printouts ba

ck after each briefing. But working from memory, county officials say the study is similar to the 2010 study in that it presents similarly tiered options.

Court members also have said, given the cost of each option, voters likely would need to be asked to approve a bond issue to pay for whichever path is chosen.
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That's pretty awesome too! And it's great the the museum district would connect to the astrodome via light rail.
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Crossing my fingers for the Astrodome Renaissance plan!
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The 29-Story Apartment Tower Hanover Is Really Building at BLVD Place





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OKAY, SCRATCH THAT image displayed here yesterday of the Hanover Company’s new apartment tower in BLVD Place from your memory banks — it was just an early study. Replace it with these 2 images, showing the updated design by Chicago architects Solomon Cordwell Buenz. And plug in this measurement as metadata: 29 stories. The drawing above shows how the 358-unit building would look from Post Oak Ln., just behind the long-promised Galleria Whole Foods Market. The view below is from one of the Four Leaf Towers to the north, at San Felipe and Skylark.

Construction on the project is now scheduled to begin in December.
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Old Posted May 30, 2012, 5:21 PM
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One Waterwall rendering: http://goo.gl/0quII

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One Waterwall rendering: http://goo.gl/0quII

Sweet! I think there's another apartment complex in the works south of this near the lake off of post oak.

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Old Posted May 30, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Rode my bike to Rice Village and took some shots of the progress...

Ashton Rice Village updates:

photos by me

Entrance by dv1033, on Flickr


Entrance2 by dv1033, on Flickr


IMAG0389 by dv1033, on Flickr


IMAG0390 by dv1033, on Flickr


IMAG0391 by dv1033, on Flickr


IMAG0392 by dv1033, on Flickr


IMAG0393 by dv1033, on Flickr


IMAG0394 by dv1033, on Flickr

There's a sizable courtyard area:


IMAG0396 by dv1033, on Flickr


IMAG0398 by dv1033, on Flickr


InsidetheCourtyard by dv1033, on Flickr


DeepCourtyard by dv1033, on Flickr


Courtyard by dv1033, on Flickr
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Old Posted May 31, 2012, 12:13 AM
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More good news for Midtown:

Per totheskies from HAIF

Two New Alamo Drafthouses

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(HOUSTON, Texas, May 30, 2012) – Triple Tap Ventures LLC, owner and operator of the Houston area Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations in West Oaks Mall and on Mason Road in Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce it will bring two new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema locations to Houston in 2013.

...The first new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is slated to open in Northwest Houston in early 2013

The second new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, scheduled to open after Vintage Park, is a highly anticipated inner-loop location...Alamo Drafthouse Cinema - Midtown will be located at 2901 Louisiana Street as part of a mixed-use project developed by Crosspoint Properties... In addition, there will be a ground floor lobby entrance leading up to the theatre, which will be located on top of a three floor parking garage.
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Next in Mditown: here is a great summary of some new/previous developments happening from BisNow posted by Lockmat on HAIF

Here's a list of current apartment complexes under construction, proposed, and cancelled in Houston.
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Here is an updated rendering of the Alamo Drafthouse from culturemap

http://houston.culturemap.com/newsde...movie-options/

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Sweet! I think there's another apartment complex in the works south of this near the lake off of post oak.
Yes, you are correct. Waterwall Park will be a bustling park soon! Not to mention Skanska office tower visitors.
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According to the Biz Journal, the 21-story Horizon (Soverign) breaks ground this month!

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Randall Davis office building http://goo.gl/vAiiU

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Randall Davis office building http://goo.gl/vAiiU

At least they have an accurate representation of probably pedestrian activity around the building.

One lone pedestrian, lol.
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According to the Biz Journal, the 21-story Horizon (Soverign) breaks ground this month!

Where's this going up at?
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