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Old Posted Apr 3, 2007, 7:57 PM
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wow I counted over 60 stories on that rendering
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That's the shamrock site on Main ...view from the west
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2007, 9:04 PM
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Why is Downtown so short?
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Wow.

That is the site for the old Scamrock proposal at Main and Texas I believe.

This would be HUGE. Mixed use. On the rail. Near Minute Maid Field. Just East of the Chase Tower (Houston's tallest).

Crossing my fingers now...
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2007, 9:19 PM
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Yeah i saw the rendering to. Its right downtown by MM Park. I love the tower, its so kewl, and would really stand out. I am crossing my fingers to. Now that is tower.

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Old Posted Apr 3, 2007, 9:23 PM
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Check out those big tv's on the bottom! Much better than what the Scamrock would have been.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2007, 9:39 PM
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what is the big building getting built at the texas medical center? its got to be around 40-50 stories.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2007, 9:46 PM
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Like the Great Hizzy said, we all shrug our shoulders at the TMC development. So much going on there.
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what is the big building getting built at the texas medical center? its got to be around 40-50 stories.
Huh? If you are talking about the building that is still in its skeleton that is the Faculty Center Tower. 21 or 22 story building that should be complete in 2008.



If I am counting correctly, there are about 6-7 cranes in the TMC currently. Most of them have just recently started so the Faculty building is the only one that is clearly rising.
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now we need to find info on who wants to build this tower
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Huh? If you are talking about the building that is still in its skeleton that is the Faculty Center Tower. 21 or 22 story building that should be complete in 2008.



If I am counting correctly, there are about 6-7 cranes in the TMC currently. Most of them have just recently started so the Faculty building is the only one that is clearly rising.
yeah that looks like the building i saw. it sure does look big though. i will be attending school in TMC next fall and I gotta say im looking forward to the new buildings in houston
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Why is Downtown so short?
It isn't. They probably just want to highlight the building .
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Old Posted Apr 4, 2007, 9:03 PM
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It isn't. They probably just want to highlight the building .
Yeah, that's what I was thinking afterwards.
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Old Posted Apr 4, 2007, 9:21 PM
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The towers look very much alike. Here is a photo of the MO in Chicago, possibly Houston, then Dallas:



This project is also on the Red Line.

And here is a project map:


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"April 5, 2007, 12:58AM
Houston metro area now 6th largest in U.S.

The Houston metropolitan area is now the nation's sixth largest, surpassing Miami, the Census Bureau said in a report released today.

The Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land statistical area grew by 824,547, or 17.5 percent, to 5,539,949 people between April 1, 2000, and July 1, 2006, the bureau said. It was the nation's third-highest growth in raw numbers and 30th-highest in percentage terms.

Growth in the Houston area helped to cement Texas' position as the fastest-growing state between 2000 and 2006, said Steve Murdock, director of the Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

The state population grew by 2.7 million in the six-year period, Murdock said, about 120,000 of that because of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Four of the nation's fastest-growing metro areas in raw numbers are in Texas: Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, the San Antonio-to-Austin corridor and the Texas-Mexico border area.

"Those four regions have been the fastest-growing in the state for 20 years, and we're seeing an affirmation of those as the growth centers of Texas," Murdock said."

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Metro is purchasing a piece of property between Main and Travis, bordered by Holman and Winbern, to promote transit-friendly development.
Steve Campbell: Chronicle


April 5, 2007, 1:07AM
Metro buys Midtown tract, and developer buys time

By RAD SALLEE
Copyright 2007 Houston Chronicle

Metro is buying two blocks along its light-rail line in Midtown from a developer the agency expects will buy the property back and build transit-friendly residential and business space.

In a transaction unprecedented in the agency's history, the Metropolitan Transit Authority board voted March 22 to spend $7.2 million for the blocks bounded by Main, Holman, Travis and Winbern, next to the Ensemble station of Metro's light rail Red line.

The idea is to sell the tract back to developer Robert H. Schultz of RHS Interests for at least the same price after Schultz's partnership is ready to build. Schultz approached Metro with the proposal, he and Metro said.

Agency spokeswoman Raequel Roberts said Metro knows of no other instances in which a transit agency has bought land to hold and sell to a private company for what is known as transit-oriented development.

The board did not discuss the purchase publicly when it voted for the transaction, but Schultz and Todd Mason, Metro's vice president of real estate services, since have outlined the plan for the Houston Chronicle.

Schultz said Metro may join in developing a parking garage on the site that could be used by rail riders but that the agency chose not to invest in other parts of the project.

"They didn't want to extend that kind of money. They wanted to be much more conservative until they could see this thing was going to happen," he said.

Mason agreed, saying, "Metro does not want to be a developer and take on a lot of risk, but we want to be an enabler of projects like this one."

He projected that the development could increase Metro ridership by 1,000 passengers a day at virtually no cost. "By comparison, a typical Park & Ride lot adds 1,500 riders but costs $20 million to $25 million," he said.

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whoa... so many good things going on.

This is why Houston > *
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Old Posted Apr 6, 2007, 4:26 AM
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A lot. Houston's projects just don't get as much spotlight as other cities do, because of its lack of zoning. There are actually more multi-family units being built in Houston than Dallas.
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I wish Houston didnt build buildings all over the place. I wish they built them all in a specific area so it would be nice and dense.
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