HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum.

Since 1999, SkyscraperPage.com's forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web.  The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics.  SkyscraperPage.com also features unique skyscraper diagrams, a database of construction activity, and publishes popular skyscraper posters.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > City Compilations

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1061  
Old Posted Nov 1, 2007, 1:56 PM
Great_Hizzy Great_Hizzy is offline
H-town Baller
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,441
Quote:
Originally Posted by Trae View Post
Isn't SH 146 a freeway down there, or about to be? Also, is this area close at all to the commuter rail line proposed for that area. I really don't know Southeast Houston too well.

SH 146 is a freeway beginning a couple of miles north of these intersections and then on up north into Baytown.
__________________
Disciple of the written word. Antagonist of the uninitiated.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1062  
Old Posted Nov 1, 2007, 9:37 PM
Wattleigh's Avatar
Wattleigh Wattleigh is offline
Poppity Pop Pop Pop!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston - Wichita, KS
Posts: 1,164
I stopped into the sales office earlier today and picked up one of the informational folders they provide, and it seems they're beginning to market the Parkside tower more. Per the sales sheet, it looks like there are only 5 units left in the first tower.

The Parkside construction site is where a ton of cars are parked (presumably for both of the projects) at the moment, though it does look like they have started clearing away whatever was on the site beforehand. Also, the rendering below was included in the folder and I don't recall seeing it before.


Last edited by Wattleigh; Nov 1, 2007 at 10:12 PM. Reason: wording. Yay wording.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1063  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 1:50 PM
Great_Hizzy Great_Hizzy is offline
H-town Baller
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,441
Interesting...
__________________
Disciple of the written word. Antagonist of the uninitiated.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1064  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 5:02 PM
Xeelee's Avatar
Xeelee Xeelee is offline
Baryonic Lord
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,082
I was on my way back from San Antonio this morning when I came across this:






What 's going on around here?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1065  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 5:04 PM
JManc's Avatar
JManc JManc is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: New Hampshire/ Houston
Posts: 17,947
that's the new memorial-herman professional/ administrative building in the memorial city area.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1066  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 5:07 PM
Wattleigh's Avatar
Wattleigh Wattleigh is offline
Poppity Pop Pop Pop!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston - Wichita, KS
Posts: 1,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xeelee View Post
I was on my way back from San Antonio this morning when I came across this:






What 's going on around here?
That's Memorial Hermann's tower around Memorial City. It's just a few months from having all of the regular floors completed, and I'm interested how they'll integrate the crown into what has been built thus far.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1067  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 6:48 PM
Xeelee's Avatar
Xeelee Xeelee is offline
Baryonic Lord
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,082
This is getting ridiculous. This is just too far out from the center of town. Or is it just me?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1068  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 7:10 PM
Wattleigh's Avatar
Wattleigh Wattleigh is offline
Poppity Pop Pop Pop!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston - Wichita, KS
Posts: 1,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xeelee View Post
This is getting ridiculous. This is just too far out from the center of town. Or is it just me?
The Memorial City area is essentially the geographic center of the city now, if I'm not mistaken.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1069  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 9:18 PM
CALMSP CALMSP is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Houston, TX (midtown)
Posts: 126
i enjoy seeing some highrises outside of the city!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1070  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 9:56 PM
Xeelee's Avatar
Xeelee Xeelee is offline
Baryonic Lord
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wattleigh View Post
The Memorial City area is essentially the geographic center of the city now, if I'm not mistaken.
You're killing me...


What's the center of population though? I know it was in the heights in the late 90's... Anyone have links to any sites?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1071  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 10:20 PM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
Forum Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: AUSTIN
Posts: 35,448
Where exactly is that thing? Intersection/address?
__________________
I like the Raleighs
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1072  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 10:32 PM
Wattleigh's Avatar
Wattleigh Wattleigh is offline
Poppity Pop Pop Pop!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston - Wichita, KS
Posts: 1,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas View Post
Where exactly is that thing? Intersection/address?
The address that's posted on the construction site is 929 Gessner, which is directly west across the road from Memorial City Mall.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1073  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 10:40 PM
Wattleigh's Avatar
Wattleigh Wattleigh is offline
Poppity Pop Pop Pop!
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Houston - Wichita, KS
Posts: 1,164
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xeelee View Post
You're killing me...


What's the center of population though? I know it was in the heights in the late 90's... Anyone have links to any sites?
Maybe I had my points mixed up, but it's either the geographic center or the population center that is in that part of the city now. I also recall something from the HGAC at one point that said the center was moving eastward in the not too distant past...

All in all, don't ask me. I'm not certain in hindsight! sorry for the confusion!

Let's just all have a drink and collect ourselves a bit. lol
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1074  
Old Posted Nov 2, 2007, 10:54 PM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
Forum Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: AUSTIN
Posts: 35,448
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wattleigh View Post
The address that's posted on the construction site is 929 Gessner, which is directly west across the road from Memorial City Mall.
Oh wow, that really is way out there!
__________________
I like the Raleighs
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1075  
Old Posted Nov 4, 2007, 2:28 AM
Xeelee's Avatar
Xeelee Xeelee is offline
Baryonic Lord
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,082
Was at the galleria today. Saw Turnberry tower model. Uploading now...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1076  
Old Posted Nov 4, 2007, 2:29 AM
Xeelee's Avatar
Xeelee Xeelee is offline
Baryonic Lord
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,082
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wattleigh View Post
Maybe I had my points mixed up, but it's either the geographic center or the population center that is in that part of the city now. I also recall something from the HGAC at one point that said the center was moving eastward in the not too distant past...

All in all, don't ask me. I'm not certain in hindsight! sorry for the confusion!

Let's just all have a drink and collect ourselves a bit. lol
The one that was moving is the population center. Chances are the geo center is near the memorial mall area.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1077  
Old Posted Nov 4, 2007, 2:35 AM
Xeelee's Avatar
Xeelee Xeelee is offline
Baryonic Lord
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Houston
Posts: 2,082
Here we go:




Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1078  
Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 1:23 AM
Cory's Avatar
Cory Cory is offline
fka WesternGulf
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,101
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xeelee View Post
Here we go:



It actually looks good from the side.
__________________
NYC - LONDON - TOKYO - PARIS - LA - OAKLAND
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1079  
Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 2:48 AM
toxteth o'grady's Avatar
toxteth o'grady toxteth o'grady is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 880
Quote:
Originally Posted by Great_Hizzy View Post
Interesting...
All the more interesting because Galveston is having trouble marketing the condos proposed for the Isle. Has any of that affected Clear Lake yet? Apparently not...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #1080  
Old Posted Nov 5, 2007, 2:49 AM
toxteth o'grady's Avatar
toxteth o'grady toxteth o'grady is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 880
Quote:
Originally Posted by JMancuso View Post
that's the new memorial-herman professional/ administrative building in the memorial city area.
34 stories with a crown on top. Joe King Carrasco must have been the architect.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > City Compilations
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 1:03 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.