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Traffic out there is horrendous. !!
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would be nice to follow the look of DXB with the highrises lined up right along the freeway!!!
DXB = Wilshire in LA ?
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Hello people. I talked to a rep for the Discovery Tower. We now have a height for the tower...

482 feet...

Not bad, it will be taller then 5 Houston Center, and just a bit shy of One Park Place. Still a good height for the area...

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This is good news.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2008, 11:21 PM
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that part of downtown is shaping up.
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Not bad. That's about what I had thought it would be. I really like the design. At that height, I think that makes it the tallest built in downtown since 1000 Main in 2003 (518 feet).
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^^Actually, MainPlace is 630 feet.
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I knew that. I forgot about it for some odd reason, and it's actually my favorite of all the new towers.
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LOL, that is funny...

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that part of downtown is shaping up.
Anyone remember this post a few years ago on HAIF:

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what's wrong with market square? i agree, that DT park [Discovey Green] is way overblown.
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Anyone remember this post a few years ago on HAIF:
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Has anybody been watching the city compilations page over the past month? Houston and Dallas have basically been playing up-the-ante; first the DFW building count was boosted from 120 to 290 by the addition of a number of 10-story buildings that hadn't been in the inventory before, then Houston's inventory was boosted to 310. Now I see Dallas is up to 320 and Houston's up to 340.

Incidentally, there are 26 buildings listed as under construction in Houston, but three on the list are duplicates. I expect a correction will be made shortly...
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Anyone remember this post a few years ago on HAIF:
my original HAIF comment still stands; at the time, the hype about discovery green was overblown...liking it to the next millennium park in chicago or central park in manhattan. the jury is still out, IMO, as to how the park will turn out but the development around that area of downtown is promising.
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my original HAIF comment still stands; at the time, the hype about discovery green was overblown...liking it to the next millennium park in chicago or central park in manhattan. the jury is still out, IMO, as to how the park will turn out but the development around that area of downtown is promising.
It is a nice park but I agree, at least in terms of acreage the park is smaller than Millenium Park by a decent measure and Central Park by far, with much less in terms of facilities.
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I do not think this has been posted before but here is a different rendering, although it should be no surprises as far as the design, of Discovery Tower. Notice the One Park Place reflection.

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I've seen that render somewhere before, I think on this thread.
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I have yet to see that rendering. Discovery Tower looks much more detailed. I like it more and more every day. It looks awesome...

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The inlets up at the top look like a deck but I think that is where the wind turbines are to be installed.
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