Originally Posted by Shasta
I know many people hate this block because the West Bldg was a dump and attracted the homeless, but I get so frustrated that so many of the recent downtown projects have been built on occupied lots rather than on surface lots. We've torn quite a few things down in downtown since 2000. While the replacements are much nicer than what was there, it still seems a waste. The West Bldg and Montagu Hotel had potential to be turned into something great.
Other than this one and the new parking garage across the street, what recent projects were built on occupied lots?
1500 Louisiana... no
1000 Main .... no
5 Houston Center... no
Hilton Americas ... no
Calpine Center ... not sure, but it surely wasn't anything significant
Houston Pavilions ... no
Toyota Center... again, not sure but there was nothing significant there.
New Civil Courthouse ... no