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Old Posted Nov 12, 2007, 10:05 PM
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Lightbulb HOUSTON | 2727 Kirby | 405 FT / 123 M | 30 FLOORS

2727 Kirby
aka 2727 Kirby at River Oaks

In brief: A 30 story, 405' Condominium Tower with 90 units. Now selling in a nearby sales center.

Developer: MDA Holdings (MDA Companies)
Architect: Ziegler Cooper Residential
Construction Company: MDA Builders (MDA Companies)
MEP Engineering: DBR Engineering Consultants
Electrical Contractor: Power Design
Landscaping: Glauser-McNair Landscape Development

Website: www.2727kirby.com

Renderings scanned in from the sales folder







A couple of photos I took of the model in their sales office...




This structure, for various reasons, has taken a while to rise but it is finally on the way to making it's mark on the Upper Kirby area. See several articles spanning the history of the project on the website's news section.

Construction photos will follow...
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Old Posted Nov 12, 2007, 10:21 PM
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I like the looks of this building. The site is very narrow so the sleek glass/steel combo is a perfect fit.

Best thing is that this is being built across the street from West Ave (mixed-use) and residents will be able to WALK to plenty of shopping (including a Whole Foods), restaurants, and bars.

That's a good thing because Kirby @ Westheimer is already a mess!
     
     
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It's funny to see West Ave. and this building at rising about the same number of levels, just across the street from each other.

I'm aware that 2727 probably took longer as in addition to some financing issues, it also requires some different approaches to engineering as there is a parking structure within the base. The good news is that it seems they will be done with the parking component relatively soon and the rest of the building should rise a bit quicker from that point.
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Good to see it rise. I really like this one also. Nice modern, sleek design and I like the colors.
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11/22/07, taken on my post gourging walk...
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Glad to see Houston with some action in the works...wish San Antonio could get some nicely designed buildings like that. Not overwheelmingly tall, but thin, shiney, and tasteful.
     
     
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It will stand out in the area thats for sure. It is a nice building...
     
     
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I like how the developer makes it looks like all that seperates this tower from downtown is a massive park, that encompasses nearly all of Houston

Crafty bastards.

Very nice looking tower though
     
     
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Glad to see Houston with some action in the works...wish San Antonio could get some nicely designed buildings like that. Not overwheelmingly tall, but thin, shiney, and tasteful.
Yeah it would be nice.Thats a pretty impressive building and the way it looks, like right in the middle of nowhere
     
     
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I like how the developer makes it looks like all that seperates this tower from downtown is a massive park, that encompasses nearly all of Houston

Crafty bastards.

Very nice looking tower though
Or at least the southwest quarter of the innerloop... like Memorial on steroids

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Yeah it would be nice.Thats a pretty impressive building and the way it looks, like right in the middle of nowhere
Nowhere would kinda be off. It's within the Upper Kirby district and not too far from Montrose/Neartown. In Xeelee's photo below, it is the construction off to the right, across Kirby from two buildings that are part of the West Ave. site

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I'm pretty sure J.Dskyhigh was making a joke about the rendering.
     
     
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I'm pretty sure J.Dskyhigh was making a joke about the rendering.
Obviously, but it does help to put a frame of reference of the location to people that aren't familiar with the area.
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Or at least the southwest quarter of the innerloop... like Memorial on steroids



Nowhere would kinda be off. It's within the Upper Kirby district and not too far from Montrose/Neartown. In Xeelee's photo below, it is the construction off to the right, across Kirby from two buildings that are part of the West Ave. site

Na my bad mann I waz just kiding, I waz just talking about the way it looks from the virtual picture I saw on this thread.
     
     
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Na my bad mann I waz just kiding, I waz just talking about the way it looks from the virtual picture I saw on this thread.
Nah, I knew what ya meant and its cool... I just thought it looked odd myself just skimming back through the thread again.

Anyway, here's a few photos I took Sunday afternoon. Looks like they might have finally finished up the parking garage inside the base of the building so the floors should start appearing faster now





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A couple of photos from New Year's Day



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Nice. My new place is right around the corner from here. I could walk to it really. I am very excitied. Thanxs for the pics. Soon i will be able to post a whole bunch...

     
     
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id like to know what programs they used to make these renders, cause i want em.

very nice project. when i first saw it, it thought it was a novare project.
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Glad to see this going up faster. It was real slow at first.

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I like how the developer makes it looks like all that seperates this tower from downtown is a massive park, that encompasses nearly all of Houston

Crafty bastards.

Very nice looking tower though
They actually aren't lying. Houston actually does look like that.

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