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Old Posted Jul 20, 2014, 8:25 PM
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Fire off? Lulz.. I was "just making a statement" as well..
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Some random shots I had no other place for.

21 Eleven...





6 Houston Center site - barricaded off...



Texaco crane (?)



500 Crawford - the garage is more massive than the building.



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Metro West added these renderings to the existing downtown skyline to give us an idea on how some of the new projects will change the area around Market Square.

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Astoria

Please pardon me if this has already been discussed but is the Mcdonald's staying next door to the currently under-construction Astoria?
I wonder if the Mcdonald's employees are a little nervous because the crane looks like it's literally directly above them in one of the pictures posted yesterday.
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^ yes, that McDonalds is brand new and is not going anywhere anytime soon. It was a replacement of a 2-story one (which was actually kinda cool) that straddled parking lot of the new McD's and Astoria property.
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The Chron is moving to the Houston Post's old citadel on the Southwest Freeway.

Houston Chronicle to move into “state-of-the-art” facility

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Belfiore: 7/20 by larrydierker



BLVD Place & Hanover Post Oak: 7/19 by Javi Kawai



Premier Medical Center: 7/20 by larrydierker

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I'm not familiar with the Premier Medical Center, but that sure looks like Brays Bayou.
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Metro West added these renderings to the existing downtown skyline to give us an idea on how some of the new projects will change the area around Market Square.

Nice. Fingers crossed on the office building being built.
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I'm not able to see the rest of this article, so I don't know if this means local shifts in the job base or firms moving in from out of town. UPDATE: Thanks to Swamplot, the whole article is now accessible. Five companies are looking from outside the Metro, including two Fortune 250s.

Partnership: Exxon Mobil project sparking interest in nearby Woodlands
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On Block 368 (the vacant lot next to Skyhouse Houston), soil testing work was going on a few days ago. Rumor is that it may be Skyhouse #3 with work beginning soon.

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/h...-on-block-368/
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Nice. Fingers crossed on the office building being built.
It may be needed - Foster Wheeler is looking for 325,000 sf of space.

Energy engineering giant plans substantial Houston expansion
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BisNow has an update on Beltway Lakes:

"Radler is also flying along on development of its Beltway Lakes campus. Building 3, which broke ground last year, is reaching core and shell completion in October. Building 4, its mirror image (each is nine stories and 270k SF), will go into the dirt in the next 90 days. Radler is also beginning planning on Building 5, a 20-story tower that’ll top 600k SF.

Tom tells us the original site plan (pictured) called for three sets of mirror-image buildings, but now that the Beltway is booming and land is scarce, he really has to focus on being a true Class-A development. And that means upping the amenities game. (They’re near the top of every credit tenant’s wish list.) Instead of a sixth office building, Radler is in late negotiations with a hotel that will also offer dining and conference facilities to tenants."

In short, it sounds like the two smaller buildings in the picture will instead be a 20-story office tower and a hotel. No word on what the office tower will look like.

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BisNow has an update on Beltway Lakes:

"Radler is also flying along on development of its Beltway Lakes campus. Building 3, which broke ground last year, is reaching core and shell completion in October. Building 4, its mirror image (each is nine stories and 270k SF), will go into the dirt in the next 90 days. Radler is also beginning planning on Building 5, a 20-story tower that’ll top 600k SF.

Tom tells us the original site plan (pictured) called for three sets of mirror-image buildings, but now that the Beltway is booming and land is scarce, he really has to focus on being a true Class-A development. And that means upping the amenities game. (They’re near the top of every credit tenant’s wish list.) Instead of a sixth office building, Radler is in late negotiations with a hotel that will also offer dining and conference facilities to tenants."

In short, it sounds like the two smaller buildings in the picture will instead be a 20-story office tower and a hotel. No word on what the office tower will look like.

Actually, the buildings in the picture are all being built as shown. The two smaller buildings to the right were buildings 1 and 2, building 3 (which is under construction now) is one of the two taller blue buildings. The 20 story building would be out of frame.
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Thanks for that clarification.

New crane for FMC's building at Generation Park has gone up.

Generation Park has gone vertical



Just a reminder of what it will look like:

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A crane operator for Astoria has fallen and is currently stuck in a confined space within the crane 200ft above ground.

You can watch the rescue live here:

http://abc13.com/live/
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