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Old Posted Jul 25, 2020, 9:00 PM
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^ Yea, that building has been on the chopping block for a while. The entire structure is about to collapse from what I remember.

Now that the US government kicked out the Chinese consulate, who will replace them? Mattress Firm? CVS? Keeping with the Chinese theme...Panda Express?
Why not another consulate? Maybe South Korea.
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2020, 9:26 PM
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They should either mothball the embassy in case relations improve in a year or two, or tear it down because low end offices don't have a future right now. If it was the latter, it could become townhomes or something eventually.

Maybe the secured facility could become a halfway house for released felons, or a mental health treatment center? Or it could be used as a data center?
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2020, 9:53 PM
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I was being flippant. It's still owned by the Chinese government and subject to treaty agreements.
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2020, 11:47 PM
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Hanover River Oaks/Kirby

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Old Posted Aug 2, 2020, 6:06 PM
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I noticed that in Houston, towers seem to go for a darker glass than what you see in Austin or somewhere like Vancouver.

Is it to keep the AC from having to work too hard?
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Old Posted Aug 2, 2020, 9:03 PM
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I noticed that in Houston, towers seem to go for a darker glass than what you see in Austin or somewhere like Vancouver.

Is it to keep the AC from having to work too hard?
Austin is just as hot as Houston, if not hotter.
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Old Posted Aug 2, 2020, 10:41 PM
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Old Posted Aug 2, 2020, 11:31 PM
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Austin is just as hot as Houston, if not hotter.
For sure, but it could be a difference it attitude among residents and builders?
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2020, 1:22 AM
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Marathon Oil Company's new tower in Memorial City.



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Old Posted Aug 21, 2020, 8:24 PM
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801 St. Joseph Parkway See pg 74

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Old Posted Aug 22, 2020, 2:02 AM
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801 St. Joseph Parkway See pg 74

- Phoenix Development Partners
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Neat. I guess they are converting the building already there. Great location, a block away from a light rail step and 100 affordable units.
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UTHealth old dental building demo update. Prime location, too bad MDACC isn't building a tower here. I'm sure they will, be it'll be in 10 years.



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I noticed that in Houston, towers seem to go for a darker glass than what you see in Austin or somewhere like Vancouver.

Is it to keep the AC from having to work too hard?
I doubt it. I think it's prolly just the color the architect likes. But darker colors do perform better than lighter colors in the winter when it is cold in Houston.
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2020, 5:05 AM
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801 St. Joseph Parkway See pg 74

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Sorry Urb, I think I missed the relevant post on page 74. Would you please enlighte me? Thanks!
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It's the old abandoned Days Inn that looks like it finally might be renovated.
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Per @buffalobayou & @houparksboard work started on Buffalo Bayou trail along north of @DowntownHouston from Allen's Landing to McKee. One of the major donors was Gerald Hines, who died last week. Partnership pres. Anne Olson called it "a fitting tribute to his remarkable legacy."
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Adding more parks to downtown, while connecting the bike trail.
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="https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/26802-the-james-ivy-park-place-river-oaks-westheimer-mid-lane-mixed-use/page/11/#comments"]The James Ivy near Uptown[/URL]

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Old Posted Sep 13, 2020, 6:02 AM
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It's the old abandoned Days Inn that looks like it finally might be renovated.
Thank you. That's what I was thinking.
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