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Old 06-01-2013, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Galveston, Texas
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Description: Provident Realty Advisors plans to redevelop the old Texaco HQ into luxury apartments, pre-development work is currently in progress. In addition to that, they also plan to build a yet-to-be-officially-announced, 38-story apartment tower and parking garage behind the building. Retail and tunnel access will also be included. Hnedak Bobo Group is the architect. There have been many other proposals in the past for the Texaco Building and the vacant lot behind it, but they all fell through. Note that the skyline in the background is not Houston.

Last week, before the renderings were found, HAIF user brijonmang shared this information:

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Originally Posted by brijonmang
I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday who works for a company that does project management, financing, owner representation, etc. for many residential and hotel properties around the country. They said that they just signed contracts to assist with the SkyHouse as well as another 38 story residential building downtown.
Renderings:






The site, which was cleared in 2002 in anticipation of something going up that never materalized:


http://www.hbginc.com/news/projects/multihousing-and-mixed-use/historic-texaco-building-apartments/#.UaWX0NJ4ygK

http://swamplot.com/could-this-be-downtowns-next-residential-highrise/2013-05-29/

http://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/28162-38-story-residential-highrise-downtown-old-texaco-building-renovation/page-3
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Why are they using an Atlanta background for a Houston development???
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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Great looking design. I hope this project goes through.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:33 PM
 
Location: La Isla Encanta, Puerto Rico
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I'm really glad they kept the original Texaco USA HQ building with it's beautiful Roman-arched ground-floor entrance. The pictures don't do justice from the tastefully elaborate actual trim on the building. You should walk by and see it some time. It's special.
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Westchase
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I really want them to build a maze of skywalks in downtown.
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Breckenridge
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Over the next decade downtown is going to drastically change. Houston is changing so rapidly it is nuts.
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