Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Historic buildings of landmark stature that we lost in 2014

Early-Houston mural on North wall of Houston Club Building
which was reduced to rubble this Fall 
 The JPMorganChase Park is gone too.

Stripped and gutted Houston Club
Building prior to implosion
to make way for new humongous residential skyscraper built on spec 
Main at Capitol 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Muralism Houston-style - Art walls in Downtown, Midtown, and Montrose

The art bar mural in Midtown 
Mural honoring musicians on Numbers Night Club on Lower Westheimer 
Mango's on Westheimer (restaurant spot now posted for lease)
Biscuitpaintwall on Westheimer 
Painted brick wall of commercial building in Midtown

Butterfly-themed mural on wall of thrift shop in Montrose 
Houston Hip mural at Treebeards on Travis St Downtown 
La Creation mural in Midtown 
Houston Inspired Hip Tasty Funky Savvy
Boosterist Mural near Market Square Park
Boutique Hotel Icon with rooftop lounge in background 
Early Houston themed mural on wall of Houston Club Building
that was demolished this year (2014) 
Commercial mural on wall of Maine-ly Sandwiches shop on S. Shepherd

Cats and Dogs Mural at West Alabama Animal Clinic
Cats and Dogs Mural at West Alabama Animal Clinic 
Cats and Dogs Mural at West Alabama Animal Clinic
W Alabama Animal Clinic Mural 

Friday, December 26, 2014

Skyhouse Houston - New Downtown Residential Hi-Rise (Dec 2014 photo)

Photo of Residential Highrise at 1625 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
The Skyhouse Houston  Downtown residential tower after completion
in all its glory (there is one in Dallas too)

1625 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002
Retail & Restaurants coming soon (maybe)
View across Main in December 2014 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Office Tower rejuvenation: 800 Bell f/k/a Exxon Building formerly Humble - Skyscraper dating to the 1960's facing facelift and then some

With 44 floors, this ageing skyscraper build in 1963 used to be tall 
(the tallest in its time)
The stacked-slabs design with protruding shades on each floor 
running the full length of the building on each side
served temperature control when heat-reflecting glass 
windows were not yet available as a better alternative.

The ExxonMobil Tower and its neighbors.
ExxonMobil signage that will be no more
after the company moves to its new campus North of Houston.
Though the building was sold, Exxon leased it back. 
Other former names: ExxonMobil Building, Humble Oil Bldg. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Skyscraper shapes

Photo of top portion of Wedge Tower
Top of Wedge Tower and a bit of the Exxon Building (on right) 
Heritage Plaza with Mayan temple theme on top
Square roof plate with huge hole on top held up by four pillars
CenterPoint Energy Building
Rounded Chevron Tower with reflecting glass shell 
Photo of Downtown Houston Skyscrapers with flags in foreground
Hyatt Regency Downtown and  SW Edge of Enterprise Plaza  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Table 7 Bistro at Club Quarters

 720 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002 (Hotel address)

Table 7 Bistro (entrance with signage)
Table 7 Bistro (Dec 2014 pic)
Table 7 Bistro - sidewalk seating