ARCO Office Going Down; Downtown Houston Club Building Will Stay Put

ARCO OFFICE GOING DOWN; DOWNTOWN HOUSTON CLUB BUILDING WILL STAY PUT Dismemberment of the former ARCO office building west of Eldridge at 15375 Memorial Dr. should begin sometime within a month or two, Catie Dixon reports. What will new owner Skanska USA do with the 21-acre site — rumored as a possible location for the new Phillips 66 headquarters? Skanska is currently hunting for an architect to provide a master plan, Dixon writes, “potentially with a couple of offices.” Meanwhile, the other pre-owned office building purchased recently by the Swedish construction firm appears safe from the wrecking ball: The company’s regional manager tells Dixon he expects to begin remodeling the Houston Club building at 811 Rusk St. downtown by the end of 2012. [Real Estate Bisnow; previously on Swamplot] Photo of Houston Club building: Silberman Properties

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  • This is good. No reason to destroy a pleasant if prosaic historic building when there are ten million (approximate) empty lots downtown.

  • Nice to see them repurpose the building. I always enjoyed going to the Houston Club and viewing Old Houstonians in their native habitat. Of course, RO CC and Houston CC aren’t too shabby either for sighting the local fauna.

  • So, will Brown Bag Deli remain a tenant?

  • Let’s hope the Houston Club decision lasts. There is NO reason for that building to come down.