“It looks amazingly shiny without the 50 years of grime,” notes the reader who late last week snapped these photos of the former Houston Post building at 4747 Southwest Fwy., tucked into the lifted right armpit of the I-69-610 intersection. The brutalist main building of the 7-building campus, designed in 1970 by Astrodome architects Wilson, Morris, Crain, and Anderson, is being powerwashed — with a significant portion of the work complete just in time for this week’s heavy rains.
But there’s much more to Gensler’s reworking of the 440,000-sq.-ft. campus. The revived facility will serve as a suitable fortress for the Houston Chronicle against any threatening windstorms or new-media models once renovations are completed next year.
- Previously on Swamplot: Houston Chronicle Building Goes on Sale Tomorrow, the Chronicle Reports; Houston Chronicle Complex Downtown Going on Sale — A Year or 2 Too Late?; The Houston Chronicle Will Abandon Downtown for This Freeway-Side Post-Brutalist Bunker
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