It looks like these 4-story townhouses are filling out a bit here on the corner of E. 2nd and Heights Blvd., where in late April their stick-frame precursors fell over in a wind-aided collapse. Fortunately, no one was hurt, though the garage doors of several finished and already occupied neighboring units were damaged. Keystone Classic Homes is the builder of this 8-pack located just south of White Oak Bayou.
That’s what the Madison Park development looked like one morning in late April. Though there had been a thunderstorm the night before, several Swamplot readers wrote in doubting that that had anything to do with it: “The weather was not that bad,” reports one reader. “There are lots of buildings in the area being built by other builders and still in the wood frame phase of construction and they held up perfectly fine.”
At any rate, this is what the site looked like soon after:
And a reader sends these closer-up photographs, taken today, of the continued progress:
- Previously on Swamplot: Construction Starts Again After Weekend Heights Blvd. Townhome Collapse, Familiar Surface Behind Collapsed Heights Blvd. Townhomes, Comment of the Day: The New Taller Townhomes That Fell Over Next Door, Toppled White Oak Bayou Townhomes Had Already Been Sold, The Heights Blvd. Townhomes That Collapsed Overnight
Photos: Thomas Heinold (new construction); Swamplot inbox (old)