Above is the after shot of the foundation pour that wrapped up late yesterday morning behind the former Texaco building currently getting made over as The Star at 1111 Rusk St. The pour started around 10pm on Monday night, a reader reports from up above the scene, noting that crews have been laying rebar for the last few weeks. The square-ish foundation was put down on the western end of the rectangular footprint of the parking garage planned to run from Fannin to San Jacinto along Capitol St.; renderings released in 2013 show a residential highrise tower growing out of the top of that part of the structure.
Downtown Houston’s page on the project still shows a rendering that includes the tower, which was of undecided height (so long as it was at least 20 stories above the parking garage) as of 2013. The current project description makes no mention of the planned highrise, however, and the rendering of the project on designer Hnedak Bobo Group’s site, currently shows only the planned parking garage, with the parking capacity estimate bumped up to 750 spaces:
The architecture firm also shows a rendering of a rooftop terrace on what appears to be the Fannin side of the garage, where the tower was previously depicted:
Here’s the scene just before the pour started on Monday night:
- The Star – 1111 Rusk St. [Downtown Houston]
- Previously on Swamplot: Texaco Redo a Go: The Next Residential Highrise Downtown To Begin Construction Soon; Could This Be Downtown’s Next Residential Highrise?
Images: Nathan Juett (photos), Hnedak Bobo Group (renderings)