Daily Demolition Report: And That’s Where Tile Roofs Come From

Swamplot’s Daily Demolition Report lists buildings that received City of Houston demolition permits the previous weekday.

From Allen’s Landing to Brady’s Landing, here are your latest storybook endings:


Commercial Structures


2 Comment

  • Started with HL&P in 1967, and out lived most of those I worked with. To destroy old Gable Street Power station was a crime.

  • Steve, here’s why Center Point said Gable Street had to go:

    CenterPoint cited four reasons for tearing down the facility, much of it focusing on the safety risks.

    1. The facility has not been used in more than 25 years and over the years, the facility has become more and more structurally unsound and sustained quite a bit of damage from Hurricane Ike. Currently, it is in danger of collapsing and poses a safety hazard to the public that uses the hike and bike trail alongside the facility,

    2. This facility is also located about 25 feet from one of two CenterPoint Energy’s electrical substations which feeds power to a large part of downtown Houston. If the building were to collapse, it would impact reliability to this major metropolitan area,

    3. The abandoned facility has become a place for the homeless and vagrants to gather and congregate, which is unsafe for them and the surrounding community, and

    4. The building cannot be used safely or economically by CenterPoint Energy for future activities.