All eyes (well — at least 4) were on 3910 Kirby just north of 59 yesterday as excavators began snacking on the space formerly occupied by South Indian restaurant Madras Pavilion: reader J. Clark captured some sky-high views of the ongoing demolition; another anonymous tipster snapped shots from lower levels and the ground. The Corporate Plaza III building (shown en déshabillé above) also previously housed Central-American restaurant Red Onion and sushi joint Miyako.
A fence has gone up around both Corporate Plaza III and Corporate Plaza II, next door at 3930 Kirby. Demo permits for both structures were issued on Friday, and work began yesterday morning to bring the northern building down. Corporate Plaza I, the taller sibling of the doomed twins, is visible on the right behind the parking garage on the same property:
Colliers International listed the 4.21 acres containing all three Corporate Plaza buildings and associated parking at least once (back in 2011), but no sales have been reported since commercial property management company Yarico bought the properties in 1990.
- Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: Garage Only
Ground- and mid-level photos: Swamplot inbox; high-altitude shots: J. Clark