Never mind the virtual obstacles: The website for Discovery Tower has a new promotional video that pays silent homage to Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Also: more fancy renderings of the office building, now under construction.
More interesting to Discovery Green fans, though, will be a few new aerial renderings that depict the Downtown park in urban glory, surrounded by a crowd of real, planned, imagined, and soon-to-be-axed new projects. But . . . uh, which is which?
That orangish tower perched on Discovery Green’s southwest corner: the stalled 22-story Embassy Suites hotel. That sorta-identical but mirrored Hilton Americas on the north side of the park? The Convention Center Hotel Part Two!
So . . . what’s going on behind Discovery Tower?
Just north of Discovery Green, it doesn’t look like a lot of daylight is reaching La Branch St.:
- Discovery Tower [Trammell Crow via HAIF, via Swamplot Inbox]
- Builders here hit by credit crunch [Houston Chronicle]
- Houston sees room for another big hotel [Houston Chronicle]
- Previously in Swamplot: More Discovery Tower Drawings Discovered, Discovery Tower: Yep, They Are Wind Turbines, Discovery Tower: Ready for Closeup?, Discovery Tower: Ready to Climb