Highlighted in yellow along the top edge of The Susanne by the now-exposed construction materials beneath: some spots where metal flashing has been peeling off and escaping from the 8-story building at the corner of Dunlavy and W. Alabama streets. A pair of readers send photos and a report from some nearby offices this afternoon, after the latest of the metallic runaways crashed audibly onto the sidewalk out front: “They are metal and full of nails and are falling from 8 stories,” writes 1 of tipsters, adding that “this happened a few weeks ago as well.”
The Susanne opened about a year ago on the former grounds of the Dunlavy Fiesta. Another of the strips had already taken the plunge by about 7 AM this morning; the tipsters caught it curled up on the grassy strip next to W. Alabama:
- Developer opens luxury apartments as market likely to slow [Houston Chronicle]
- Previously on Swamplot: La Demo de la Montrose Fiesta; Excavators Finishing Off Neighbors, Moving In on the Montrose Fiesta; Here Comes the Heavy Machinery, There Goes the Dunlavy Fiesta; Scenes from the Dunlavy Fiesta Farewell Shopping Experience; Montrose Fiesta on Dunlavy Will Close Forever in Less Than a Month; Apartments Planned for Montrose Fiesta Site Will Go Tall Mediterranean; Montrose Fiesta Building Owners: That Variance Is for Future Generations; The Montrose Fiesta Is Over: Here Comes Lancaster Square; West Ave-Style Apartments and Retail Planned for Dunlavy Fiesta Site?
Photos: Alex Figueroa and Swamplot inbox