Have a Look Where Crews Have Begun Digging for the Second Downtown SkyHouse

Construction of SkyHouse Main, 1725 Main St., Downtown Houston

Work has begun on Houston’s third SkyHouse apartment tower — the second one Downtown. To distinguish it from the similar building just topping out across the West Loop from the Galleria on the former site of one the Westcreek Apartments (the SkyHouse River Oaks), and its twin, the SkyHouse Houston, which also lines Main St., the developers from Atlanta’s Novare Group are calling the new building the SkyHouse Main. The new building and parking garage, at 1725 Main St., will be a block to the south, on the former surface parking lot shown here, on the block also bounded by Pease, Jefferson, and Fannin. Like the SkyHouse Houston, which opened last year, the 24-story SkyHouse Main will have 7,200 sq. ft. of retail space on the ground floor.

The 336-unit highrise is expected to be complete in the first half of 2016.

Photo: Swamplot inbox

Twin Tower

4 Comment

  • This developer is so damn lazy that they can’t even tweak the designs to at last try! to distinguish them from one another. It such an Atlanta thing to design the same f@@king building over and over again all across the city. Atlanta has the most f’ed up skyline in the county. I don’t mind twin buildings, like the former World Trade Center or Century City, but when they’re done like this, it just looks like a skyscraper mobile home park….lovely.

  • Anyone taking bets on which finishes first SkyHouse Main or Block 334?

  • I love how the big picture windows in some of the units allow residents to actually sit on the toilet and look out onto the street. I can’t say I want to SEE a resident doing this but it does make this tower unique.

  • @Thomas

    Give me Skyhouse. Actually by a mile. Block 334 and the old Savoy are in a race to see which project can possibly be worked on slower. Every time I go by 334 I’m amazed that they haven’t made more progress.