From high atop its I-10-side rooftop robo-pineapple, the powers-that-be at MetroNational have heard of your desires to see a timelapse video illustrating the monstrous growth of Memorial City, just as it prepares to spill north across the mighty 30-lane Katy Fwy. Well, the company’s marketing department has, at least. And has bestowed upon Swamplot readers the next-best thing: the tetraptych pictured above, featuring aerial shots dating back almost 50 years and extending to . . . 4 years ago.
But what’s happened since? Edge City gotta keep up with the times! It now stands out above the expanse of west Houston sprawl in blazing color:
These latest pics are a little less lofty, of course. They were taken from the Frost Bank building (Memorial City Place, at 9821 Katy Fwy.) and the Nexen Tower (at 945 Bunker Hill). For a recent actual aerial shot, we’ll need to pull this late-dusk view freelance dronemaster Russell Hancock took last month:
Time traveling backwards now, enlarged for your review:
- Previously on Swamplot: Comment of the Day: Rise of the Memorial City Monster; Memorial City Prepares To Cross the Katy
Photos: Russell Hancock (drone view); MetroNational (all others)