A week later than promised, trucks and equipment have been moved onto the southeast corner of Preston and Travis streets downtown, ready to carve a 32-story highrise apartment building out of this surface parking lot, a reader reports (sending the above pics).
Meanwhile, Ziegler Cooper’s design for the tower has grown more brick-y and a bit less sleek and Mod than renderings featured a year ago on Swamplot appeared to show. The building has contracted since then as well: It’s now 1 floor shorter, and — at 274 units — 15 apartments lighter than indicated previously.
The building will still feature street-facing retail space on the ground level of its (now) 8-floor garage podium, and a pool deck above, according to the architects:
Construction is expected to be complete by 2017.
- Hines Market Square [Ziegler Cooper Architects]
- One Market Square [Hines]
- Previously on Swamplot: Hines Market Square Takes Over a Surface Parking Lot Downtown; The Best Views Yet of Hines’s Market Square Apartment Tower and Its Downtown Headlight; A Few New Views of the 33-Story Apartment Building Hines Wants To Build in Market Square; A First Look at Some of the 33-Story Apartment Tower Hines Wants To Build in Market Square; Hines Interested in Building Residential Tower on Downtown Block Near Market Square Park
Images: Marc Longoria (construction); Ziegler Cooper Architects (renderings)