Photos from the 13th floor of the office tower at 1200 Binz St. look northeast to show the state of things at Holocaust Museum Houston’s construction site off Caroline St. Peeking out behind the chimney-like roof cylinder on the existing wedge-shaped building, you can seek 3 stories of steel now standing behind it. They make up a nearly three-times-larger structure now taking shape where the museum’s previous single-story northern building was torn down earlier this year. In its place, the new 57,000- sq.-footer designed by Mucasey & Associates will house a 200-seat theater, bigger exhibition spaces, more classrooms, a larger library, and more offices than its predecessor.
It’ll abut the existing ramped building as shown in the elevation below, with an entrance in between the 2:
A parking lot that separated the old backyard structure from Caroline St. will be taken up by the new building — which sits behind a shallow landscape buffer fronting the road.
That leaves all the museum’s parking spaces to the south of it, between the complex and the bank-turned-Houston Bicycle Museum on Binz:
The Holocaust museum closed down last July to make way for the construction work. Two months later its offices began operating from a temporary spot in the warehouse complex on Kirby, just south of W. Bellfort Ave.
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