Demolition crews have begun working at the base of the 21-story Texas Tower at 608 Texas Ave., which will be taken down floor-by-floor. The 85-ish-year-old structure, formerly known as the Sterling Building, stands in the way of Hines’s new, now-47-story 609 Main St. office tower (below), for which excavation and foundation work is scheduled to begin next March. A spokesperson from Hines says there are no plans for an implosion.
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Photos: Swamplot inbox; Rendering: Pickard Chilton/Hines