This just in: Photos from a Swamplot reader show the wreckage at KHOU’s 58-year-old Buffalo Bayou–side headquarters, abandoned since staff fled it for Houston Public Media’s less flood-prone Elgin St. newsroom shortly after Harvey. Following a few days of demolition, the building at 1945 Allen Pkwy has been almost entirely leveled.
The second photo above shows the Service Corporation International building looming over the dead news building. An entity connected to SCI — a national funeral home business — recently acquired KHOU’s former 3.2-acre spot.
KHOU’s antenna — stripped of its lettering since February — is now the only thing that fronts the neighboring tower’s west side:
The station’s new home will be in the 22-floor Galleria office building at 5718 Westheimer. It plans to move in there next year.
- Previously on Swamplot: KHOU Ready To Join Galleria Office Building Mix; KHOU Call Letters Now Gone from Allen Pkwy.; We Now Turn to KHOU’s New Studio-Apartment-Sized Studio, Reporting to Us Across from Discovery Green; KHOU Won’t Drop Anchor Again at Floody Allen Pkwy. Studios, Will Seek Higher Ground
Wow, I’ve been by that building so many times. Nice place for a Tower.
or a duck pond…
Shame about KHOU. They had remodeled a few years ago. I know several people who worked there. Wish they had bought the Houston Press building downtown, but maybe that wasn’t big enough.