Construction is almost a wrap on the 13-story parking garage bounded by Fannin, Rusk, and Walker streets — and neighbored by the Le Meridien hotel shown above to the east. Looking from the southwest, you can see the 2 structures shouldering up close to each other. But aside from their proximity on the block, there’s not much else they have in common: The garage serves the Jones on Main complex, a WeWork-inclusive renovation of the Gulf Building and adjacent Great Jones building, both 2 blocks away.
Another shot taken from 1001 McKinney’s 12-story garage — catty corner to the new structure — looks north up Fannin to show more of the concrete exterior:
Construction began late last November on the site of an existing surface lot that’d been there since a retail building exploded on it in 1986:
Here’s all that building activity condensed into a single minute:
Following completion of the top floor, the crane employed on site moved out 10 days ago:
- Previously on Swamplot: Signs Are on the Door to WeWork’s New Downtown Branch at 708 Main; The New 13-Story Parking Garage Going Up next to the 11-Story Parking Garage Downtown; Downtown To Get A Second Food Hall, This Time Above Ground; Former Gulf Building Jonesing for Throwback to the Sakowitz Days on Main St.