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And now, certainly the most important category of the entire Swamplot Awards for Houston Real Estate: the award for Most Grandiose Development.
Well, it is a big deal: The official nominees have been selected, and voting can now begin! Swamplot’s high-tech voting setup prescribes this not-too-complicated process: Vote for the winner in this category by adding your comment below! Or send us an email with your choice. Easy enough?
The nominees for Most Grandiose Development are . . .
1. One Park Place. The new apartment building the Finger Companies is building at the head of Discovery Green, Downtown. “It’s even putting on a big pointy hat.”
2. The Two 150-ft. Crosses Planned for I-45. “Grace Community Church’s scheme to mark territory in a big, big way is limited only by the FAA.”
3. Memorial Hermann Tower. “The new giant robot-looking building overlooking I-10 next to the Memorial City Mall, with the multistory crown on top. It’s fit for a (chess) king!”
4. 16427 Telge Rd., Cypress. The home of former Royce Builders president John Speer, now on the market for a cool $9.8 million. “Maybe all that builder swank wasn’t such a big deal when he had it built in 2004, but it’s looking mighty grandiose today.”
5. The Titan. “The plan: Build a Rocketships of the Roman Empire-themed luxury condo tower on Post Oak Blvd., with the units named after reg’lar folks like J. Paul Getty, Frank Sinatra, Warren Buffet, Rupert Murdoch, and Coco Chanel. If Randall Davis can get it built, it should have very convenient access to the McDonald’s drive-thru next door.”
Which one of these projects is (self-) important enough to deserve your vote?
Update: The winners have been announced!
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