Newspaper and radio technology answer guy Jay Lee snaps this photo of the new 30-story Memorial Hermann tower going up along I-10 next to the Memorial City Mall . . . then posts it to the “Look Like a Robot” photo pool on Flickr.
Does he realize offices in that robot-head are available for rent? From a January report in the Houston Business Journal:
Marshall Heins, Memorial Hermann’s real estate guru, says he gets asked about the cone at least four or five times a day by inquiring citizens.
The top three floors of the cylinder will house mechanical systems, but the bottom three floors will house small offices. . . .
The cone’s footprint is 2,500 to 3,000 square feet, while the office floors below in the main building have a 25,000-square-foot floor plate.
Building developer MetroNational Corp. will lease the three small floors to tenants, but Memorial Hermann will not be one of them. No word yet from MetroNational on who might occupy the special space.
After the jump: what the whole thing’s supposed to look like when it’s finished!
- Robot Building [Bald Heretic]
- Tower rises to occasion with cone topper [Houston Business Journal]
- Looks Like a Robot [Flickr]
Photo: Jay Lee. Drawing of Memorial City Gateway Tract: MetroNational