An elevated reader sends a snapshot this morning of an excavator rooting around by 1311 Polk St., where Randall Davis is laying the groundwork for his 20-story tower of actor-themed condominiums named Marlowe. The development’s sales center and 5-sided billboard (formerly a 713-TICKETS.com kiosk) is still in place across Caroline St. from the House-of-Blues-containing GreenStreet development (visible in the top frame, in the bottom right corner) and Dirt Bar (bottom left).
The marketing for the tower (another Davis project to seek funding from the EB-5 invest-your-way-to-citizenship program) appears to be a little less insult-forward these days than was previously the case. The tower’s website now also includes the drone footage collage and Stairway to Heaven remix below, showing off the surrounding downtown area with the would-be tower sketched into place in white lines:
Catty-corner across Polk is the law school formerly known as South Texas College of Law, which insisted last week that it won’t back down on changing its name to Houston College of Law despite threats of legal action from University of Houston.
- Meet Marlowe and his Stylized Condos [Randall Davis + DC Partners]
- Previously on Swamplot: Marlowe Man, Smarter and Stubblier Than You, Is Selling Randall Davis’s Downtown Condo Tower; Here’s a First Glimpse of the Actual Design for the 100-Unit Condo Tower Randall Davis Wants To Put at the End of GreenStreet Downtown; Here’s a First Entry in an Impromptu ‘What Randall Davis’s New Downtown Condo Tower Will Probably Look Like’ Design Competition; Randall Davis Aiming Downtown Condo Highrise for the Corner of Rock n’ Roll and the Blues
Photos: Christof Spieler