A rainbow sheen hangs at the foot of the Solvay America building as it crumbles back into the 3333 Richmond Ave dust from whence it came. A reader sends the above shot of the newly-stripped structure getting the ol’ hose-and-wrecking-ball treatment just before high noon today. The 1992 office building had its demo permit issued in late December; the building’s garage got one yesterday, just in time to join in on the fun.
The soon-to-be-formerly 8-story building is backed up against the 18-story office tower at 3737 Buffalo Spdwy. which wrapped up construction in November. Solvay has already shifted its offices over into the upper stories of the new tower, making way for construction of that 20-story hotel-slash-apartment highrise that was planned for the demolished building’s spot.
Meanwhile, the grove of oak trees northwest of the new construction seem to have weathered the construction as intended, and now stars prominently in PM Realty Group’s leasing brochure:Â
- See which Houston office buildings wrapped up construction last quarter [HBJ]
- 3737 Buffalo Speedway [PM Realty Group]
- Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: Up a Cedar Creek; Daily Demolition Report: In Cavershambles;Â Work Is Beginning Now on Greenway Plazaâ€™s Next Office Tower; Plans for Richmond and Buffalo Speedway Corner Include Hotel, Apartments, Restaurants, Demolition
Images: James Glassman (photo), PM Realty Group (renderings)