And now that the former Art Institute of Houston at 1900 Yorktown and Inwood has been smashed to pieces, the Finger Companies can get going on these new apartments. Accurately, if not creatively named 1900 Yorktown, the complex will comprise 262 units spread out among 8 floors, whose shape seems to welcome a cat’s cradle of laundry lines hung above its U-shaped courtyard. In Uptown, this is just a few blocks north of the Westheimer bank building where Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is relocating from Richmond Ave.
The Art Institute vacated this building in 2011, moving east into that glassy space near Greenway Plaza.
- Coming Soon [1900 Yorktown]
- Previously on Swamplot: Richmond Ruth’s Chris Moving to Westheimer Bank Building, Daily Demolition Report: Minus De Milo, The Art Institute of Houston Brings an End to River Oaks Plaza’s See-Through Years