It’s crunch time at the vacated original Café Ginger in the northern portion of the River Oaks Shopping Center, where a new 30-story apartment tower dubbed The Driscoll is planned to rise up over W. Gray St. Views from beyond the blaze orange barricades scattered around the parking lot since site work began in March show the crushing scene.
Since yesterday, the building’s been spilling its guts out onto the pavement in this particular area:
There’s also this indentation carved out adjacent to Brasserie 19’s digs around the corner from the building’s saucer-like tower, in the facade that fronts W. Gray directly:
- Previously on Swamplot: New Construction Barricades Herald Pending Arrival of River Oaks Shopping Center’s Biggest Corner Tower Yet; When Café Ginger’s New West Gray Shopping Center Square Corner Tower Spot Will Take Over from Its Current Round One; Café Ginger To Move Into Mama Fu’s Place Some Time Before the Highrising Starts; Where Weingarten Plans To Stab That 30-Story Residential Highrise into the River Oaks Shopping Center; Here’s That 29-Story Apartment Tower Weingarten Wants To Tag Onto the End of the River Oaks Shopping Center, and Where You Can Complain About It If You Don’t Like It; You May Yet Have Your Chance to Live On Top of the Sur La Table by the River Oaks Theater; Weingarten Hoping To Improve Classic Taste of Art Deco River Oaks Shopping Center with New Cheese Topping
Photos: Jose Galvan (Brasserie 19) Swamplox inbox (all others)