Not a fan of the “ugly uninspired office parks” that line Beltway 8 on the west side of town, radio geek and computer answer guy Jay Lee finds he has a few nice things to say — and photograph — about the recently completed first phase of Westchase Park, a Simmons Vedder office development that’s replaced the Cinemark Tinseltown Westchase just north of Westpark:
There’s a water feature in the front of the building that sports a metallic sculpture which sort of reminds me of the contraption from the movie “Contact.” It’s by far the most interesting piece of architecture I have seen out here on the west beltway.
The building itself is glass and chrome and glints in the daylight. I was kind of hoping the sculpture was a corporate logo of some kind and that this was going to be to world headquarters of some up and coming conglomerate or something. Alas, it is simply a business park and will soon be selling office space to those looking to setup shop in the Westchase District.
On the plus side, it looks pretty cool at night:
The building was designed by Houston’s Ambrose, McEnany and House Architects.
- Westchase Park [Bald Heretic]
- Westchase Park [Simmons Vedder]
- ABB to be first tenant in Westchase Park [Houston Business Journal]
- Dismembering and Remembering the Tinseltown Westchase Theater [Swamplot]
Photos of Westchase Park, 3700 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. South: Jay Lee