Something is missing: Reader Jamie Guidry snapped this shot of overcast Downtown this morning, noting that “a big chunk of 1010 Lamar” appears to be absent. The breached facade is shown here from the south, from the circular GreenStreet pedestrian bridge over Fannin. (A permit was issued on December 9th for the remodel of an upper-story suite of the office building, but a representative from permittee R.L. Hart Construction confirms that it has nothing to do with the hole.)
1010 Lamar was one of the properties snapped up in 2007 by Texas office space tycoon Zaya Younan, along with the former Sakowitz department store building (currently a parking garage) across the street at 1111 Main.
Other types of changes may be coming for the lower floors of 1010 Lamar, as plans to redevelop Dallas St. as a pedestrian-friendly shopping corridor progress. Those plans call for a retail redo of the bottom few floors of the office building; street reconstruction is going on now.
- City has shortlist for downtown redevelopment project [Chron.com]
- Dallas Street Improvements [Downtown Houston]
- Previously on Swamplot: What the New Dallas St. Shopping District Downtown Is Supposed To Look Like
Photo: Jamie Guidry via Swamplot inbox