What wonders wait in the secret rooftop garden that appears to be peeking over the edge of the highrise at 801 Saint Joseph Pkwy.? Reader and city sleuth Rachel Dvoretzky spotted a handful of leafy protrusions from the former hotel, Vedic school, and ambiguous combination thereof, most recently converted to a Days Inn prior to its slide into further dilapidation. The ever-changing graffiti veneer presented to passing Pierce Elevated drivers has seen some changes since April, too:
- Previously on Swamplot: Downtown’s Preeminent Dilapidated Hotel Tower Now Outfitted To Greet I-45ers with New Nametags, Fewer Window Panes; Vacant Downtown Days Inn To Get a Total Facelift, Become Whatever Hotel It’s Becoming; Up Close and Personal with Downtown’s Foremost Former Hotel and Vedic University; What’s Getting Thrown Out the Window at the Abandoned Days Inn Downtown?; Heaven on Earth Fire Drill; Digging Out from Heaven on Earth; Heaven on Earth Being Reincarnated; Heaven on Earth Sells Again
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Between Heaven and Heaven on Earth
Anyone have a drone and some spare time?
Demolish that POS already.
How this building is still standing is beyond me as it us such an eyesore!!!
tumbleweed….they thrive in desolate environments.
Maybe if they would be open to hear how Houston could entice the micro housing trend, we could have something special to be a gateway when the pierce comes down.
Look for “in Situ”
People wondering why this building hasn’t been demolished…asbestos. The costs to demo are prohibitive compared to buying other property in downtown and constructing a new building.
There are rumors that a repurpose may be in the works.
Detroit called. They want their urban decor back.
kjb- Enough excuses. Tear it down, ASAP.
ASBESTOS? REALLY? ITS A GOLD MINE OR SHALL I SAY HEROIN MINE. ANYONE THAT BUYS THAT PROPERTY WILL BE THE BIGGEST DRUG OWNER / DISTRIBUTOR IN H-TOWN