COMMENT OF THE DAY: JOCKEYING FOR POSITION IN HOUSTON’S VERTICAL FUTURE “77004: THE new construction hotspot for townhomes, low/mid/highrises . . . Of course , the funny part is all of the leasing/real estate agents are going to tout the “views” from their respective buildings — which will probably get blocked by newer highrises. Just like on Post Oak Blvd., between Loop 610 and San Felipe Rd: The Hanover highrise apartment building had killer views south down Post Oak to the Galleria. Now Randall Davis built another awful high rise: the Astoria, which has some heinous, cheap-looking aluminum “crown” on top. And Interfin is completing its Four Leaf Place tower #5, where 24 Hour Fitness used to be . . . That stretch of Post Oak is becoming crowded. Thank Goodness my dentist’s office on the upper floors of the Wells Fargo Tower is on the NORTH side of the tower. Sitting in the chair, his patients have unobstructed views north over Tanglewood (which can never be built up) . . . Anyway, Houston keeps growing by leaps and bounds. Change: get in front of it, go with it, or get left behind. [Padraig, commenting on Strip Center Art Gallery Makes Room for Installation of Highrise in Museum Park] Illustration: Lulu
Four leaf place number 5? I believe you are talking about the BHP Billiton HQ. Belfiore is being built on Wynden and S Post Oak Lane.
77004: Your HIP new ZIP!
From my dentist’s chair, in a building on the west loop, is an unobstructed view north. The road’s undulations, the smooth traffic, and the majestic Transco tower are somehow mesmerizing.
BHP and just about all of the new residential towers in that area are architectural duds.
FYI, it’s Four OAKS Place, not Four LEAF Place. The latter refers to the two condo towers at the corner of San Felipe and S. Post Oak Lane which my parents called “the twin uglies” when they went up in the ’80s. The former is the office complex, which formerly included the fitness club, now the new BHP tower.
Four Leaf looks great compared to the Astoria.
Huh, that’s a pretty diverse zip code. The edge of a beautiful museum district and also one of the areas with the highest murder rates in the country.
I miss living in 77004, aka third ward, aka binz district, now known as the museum district *eye roll*
@MrEction – “with the highest murder rates in the country.” Source? I live in this zip and have not experienced a single murder in 7 years. Once someone dropped off a body on the 288 feeder, presumably killed somewhere else. Find it hard to believe that this zip ranks up there with Chicago, south LA, Miami, or even other parts of Houston (Greenspoint and Sharpstown).
I don’t know about “Binz District”, but Third Ward and Museum District are distinctly different.
I’m one of those townhouse dwellers in the Third Ward, and one of my six-pack neighbors got around the problem of obstructed views in a literal sense: She built an observation deck on top of her house that’s only accessible by a ladder.
Good for views… bad for late-night, outdoor drinking.
@feh – They most certainly do overlap. Check out the maps:
Museum District: http://houmuse.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/HMD-Brochure-Map-R4-flat.pdf
Original 3rd Ward: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wards_of_Houston#/media/File:HoustonWards1920.jpg
@Superdave. I apologize, it was not murder, it was “violent crime”
Northern third ward came in at #15.
As for everyone else, look at the actual map of 77004, it covers the east edge of the museum district, the southeast side of midtown, and the northern third ward. It REALLY doesn’t matter what you think it means, zip codes actually have strict geographical meanings.