The viewÂ this week aroundÂ Westpark Dr. at the West Loop includes both the old lattice towers currently holding CenterPoint’s electrical transmission linesÂ and the taller, skinnier single pole models that will be taking over the gig. AÂ reader captured some side-by-side portraits of the old towers and their replacements,Â which CenterPoint is deploying toÂ raiseÂ the linesÂ out of the way of TxDOT’s proposed future editsÂ to the 610-59 interchangeÂ tangle.Â The cherry picker aboveÂ is shownÂ tethered to one of the new towersÂ in the easement just west of 610; the top shot shows a poleÂ up on the east side of the freeway between the Loop Central office midrises and theÂ Danny Jackson Family Bark ParkÂ (which closed down last summerÂ soÂ CenterPoint could work on the land the county hadÂ been using as the park’sÂ parking lot).
Here’s a ground-levelÂ shot at theÂ base of an old-and-new tower pair just outside the dog park, with someÂ Houston Garden CenterÂ inventory in the background for scale:
The garden supply store and nearby Candlewood SuitesÂ sign also make an appearance in this west-facingÂ older shot of the dog park,Â which will probably reopen in June or so beneath theÂ revised towerscape:
- Previously on Swamplot:Â CenterPoint Energy Work To Cause Extended Outage of Dog Park on Westpark Dr.