Permissions started to trickle in earlier this month for the knockout of various buildings on the newly former Exxon Upstream research facility at the corner of Buffalo Spdwy. and W. Alabama St. California-based Spear Street Capital and Transwestern admitted to buying the property last week but stayed mum on plans for the site. A reader took a wandering tour around the edge of the 1950s lab complex yesterday afternoon, noting the parking garage teardown shown above, and the various signs of deliberately accelerated wear-and-tear around the rest of the structures:
- Previously on Swamplot: Daily Demolition Report: West Mandell Defaced; New Owner of Exxon’s Buffalo Spdwy. Research Campus Knocking Out Exterior Defenses This Week
Upstream Going Down
Well, this makes me a bit sad. Somewhere in a box I’ve got a photo of my dad, mom and sister in front of the Humble Research center taken sometime around 1956.
If they were tearing it all down wouldn’t there be some large equipment on site? Makes me think it’s going to be a renovation.
@Walker large excavators are on site, though they’re only shown in the top picture and a little hard to spot.
Does anyone know what is going to be built here?