Lou Minatti notes that the construction crane parked on the site of the Park 8 condo tower project on the west side of Beltway 8 between Bellaire and Beechnut has at long last been dismantled and removed. Is it time to say goodbye to the Land of Oz?
More bad news for fans of the 3-tower (plus hospital and strip center) project: The video originally embedded in our story about the project from last year is down too. But don’t worry . . . YouTube has a copy! See it again — and relive some of that Oz highrise magic — after the jump.
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And a look back at a rendering of one of the towers, as seen from Arthur Storey Park next door:
- My life as of July 8, 2008 [Lou Minatti]
- Park 8 [YouTube]
- Park 8: The Land of Oz Comes to Houston [Swamplot]
Photo: Lou Minatti; Rendering: Swinerton