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Discovery Tower

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Trammel Crow has acquired Block 126 in downtown Houston with plans to develop a new Class A office tower called Discovery Tower. The block is next to the new downtown park that is currently under construction called Discovery Green. The new tower is expected to be between 600,000 sf and 1.2M sf in size and is expected to break ground in early 2008 with a 2010 completion. Discovery Tower will be designed by Gensler Architects and is expected to be a LEED certified building.

Houston Business Journal: Trammell Crow acquires downtown block for future office tower

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Couldn't really find much on the Trammel Crow site, but are there any renderings or idea of height?

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Nope, still in the early planning stages, guess it depends on what tenants they can sign.

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seems like a big project, should be exciting. thanks for linking though.

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Thanks for posting this new development. This Discovery Tower does sound Big!!! Is it safe to say this should be least 30-stories or maybe 40 or 50-stories??

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It looks like the initial plans for Discovery Tower have this being 31-stories at 630,000 sf with the possibility of expanding up to 1.2 million sf. The site at block 126 is bound by La Branch, Walker, McKinney and Crawford. Trammell Crow has also put the block adjacent to this under contract for a possible future phase.

It also appears that several other office towers are in the works and could be announced later this year.

  • Brookfield Properties is planning a tower but will not start construction until at least 50% of the space is leased.

  • Crescent Real Estate will add a building to the existing Houston Center.

  • Hines also has a tower in the planning stages.

Houston Chronicle: 31-story building planned

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hopefully they get the sign off to basically dobnle the size of the building, if you average 12.8 feet per floor which is average I think, it will be just around a 400 foot tower, will be a nice little addition. especially next to the new park tower

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I believe LEED towers have a higher floor-floor height more along the lines of ~15'. That would put a 31-story tower at around 465 feet minus any ornamentation at the top.

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I believe LEED towers have a higher floor-floor height more along the lines of ~15'. That would put a 31-story tower at around 465 feet minus any ornamentation at the top.

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