Here's a new little gem I found recently. This building is under construction now, groundbreaking took place within this month. 2 weeks ago I saw the tower crane for it, and kind of didn't pay much attention to it. I figured it was a parking garage or something. Not many projects can be built or proposed anymore without me knowing about it first. So I didn't pay much attention. Lastnight though we were in downtown about 2 blocks from it. It was so nice lastnight, in the 70s even as late as midnight. So we went over to see it. We drove by, I was looking for a sign, and there was one, but I sort of missed it. I did see a nice little building on it, so we came around the block and this time I got a look into the lot, there was a huge hole. I thought, well that's sufficiant enough for a sizeable building. And we pulled up to the sign, and I read it. And we drove off. We went back South through downtown, I wanted to check a few more buildings under construction, a banner on 300 West Sixth, and count the floors on the Hampton Inn & Suites. By time we got home, I had forgotten the name of the building. Bummer. I asked my mom if she remembered, and she said no. And said maybe it will come to you later. I thought, yeah right, and ate dinner and went to bed. Today I was typing some architecture firms' names at Skyscrapers.com and the name of the building popped in my head, "Texas Association of Counties". So I looked it up on Google, and sure enough, I found the site. I was going to send them an email hoping for they'd send me the height, and maybe find a rendering. When I got to the site, right there on listed, was it's height, 120 feet and 8 floors. Normally I wouldn't be so interested about such a short building, but this should be a really nice looking building. It will have 4 levels of parking, 2 below ground, with 292 spaces. Ground floor retail, office space, 82,047 square feet in all. Small building but it's going to look nice. The Penthouse Condominiums nearby are 122 feet tall.
Here's the rendering.