Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Towering Galleria Giant Still Veiled in Black Gauze: Forever Transco, Sorry Williams


Williams' Shrowded Top 

Tip of Williams Tower - Zoom shot from the West added 2/14/2016 
The top-notch do-over has been in the works for months 
What's behind? -- A Beacon on a Turntable  

Now concealed: The Tip of the Tower
(as zoomed and snapped in 2011) 
Beholding the full stature of  the Williams Tower from inside the Loop -
Westheimer at Hotel Derek 
Williams and new Alpha side-by-side, with a bit of West Loop overhang (Oct 2015)
View from Richmond Ave
Forever Transco Tower

(for long-time H-Town denizens, anyhow)  


Where was Williams then? 
21 years ago the Transco Tower was the Galleria's well-recognized landmark  

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE: 
GALLERIA FACE LIFT AND MAKEOVER 




the Galleria - perennial rejuvenation zone 

From oil bust to mad mattress rush, and back again 

IN THE INTERIM: FROM FIFTIES TO SIXTIES ...


... AND LOOP RE-BRANDING



Night and Day at the Westheimer-West Loop Galleria Corner
Zone d'Erotica Dillard's Shell and Williams Tower 

Westloop-Westheimer corner 
with erstwhile Transco Tower anno 2015

Galleria Panorama 



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