The Houston Chronicle is reporting demolition plans for two significant historic structures: a section of the River Oaks Shopping Center on West Gray Avenue and the modernist Americana Building downtown.
Preservation Houston has requested official consulting status from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the Houston Airport System's proposed demolition of George Bush Intercontinental Airport's original West Airport Traffic Control Tower (1966), which was designed by I.M Pei & Associates. Pei later designed Houston's Texas Commerce Tower (now JPMorgan Chase Tower) and Texas Commerce Center (now Chase Center), its parking garage.
Preservation Houston, Houston Mod, National Trust for Historic Preservation, AIA Houston and Houston Arts & Media are sharing the Docomomo US Advocacy Award of Excellence for the coordinated effort to promote the preservation and repurposing of the Harris County Domed Stadium, better known as the Astrodome.
Houston Independent School District’s Board of Education voted this morning to accept a mediated agreement that calls for the demolition of the original Phillis Wheatley/E.O. Smith school while incorporating decorative elements from the historic building into the new Mickey Leland Preparatory Academy for Young Men, to be built on the site.