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For discussing new and proposed projects.

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Photographing Houston

Post your photographs of the Bayou City, and view other people's pictures.
Related link: Houston prints and posters for your home or office.

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Houston photo:  The Queensb... - last post by Otto Mation


Which are the best? Which were mistakes?
Related link: The big wiki list of new projects going up in Houston

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Williams Tower - last post by AREJAY

Architects, Developers, and Designs

Photos and discussions of architects, styles of architecture, and the people behind them.

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Hines Architectural Forum a... - last post by mkultra25

Historic Houston

Places that have survived the city's "progress" and those that are only memories. Plus places that go bump in the night.

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Short-Lived Businesses - last post by DJboutit

Houston Mod

Houston's mid-century architectural heritage.

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Galveston Mods Open Sept 27... - last post by mkultra25

Crater Houston Alliance

Demolition, and the ugly buildings you'd like to implode.

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Gulfton - last post by ArchMemoH

Holy Places

Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, Temples, Cathedrals, Chapels, and other holy places.

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Bethal  Curch in Freedman... - last post by trymahjong

Sports and Stadia

The teams, their buildings, and all things related.

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Future Of The Astrodome - last post by BigFootsSocks

Moving to Houston

Ask questions before you move, get guidance as you prepare, and learn what to expect once you're here.

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Moving without a definite plan - last post by brian0123

Community Announcements

Your group's press releases, announcements, and notices.

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Traffic and Transportation

  1. Planes,
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The Katy Freeway is full. The Southwest Freeway is full. The Eastex Freeway is full. All the freeways are full. What should we do next?

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Beltway 8 / Ship Channel Br... - last post by BigFootsSocks

Houston Real Estate

Talk about buying, selling, relocating, building, neighborhoods, and other issues related to settling down in the Bayou City.

Do not post real estate listings. They go here: Real Estate and Apartment Listings

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St. Germain building, 3700... - last post by nativehoustonion

Houston Construction, Home Repair, and Improvement

  1. Deed Restrictions, Variances, and Permits,
  2. Interior Decorating,
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Talk about the process and business of construction from huge towers to D.I.Y. with a Houston twist. Discuss your projects and get advice on problems that only seem to pop up in the Bayou City.

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Pier and Beam Foundation Re... - last post by LarryDierker

City Hall

  1. Crime and Punishment,
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It's your city. How is it serving you? Are the potholes being filled, or do we have to call 911 for 311?

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2015 Houston Mayor's race - last post by Blue Dogs

Houston and the Environment

From flooding to Buffalo Bayou to air pollution to the rapidly disappearing Katy Prairie, talk about the city's impact on the environment and the environment's impact on the city.

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Texas Commission on Environ... - last post by trymahjong

Houston and the Media

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Radio, TV, Newspapers, web, and more. Discuss Houston's home-grown media (KTRK, KIAH, KHOU, The Chron, The Press, KTRH, KUHF, etc...) and how the outside world sees Houston.

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Adios MundoMax. KTXH Adds t... - last post by Purpledevil

International Houston

Life in Houston's Asian, French, British, Russian, Mexican and other foreign-based communities.

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British International Schoo... - last post by august948

Houston Area Dining, Shopping and Entertainment

Houston and its environs have great restaurants, the largest mall in Texas, and some of the liveliest night life in the Southwest.

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When is Krispy Kreme opening? - last post by LarryDierker

The Arts in Houston

From huge museums to independent galleries, painting, sculpture, dance, fashion, and music flourish in Houston.

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Houston Ballet - last post by 102IAHexpress

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Rebirth on the bayou, or just as seedy and run down as ever?

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Franklin + Milam: 9-Story G... - last post by Urbannizer


From acres of vacant lots to a thriving community. Check out what's going on in Houston's newest inner Loop neighborhood.

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More coming to Midtown! - last post by Houston19514


Combining stately homes and the city's "Alternative" culture.

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Midtown TIRZ wants to annex... - last post by samagon

The Heights

Proud, involved homeowners make this one of the few places where you can still see Houston as it was 100 years ago.

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Lack of Restaurant Diversit... - last post by mako

West Loop/Galleria/Uptown/Memorial

Another of Houston's cities-within-a-city. The shopping and business mecca is turning residential before our eyes.

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West Memorial / Energy Corr... - last post by BigFootsSocks

The East End

The historic and industrial heart of the Bayou City, between downtown and the Port of Houston.

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800 Sampson St. - Warehouse... - last post by HoustonMidtown

Museum District

Quiet. Green. Dignified. The neighborhood so many others try to emulate.

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Miller Outdoor Theater reno... - last post by BigFootsSocks

Texas Medical Center

One of the fastest growing cityscapes in Houston.

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Riverside Terrace - a neigh... - last post by bambam

Other Houston Neighborhoods

Post the topic here. If a neighborhood gets enough messages, it will get its own forum.

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Galveston and the Gulf Islands

Galveston Island, Bolivar Peninsula and the other barrier islands of coastal Texas.
Related link: The small but growing wiki list of new projects going up on Galveston Island

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Katy and Points West

Katy, Cinco Ranch, Sealy, and other I-10 exurbs and their neighbors.

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Sugar Land and the Southwest

Sugar Land, First Colony, Missouri City, Richmond-Rosenberg and other southwestern areas.

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Quail Valley (Missouri City... - last post by KristinDaugherty

The Great Northwest

Champions, Spring, Klein, Cypress, Tomball, FM 1960, Copperfield, Jersey Village, Cy-Fair and more.

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The Woodlands and Northern Pines

The Woodlands, Kingwood, Spring, Conroe, Humble, Cleveland and onward into the Piney Woods.

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New Shenendoah Development - last post by Sparrow

Coastal Prairie and Bay

The mainland communities south of Houston and along the coast of Galveston Bay from Pearland, Alvin, Freeport, and Lake Jackson to Clear Lake, Texas City, and Anahuac.

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Bryan-College Station

Just a quick trip up highway 6 the future of Texas is made.
Population (2008): 72,357+84,128

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San Antonio

The second-largest city in Texas, best known for the Alamo and the Riverwalk.
Population (2010): 1,327,407

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Uninteresting skyline - last post by IronTiger

Dallas/Fort Worth/Metroplex

Our neighbors to the north.
Population (2010): 1,197,816 + 741,206 + ...

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State capitol, tech hub, college town, hippie haven. Austin is many things to many people.
Population (2010): 790,390

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Aspen Heights: 22-story Res... - last post by Urbannizer

Other Texas Places

From Amarillo to Brownsville. El Paso to Nacogdoches. There's a lot of places to see in the Lone Star State. Talk about them here.

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$1BN New Corpus Christ... - last post by JLWM8609

New Orleans and Southern Louisiana

The food. The music. The city. The swamps.
Population (2008): 311,853

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River House Luxury Apartments - last post by psilverot

Meanwhile, In The Rest of the World...

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Discussions of architecture and urban issues in other cities within the United States and abroad.
Related link: Towrs architecture fan site

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A Los Angeles Plan to Resha... - last post by mkultra25

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General Houston Discussions

For anything about Houston that doesn't quite fit into another category.

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Urbanism documentary and bo... - last post by Alec

The Weather

  1. Hurricane Ike 2008,
  2. Hurricane Rita 2005,
  3. Hurricane Katrina 2005,
  4. Hurricane Wilma 2005,
  5. June, 2006 Flooding,
  6. January, 2007 Ice Storm,
  7. Hurricane Dean 2007

Hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, blue northers, sandstorms, and blazing sun: Texas has it all.

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All that rain - last post by HoustonMidtown

Off Topic

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For sensible discussion of other topics of interest. Books, art, whatever. Anything but sex, politics, and morality.

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Way Off Topic

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For discussion of controversial topics. Sex. Politics. Morality. Things like that. Keep it PG-13, or your post will be deleted. There are children among us.

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Computers, Technology and the Internet

If you're here, you must have a computer and internet access. Talk about computers, life online, the latest gadgets and gizmos, and related cool stuff.

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Classified Ads

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Need to buy something? Have something to sell? Got some room? Looking for space? Post your ads here.
Ads for get-rich-quick schemes, MLM programs, and anything verging on illegal or questionable will be deleted without warning.

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Houston Architecture .Info

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For discussions of the web site and suggestions for improvements to it, and this forum.

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