Finally Perot sounds excited like he's got some fire now!!
Its about time. Truthfully I was very dissappointed in the first render. That render looked boring as heck, lifeless and generic. After looking at bold skyscrapers around the globe (especially my favorites in Moscow) I wondered why we couldn't have another bold design to continue the theme started in the 80s.
This design is gorgeous and has a London/Moscow/international type of feel.
This should easily hit 900ft+. Even if its just 1,000,000sqft. Just look at 432 Park Ave in NYC. That sucker is like over 1300ft yet skinny(412ksqft). We can finally get our deserved supertall with a smaller footprint. Since the spot has no height limit we need to go hard or go home. Glad Perot wanted something more aggressive. No wonder he has been so quiet over the last 3+ years. I hope its taller than LAs US Bank Tower (1018ft). 1025ft would be a perfect height IMO but if they can go taller.....wow! (There's not an emoticon on site that can express my thoughts right now)!!!
"The plan is only a guide"
"routes may not be built"
what bothers me about this whole whole process is that this "guide" is just that...... a guide....... BUT a number of our leaders at the City decided to talk to the media..... and then the media reports that Houston WILL BUILD 600 miles of bike paths (or whatever bullS**t that political crapthey want to say. Everybody feels good. Maybe something gets done. Maybe not. This is far more about politics than actually committing to build bike trails and at least a few of our elected officials went on record to say as much. Unfortunately, I don't believe that the mayor was one of them.
so, now they City has a "guide" with no funding sources, no commitments, no timelines, and........ ok, great. We have a plan. Terrific. We can now all feel good. We have a guide that will guide us for some number of years into the future. Yeah!