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cspwal last won the day on December 6 2016

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  1. That would be a super tall for sure Galveston is about 50 miles from downtown. The formula for calculating the horizon is d = 3.57*sqrt(h), with d in kilometers, and h in meters. Running the numbers that's 502 m tall, or 1640 feet. That's about the same height as the Taipei 101. It wouldn't be taller than One World Trade Center (1,776 ft) but the observation deck would be taller - 1 WTC's deck is at 1,254 feet. So we should build it, make the final completion height be 1,836 feet, and houston would have the tallest building in the country with the highest observation deck
  2. Maybe Hines knows something we don't about what the market will look like in 2 years (when a tower started soon would deliver)
  3. The difference between Wal-Mart or Target and Sears is that both Wal-Mart and Target long ago started having "super stores" that have grocery items. The probably goes a long way to keeping the customers coming in - groceries seem the least resistant to online shopping. I haven't been in a K-Mart in years, but I know that Sears doesn't have groceries. The question is whether or not it is possible to have a general purpose store nowadays with out a food component. It is looking like no
  4. Why not close the street during the weekend to do it - that's when all the closures seem to happen anyway
  5. Interesting update to this saga: http://www.houstonpress.com/news/club-life-in-midtown-shut-down-by-harris-county-9296230 Apparently they don't have a liquor license and are getting shutdown. The article has a list of 9 different "incidents" that happened there, including a murder, 6 assaults, and this:
  6. I feel like this is a big fu to the people who own the building in the middle "Sell us your building!" "Only at 3x the land value" "Fine I'll show you" Also like many sky scrapers it can be typed: ∩
  7. They should keep it behind a glass curtain facade
  8. I think his point is why have that deadline if Hines isn't planning something soon? It probably just means the demo crew had a a nice long deadline, the demo is taking longer than they thought, and they would lose more money going over the deadline than paying a second shift to blow things up.
  9. Ah that makes sense. And it wouldn't make too much sense to have the boom be long enough to do so since the only use would be installing the new crane.
  10. Two construction workers! They've doubled their workforce!
  11. Google Translate: (I put '...' in for untranslated bits)
  12. Will they use the current tower crane to construct the other two tower cranes? If not, why not?
  13. More open lots or less expensive land?
  14. Lots of cities get rain and have subway stations; I'm sure there's a way to do this, even if it is as simple as having a cistern under each station for the water to drain into (I'm talking Cistern @ Buffalo Bayou Park size) The tunnels downtown don't flood when it rains, I'm just saying