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  1. 6-story school downtown

    The above quotes do seem very thin on architectural critique and heavily invested in what passes as modern, adolescent sounding, trendy bigotry. To this add never actually communicate with the target of the bigotry but make self-created assumptions on what they think. Let's stick to architecture and quit ridiculing people we do not know.
  2. 6-story school downtown

    I never said or implied the Diocese is insolvent. I am not privy to their finacial health. Nevertheless seeing what Texas A&M did to the Shamrock and MD Anderson did to the Prudential building ( both of which were marvelous building in my opinion) one can assume insolvency is a non-issue in these situations.. I my not like it but I suspect it has to do with straight forward non-sentimental financial decisions. I would not be surprised if the Diocese used the same reasoning. Just glad a few buildings such as the old Texaco and Texas State hotel building survived. Hoping the Great Southwestern building makes a comeback.
  3. 6-story school downtown

    No offense meant, but why rage? Where was the money for the preservation? I did not like it when the Shamrock and the old Prudential buildings were torn down, but in truth what can be done? Is there a mechanism to make preservation of these buildings economically feasible? Why would MD Anderson spend money to prop up a building their analysts found unfeasible? How could this school with an even smaller budget accomplish this? You are correct. It is a beautiful and irreplacable building sandwiched between two architecturally unimpressive buildings. I think the folks at IWA mourned the loss of this building, but life is full of unpleasant but necessary decisions. And yes, give the people at IWA credit. They did not cut and run like many Houston businesses when the area went derelict ( not that I blame them I would have done the same thing)
  4. Greenspoint Mall Under Contract to be Redeveloped to Mixed-Use

    Back in the early 1980's Greenspoint Mall and environs was an affluent up and coming area. It was pleasant shopping there. A French hotel with a good restaurant was nearby. Then the oil crash and within a few years it was a crime ridden mess. Hopefully this will help in turning the place around.
  5. Reminds somewhat of the Hanover Post Oak in Uptown
  6. Our family went to Biggios while we stayed at the Marriott. Enjoyed it greatly, but I am not a gourmet and as long as the service is functional, I'm happy. CrockpotandGravel has an extensive awareness of the Houston dining scene. His opinion perhaps?
  7. Holiday / Days / Heaven On Earth Inn (801 Calhoun)

    Elegant old building
  8. Camden Conte: 21-Stories x2 (2 Phases) - Downtown

    What are the rents for the Hamilton, block 334 or the other non-highrise apartments? Anyone know?
  9. 40-story High-Rise for Block 98, Behind Hess Tower

    By my calculations approximately 3678 residential units are UC or have been finished in the last four years. With Block 98 and the Camden another 589 units will be built. This will leave approximately 865 units from the Fairfield, the Marquette ( north of MMP) and the other Camden. This comes to a grand total of 5132. This includes both DLI and non-DLI influenced construction.
  10. Camden Conte: 21-Stories x2 (2 Phases) - Downtown

    The extended version is also humorous. It presses many stereotype of the very rich.
  11. 40-story High-Rise for Block 98, Behind Hess Tower

    Here are some renderings from last september
  12. 40-story High-Rise for Block 98, Behind Hess Tower

    I hope it comes true this time. The groundbreaking dates for this building have been so numerous they are beginning to resemble the cyclic end of the world pronoucements. If it is built it will be a skyline enhancer. With this and the Camden there will be only two more residentials left to build: the other camden and a residential tower on around the 1800 block of Main. What a tremendous change in downtown residential!
  13. Is the Rustic to be in the lot which is wrapped by the convention center service ramp?
  14. Camden Conte: 21-Stories x2 (2 Phases) - Downtown

    HNathoo, I believe you got the good announcement of the week. Thanks.