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  1. 509 & 517 Louisiana to be Demolished

    That historic tree used to be thirsty.
  2. Capitol Tower by Skanska, formerly Houston Club Building

    I know it is not the point, but man, the Pennzoil Towers are still amazing. Only wish they were either taller or on a more visible block.
  3. New 2018 Foreign Flags

    I love seeing foreign flag carriers at IAH but that has money loser written all over it. I hate seeing obvious duds coming because it could scare off potentially good service in the future. In the bad news department, it seems as if the IAH-Luanda service is going away in the next few weeks. Love seeing those giant 747-400s. My dream; Asiana. It's a brilliant airline with great service with onward connections to Asia via Seoul. I know Korean failed but KE coming here was dumb. We're a Star Alliance Hub. Asiana is that * carrier of carrier.
  4. GreenStreet Redevelopment + 21-Story Hotel Alessandra

    Zina is great. She's given up coaching at the pro level and is now back in Houston full-time dedicating herself to expanding her academy for youth. Lori coaches out there every day. They've got some really exciting plans to expand what they do in MacGregor Park. Going to need to fundraise a lot but I think they'll pull it off.
  5. GreenStreet Redevelopment + 21-Story Hotel Alessandra

    Zina Garrison and Lori McNeil should both be in there. Doubles champions who grew up in the Third Ward and crashed through all sorts of barriers. Plus, Lori is still out on the courts every day teaching the next generation in MacGregor Park at ZGA.
  6. Midtown Sears

    HCC Central would have also been near the U-Line. That campus is really exploding.
  7. Parking Garage to be built next to the Le Meridian

    Horrendous. No other major city would allow for this crap but we are 100% run by developers.
  8. Amazon HQ2

    Could you imagine if 70 years ago a local Houston area politician wrote a rider into a bill to specifically block federal funds for building interstates in Harris/Galveston Counties but allowing that money to go to DFW, Portland, St Louis, etc...? Funny that you left out that part of the story. But, typical for you.
  9. Amazon HQ2

    It isn't an ad hominem attack when it is true. Just like with Kotkin. Follow the money. As for your second paragraph, nonsense. They built it because it was approved and had the funding. Culberson's crusade has cost tax payers millions. It's one of the reasons TX 7 might flip despite gerrymandering.
  10. Amazon HQ2

    The green and purple lines are incomplete without the University Line. We have a central North-South Line but a mostly incomplete East-West one. But, max concrete knows that. That was part of the anti-transit lobby's plan all along. Kill the extension to the West where the major employment centers are and then use the lower than anticipated ridership numbers to the partially completed sections to keep it dead. It's hard to take anything he says seriously because it is in his name. He has a vested interest in killing alternative modes of travel. That said, ridership numbers for both the green and purple lines are increasing. The last two months we have figures for (Oct and Nov 2017) show that ridership is up over 400,000+ year-over year and that other than the months of August-September due to Harvey and multiple service interruptions, ridership is way up in 2017.
  11. Miller Outdoor Theater Master Plan

    It's been like that for over a week. I rode by several times and they were laying new sod and fertilizer. Maybe protecting new grass?
  12. Hanover River Oaks - 39 Stories

    Good. I had heard he walked. While the tower is a nothing burger, it's better than a cleared lot.
  13. Hanover River Oaks - 39 Stories

    Villa Borghese was cancelled. Kinda sad because they removed that cute cluster of buildings.
  14. Hanover River Oaks - 39 Stories

    THANK GOD Randall Davis didn't develop in the Rice Village. Hanover's two projects are head-and-shoulders above anything he has ever built. Also, I'd rather a city have hodge-podge funky development than just one master-planned thing after another. But, that's just me. I like quirks... like the Dirt Bar to me is more interesting than Green Street or whatever it is called now.
  15. Hanover River Oaks - 39 Stories

    I still have a dream that someday we'll have a green roof initiative. Imagine that picture with gardens/parks on top of the sprawling apartment buildings and garages.