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  1. It looks like we have a coup going on in the bend! About 20 pelicans have taken the bend away from the egrets and herons. They've moved a little east. last week I counted 5 Osprey working the area between the bend and 288. They are spectacular birds! I also counted 12 new homes being built in the neighborhood. Pretty exciting.
  2. 1300 Capitol Street---New HSPVA campus

    I drove by today and liked the contrasting colors of brick on the north side.
  3. Beautiful park and landscaping. I like the tile addition!
  4. New Garage with Retail Next to Lyric Center

    Hopefully this will raise the bar for parking garages., and maybe they'll see the value in retail. It certainly changes the street view.
  5. 1803 Pease

    Actually, once these new developments start filling up this will be one of the most populated quadrants in the city. Besides the Hamilton, you have: 2016 Main Houston House Marlowe Sky House 1 & 2 Camden's new development south of Root Park and the three new 5-8 story residential projects around the Co Cathedral So most of the small one and two story buildings will start finding new lives as retail and service oriented establishments. Probably several will become bars and restaurants . I like the feel of the bars across from The House of Blues and I could see that trend continuing over to Eado.
  6. Midtown Sears

    I think its fair to say that this would be a game changer. I'm sure there are visions of mixed use transit oriented developments dancing in their heads. Maybe a couple of high rises for starters. I would think that this would also inspire some new developer to pick up the Main street properties adjacent to the station. I think Metro is holding some of it.
  7. I used to play bocce after work at Hans Bier Haus. We played most afternoons. You wouldn't believe how many times we had concrete rain down on us while they were building the Robinhood. My nephew bought it from Hans. So yeah something will be going overboard. Karma. Unfortunately Adam showed his bad side in his departure from the property.
  8. My concern lies not with the height of this hotel, but the developers themselves. I tried to find out more about this fairly new 2016 company that Yashani started and offices on Bellaire Blvd., but there is no way to get to a site and the little bit of information sounds very weak. It reminds me a bit of the guys sitting on the Holidaze inn downtown. These are not the guys we want building this hotel. Yashani and Yari built the Scottsdale W and I'm not impressed. I have serious fears that they are going to build something similar to the Embassy Suites with stucco siding or the Hampton Homewood suites in downtown. Mark my word these are not the developers we want building a W hotel in this space. We want somebody willing to splurge a little and these guys won't do that. Keep them in the burbs. Who built the Austin W.
  9. Stunning images! At first I thought you had captured a jet trail in perfect alignment with the Republic Bank Building in the first image. Then I realized it was a filing light.
  10. Its more the old pipelines that run all through the city. There are hundreds.
  11. For those interested. In 1977, Scott Ziegler and fellow Rice Alum Michael Cooper , founded Ziegler Cooper Architects. This is a new publication to celebrate this firms work. Scott Ziegler will be signing a new 400 page book on the firm Ziegler Cooper: Thursday, March 1, 2018 @7:00pm Brazos Book 2421 Bissonnet Street "Beautiful architecture enriches peoples lives, uplifts the human spirit and provides a constant vision of excellence" Scott Ziegler
  12. 40-story High-Rise for Block 98, Behind Hess Tower

    For those interested. In 1977, Scott Ziegler and fellow Rice Alum Michael Cooper , founded Ziegler Cooper Architects. This is a new publication to celebrate this firms work. Scott Ziegler will be signing a new 400 page book on the firm Ziegler Cooper: Thursday, March 1, 2018 @7:00pm Brazos Book 2421 Bissonnet Street "Beautiful architecture enriches peoples lives, uplifts the human spirit and provides a constant vision of excellence" Scott Ziegler
  13. I think the original renderings showed it going on top of the Houston First building.
  14. This might be done before the Arabella
  15. Midtown Common @ 2403 Caroline

    Shawn, thanks for coming on and giving us an update from the horses mouth. Sounds like a good plan. I've said since you announced how happy I am with this use of the land. Best news is its East of Main, which has been a sore subject on here. Seemed that all development was happening West of Main. Now, with this and The Caydon project, looks like things are starting to heat up on the East. Good luck, and are you related to Tony?