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  1. Grand Texas Theme Park - New Caney

    FWIW, The revised website for Grand Texas is up, but with little additional detail: http://grandtx.com/ Also, the mascot for Big Rivers Water Park and Gator Bayou Adventure Park has been revealed:
  2. Skyhawk Videos

    A slew of aerials from a channel I've followed for awhile: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjJDag4ruCz0_usBKMVTFpg/videos Published on Jul 28, 2017 Houston ISD Delmar Fieldhouse the $35.2 million, 5,000-seat facility will host basketball and volleyball games and tournaments, as well as graduation ceremonies and other special events. The maple court floor is removable and expandable, suiting both the 84 feet required for high school games and the 94 feet Published on Jul 22, 2017 Houston park that for decades was the only one in the city that allowed black residents was rededicated Saturday after undergoing a $34 million restoration.
  3. HMNS - Wiess Energy Hall 3.0

    Yep... I want to go to there:
  4. HMNS - Wiess Energy Hall 3.0

    This whole document here is an interesting look-through, if you're into museums and themed entertainment as I am: http://www.teaconnect.org/images/files/TEA_160_611852_160525.pdf (In particular, see pages 72-73 for Houston Museum of Natural Science standing, as of the end of 2015.)
  5. File this under 'Interior Buildouts,' I suppose... Some great overviews of the forthcoming Wiess Energy Hall at HMNS can be found over on Vimeo. Latest, here: (HMNS' page, with other updates: https://vimeo.com/user39050446 )
  6. I'd love to see a SkySpire (by US Thrill Rides) get located somewhere appropriately downtown... http://www.usthrillrides.com/products/skyspire/ ...Maybe where the Nau Center was supposed to go, and just include Tourism exhibit areas at the base? (New Orleans may apparently get one on the waterfront: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=216127 )
  7. Back on the subject, more correctly: The menus for Biggio's, Walker Street, and High Dive are all up on the hotel's website - see here, and the links are over on the right...: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/houmq-marriott-marquis-houston/ And, eeerrrf.... Biggio's and Walker Street better get rid of that possessive form of 'Nacho' on their menus... Bergh...
  8. Per the restaurant's Facebook page, Grotto Downtown will open January 3... : https://www.facebook.com/GrottoDowntown/?fref=ts ...aaaand just realized I should've posted this on the Convention Center thread, instead... Don't see how I can delete this one. Oh, well...
  9. The sculptural components for the "Wings Over Water" fountain appear to be getting installed today, there on Avenida Houston: https://app.oxblue.com/open/HoustonFirst/GeorgeRBrownConventionCenter
  10. Found this good Interior Finishes-related gallery off of the Rod Ryan Show website, when I did a general 'Photos' search of Marriott Marquis Houston in Facebook: http://thebuzz.iheart.com/photos/the-rod-ryan-show/new-marriott-being-built-down-town-462762/ Clearly, the elevators are/will be a highlight... (Don't listen to the show, so was surprised a radio crew did a comprehensive tour of a project under construction. Looks like they also went to the new Arts Center in Sugarland, as well...)
  11. Hermann Park Centennial Gardens getting a Makeover

    I'm planning on attending, and will try to post a substantive update ASAP, after.
  12. GreenStreet Redevelopment + 21-Story Hotel Alessandra

    I suspect the black-colored coating is a waterproof sealant onto which concrete pavers will be set. You can tell a little bit by the raised door thresholds as well, leading out to this area... ...they should eventually be flush w/ whatever final finish is applied. Unsure how the rest of the pool will pan out, but bet there's a bunch more to come on this deck...
  13. Grand Texas Theme Park - New Caney

    A few updates: The first Grand Texas e-newsletter - "Straight from the Horse's Mouth" - has been released, as of yesterday afternoon. Sign up on the list here: http://grandtx.com/newsletter-signup/ Available for viewing directly, here: http://us11.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b4b4866ed34ad696dbf808f00&id=cca5fd9c45&e=e1502b2884 ...and a relatively recent article, which many of you have likely already seen: http://www.yourhoustonnews.com/magnolia/news/grand-texas-withstands-flooding-construction-progresses/article_319e0f90-2aab-11e6-a6e7-ebdd11819ab1.html
  14. Grand Texas Theme Park - New Caney

    If you jump on to Facebook, search for 'Lance Martin Grand Texas' and 'Jessica Marquez Grand Texas' - Both pages are now providing much more frequent construction updates on the Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District. Some updated info., per a smattering of comments on Jessica's page: - The clubhouse for the RV Park is finally going vertical, and should take 6 weeks to be completed. The on-site team for Grand Texas will end up using that clubhouse for their offices until the water park administration building is built. - An updated layout of Big Rivers water park should be released later this month (March '16), along with the names and renderings of each of the attractions. - SpeedsportZ Racing Park is hoping to open this summer. - The water park will open next spring: should be breaking ground by this summer, and the anticipated construction timeline is 10 months. Delivery of the attractions slide pieces/materials is scheduled this year - all the pieces are apparently fabricated. - The water park will have about 25 slides, including kids' slides. - Another gated endeavor, called 'Gator Bayou,' will feature fishing and other outdoor activities - details on that may be released later this month, when those for the water park are released. - Construction on the sports fields portion will begin this year, and also open next year. - Grand Texas theme park construction will start right after the water park is in operation, w/ an 18-24 month expected timeframe. - The theme park expects to have a large Halloween event, which will be "one of (their) largest" events. - The Outlet mall is to be a separate entity than Downtown Texas, and is not replacing it - so there are two separate shopping/entertainment components aside from the gated parks. - The Outlets will open before Downtown Texas, but will be connected to DT. - A stoplight will be added to 242, w/ a pedestrian crosswalk for now, for individuals wanting to walk between the main District and SpeedsportZ Racing Park. A shuttle might also be utilized to move people around.
  15. Eesh... Time for additional patience: http://www.hcnonline.com/articles/2010/11/16/east_montgomery/news/46emcemcid.txt I'm still absolutely ecstatic about EarthQuest Resort as a whole, and really always will be, but at this point I hope EMCID and Marlin Atlantis really concentrate on getting just the bulk of the ticketed EarthQuest Adventures theme park component constructed and opened so revenue will start pouring in... Get the themed rides in there, open it with all the roller coasters/thrill attractions planned for... Locals will still absolutely swarm to spend a day at a well-done park... The rest of the development will be great as it's phased-in. (My opinion is that the ticketed water park component should be the very last thing funded.)