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609 Main at Texas: Hines Next Downtown Tower

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H-Town Man    1931
On ‎12‎/‎24‎/‎2016 at 3:34 PM, hindesky said:

Sidewalk work.

 

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Ideally, ambitiously, one could wish for the sidewalk to extend as far as the orange barriers. A narrow sidewalk where pedestrians huddle away from a five-lane road is not the best solution longterm. But this is progress.

 

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monarch    2787
21 hours ago, quietstorm said:

Over the weekend I've been to Dallas and Austin visiting family. Having been in Texas' "top" three cities in such a short span, I'm beginning to appreciate Houston more. Austin is "pretty" and fun, and Dallas is "flashy", but Houston is on another level, imo. 609 Main is a "grown folks" tower, built for the nation's most diverse city, a Texas city that transcends stereotypes and trends.  In comparison, Houston is a "serious" city--serious about industry, healthcare, philanthropy and the arts.  A truly diverse city--as relevant to America's third coast as NY is to the east and LA is to the west. Our congested, messy, always under construction, international, thriving, blue collar but rich, soon-to-be-Super Bowl-host (again) city is amazing in so many ways. I have been guilty of comparing Houston to Dallas and more recently Austin as it "grows up", but I won't do that anymore. Texas is big enough for all, and Houston, I believe is Texas' truly "world-class" city.

 

^^^ beautifully articulated.  perfectly eloquent....

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ArtNsf    135
On ‎1‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 3:48 PM, monarch said:

^^^ beautifully articulated.  perfectly eloquent....

Thank you !  I agree totally and couldn't have said it any better !  Let's hope the national media - news, sports, Hollywood, retail, "get's it" soon and realizes what they've all been missing for decades by discounting Houston so much in the past. 

 

Cheers to HOUSTON !!!

 

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tigereye    1590

Anyone know of the building's LED's will be up by Super Bowl week? IIRC, supposed to be on side recesses & on crown. 

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mollusk    1455

Does anyone else see a nice home for the Eye of Sauron here?

 

On 1/1/2017 at 5:48 PM, Urbannizer said:

 

 

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swtsig    2114

^^^^^ nailed it. i've kept thinking that the "fins" reminded me of something but couldn't put my finger on it. good call.

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Nate99    6199
15 hours ago, mollusk said:

Does anyone else see a nice home for the Eye of Sauron here?

 

 

 

 

Orcs will love the tunnel connectivity.

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samagon    1995
7 hours ago, Nate99 said:

 

Orcs will love the tunnel connectivity.

 

and that the parking garage is getting a garden roof! 

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HoustonIsHome    1169
2 hours ago, Tumbleweed_Tx said:

Batman meets Whataburger. :)

I refer to it as both of those. 

Whataburger Tower And Batman Building

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quietstorm    1037

This building sometimes has a subtle and other times a bold presence depending on the view.

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