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  1. I noticed that most of the buildings in the Energy Corridor in and around Eldridge Parkway are not on your site's building database... Just wanted to post a few photos showing some Cabot Oil and Gas Sysco Tower Foster Wheeler SBM Atlantia
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  2. Anyone remember or attend the Texas Prison Rodeo up in Huntsville? I was a little young at the time I guess, but I heard stories over the years that it was quite a show.
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  3. The first building is essentially finished. Hermes, Festari for Men, New Balance, and RDG/Bar Annie have moved in, and I believe one other retail tenant whose name escapes me at the moment.
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  4. Recently I was on the roof of the Pepsico regional headquarters in Chicago. The building got its LEED certification in part because of the solar panels and wind turbines on the roof. It was my first time seeing one of these up close, so I took a video of it for one of HAIF's sister sites, the Chicago Architecture Blog. I thought the video might be of interest to HAIFers because of the larger scale versions of these going up on Discovery Tower. The banging noise you hear in the video isn't the turbines, it's nearby construction. <object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="640" height="360" data="http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=71377" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000"> <param name="flashvars" value="intl_lang=en-us&photo_secret=938987e9b5&photo_id=3746801434"></param> <param name="movie" value="http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=71377"></param> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000"></param> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://www.flickr.com/apps/video/stewart.swf?v=71377" bgcolor="#000000" allowfullscreen="true" flashvars="intl_lang=en-us&photo_secret=938987e9b5&photo_id=3746801434" height="360" width="640"></embed></object>
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  5. Duh you. Obviously the majority of us aren't seeing a photo or video in post one.
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  6. Here are some photos from this afternoon, finishing up the 27th floor and already starting on part of the 28th. Garage Porte-cochere
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  7. I shot some pics at Rice last Saturday. It was very overcast and decent light rarely poked through. Most were shot with an old school Tamron 24-70 zoom, some with a Sigma 30mm 1.4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. and a self portrait Thanks for looking! flipper
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  8. To get a baby smooth finish on the beams, follow these steps. Use a paintable wood filler to repair any imperfections in the beams - found at most hardware or paint stores. Sand first with a 120 grit sandpaper, then a 220 grit. Use a blue painters tape to prevent paint from getting on any ajacent material. Next use an interior oil based primer and prime everything that is to be painted. Put a flashlight up to the beams for a check on any bad spots. If the light creates shadows, the trouble spots should be repaired. If you really want it smooth, apply an automotive bondo with cream hardner to any imperfections. Then do a final sanding with 220 grit. You can then apply your first coat of enamel - semi gloss or gloss are more durable than satin or eggshell paints. If there are still any trouble spots, do one more application of bondo and resand with 220 grit. Finally, apply your last coat of enamel. One note on enamel paints, they need to be mixed with 10% laquer thinner so that there will not be brush marks. You will not be able to undo the paint once it is applied.
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  9. Ugh - invasive and best kept jailed to pots If they're along a perimeter they can be good entrance deterrents, but otherwise prune them back (even though it will encourage new growth, if you do it enough you may be able to "bonsai" them). Otherwise, you can water them to death
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  10. dr lan - thank you very much! laanba - thank you and i will try to get more for you. samagon - keep with the bike. Long term health is more important than a photo hobby :-) Here are four more... enjoy!
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  11. I had a boyfriend back in the early 80s who was from out of state and was obsessed with the idea of prison rodeo. He imagined it as some sort of Roman slaves-fighting-lions thing. We went once. My vague memory was that it seemed like farm league baseball to me. Fun but rough around the edges. Louisiana still does a prison rodeo at Angola. I've not been, but I have friends into primitive/folk art who go often for the craft show. Apparently outside of the rodeo there's a giant arts n crafts show where you can buy lots of yard art on a stick, directly from inmates. You don't actually give them the money, is my understanding, but they are manning their booths. wow, and they're pretty organized! http://www.angolarodeo.com/
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  12. I went a couple of times when I was in college in the late 70s-early 80s. It actually WAS a pretty good show as far as rodeos went. Those prisoners went at it pretty hard.
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  13. I remember it being promoted as a tourist attraction, right up there with tours of the Astrodome, the Ship Channel, NASA, and the San Jacinto Monument. I guess you could have chartered Gray Line Tours to take your group there as part of a trip to the Alabama Choushatta Indian Resevation, that is, when it was in season. But no, I never knew anybody that actually attended it.
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  14. the building is shaped like a parallelagram, so if viewed from let's say the south, it becomes much more narrow and sleek (so to speak)... it's a very nice looking building, imo. there's one rendering of this building viewed from the pierce elevated that makes it look almost triangular. and i'd bet that this building will get going sooner rather than later.
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  15. I'm not trying to be a smartass or anything but, I guess nobody here understands the basic principle of PERSPECTIVE. Things that are closer appear larger. The block that 5 Allen is on is closer to the point from where that photograph (west of downtown) was taken. A 50-story building that is one block closer to the west will appear larger compared to the 50-story buildings behind it when viewed from the west. Notice how much larger the 53-story Texaco Heritage building appears than the 50-story Shell building which is one block east (or "behind it). Now apply that to the 50-story 5 Allen building which is a block closer to the west than Texaco Heritage and 2 blocks closer to the west than the Shell building. I think it is very possible that the above photograph is accurate. Now, if I ever see a rendering of 5 Allen from the north and for some reason it is significantly taller and wider than the Shell building - THEN I would agree that the the height and size of 5 Allen is exaggerated. Have a good day.
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  16. I was the one who took those pictures last week when I took my family to Discovery Green and I have no idea what those objects are. I took those pictures over the construction fence, so I did not see those items until I reviewed the pictures later. The next time I go down there I will try to see if I can talk to a worker about what those objects are. I go downtown twice a month and send my pictures to the skyscraperpage forum, so be on the lookout for more info there and here. My screen name is johnme there as well.
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  17. OMG! 4 blocks! That could be 1000 feet! Maybe one of these would help...
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  18. Two (Apparently) Differing Renderings of Houston Ballet's New Building Downtown: (courtesy of Swamplot)
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  19. Well, if it is Gensler designing the building we are pretty much guaranteed another glass box. Unfortunately, I haven't seen much that they have designed that is very creative. I would love to be wrong.
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  20. They are moving dirt today on this property. No more cheap surface parking. Anybody got the lowdown on the construction schedule?
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  21. The tennis courts, you say...
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  22. New Jersey (particularly Cherry Hill) had a ton, but sometime later they were "redone". Like this one: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Cherry+Hill,+NJ&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=40.460237,76.640625&ie=UTF8&ll=39.893501,-74.927621&spn=0.0024,0.004678&t=h&z=18 I believe this was one too: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Ponzio's+New+jErsey&sll=39.902428,-74.972591&sspn=0.019194,0.037422&ie=UTF8&ll=39.9136,-75.01026&spn=0.002399,0.004678&t=h&z=18 Look at the empty space around the intersection, the bizarre entrance to Kings Hwy. S and the "stub road". Something is weird with this one: Street View shows roads that weren't there before. http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Ponzio's+New+jErsey&sll=39.902428,-74.972591&sspn=0.019194,0.037422&ie=UTF8&ll=39.919183,-75.088581&spn=0.002399,0.004678&t=h&z=18
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  23. Devon headquarters tower is expected to start construction in October.
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