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  1. Considering that the load is only traveling 20 to 30 miles (there are several concrete manufacturing companies in Houston), I cannot imagine why you even think that a 30 minute trip by truck to deliver a couple of several thousand dollar culverts is considered inefficient. But, even if it is considered inefficient, the various government agencies specing out these jobs would never allow the equivalent of a pre-broken culvert to be placed underneath its roads and highways, especially in the movable clay that Houston sits on. Here's a link to a site listing all the ways pre-cast concrete is superior...and more efficient. http://www.americanconcrete.com/commercial/box_culverts/box-culverts.htm
    2 points
  2. I reject the idea on the basis that an attempt to bring high arts to the masses usually results in a bastardization of the art. Example: Fox News and MSNBC bastardized journalism; meanwhile, the CEO of CNN gets canned because he preferred not to editorialize. Example: The Learning Channel, Discovery Channel, and History Channel have perfected the craft of edutainment and scored considerable ratings...by airing American Chopper, Ghosthunter, MonsterQuest, UFO Hunters, and Pawn Stars. They definitely know how to hit that middle school demographic! Example: HGTV. Nuff' said.
    1 point
  3. Images of Captain Johns from GHPA's Houston Deco page:
    1 point
  4. Civility is a lost art on the internet. But good for you for calling him out on it.
    1 point
  5. i'm all for signage too, the ordinance really is ridiculous. We need advertising. Why not put huge advertising posters on Macy's boring walls??? we have a little retail with Macy's and Shops but they never stay open late... That's also why i'm excited about METRO's decision to allow advertising on their bus'... i feel like every major city allows this. It may be cluttered with signage and adertising everywhere but at least it makes the city more alive.
    1 point
  6. We tried this remember? About 5-6 years ago, and now there's not much left. What we need is retail, more food joints, and lastly SIGNAGE! That's part of the reason downtown looks so deserted and bland. The stupid sign ordinance was the dumbest ordinance and is really hurting downtown. People are attracted to signage. For instance, i always forget there's a Chipotle downtown because the only signage it has is a board sign hanging from the roof with the name painted on it. Whack! We need some flash! Get rid of the stupid sign ordinance!
    1 point
  7. Well yeah, some people are in the profession or interact with the profession, but most have no idea what they're talking about and some have abominable taste and need to be informed of that anonymously...for the good of mankind.
    1 point
  8. I agree... interesting how people love to come onto an architecture site and b"tch and moan about people critiquing architecture.
    1 point
  9. Actually, what's funny to me is that people are surprised that other folks are commenting on BRUTALLY painful architecture on an architectural forum! Isn't that what this forum is for?????
    1 point
  10. Really? Another civil (pun intended) conversation starting its downward spiral. Your points are solid.... but -1 for the typical Red mocking delivery.
    -2 points
  11. [sarcasm] I'm guessing your photo wont escalate the situation at all... [/sarcasm] -1 for you too editor.
    -2 points
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