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    We have very few affordable golf courses in town as it is. How about a better course
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    If anybody spots an Osborne 1 tossed from the building I'm interested in purchasing it. (Hmm, is that you Mr. Kerry)
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    http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2013/05/restaurants-to-move-in-preparation-for-downtown-building-demo/?cmpid=hpfsln
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    It's great that Central Plaza will get a new lease on life, but I hate that all of these relics that have been inside as well as the interior of the building serving as a kind of time capsule will all end up in a landfill somewhere
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    Per a recent HBJ aritcle: http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2013/05/09/midtown-development-slideshow.html?s=image_gallery "Superblock in Midtown Developer: Houston-based Camden Property Trust Location: The development sits on a six-acre property divided almost evenly between Midtown Development Authority and Houston-based Camden. The Midtown Superblock is bound by Main, Anita, McGowen and Travis streets. Expected start date: The project's start date has been extended to break ground in mid-2014 rather than next quarter, as previously planned. The skinny: It will eventually include a seven-story multifamily development with close to 300 units overlooking a park that will include about 8,000 square feet of retail."
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    I want one of these (not as portable, though!)
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    http://blog.chron.com/primeproperty/2013/05/famed-architect-talks-plans-for-hermann-park-conservancy-project/#12200-1 Now if we could just replace the golf course with actuall park space and a true aquariuam.
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    Hmmmm. I was trying to make a joke, did you catch the whole Kevin Bacon/degrees of seperation thing? Maybe you think my attempt at humor sucks?
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    UH could/should start requiring freshman or those individuals with a certain amount of hours live on campus. It would certainly give UH a totally different feel and appeal. The grocery stores and amenities would follow.
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    Eh, tell it to Maxwell House in the East End or Anheuser-Busch on whatever freeway they occupy. Imagine what people would do if coffee and beer were even single-digit dollars a gallon. They'd think they'd died and gone to heaven; and about the closest those chemicals come to having to be leased, found, captured, dragged around half the equator and subjected to arcane processes is the point when the fancy bars whip out a scale to measure the pressure on the coffee grounds. Look at it this way instead: Because the skyscraper is not just an American but a Northern invention, not only were the early skyscrapers in New York and Chicago, but all of the subsequent generation of skyscrapers were either happening in Buffalo, Cincinnatti, Cleveland, Detroit, St. Louis, Kansas City, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, Seattle and San Francisco, or were mimics of theirs. By mimics I mean that even when high-rise construction did creep beyond those cities in the course of the early century, Dallas in particular, but also Houston to a strong degree, took their architectural design cues from the classicism of New York or the blockiness of Chicago style. As far as cues go, not only were Southern skylines content to model their local pride directly upon Northern gigantism - a difference from the usual Southern way, which has been to do things more personally, to do things small and well - they also were not bothering, as they borrowed, to significantly improve the building type from what had been set in much dimmer and colder surroundings. Fastforward across the world war transformations in production now. By the turn of the 1960s, when Exxon set up its building plans, there were only two major - even 500' - buildings in use in the entire subtropical and tropical zones of the globe. Mexico City's Torre Latinoamericana (1956) and Sao Paulo's Pal
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