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    Can Greenspoint get Miss Congeniality or Best State Costume?
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    That drill looks like it is for geotech tiebacks for retaining walls. Hard to tell from that distance though. Youtube video explaining typical procedures
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    So it will be like a combo Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell restaurant, sweet!
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    ...especially if that double-posting means two towers are in the works.
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    Try these. I have no idea if they cover everything you are looking for. http://books.tax.hctx.net/v077/AE1997_77-1_0067.jpg http://books.tax.hctx.net/v077/AE1997_77-1_0066.jpg http://books.tax.hctx.net/v077/AE1997_77-1_0065.jpg
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    HA! Reminds me of driving around with a young colleague (from a much smaller city, and who pretty much had never been in anything smaller/lower than an Explorer in his life) in my two seater that comes up to about one's navel. He kept praying under his breath. Or at least murmuring "sweet Jesus" over and over again.
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    Been looking for it for years now. I read it one summer along with Songs of Distant Earth when I spent a spring break in Galveston, circa 1987. Don't even remember specific details, but it was set in HTown in the future, had a cyborg, super intelligent monkey, and NASA was the end all be all in TX. Would love to find it and read it again.
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    Yeah, he was the villian in Aladdin!
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    I just stumbled upon this forum and figured I'd contribute. I work for Hess (building adjacent) to this site so here are some pictures from the 7th floor. I can provided updated photos throughout the build from different elevations inside Hess Tower. Sorry for the glare & reflection on the photos.
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    Well, let's see... Not to come off as snarky, but the building under renovation on the Fannin/Rusk/San Jacinto/Capitol block was built for and occupied by The Texas Company (Texaco), and remained vacant ever since they decamped for Heritage a couple decades ago. What is now the Courtyard Marriott was originally the Humble Building, before 800 Bell was built. As best as I can tell, Texaco and Humble were the only major single occupant, non department store, non government buildings until relatively recently. 712 Main was built by Jesse Jones for and known as the Gulf Building, even though he also put his National Bank of Commerce in there, along with five floors of Sakowitz. Buildings like Bank of the Southwest (now 919 Milam), Tenneco (now Kinder Morgan), etc. all had other tenants - IIRC, even One and Two Shell did originally.
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    It does appear that is what he said. Understanding that he is in the business of marketing office space (so it's in his interest to exaggerate the scarcity) but still that seems like a wild exaggeration. Even if you consider that he may have meant only three good office sites besides those already spoken for (so excluding the sites for 6 Houston Center, 5 Allen Center, 1500 Smith, Allen Center Clay Street, the 50-story Chevron tower, the adjacent block(s) owned by Chevron, Capitol Tower, One Market Square)... So excluding those 9 or so good office sites, are there really only 3 good office sites left in downtown Houston? What about... Block 142 (Milam, Louisiana, Walker, McKinney) Block 97 (Rusk, Walker, LaBranch, Austin) Block 251 (Lamar, Dallas, LaBranch, Austin), which would in turn open up 275 and 276, which would in turn open up 291 and 292 Block 319 (Clay, Bell, Milam, Travis) Block 318 (Clay, Bell, Travis, Main) Block 317 (Clay, Bell, Fannin, Main) Block 335 (Bell, Leeland, Travis, Main) Block 352 (Leeland, Pease, Travis, Milam)? And that's without getting into blocks that are/will be candidates for tear-downs (e.g. Block 257).
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    I talked to the security guard posted on the property last night. She told me they would be breaking ground next week.
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    Four-ish floors to goin the removal section, then another big pile o' rubble.
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    Considering there are at least 260 workdays in a year, I'd rather pocket a $520 check every year, if you were getting $2 worth of points a day. Instead, it reminds me of the scams that used to be pulled on elementary schools, where if kids sold enough overpriced crap door to door in the name of school fundraising, they got some piece of overpriced junk. [i certainly went to school in that era]
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    That makes sense. And I didn't mean to call you Shirley.
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    ponies and boats!
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    I would like to change my #1. Google directed me west on the beltway from 45 south, and then up 59 to Hilcroft, with turns into voss leading to San Felipe. I have never for some reason driven this way my whole life. There were rad 80's buildings on both sides of the black top freeway, and heading north on 59 the Williams Tower looked so majestic I felt like I had seen it for the first time. Uptown was gleaming. I cannot describe it other than absolutely incredible. So, #1 hands down is Uptown as viewed from 59 heading north from the beltway. Not on the on-ramp but on the actual freeway.
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