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    No but you're killing me with this update.
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    i've never understood these types of bumps... since when has any major news gone unannounced here??? if it was dead or moving forward someone would've said something. honestly can't remember the last time someone bumped a thread like this and received some groundbreaking news in response. carry on.
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    I'm sure the name he'd like to put on it is "Golden Nugget"
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    Placeholder for Trinity Groves hotel: DBJ Project Location
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    Snapped this from Katy Freeway today.
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    I disagree. Anyone in Dallas who knows about skyscrapers knows Houston has the tallest and (will always have) the most number of tall bldgs. I am 101% certain Perot knows this too. I doubt Dallas will ever reach the same number of tall blgs around the city and if it did Houston would have doubled by that time but I wouldnt doubt if we put up some more 30 story+s in unexpected places outside the core. Id keep an eye on the southside in the next decade too. Ive never heard any Dallas people talk like that. Truthfully all cities have pompous citizens. Ive actually found Austin to be the most smug.
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    With the freeway revamp a go the Astros will loose some serious parking. Half of their season ticket holder parking? Also some parking lots below 59 that are used for games. What is the solution? 1. Nothing, let people figure it out 2. Surface lots on all of the lots north of the stadium 3. Another parking garage I have no insight here. Just asking about what will be an issue. Does anyone have an insight into what the ball club is thinking?
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    When we go Downtown I take the 82 Westhiemer takes 10 minutes from Kirby. Some places want $40 to park which is crazy. It is safe and $1.25 each way.
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    Well, that's a condo tower. A little different. But it looks like the Perots are wanting to make this one the tallest in Dallas at least, if possible: https://www.dmagazine.com/business-economy/2017/03/in-tallest-skyscraper-wars-perot-eyes-topping-bofa-plaza/?ref=mpw No mention of the tallest in Texas. This is where Dallas' pomposity could come in handy. They are probably unaware that the tallest buildings in the state are in Houston, and just naturally assume that Dallas' tallest is Texas' tallest. Kind of like how you are always hearing Dallasites say that whatever is biggest or best in their city is "the best in Texas," as in, "We have this little Italian restaurant that's so good - why, it's the best in Texas!" and couldn't even name a restaurant in Houston or Austin. Go ahead Perots, reach for the skies. Build that 73 stories.
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    Yes, they do. And, the tax would include the assessed value of the structure. I have been told that the reason why many buildings are flattened is because the empty lot has revenue possibilities (parking) and taxes that are lowers. The owners here may see different economics.
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    It's a good looking render. I just hope it doesn't look like a giant grain silo. J/k I think he will do a great job. 1 million sq ft can reach 300m easily. If it's at least 788ft that would be cool. At least 922ft would great. 300m(984ft) would rock. 1003ft would be better.
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    I know this isn't where this goes but I wanted everyone to see it. This starts at 12:00 on KUHF 88.7 Sounds like an interesting topic that I thought everyone would like to hear. Houston Matters gets underway today at noon on 88.7FM or listen online. Join the discussion at 713-440-8870, talk@houstonmatters.org or @HoustonMatters If the future of Houston design was left up to the next generation of architects and designers, what would our city look like? It’s a concept Houston design firm Gensler is exploring with their “next-gen” group called ByDesign.
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    It will have a great view of downtown after the freeway is underground. It will be noisy for an office building but a great landmark to the east end.
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    reminds me of that ugly giant tacky cigarette in l.a. on smoked ice.
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    Levy Park by bill barfield, on Flickr Levy Park by bill barfield, on Flickr Levy Park by bill barfield, on Flickr Levy Park by bill barfield, on Flickr Levy Park by bill barfield, on Flickr Levy Park by bill barfield, on Flickr Levy Park by bill barfield, on Flickr Levy Park by bill barfield, on Flickr Levy Park by bill barfield, on Flickr
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    What a way to finish this week! Round skyscraper by famed architect would remake Dallas' skyline Project Location
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    observation tower in Buffalo Bayou Park. Nice idea and renderings. Can't copy and past images. http://paulbaut.com/?/prof-projects/observation-tower-houston/
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    They re-paved and re-striped the parking lot that was under the MM's construction office trailers. I'd guess that nothing is imminent, but that repair may have been a condition of them setting up shop on the lot in the first place.
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    Anyone have pics/info for the twisty tower over near Herman Park?
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    So thankful this was shot down. Way too 80's.
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    This is precisely how I see it as well. We should embrace our satellite cities and begin to stitch them together into greater whole rather than trying to start from scratch or abandoning them and start from Downtown. Whats been nice is that the growth is happening in all parts of the city. These merging points where the different districts come together is what will really make Houston interesting in the future. I make frequent trips to Berlin while here in Germany, and Berlin began in this way. It started with a core, but had a lot of surrounding satellite towns and villages. Over time these towns began to grow into each other creating the greater whole that is Berlin today. After the wall fell it had to do this again, but now its between the east and west. Its these places where east and west combine and the edges of different districts where unique and interesting things take place. The reroute of I-45 will be Houston's version of this as it slowly reintegrates midtown, eado, and the former 3rd ward, and of course many others around it. Those moments where these parts of the city connect will become our greatest assets. Yeah the main districts of the city will be great as well, but its the clash of different districts when they collide into one another that cool things will happen.
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    As we catch our breath and see how far we have come, I was looking around for where Houston ranks as a tall city. I found this site. https://skyscrapercenter.com/city/houston I thought these rankings were interesting: Global Ranking #23 in the world by no. of 150m+ completed buildings Regional Ranking #4 in North America by no. of 150m+ completed buildings Country Ranking #3 in USA by no. of 150m+ completed buildings
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    The double helix is not Baylor St Lukes. That is a Texas Medical Center project.
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    Any chance this building is for Houston? This article is about HOK moving spaces from the Williams tower to the Phoenix tower. http://www.hok.com/about/news/2016/05/09/hoks-leed-platinum-houston-office-supports-integrated-design-in-high-performance-space/
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    Does it look like a golf course with buildings in it to anyone else? Just me?
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    Has this been posted? Description: The Maker District is a collection of existing light industrial / distribution buildings intended for redevelopment as artist spaces within the emerging Washington Avenue Arts District. The conceptual master plan seeks to maintain the authentic qualities of this industrial landscape and create a clear brand identity through select interventions. The plan establishes a framework for a district that offers makers and artists the tools and inspiration to reach their potential while creating a citywide arts-based destination. The plan speaks to the markers, the creative class, to those who make the content that fuels our consumer economy. The plan envisions a mix of uses, from creative space for makers to housing, retail, entertainment, arts education, wellness and an urban farm with market. Social spaces encourage interaction, the exchange of ideas; the plan shapes key spaces, like Artist Alley, for this purpose. Through minimal expenditure the plan creates a connected campus with a clear brand identity, a campus that can be realized in a phased manner over time. The result is a cohesive, smart, functional and affordable arts-based district. Role: Conceptual Master Planning Clients: The Deal Companies, Western General, Lovett Commercial Collaborators: Studio Red Architects Date Complete: 2015 Area: 36 acres (14.57 hectares) http://www.terrain-studio.com/projects/the-maker-disctrict
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    So funny. i was looking at all the new downtown construction threads wondering why green roofs aren't a thing here yet and then stumble across these beauties. Damn. It's a shame all these new midrise apartment complexes aren't doing roof decks, green roofs, and floating urban pocket parks. It helps cut down so much of the heat island effect and it's huge perk. I'd rather a roof space with downtown views than another lame pocket gym or billiards room.
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    Wow. Very interesting. http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/morning_call/2015/12/exclusive-condominium-tower-planned-for-greater.html The 35-story condo tower would have between 120 to 150 units, ranging in size from 1,200 square feet to 3,200 square feet and in price from $230,000 to $1.2 million. The units would feature naturally heated and cooled floors and high-end finishes. “We see an opportunity for condos in Houston,” Trujillo said. “The younger generation isn’t looking for the white picket fence in the suburbs anymore.”
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    chiRopractor/realtor-turnEd real estate Developer, peculiar site, Fanciful amenities, heLipad, lArge-scale proposal, unnamed foreiGn investorS.... sounds legit.
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