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  1. Chicago recently changed the zoning of an industrial portion of its river so it could replace steel mills with Amazon's HQ2 (oops!). Even though Amazon isn't coming, a dozen or so skyscrapers are going to be built along the river, so it wants to change the river's character. Inspiration for the project is found on page 27 of its community presentation:
  2. While not ideal, being a decade behind the world's leading design trends puts Houston a decade ahead of most of the rest of the country. Seattle, Los Angeles, and Chicago are going through something of a skyscraper surge right now, and the results are... merely whelming. Still, I'd take a rust-stained brutalist abstraction over a surface parking lot any day.
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    Novel River Oaks at Willowick & Westheimer

    That mud... It smells like potential!
  4. That's probably the best looking medical office building I've seen in a long time.
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    201 Fannin

    Is that the building that had (has?) the justices of the peace offices?
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    Any issues

    Some of you may have noticed that posting content occasionally makes the forum... let's call it "pause." Waiting for a bit causes the post to be posted, so there's no data loss. It's just annoying. I'm working on tracking this down, just so everyone knows.
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    Any issues

    Thanks for letting me know. This sounds familiar, like a problem we had maybe four or five years ago. I'll see if I can figure out how I fixed it that time.
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    Any issues

    Yep. We're back up. Sorry I had to take it down for a bit. I moved it to a new server with a new provider in a new city. Hopefully things will be much better from here on out. I can tell so far that it seems much faster, at least on the back end. Please please please kick the tires, and let me know via direct message if there are any problems still. I hope that all of the previously broken functions are now fixed.
  9. Sorry. That's my fault. I moved HAIF to a new server earlier today. Still working out the bugs. I should have those pictures back by the end of the weekend.
  10. You're right — I'm a little hard on Seattle. But mostly because I lived there for a while, opened up a business there, made a couple of partnerships in the tech space, then moved away when I realized it wasn't everything everyone thinks it is. The quality of the graduates of the University of Washington that I met was... subpar. But then, I've experienced that with a bunch of other supposedly top-notch schools: Northwestern, UNLV, Rutgers. It seems to be that excellence is more about the individual than the school they went to. One of the best employees I ever had was a woman who graduated from one of the crappiest colleges in downstate Illinois. I never tried hiring anyone out of Austin, so my image of its graduates hasn't been tarnished by personal experience yet.
  11. Plus, Apple already had a big operation in Austin. As someone who currently works in the tech "bubble" and previously worked in Seattle's tech bubble, I've never understood the attraction of either Seattle of Austin. San Francisco makes sense because of air transportation links, climate, and a good number of big city amenities for a city its size. But in my experience, both Seattle and Austin are more hype than reality. Austin, at least, has a big university churning out people who can think. Seattle has banana slugs and guys commuting to work at video game companies on unicycles wearing kilts.
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    Vacant lot south of Robbins Bros.

    I wonder if they'll reuse the Joe's Golf Hole sign somehow.
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    Old messages

    Help is on the way. PM me with any issues you have and I'll add them to the list of things to fix. Also, I tried to search the word "texaco" and it seemed to work. Can you be more specific about the problems you have with the search function? Thanks!
  14. Very infrequently. And almost exclusively with foreigners. American architects and architecture firms are usually flattered when people take an interest in their work. Most mid-sized and large firms have PR companies who send us photos and renderings to publish all the time. And in America, once you file your paperwork and renderings with the local government, they become public record. Perhaps things are different in Australia. I can only remember it happening once before, and that was with a Belgian company.