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  1. This thing is so wildly ugly its actually pretty funny and strangely endearing. The building would actually be pretty nice if it was reclad to match the addition. Get rid of the stone and turn it all to glass. BUT since that'll never happen I'll stick to laughing at, and loving, this undeniably Houston building.
  2. A huge addition for the area - I thought this latest development cycle had already ended, but I guess we’ll get another tower!
  3. Damn, was this guy's entire family and everyone he's ever loved raped and killed in Houston or something? The whole thing is noticeably aggressive and consciously ignorant of Houston's role in the Texas/American economy. He paints an image of Houston's economy being as diversified as that of Venezuela. Super strange article.
  4. Texas is also a major concrete supplier and the northeast is a major supplier of steel. Regional economics and supply chains have a hand in this difference I would assume.
  5. WOW this is great for both airports and the timeline seems perfectly aligned to take advantage of post-pandemic passenger traffic. Exciting stuff. We'll essentially have a completely new IAH as compared to ten years ago. I wonder what the future - 2030s and beyond - holds for IAH as it seems that the airport is maxing out its available space for additional gates. Where does the airport expand after this?
  6. Dallas at the moment has a handful of skyscrapers in development for downtown. Hopefully we do follow their lead and turn some of our offices into hotels in the near future.
  7. The Houston way is to let our infrastructure crumble.
  8. Let's hope that's not the case. It'll be open in a week if so.
  9. I like it. Its already value engineered and it'll make for solid infill. I can see it selling quick, too.
  10. I don't think there is a geopolitical interest for the current president to allow China to reopen its North American hub for cyber espionage any time soon.
  11. So is it safe to assume that this thing will be delayed a considerable amount? How do you even repair this type of damage?
  12. Knowing how we drive here in Texas; this photo gives me anxiety.
  13. Are we all overlooking the massive tower in the first picture of the model? Is that not a new tower? It looks great. Almost Art Deco.
  14. The majority of American highways in urban settings are inherently racist. Not by their existence, but by their placement. This is highly documented and can be seen in most, if not all, major cities. Developers in the 40s, 50s, and 60s were openly racist and used highways to separate and financially ruin communities of color.
  15. The glass looks great and I'll take whatever the market gives, but I don't want downtown to look completely blue. In my ideal world we'll get a couple more 700 Louisiana-calibre towers.
  16. Oh man, how could I forget about the Mercer. I'm hoping downtown gets a lot less glass and a lot more brick/classic architecture.
  17. Will this be the thinnest building in Houston? Maybe even Texas? It looks like it'll give the Hyatt on Congress in Austin a run for its money.
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