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  1. Across the street from where Cabaret Voltaire II was located. How the area has changed....kinda like lobsters.
  2. How do they call it a warehouse district after destroying all the warehouses?
  3. Only random people who live in the city and pay taxes. No differently than a home owners association in __________ random mass produced suburb tells its folks how, when, and where to build on their property.
  4. The Howard Hughes house will be razed. Nice. Can we raze the Menil and Rothko Chapel while we are at it? I think we need more Canes and parking lots in the area.
  5. It was a YMCA at one point, unless I'm placing that in the wrong location.
  6. How can it be the best cultured address in Houston when you eliminate the culture by building your address.
  7. That's very disappointing. That's by and far my favorite Houston Public Library location to work and it's in a great location. Damn. Houston strikes again.
  8. Over the last twenty years the number of FT tenure and tenure track positions have diminished by roughly the same proportion of admin jobs that have been created- - of course, this is occurring at differing degrees depending upon the types of institutions as shown in those charts. The last statistical estimation I saw placed nearly 2/3rd of all higher ed faculty as PT/contingent. Yet, the average cost of a college degree has nearly quadrupled in the same time period. Tenure, for all intent and purpose, is teetering on total collapse, less so at top ranked privates and publics but it's only a matter of time. With a pending educational bubble explosion, unless something is done about all the unpaid debt (college debt now exceeds average credit card debt per capita) as wages have ONLY increased for those in the top 10%, the country may be in a world of hurt in the next decade or two.
  9. Meaningless because you want it to be meaningless for your position. To others, it's far from meaningless. It also violated educational protocols for the state, which for many are not meaningless. Otherwise, UT wouldn't have pulled out. They knew they got caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Presumably, in the past being ranked higher than #49th nationally with a $27 billion state funded endowment entitled them to everything they ever wanted. Reread my post. Name one major city that has two or more public state 4 year + universities from two different state systems. Yup, the SL and Woodlands recommendations was sarcasm. Good eye.
  10. Good question - only CUNY is in NYC. Not one 4 year SUNY school is in NYC. They have a crappy med school and FIT but those aren't in competition with any of the CUNY schools or programs. They're two completely different systems. CUNY was made specifically for NYC and is only in NYC.
  11. That's based on the assumption they were being truthful - which evidence suggests quite the opposite given the top brass didn't disclose the intent for any campus and land purchases until after the fact. Data centers also don't have massive sports and athletic complexes that were clearly demarcated in the architectural plans/design. Not one major city in the U.S. has multiple 4 year major state university system campuses from different systems. If you want another college in Houston, open up a private college or set up your new UT campus in the Woodlands or Sugar Land. Otherwise, you are cannibalizing the existing state institutional system in Houston created to service Houston. It is clear UT's intent is to continue to remain king of public schools in Texas and that includes preventing others from garnering greater academic stature because their view of colleges is provincially analogous to sports. That childish perspective is what is holding Texas and Houston back. Finally, given the progressive decline of UT's academic credentials in recent years, I think they need to focus on cleaning up their own house before buying new homes. With their prodigious endowment (by and far the largest public school endowment in the country) and almost limitless trust fund, they should be nothing less than a top 3 public school and they're not even close. As taxpayers in the state, our so-called state flagship and investment in UT is being poorly managed and we deserve better. Talk about a third rate investment by taxpayers. And that has NOTHING to do with UH. Major public universities with a higher ranking in US News & World Report: UCLA (shares endowment that is slightly more than 1/3rd the size of the UT system) UC - Berkeley (shares endowment that is slightly more than 1/3rd the size of UT system) U of Virginia U of Mich UC - Santa Barbara (shares endowment...) UNC - Chapel Hill UC - Irvine (shares endowment...) U of Florida William & Mary UC - Davis (shares endowment...) UC - San Diego (shares endowment...) U of Georgia U of Illinois U of Texas - Austin (#49 in national universities)
  12. I don't believe there is any underground or designated parking for MSG. Penn Station is underneath it as is another smaller theater space that fits probably 3-5k people. The only parking is on streets or in garages scattered all over the city. People overwhelmingly rely on mass transit.
  13. What this issue, as with the overall issue of unmitigated gentrification, is the unapologetic displacement of a huge swath of the public who many already live a tenuous economic existence by a very small number of people many of whom could care less about the ramifications on peoples' lives. There are clearly exceptions to this generalization but many gentrifiers walk into a neighborhood where many generations of people who have made a neighborhood their home through blood, sweat and tears, with little reverence and literally destroying a community's long and proud history. If a greater sensitivity and respect was displayed for the neighborhood's storied history, uniqueness and institutions, I suspect there would be a more receptive response. Otherwise, it's a full scale invasion. How can this be held against them when wealthy suburban areas create rigid rules, laws, and deed restrictions to ensure the security of their communities? The other half is just not wanting more prosaic, bland, and ephemeral suburbanization of urban areas.
  14. Anyone know when these apartments were built? Early 1970s? I had my first apartment in 1991 at Richmont Square.
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