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rechlin last won the day on October 2 2019

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  1. I like the new feature where it shows gaps between posts like "2 weeks later" or "1 month later", and the "new posts" line is more visible too. My only complaint is the topic listings are too narrow so most thread titles wrap onto multiple lines. Thankfully I was able to create a Greasemonkey script to resolve this, by widening the thread listing. What I did in my Greasemonkey script was put in a addGlobalStyle method (search Google for an example you can copy and paste) and then call it with this, adding 300 pixels to the default 1340 pixel width: addGlobalStyle(':ro
  2. Maybe it was named after the old programming language. Perhaps their next projects will be called the Cobol and the Ada.
  3. I think having two go up at once like we are seeing now is unusual. Usually Hines builds a tower, holds it until it is pretty much all leased out, and then sells it to an investor, using the proceeds to fund their next project. So usually there is at least a couple years between the completion of one tower and the beginning of the next one. For example, 609 Main was open and leased out before this one was begin, 811 Main was open and leased out before 609 Main began, and 717 Texas was open and leased out before 811 Main began. If Hines follows their normal process, they'll start
  4. That is so cool. Houston needs more creative reuse like this. I sure hope it is built as rendered!
  5. The Final Environmental Impact Statement has been released now: http://www.ih45northandmore.com/final_eis.aspx Also I see they have a brochure that I hadn't noticed before (seems new?) with some interesting material: https://online.flowpaper.com/7afd0778/FactsHighlightsPapersENGLISHclickable/ Houston Chronicle article: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/transportation/article/TxDOT-releases-environmental-analysis-on-7B-I-45-15598001.php
  6. Yes. The side facing Wheeler used to be set back a bit with a loading dock, and during this project they extended the building to the property line like on the other sides.
  7. That's a registration sticker, not inspection, and registration requirements have been suspended due to the pandemic (and until 60 days after the governor ends the emergency declaration) so there is no need to spend the money on registration at the moment.
  8. Here's my dream for dealing with access to Memorial Park. It's probably just a dream, but it's a lot more feasible than trying to continue bayou trails along other parts of Buffalo Bayou outside the loop: Widen the existing sidewalk to 8-10 feet or so from Shepherd to just east of the Bayou on the Bend apartments. Acquire bayou-front right-of-way from the owners of the Bayou on the Bend apartments, Left Bank River Oaks apartments, the undeveloped plot just west of there, the one homeowner on Asbury Pl, and from Brenner's on the Bayou to continue the bayou trail along t
  9. All of downtown (inside 45/69/10/Buffalo Bayou) is an opportunity zone, as well as Midtown east of Main. All the opportunity zones are on this map: https://www.houstontx.gov/opportunityzones/houstonOZ.html
  10. I agree that they are privileged; they are doing these things with the expectation that they can get away with it, which is absolutely a sense of being privileged. However, I think what @JBTXwas getting at is that it's totally unfair to just start throwing the word "millennial" around at anyone you don't like who is younger than you are. After all, most millennials are in their 30s, and many have families and mortgages and 401ks to worry about and are not the ones causing problems. I am a millennial myself (albeit on the older end of the spectrum, as I'm almost 40) and just find it disturbi
  11. Lots of really, really interesting information in there. Thanks for finding that and sharing it! However, it's frustrating that the Terminal Subdivision Relocation isn't getting any traction, per that document. In some ways that's one of the most important additions to the plan. It would allow divided neighborhoods in the 6th ward to be reconnected, reduce traffic blockages in the Warehouse District, and make the North Canal feasible.
  12. The opera hall looks really nice, even better than I expected. Despite what the naysayers said, they did a great job with this and it fits in perfectly with the architecture of the rest of the campus. Of course, it will look even better once the trees grow up in a few decades. For those not familiar with the music school, only the first two photos in @hindesky's last post are from the new opera hall. The remainder show older parts of the music school, where the third is the existing Stude Concert Hall (and its lobby after that) and the last is the existing, much smaller, Duncan
  13. The surprising thing to me is they don't even have a good map of the Eastern Glades as it was built yet. The master plan has a design for it but what got built ended up being fairly different, with a much bigger lake. So I wouldn't be surprised if they don't have a map of the upcoming land bridge in detail when they don't even have a map of the already-built Eastern Glades. That said, I believe there was more detail in the original PDF but for some reason they seem to have decided to scrub that from the Internet. Probably incompetence rather than malice though.
  14. It's like they weren't even trying to make the EIFS smooth. Wow. I've seen a lot of bad jobs on that around town but nothing quite that bad.
  15. I find it peculiar that you seem to be willing to die on a hill over calling it Transco (when it's been known as Williams since the last millennium), but then you talk about Burj Khalifa without even mentioning its original name, Burj Dubai.
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