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  1. Assuming you mean Feast, not Underbelly. That was a cool old building; sad to see it go.
  2. Ten utility poles in a very small area. It's like they are trying to make our city as ugly as possible. If they are too cheap to bury the power lines like first world cities would do, they should at least try to minimize the number of poles.
  3. Went yesterday and it was amazing. Very well done. The architecture, the exhibits, everything. Here are some photos:
  4. 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
  5. Maybe it was named after the old programming language. Perhaps their next projects will be called the Cobol and the Ada.
  6. 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
  7. That is so cool. Houston needs more creative reuse like this. I sure hope it is built as rendered!
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
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