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HoustonIsHome last won the day on February 7 2020

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  1. Squeeze a 1400 footer behind Esperson in that shot and the symmetry will be perfect
  2. It would look great with 5 more abs and then the crown. That way we would still still see a good bit of Chase from the north but it wouldn't look so much like A middle finger sticking up at us This building looks really classy. No extreme curves or over the top shapes. This one looks like something that would age well.
  3. I hope not. I know of all the convenience of the tunnels (weather and all that) but I am hoping for less of a reliance on all that. Would be nice if they were used only for times of bad weather but people use those things all time making downtown seem like it has 20 employees instead of hundreds of thousands. And we demand street level retail when three tunnels make it so that 95% of the people never have to walk at street level. Houston employee base is huge. Having that many people walking around would definitely improve the street level retail. Especially if tenants had to cross the street or exit the building to get to their cars. Again I understand the reluctance to EVER leave our climate controlled bubbles, or God forbid, run into a homeless person
  4. Any chance that it gets scaled down? Austin has been pretty hot the last few decades but that's a ton of huge buildings going up or in the works
  5. It's awesome that this areas is getting more facelifts than just the Ion/ Rice developments Rice should donate some big art installment/ improvement to Peggy Point Plaza Park
  6. This building is so interesting. Then I look at Market Square Tower and my first thought is its still a decent building building because its not on a podium and from this angle of blocks that huge garage.
  7. I totally agree. I mean what does eyesore mean? I really don't like that word, it's overuse, and the theory that if some people don't like looking at things it must be torn down. I do agree that safety is another issue
  8. You mean the old YMCA lot? If so then I can do without that grass field. That old yellow and red brick building was cute.
  9. Idk. An active construction site puts more of a smile on my face than a vacant lot covered in grass. That Chevron lot still hurts my heart. Depending on what's going up, I would prefer an active construction site over the plaza and park too. Construction sites are fun to follow
  10. Not only the intersection, but that particular block is the best one on one of the best intersections. Lincoln Street bisects the block immediately across Westheimer. The Aladdin block is irregularly shaped and about half the size. The smoothie King block across Montrose it's bigger and would probably be better suited to the open renderings we saw a few pages back. But the south West corner of that intersection is a perfect parcel on one of the more popular intersections in town. I just think archiphiles would expect greatness here. It's not going to be hard to disappoint us on this one. Hopes are high.
  11. These pics are everything. Hines should have a holiday in Houston.
  12. I love these mid rise buildings. They are not as costly as a hirise They usually are cheaper to rent because of this. They can be filled up quicker They look a lot better than a surface lot They contribute more to building up the critical density than a surface lot. To be honest my eyes are usually between ground level and 6 levels or so. Anything higher than that for me is just icing. Filling up vacant or surface lots is more exciting than the number of floors just as long as I'm not looking at blank walls or exposed parking levels.
  13. Midtown still has sooooo much empty. This is soooooo much better than the waste of space across the street. Signature towers will come one the area improves. The original would have been nice but even the new design is still a plus going off of how empty and crappy the area is. The homeless engage in Drugs and Prostitution a block in every direction from this development so still getting a neat tower in a not so neat area that may cause the area to improve is still a win for me
  14. The French quarter streets were built by the French. That's why it was called the French Quarter. The buildings however are mainly Spanish. The quarter was under Spanish control when a fire broke out so the buildings that were rebuilt were rebuilt in the Spanish style. Anyway, esplanade and Elysian are out of downtown so it doesn't matter. Canal, Polydras, Rampart etc are better examples as they are downtown/Uptown and have great transit options. Anyway, like I keep saying all the strawman arguments are not selling. Someone suggested taking rail and the excuse is that the rail doesn't run late enough? Really? So we can't improve downtown because it's absolutely impossible to have have the rail run later? Other cities are going to leave us in the dust off we don't learn to walk and chew at the same time.
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