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EllenOlenska

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  1. Jesus doesn't save old buildings in Houston.
  2. You're stealing my idea for Houston side raised (magical) bridle path lanes.
  3. The most ambitious Houston renderings outside of the 300 foot buildings that have glass atriums which open to the pierce elevated park.
  4. I remember reading Houston once had a train to the Heights. Anti-progress.
  5. My favorite thing about big ambitious non-building focused projects like this is the fake orange midrises they put everywhere. Once we build this nice park--waterfront midrises and charming Continental European malls are gonna pop up everywhere. In the renderings, I mean.
  6. I like the Rice Opera House. What would make it better? Maybe be in a street grid.
  7. I was of the thinking that they were going to build both the twisty tower and the big square glass one.
  8. The humorous counter-factual would be if they knocked the thing, dug a pit and built something that looked like a gutted version of the original building.
  9. Water and "Harvey"; how fitting.
  10. Oh, man, soon midtown Houston might be as urban as...checks notes...downtown Kalmazoo
  11. People who don't just go to fat cat flummox me.
  12. Right when I move out of the Camden at Oxford they make a perfectly walkable movie theater. Actually, I moved to Kalamazoo to get a PhD in literature. Kalamazoo is a cool town but it's sure not Houston. Because of course Houston is a giant city and also because I was born and raised there and thereabouts. I actually wanted to say this, too: that I appreciate this forum and the good work it does, as well as the conversations and of course the pictures. I've lived in Texas all my life an am a little sentimental right now, and so I'm going to need all y'all's updates.
  13. So, I'm youngish and there's some places I've been going to for my twenties that shut down recently and I'm sad about it and want to share here. One would be Happy Fatz on White Oak, they did a fancy hot dog and baked goods (cakes and cake balls and interesting pies), Italian sodas, fancy coffees and the like, and surprisingly good salads. I miss it. I also miss Pop & Pan the well reviewed and liked panini and popcorn place that shut down mysteriously a month or two ago.
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