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  1. Yes--and I've seen the argument (and parroted on here) that it was the fullest flowering of Frank Lloyd Wright's idea of a single huge tower dominating a deserted plain. Now I don't mind a large tower going beside it--but if it gains something, it also will lose something.
  2. Get in a time machine and give your outcry to the demolition of the super cool First State Bank Building in Pasadena
  3. I guess it also depends on how you define midrise. Above about 8 tend to be built to last. Below 4 look like tinderboxes.
  4. I'm here to say if in all of midtown there is one big grocery than that's three two few.
  5. I'm just gonna echo @CREguy13 and say something like this in midtown is really going to change the look of midtown. Houston is so spread out, a really tall building doesn't make much sense here. In some sense this sort of thing is necessary before we can begin to get very tall buildings. And I for one still remember when, except for two peculiar buildings, all the buildings in midtown were two to four stories tall.
  6. Yeah the original has an avenue while the new one seems to have a Woodlands-esque pond.
  7. So...about those rendering at the top of this thread...... Edit: It is still large
  8. That future 18th street monorail gonna be sweet
  9. I know on other threads people are talking about this as a sort of central station/centerpiece whatever you want to call it. But what does it abut to the north. I really don't know. Is it gonna be a long fence along a train embankment to and from which no one can move?
  10. As a person who only ever gets excited for whispers about trains (and buses too) this place thrills me. Might I have some critiques, sure. But frankly the thing is worthy of critique. It's cool in a whole lotta ways. It's possessed of a rather more severe grandeur than in the renderings.
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