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jmitch94

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  1. All three for retired aged people right? Super excited about this tower. Now we just need some of those empty/underdeveloped lots to see some love.
  2. The year is 2071. Houston has just seen completion of it's third 300+ meter supertall. All are self storage facilities with another half dozen on the books ready to start construction.
  3. The park will really be in a bowl of high-rises with this and the tower on block 98. I can't wait to see what it will look like in 2-4 years time.
  4. Nothing embodies gentrification more than a former “African Art center” being torn down to build a giant warehouse to store yuppie’s disposable income in the form of excess consumerism.
  5. Yeah I got that. I'm just saying imagine if our downtown was what we would love for it to be instead of acres and acres of surface parking between all of the developed areas.
  6. This is such a Vegas looking building and I mean that as a complement. This is our most “Vegas” part of town and fits in quite well.
  7. Just think of the atmosphere at the street level if all the surface lots were buildings that actually contributed to the neighborhood.
  8. Any body of fresh water in the Houston area could potentially have alligators.
  9. You could create tax incentives or penalties that could help push development though.
  10. I would so love for a high rise residence to be built on the other half of the lot that the Houston Ballet school is on. Basically I dream of Hines having at least one 40+ story residential under construction at all times near market square.
  11. Love love love the curvature of the building. The rounded corners and the concave faces are very different for Houston.
  12. Love when developers come in and buy out a business that adds to the community all to just demo the building and add nothing. Hopefully they sell the land and can bring in a developer with some power to get stuff done.
  13. It's not the hip cool place anymore, also you'll struggle to got a lot of high earning individuals with the plethora of homeless and that Grey Hound station.
  14. Looks great. I'd definitely make use of this but people will be pissed when they eventually rip it up.
  15. Fun story but his brother also tore down a history mansion in river oaks.
  16. Correct, endowments are very strict and usually only spend around half of the income generated from the endowed money.
  17. That’s assuming they stay in business and or hold up their end of the deal or even worse, aren’t granted more tax brakes in the future.
  18. Corporate welfare, the only welfare in America that's not demonized.
  19. God I hope so. The streets and "sidewalks" around site are in terrible shape and there is practically zero erosion control causing the run off to be massive.
  20. I think most people here are upset with the fact that buildings are just not built like they used to be with more ornate decoration and sturdier and more costly materials. I don't see many fully brick and masonry façade buildings being built here in Houston. On top of that there are literally hundreds of empty grass fields in the core of the city, with ten times that number in asphalt surface parking lots and a hundred times that in shitty decaying strip centers. Also I don't understand why some people demand that a building needs to be of exceptional historic and personal significance in order for it to be restored. Keeping these buildings keeps some character in the city. All the new apartment complexes look the same and get very tedious. I once heard a description of driving around Houston is like those old cartoon chase scenes where the background keeping repeating over and over.
  21. Love your personal, and for lack of better words, ordinary stories of Houston history. You hear all the big stuff but it’s cool to see a more intimate day to day history of our city.
  22. That’s up to you and how much beer you’ve got.
  23. Or the worlds tallest landfill, Houston’s only hills.
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