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  1. Because they're replacing trees and soil that would absorb rainfall with impermeable building and pavement, and they want to make sure that when 48 inches of rain falls on it the bayou next to them doesn't flood them
  2. Here's a photo showing the northern facade with most of the cladding taken off. You can see the upper part is a brigh grey, and the lower part is brown/pink granite. For reference, here's a photo of it before https://www.chron.com/business/retail/article/Sears-to-close-iconic-Midtown-location-12266913.php#photo-12760016
  3. on the southern bank of White Oak bayou on the Heights bike trail https://www.google.com/maps/place/29°46'39.9"N+95°23'17.0"W/@29.7777592,-95.3886092,19z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d29.7777585!4d-95.3880625
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    Found it! Bagby & Drew - rode past it on my way to Whole Foods
  5. At least on this side, the new part is the glass, and the grey and brown was the art deco that was hiding under the 70s cladding
  6. I get the feeling the city still thinks of this as a park that they can just declare "closed" after dark
  7. The bridge looks pretty locked off for now Also, I'm not sure where to put it, but it looks like there is a new trail head being built.
  8. According to the city, there's two ways to change a street name - either a citizen petition with 75% of the property owners on the street, or by city council passing an ordinance after notifying the owners. Notably, the council don't need to get consent from the owners; the check on it is public pressure on council members to vote against it if it is too out there https://www.houstontx.gov/planning/Forms/devregs/StreetNameChangeProcedures-Standards.pdf
  9. https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/attachments/
  10. Most people on here post their photos to a third party service such as imgur or flickr, and then copy a link to their photo on that service and paste into the post box. The forum itself limits your uploads to a very small number (something like 2 MB? It's been awhile) and as you upload stuff it uses that allocation. For example, I only have 15 kB left of storage on HAIF, but I can post unlimited photos that I host elsewhere.
  11. I didn't even consider that - BRT could go extend to the convention center
  12. It will be very well connected, but I think the BRT will connect at Central Station (for Inner Katy) and Wheeler (for University line)
  13. This would be a great thing to do, especially giving it a dedicated section would allow people to talk about themselves and their skills more
  14. cspwal

    Where Am I?

    Was that house actually a real house?
  15. At least the patio is on the corner and the parking is setback from the corner
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