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  1. I think Monarch's "How on Earth Does This Even Happen" needs to be seriously studied.  DFW has landed many economic plums in the last few years. Many more than Houston. This latest bit of news is humiliating considering the tens of thousands of biomedical professions in our city. I have my scapegoats; poor flood planning, bad media from previous tropical cyclones, and of course everyone's favorite, bungling politicians. In truth the answer is likely more complex. This hopefully will be a wake up call.

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  2. On 9/1/2023 at 2:14 PM, sapo2367 said:

    From this thread -- here is the official rendering



    Not Including the ramps, I count it as a 48-lane roadway. Even larger than the current Katy or anything in Argentina or wherever. We win! Though I must admit to one fact I

    find difficult to believe.

    No eighteen wheelers? In Houston?

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  3. 15 hours ago, august948 said:

    Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee on North and South Vietnam

    This is pathetic. How can anyone get their facts so twisted up? Good luck to you all if she becomes your mayor.

    If elected she will be a major representative of Houston, which is soon to receive enhanced publicity from the Moon landings and other events. 

  4. On 8/15/2023 at 10:47 AM, JLWM8609 said:

    Ted Cruz: hold my beer (beer gets thrown back at the Astros parade)

    Under the "Shame of Texas"

    Are those quotes for real? Did she actually state those things? Some of these things suggest either misquotes, deep ignorance, or no respect for the public on her part.

  5. 11 hours ago, steve1363 said:

    Ok!  You get the gold star on the internet!  You were right!  Your "told ya so" internet persona is much less likeable BUT you were right!  🤣

    And I guess I shouldn't be surprised by the Yankees, considering all the other perversions in this day and age that are now considered "normal!"

    I agree with much that you say. But one should not be surprised by what the teams are doing. Millions of people pay for clothing which gives free advertisement for companies or celebrities. The teams at least are getting some compensation.

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  6. 46 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

    Thank you, but that tells us nothing.

    NRG's capacity is equal to SoFi's.

    Atmosphere, amenities, location, etc. tells us nothing. What does NRG Stadium need to provide a better "atmosphere" (other than a winning team, which is a different topic).  What amenities do these other stadiums have that NRG stadium lacks?  

    Guess what, AT&T Stadium rarely opens its roof.  The frequency or infrequency of roof openings tells us nothing about what the stadium lacks.

    You keep telling us NRG is light years behind and there are many things that put it behind, but so far you've not been able to show us even one specific thing.

    Just wait. The "World Class City" hustle should soon kick in.

  7. 1 hour ago, Houston19514 said:

    I’ll ask again.  In what ways are the new stadiums light years better than NRG?  What do they have that NRG lacks?

    My guess is that the exterior isn't as "sexy" as LA's or Atlanta or Dallas. I cannot think of anything else the place lacks. There are 30 stadiums. In terms of capacity we rank number eight. Is this because we have the 2nd or 3rd largest art museum in the US and now feel the football stadium should rank the same? Just asking.

  8. 4 hours ago, 004n063 said:

    Gonna throw out a possibly unpopular opinion, but here goes:

    Non-native palm trees are dumb, and going out of your way to plant more shadeless trees is a telltale sign of landscape architects who have zero intention of using the space they're window-dressing.

    Good thing folks in Hawaii didn't take that attitude. Hawaii has only one native palm species.

    There is no problem planting palms as long as done intelligently. There are many palms which can take our winter beside the Sabal minor: Pindo, European fan, Windmill, Lady palms, California Fan, several Sabal species as grown at Highland village. Look at all the palms in New Orleans and Pensacola. I think they give these places a certain tropical look. 

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  9. 1 hour ago, thatguysly said:

    And they happen to have money to tie this up in lawsuits that others who have had something built by them cannot. Don't feel bad for the mega rich when suddenly something affects them that has affected the whole city.

    I don't feel bad for the "meag-rich". I don't love or hate them. I cannot imagine them trying to stop one highrise, which appears as if they will not succeed, will have such a cataclysmic effect on Houston. Just do not understand this heat, anger and hatred toward these folks. 

  10. 15 hours ago, aachor said:

    I wouldn't wish a Greyhound station on anyone. But given all of these stupid lawsuits, I think it's time for Midtown to get a reprieve.

    The owners of 2016 Main have suffered under stupidly low property values long enough. I'm sure the new neighbors of the Langley can carry the burden for a while.

    I do not care one way or the other whether this goes up or not. I have no money involved.  I don't understand why several of the posts are so hostile toward the neighbors who do not like this project. Why care unless you have a stake in this? It is not like Houston suffers from insufficient high rise apartments. I like high rises and hope we get many more including a few supertalls. But one or two make no difference to me. More will come along.

  11. 14 hours ago, toxtethogrady said:

    That said, I know plenty of people who will not accept anything but. This seems to have been a tempest Bill Maher has attempted to stir up, and he's not what I would call "Latin"...

    I think many ethnic and racial classifications are sloppy and pointless. In my home during the 2010 census, including when my wife was alive, there were one "anglo", three children from central Asia form Siberian Russia, one "hispanic" who is ethnically half Lebanese hence half Asian (me). Our house was labeled Hispanic household though I was outnumbered 4 to 1. Now I am sometimes labelled a "Latino" having been born in Havana of Cuban parents, though I spent 67 of my 70 years in the Midwest or Texas.  I once tried explaining to a fellow Chinese scientist that here we call them "Mongloid" and I am called a "Caucasian", having to do with the Caucuses mountains. He thought our labels were weird which I agree. His labels weren't any better though. 

  12. On 5/4/2023 at 4:41 PM, hindesky said:

    The Peinier 450 - 20 ton is up but the crew is doing the finishing touches to it.


    As the GT Leach guy I talked a while back said they are using a concrete contractor that they had never used before. He couldn't remember the name at the time but it is "Halstruc" out of Katy. Tx. I've never seen or heard of them.


    Lewis Crane and Hoist owns the town crane. They are out of Mansfield, Tx. This is the third job were I've seen on of their cranes. They seem to be taking a portion of the tower crane business from some of the others around town. I wonder if they underbid the projects to get a foot in the door. 


    Bobcat Contracting was the crane company who erected the tower crane. Out of Hillsboro, Tx. Another company I've never heard of.












    For those wondering what Galatians 6 14 means, I had to look it up because I have zero clue.......

    But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ by which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.



    A letter St. Paul addressed to a group of Celts (whom the Romans called Gauls) living in what is now called Turkey. Many places in Europe with gal affixed to them are places with high Celtic populations such as Portugal, Galicia in Spain as well its neighbor  Asturias,. 




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  13. On 5/11/2023 at 6:05 PM, hindesky said:

    As I told the story once before, one of my co-workers who lives and works in Baytown came to visit a distant relative's restaurant at the Arrive complex across the street. When I asked him later where it was located he said it was downtown not realizing that Kirby street isn't actually downtown. All suburbanites consider anything inside the loop as downtown.

    This will make it seem more like downtown.

    Unfortunately you are correct. I've lived in the suburbs of Houston >40 years. Most folks think anything in the Loop is downtown including TMC. As a former worker at the TMC I found it irritating. When even my children use the suburban terminology after numerous times of correcting them, I've given up. I think what may add to the confusion are the numerous clusters of highrises within (and just outside) the loop. 

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  14. On 4/24/2023 at 1:05 PM, X.R. said:

    This all looks so ridiculously well built. And whats crazy is there is relatively little press about the continued construction despite it A) looking great, GREEN, and massive already and B) moving at a brisk pace. The brisk pace is interesting because it makes me wonder how soon some of the entities are coming on-line since when they do, I can only imagine the deluge of announcements that will come about different ventures and such. You'd think local business coverage would be providing regular updates, but alas, no. I wish there would be more reporting about such a large change to one of Houston's largest business engines. Strange.

    The media is only interested in reporting scandal and ugliness. I tell my students studying to be nurses and medical techs,  about these projects, and not one has heard of them. 

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  15. 12 hours ago, 004n063 said:

    Never thought I'd say these words, but...this is gonna be one fine lookin parking garage.



    There is hope when one can turn a parking garage into something beside an eyesore. The one by the Wortham is also not bad looking.

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