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  1. Nice to read something about Houston besides floods and freezes. Houston has become quite beautiful which would have sprouted hoots of derision 30 years ago. Our museum of art is a gem.
  2. Are there more than one rendering? If so which one is the most probable?
  3. We live along a canal of Lake Houston. Lost power Monday through Tuesday for 23 hrs. Drained the pipes. Only irritation was when my twin daughters sleeping in front of the fireplace went into twin+insanity or twinsanity at 3 in the morning. After attempts to calm them down , Dad (me) threatened to cut the gas. That did it. My son slept like a log all night.
  4. Duluth Minnesota. Isn't that around 120 miles southeast of International Falls a.k.a the icebox of the nation. I suspect the 120 miles miles south doesn't make a great difference in temperature. Why is that?Is it the driving or the hills?
  5. I've been through nasty winters in Ohio and Kansas, not to mention Dec 1983 and Dec 1989 here in Houston. I fear icy roads a great deal.
  6. There appears to be an escalating arms race in luxury apartments. Expecting Brava or someone else to up it to a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce Phantom driving you to your luxury apartment where in the lobby a world class pianist is playing on a Bosendorfer Imperial or Steinway Grand Piano. Just saying.
  7. Back in 2001 my wife and I were in a busy government building in central Siberia. I was writing down some information displayed on a giant Public map. A security guard came over and told me I had to stop because that was not public information. Hundreds of public people were going in and out of the public building. Go figure. Nevertheless I stopped. IMy wife and I were averse to jails, especially ones in Siberia.
  8. Can't say I have. That Kroger or any other Kroger, or HEB. Guess I missed out on something. Must of had a great sound system.
  9. Here's somethings which may be used for vanity. Houston was the 2nd fastest growing metro from 2010 to 2019 in the US growing at an annual average of 127,300. We were the fastest for over a decade until, I believe, 2014 when DFW passed us. Austin is also growing fast , for it's size, but only 56,800 per year. We also have some of the most buildings going up after NYC and Toronto if Emporis is accurate. And think of all the great things being built at the Med Center, Downtown,Uptown, and Buffalo Bayou areas. Not bad for a city which doesn't get fawning media.
  10. I also want a few super talls going up. In my opinion they would look great in the empty lots near where Skanska's Discovery West is going up. Neverthess I am very very happy over the numerous highrises constructed in the last decade in downtown Houston. All those surface parking lots and one ugly parking garage-gone.
  11. I thought it was customary in "groundbreakings" to have several well dressed people holding shovels who look as if they haven't actually used a shovel for work in years ( if not decades). When did that happen?
  12. The majority of people prior to the 1960's lived in the northern parts of the US where wearing suits is fine. Here in Houston prior to AC I can't imagine how people survived in suits during our 6 month summers. With AC its no big problem anymore as long as your indoors.
  13. With this and High Street residential (block 98) the views from the park, sidewalks, and hotels are going to be greatly enhanced. Now if only blocks 252,275, and 292 would go from surface lots to several highrises of the 50+ storey height. Icing on the cake.
  14. I'm referring to a colloquial classification ( if one exists) for mixed use buildings. I suspect there isn't one but seeing if anyone knows for certain. As for parking requirements, didn't mention that.
  15. Any idea when groundbreaking is scheduled? One other question of a trivial nature. When a building is mixed use which I understand means residential/office/ and commercial I suppose it cannot be classified as residential or office. Is the classification based on the percentage use?
  16. You guys win the Adrian Monk/Sherlock Holmes/ Nero Wolfe award. I missed it.
  17. Are the Tennison Lofts adjacent to this building open? Seems like that is one choice piece of real estate: excellent views of the downtown, nearby park and bayou, theater district and restaurants within walking distance, and now this development.
  18. I don't fully understand what "workforce housing" exactly is. Sound like a euphemism for lower income folks. Nevertheless, the skyline views are going to be great and as long as the bayou doesn't go crazy, there is fishing and boating oppurtunity. Sounds enjoyable. I live along a waterway on Lake Houston and love it. They could use a few more trees along the bayou
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