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  1. I think this tower looks fantastic in the rendering ! I'd be proud to have it in the TMC. AND, it looks way taller with more floors than are mentioned in the short clip from the full article shown above. Of course I'd love to see it even taller, but by my visual counting, I see at least 48 floors on that tall tower but it could even be more than 50 since the resolution here isn't perfect on the image and I'm actually purposefully under counting floors since I can see them all that clearly. In addition and although being an alumni, I do have several petty reasons to criticize TAMU, HOWEVER these all pale in comparison to such a good looking development and with great intentions to create a huge presence by putting this in place here in Houston in TMC. On this project at least, I have to say bravo, indeed and I really hope all of the renderings I see come to fruition, especially the highest tower. If it happens, it will be extremely prominent in the TMC and far beyond. Covid crisis or not, developers are still bully on Houston and for good reason. Our population's diversity and education are combined as second to none in big cities in America. And, we always seem to weather big national economic downturns better than other mega cities. AND then, we tend to bounce back with a vengeance afterwards ! Our local and regional economy (thank goodness) is no longer 80% dependent on just OIL in the energy sector. We've intelligently diversified in so many ways where the "oil" part is down, way down on the totem pole of importance since that terrible time in the early 80's. This can also be attributed to the local giant energy companies themselves diversifying away from strictly oil related industry and towards alternative sources and ideas. So, the doom and gloom of our economic outlook, at least locally, is most likely way overblown. Not wanting to jinx any of our good fortune, however - nationally, and due to Covid19? Not so much...
  2. That was my understanding from both the previous discussions here, and the photos. I'm sure I could be wrong, however as I am not intimately familiar with this bayou and trail. At this point I hope I'm right. I'm sure someone will correct me on here if I'm mistaken.
  3. I love when cities are NOT afraid to correct the mistakes of the past and this is great if they are indeed, removing the horrible channelizing concrete of so long ago that never allowed the waters of the bayou to simply attempt to soak into the ground naturally like it did for many thousands of years before we arrived.
  4. Agreed ! Although I generally support the legitimate mainstream media reporters out there in the world (and they are doing an incredible job lately in the face of so many attacks by other entities), Mr. Dolcefino comes across as very arrogant and self aggrandizing more and more the older he gets. I remember when he was pretty young in the early 90's and was a fairly decent facts only reporter. Now? Not so much... But, I really hope this KBR site is able to progress soon and we get some nice decent, clean and attractive development on the far east end. This will bring more and more people out there and make it more of "the place to live" in Houston, instead of always further and further away from the industrial areas. Perhaps, this project could serve as further catalyst to cleaning up and greening up the areas to the east so as to negate some of the very ill effects from the refineries not too far away and in plain view of downtown.
  5. Nice picture, and thanks for sharing this with us ! And, there is that gorgeous natural deep blue Texas sky that until recently was a real rarity in SE Texas. Too bad it is destined to be polluted again once things and cars and daily life gets back to "normal" here. At least we had about two months to enjoy this clean air while the Earth no doubt was very appreciative of being able to cleanse for a while and breathe again.
  6. and I quote "halleliu-errrrr!"
  7. Just a thought and opinion here. But, seeing this turquoise color gives me ideas about how nice it would be to have more of these subtle yet colorful buildings downtown and especially near the Buffalo Bayou (River). Infusing color, without being too tacky or overdoing it, would really lift the appearance and visual mood of our city. I think if done thoughtfully and fully in the long run, it could give a city like Miami a run for it's money, so to speak, sans the beach front with crystal clear blue waters. Another thing Houston has over Miami ? Well, Miami will go "under water" with rising sea levels LONG before Houston does, since we are basically at an average elevation above 50 feet, from 20 feet in the very far SE part of the county, all the way up to around 150 feet in the far west and NW parts of the county. In this way, it's always best to buck the trend of negative thinking about our city as too water logged or flood prone (yes I know it can be) or too "gray or brown" in color. In addition, TREES look at our TREES around many parts of the city that are second to none in terms of coverage and height. Anyway, this looks like it will be a very pleasant and welcome addition to Buffalo Bayou living, color or no color.
  8. Gorgeous photos, every single one of them! Thanks goes to the photographer and the poster for sharing one of America's most dynamic and beautiful big city skylines.
  9. Looks like pretty good progress going on! One of only a handful of "good" things to come of the covid19 crisis these days - faster and easier construction projects.
  10. Yes, I have to say that THIS design is impressive to little old Aggie me. I have always enjoyed more open air and spread out stadiums overall. The "intimidation" factor of Kyle Field is due, IMHO only to the deep valley structural design and limitation that our university imposed many decades ago in building it. Yes, it served a wonderful purpose at first, but you know a little bit of out of the box thinking does help, even in the sports power structure of Aggieland. So much else of the university is so technologically advanced, why not bleed a little over into the realm of Aggie sports and stadium thinking ? Oh that's right. We chose to put tradition, no matter what it looks like to those that come to visit and those that attend, over evolving forward long ago, within the world of our sports teams. Darn, there's that sacred cow thing again rearing it's ugly head.
  11. Just a few years ago. Nope not impressed with a University as large as ours. Not at all. But, I suppose, it is the people that make the stadium actually feel large and loud. To that end, I guess I'll just have to live with it, without expressing any desire otherwise. sorry, but not being a close pal, I can say that I still remain unimpressed with the DESIGN and to a lesser extent maybe the size of BOTH stadiums. But, we here in Texas do love to cling onto things from the past with so many sacred cows. That's what I get for dreaming LOL !
  12. Oh well, I do love to dream LOL! But, understandable in this major World crisis - pandemic and financial - we are all (hopefully) living through.
  13. And, as a former student at A&M, I can still think of a huge percentage of ancient buildings that need to be either leveled or made into mini-museums. Plus, heaven forbid, we should replace Kyle Field with something akin to the 21st century LOL ! Forgot to mention HOWDY ! And, the attacks by my other former Aggie classmates should begin in 3...2...1....
  14. From those last few photos, looks like this is for a pretty tall tower like maybe the one they were first talking about and then we didn't hear anything about for a long time until recently - that is, the 54 story tower, yes/no ?
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