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KinkaidAlum last won the day on November 30 2016

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  1. 1) Houston Center development tore down a lot. It was going to be much bigger than it ended up. 2) Parking makes more money than most tiny buildings or old houses that were torn down. 3) Zero preservation laws. We are a developer's wet dream and a preservationist's sad tears town. 4) Lots of land speculation that bombed with oil crash. Nothing of note was built in Houston, especially downtown from the time I was 12 until the time I was 25 or so. Edited to add 5) 1970s Houston was much different than today's city. The inner loop, especially the East side, was seeing population loss with a ton of white flight. Most things East of Main was seen as the ghetto. This magnified with the oil bust.
  2. Sorry, didn't mean to imply a full service hospital. However, it is my understanding that with a heavy focus on producing primary care physicians that the new facility will include patient care services. Most faculty will be primary care physicians who will run practices out of the new building. So there will be waiting rooms, exam rooms, and patient care rooms at a minimum.
  3. That could be part of the answer. Medical classroom space is not the same as advanced biomedical research lab space. I bet the hospital will have patient rooms, doctor/professor offices, and classroom space and the BioMed Building will have advanced labs. Labs can cost tens of millions to build out.
  4. This is from memory and I am officially old so it's not reliable, but I think UH built the building but several floors were not built out. Could this be funding to actually build out different labs in shell space?
  5. So Rice is creating a new residential college! Makes sense since the plan is to add 800-1,200 undergraduate students bringing Rice to 4,500-5,000 undergrads. Great move, especially if they can keep the academic profile the same. My dream for the city is to have Rice get to 10,000 or so undergrads and have UH improve to be a top 30-50 public institution.
  6. Good photo but I hate this angle. It looks like a market square II without balconies.
  7. I don't understand the top. I don't mind the materials change but it feels like it requires setbacks or a pitched roof or something. Overall, it's the best Davis building I've seen rendered. I'd actually really like it if it was all painted brick and simpler.
  8. Looks like tower that is currently rising on screen left. Tallest building looks to be the office tower. New residential to its right. There also appears to be a new midrise office in the back of the project or has that always been there?
  9. The world's first Dollar General, Dollar Tree, 99 Cents Only Store, and Family Dollar combo megaplex.
  10. Time to bring an old fashioned street car down Dallas from Shepherd to Downtown.
  11. Near Town/ Midtown needs about 20 more these, please.
  12. Looks like twice weekly service to Provo, Utah this winter. Interesting. I guess it works for ski travel but Park City folks are not flying Allegiant and SLC is closer.
  13. Sorry to hear about your Dad. May his memory be a blessing. My best friend lived in Pine Shadows neighborhood and I was off of Green Tree. I used to ride my bike by that building 3-4 times a week and even as a kid I thought it was cool.
  14. Whoa. A single ground lease tenant for 50,000 square feet is a huge space. Trader Joe's? Also, since when has a 40 story residential been a part of this plan? I
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