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KinkaidAlum last won the day on November 30 2016

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  1. Check out the Catalyst downtown. Slightly more expensive to get in than Skyhouse but I think the location is MUCH better and so are the potential neighbors. It's a walkable location to all the best things but also 2-3 blocks away from being right in it noise wise. Solid amenities and amazing views if you look west or south.
  2. I just looked on my laptop. How funny, on my phone I've thought it was brick this entire time. Thanks for the heads up.
  3. I don't know what it looks like in person since it's been about two years since I've been home but this thing looks great in your photos. The brick ties it to the area with a nod to history but the ground floor retail, amount of glass, and balconies give a nice nod to the future of East Houston.
  4. This is great for Rice and for the city. I'd like to see Rice become the size of its peers like Duke, Northwestern, Stanford, Vanderbilt, Wash U St Louis, etc... It'll still be quite a bit smaller but moving in the right direction. Rice used to be concerned that enlarging the student body, especially undergraduate, would cause their profile to drop. The largest thing holding Rice back in attracting out of state kids was the image of Texas and the city.
  5. Amazon must be creating hoarders everywhere or else these places house the mattresses for the mattress places on every third block.
  6. OMG- I rented a furnished two bedroom unit on the 36th floor of The Spires for thousands less from 2011-13 while I renovated a tear down into my dream house (and then got relocated for work). The Spires had valet service, tennis, a great pool, and more. These people are insane.
  7. They've lost a ton of revenue when they tore down the existing apartments before they had permits in hand. If they were smart, they'd flip the cleared land and move on or propose a super high end for-sale condo project full of 3-5 story buildings like those on Sunset Boulevard a few blocks away. Those sell for well over $1.3m and they could pack two dozen or more on the lot.
  8. These will be very narrow floor plates due to the lot. It could very well be that the back is hallway/elevator landing space for each floor. My sister lives at One Park Place but it has been almost two years since I've been there but the Embassy Suites will be very close to this tower. I hope you are right. Just voicing a concern. You can see in the new render that the texture seems to chance from glass wall to something else.
  9. Overall, I am very pleased but I am more nervous about the garage after seeing two new renders. Additionally, is this going to be a mullet? What does the back look like? The new render that teases the back view is a bit frightening. Are those blank walls?
  10. I'm going to need to see more views and perspectives. Right now I'll give it a solid potential. Only big pet peeve I see right now is the garage is glaring. First floor retail is a plus but seeing those ramps is a downer.
  11. That opinion has never been expressed here before. Wow. I never thought about it this way. I will never have an opinion on something I do not own ever again. Thank you for the brand new perspective.
  12. Ugh. Amazing art deco with so much potential. Those casement windows are beautiful.
  13. I tell you what I missed when I lived in Boston... spring in February. Houston sure looks good with azaleas in bloom and trees budding. You had to wait until May for Spring to hit Boston. I tell you what I miss living in LA, rain. We've had one day of rain since April. One. It is dirty AF here despite street cleaning efforts. Sure, the mountains look great and the Pacific is there (I live by downtown so it isn't really there) but I miss live oak canopies, the smell of fresh rain, and having mother nature giving the city a good rinse. I also miss the trails along Buffalo and Braes
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