Posts posted by Boris
Adios from West Texas.
My wife's sister's family has a ranch house in Tequisquiapan, couple of hours northwest of Mexico City. Here're some shots from Christmas week:
My nephew's Christmas gift to me was a balloon ride. Here're the pics:
Spent Christmas week in Mex. Here're some shots of Guanajuato:
Area near Reforma Square:
Callejon de Beso:
I got my good luck:
La Paz Square:
University of Guanajuato:
Plazuela de Baratillo:
Templo De San Juan:
Teatro Juarez: (It was closed so we didn't get to go inside)
Views from the Pipila Monument:
Back in the City:
The Valenciana Mine:
I got this shot of it some time ago. I'll be there for this one.
Fantastic shots. That last one kicked ass.
It's on Briarbrook Dr.
If you're driving east on Briar Forest, turn left on Seagler (first light east of the beltway), than right on Cedar Creek Dr, then left on Briar Brook. It's the second or third house on the left.
Drove by a couple of lit up homes tonight:
The first one is near Briar Forest and Siegler, just East of the Beltway in West Houston:
This second one is the same house I posted photos of last year, but it's so awesome, I decided to take some more photos. Near Kemp Forest and Gessner, in North West Houston:
Will post more later. Feel free to post your own discoveries here.
That's great. We're going to try to make it and support Galveston.
Thx for all the replys. You all are awesome.
Then just East on I-10 to the Memorial City Mall area:
This one is West of the Beltway off of I-10:
Took some photos off the West Beltway. Starting off of Bellaire. Even Houston's Chinatown is in the burbs:
Then up to the Westpark Tollway:
We went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science to see the Body Worlds 2 exhibit today. It's fantastic but I couldn't take any photos. However, I got in some shots of the main exhibit area. There were visitors but not as many as usual. On the drive to the Museum from West Houston (our first venture out of our area since Ike) we saw that Houston looked pretty good from the highways. The museum district and Memorial park area was looking good. Everything also looked pretty good on the drive back down Montrose to Westheimer and on the way to Adobe Cafe for lunch. The Adobe was packed. In fact that was our second choice for lunch; our first choice was Chuey's, but that was super packed. Other than a few trees and branches down, the parts of Houston we passed was getting back to business.
Here're some shots from todays visit to the HMNS:
For those who haven't been here yet, they have an exhibit of stones and gems that's just fantastic:
Happy birthday youngster;
and good luck as you enter middle school.
looks like they finally cleaned the glass.
Mark, you really know your Galveston.
Just a few pics from our stay at a beach house west of Galveston last week. Dolly was not much of a factor.
Most of my photos were of family. Here are a few without them.
That looks great.
What software has the HDR?
Went to see the Cathedral for the first time this weekend. It's beautiful
Let the fun begin:
http://www.valleymorningstar.com/news/towe...cean_filed.htmlOCEAN TOWER LAWSUIT: Full text
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July 10, 2008 - 5:40PM
The developers of the Ocean Tower condominiums on South Padre Island have filed suit in Cameron County, claiming fraud on behalf of three firms involved with the engineering and construction of the high-rise building.
Construction on Ocean Tower was halted last month after cracks were discovered where the parking garage was attached to the main tower.
The current settling is the result of the general contractor's having completed the "topping out" of the building despite obvious measurement deviations beginning on the 7th floor, which should have alerted a contractor of the experience which Zachry claimed. Instead, the contractor completed 24 more imperfect floors in order to earn millions of more dollars in draws.
The present settlement chart is shown below:
Settlement of the structure (tower and parking garage) has occurred, and is continuing to occur, primarily due to consolidation of the Layer 4 soils as a result of structure loads being distributed to this layer. Measured total settlements to date are as follows:
Beneath tower core: 14 to 16 inches.
Beneath tower exterior: 8 to 14 inches.
Beneath west parking garage: 4 to 8 inches.
Beneath east parking garage: 1 to 2 inches.
These are present measurements, and if construction continues, will be increased.
In order to return the building to its proper design and function, the parking garage will need to be detached, and the foundation will need to be reinforced with micro piers of 200 feet in length through the expandable clay stratum into the solid stratum below. This will make the building completely stable and safe, and will allow the building to be completed in a quality manner.
However - the repairs in question will add 20 to 25 millions dollars to the cost of construction, and will delay the project for from 6 to 9 months. In addition, the negative publicity and economic damage to the project is expected to reach 100 million dollars.
Hey, these are great shots. Looking good with all that activity on the streets.
in Other Texas Places
Texas Real Estate Report on DT Waco:
And photos I took last year:
First, photos of Baylor University:
Now Sulphur Springs, East of Dallas on IH-30 about 100 miles:
Found this area behind some of the buildings:
These construction workers were using this remote control machine: