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  1. Is the inspiration for Texas Tower's crown hanging around in this photo?
  2. Compared to what was there 30 years ago, the aerial photos are astonishing.
  3. Yup. https://thetriumphofpostmodernism.tumblr.com/post/154887506063/haddon-townhouses-1983-arquitectonica-photos
  4. Stop hating on Arquitectonica! (Actually, I don't like that building on Richmond.)
  5. I don't think it takes away from the project. I do think it takes away from the street. Or the pedestrian experience of the street. ETA: Or takes away from what could have been. I'm not saying the project in any way takes away anything from Westheimer.
  6. I would have preferred if Montrose Collective had been set back from Westheimer the way this project in Austin is going to be. A friend who lives just blocks from MC says he believes Radom wants most pedestrian activity to be on the sides and not on Westheimer. Maybe someday Westheimer will be shrunk to just one lane each way and the sidewalks will be much wider. Maybe transit and pedestrians will someday be the top priority!!! MAYBE HOUSTON WILL BECOME THE SOPHISTICATED URBAN CENTER WE ALL KNOW IT COULD BE!!!! NAAAHHHH!!!!!
  7. I remember 40 years ago, maybe more, residents on Indiana and/or Michigan and/or Maryland Streets made the local news when they took shovels and scraped off all the asphalt that COH had just laid over their brick-paved streets. https://www.google.com/maps/@29.7487117,-95.3985608,3a,60y,58.7h,84.65t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sRwGpj2FDMq3Q9meaFuLBMw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  8. I've seen it in at least one Bollywood movie (thanks to my Desi ex). Probably more. If I remember correctly, this movie had nothing whatsoever to do with Houston...this scene just popped up out of nowhere (as musical scenes are wont to do in Hindi films)... then back to India when the music stopped. My guess was that the producer had a brother in Sugar Land, which would explain the final location with the "lake."
  9. "Missed Opportunity" is the unofficial motto of Houston.
  10. Don't be too hard on Houston. These three photos are from Toronto. I also saw some from Montreal.
  11. I think so. I moved to the neighborhood in January of '79 and I was (until this thread) fairly sure the Kroger was already there.
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