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dbigtex56

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    vintage cameras, music, crossword puzzles, cooking, movies, art and industrial design, current events, literature, history and of course architecture.

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  1. I agree. It's kind of old-timey cutsie-corny but that does not detract from its usefulness.
  2. 100% agree. It's true that there are mansions on Westmoreland Blvd., and that our former mayor and her wife have a stately home there. But there's also somewhere around a dozen apartment complexes, and although rents have skyrocketed, the tenants can hardly be described as "very wealthy". A large percentage are occupied by young adults who tend to be more enthusiastic about having a walkable and bikeable neighborhood. Removal of the Spur could have helped to tie Montrose, Westmoreland, and Midtown together, to the benefit of all involved. But, no. I lived in Westmoreland for well over
  3. Emergency clinics seem to have taken over mattress stores when it comes to oversaturating the market.
  4. Are Half Price Books pockets deep enough to survive a store closure for however long it takes to construct the new building?
  5. Cheer up. We can always try to eliminate the Spur again in another sixty years. (oh, wait....no, we can't.)
  6. This angle of downtown alway belies just how dense it really is. The location of the tallest towers at the northwestern edge obscure all the shorter buildings immediately behind them. It's amazing to me how different our downtown looks from the north, and south and east! That's a downside of the street grid system layout. The buildings alternately obstruct each other and leave gaps due to the sight lines. One of the reasons Lower Manhattan's skyline is so impressive is that it was constructed within a disorderly jumble of streets. Almost every gap is filled and every building is
  7. What? Huh? Are illegible signs a trend?
  8. Work has resumed, and the pavilion is taking shape.
  9. Not sure where you got that link from. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/viewer?hl=en&ll=29.742353901242506%2C-95.37550101419926&z=18&mid=1J_89cR1sxP4muIAHRJlm6TajoQPyoswJ When I click on the image at the corner of Anita and Fannin, it displays this link: https://www.houstonarchitecture.com/haif/topic/38716-bering-omega-2920-fannin-midtown-clinic/ Tried to include a screenshot but HAIF said it exceeded allowable file size. Anyway, this is the message that appears. Sorry, there is a problem We could not locate the item you are trying to view. Error code
  10. Issue: link from HAIF - HOUSTON DEVELOPMENT MAP doesn't work https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/viewer?hl=en&ll=29.74280795146488%2C-95.37600163327623&z=18&mid=1J_89cR1sxP4muIAHRJlm6TajoQPyoswJ This would have been for 2920 Fannin St (Bering Omega Medical Clinic). thanks.
  11. @bachanon @jmancuso Moderators: Is it possible to change the heading for this thread to include the street address (1810 Main Street)? Few people have memorized the downtown block numbers, but most are familiar with street addresses.
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