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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 assume that means the bridges on 59 will stay as is, and the ones on Spur 527 that cross Richmond and W Alabama will be eliminated . This should be a welcome change for all but the homeless and beggars who encamp there.
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    Day 18 of Government shut down

    That's not a response. That's an insult.
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    Tony Buzbee's bid for mayor

    Despite the ads touting Buzbee's prosaic beginnings, I have my doubts as to how attuned he would be to the concerns of Houston's diverse population. My admittedly limited knowledge of the man and his behavior is not encouraging. Another blustering, egocentric, attention-seeking politician who thrives on drama portends no good. https://www.khou.com/article/news/crime/woman-accused-of-300k-in-damage-to-art-at-attorney-anthony-buzbees-river-oaks-home/285-502165735 https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/complete-story-river-oaks-tank/
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    Tony Buzbee's bid for mayor

    He's already running campaign ads. Major contributor to the Trump campaign. Parks military tanks in River Oaks. Do we need him? https://www.texastribune.org/2018/10/31/prominent-attorney-tony-buzbee-says-hes-running-houston-mayor/
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    Avondale Highline: Proposed Multifamily @ 214 Avondale

    While it may be considered little when compared to other projects around Houston, on Avondale it will stick out like a sore thumb. The Avondale Historic District is actually two districts (Avondale East & West). To my surprise, there are large gaps on Avondale St. which do not fall within either historic district. https://www.houstontx.gov/planning/HistoricPres/HistoricPreservationManual/historic_districts/avondale.html
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    Bering Omega Community Services - 2920 Fannin

    Will the stairway eventually be glass-enclosed? An exterior stairway seems like a peculiar choice, especially for a clinic. edit: Answered my own question. From the Fox Architecture website (I assume that this is the building depicted): https://www.aiaaustin.org/firm_profile/fox-architecture
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    Electric Scooters Sharing

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    Midtown Common @ 2403 Caroline

    Common Ground to a halt. 😥
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    Sunrise Montrose: 8-stories, 240 Units

    Holy crap! That esplanade certainly has grown. Either the artist has taken some liberties with perspective, or North Montrose now has a slightly smaller Central Park in its midst.
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    Memorial Bend MODS to See & Save Oct 29, 2-4

    According to Swamplot, a demolition permit has been issued for 12922 Figaro. R.I.P.
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    The Crossing at Midtown (606 Dennis)

    I'm a little confused. The Oxberry Group link lists the address as 605 Dennis, but the Shop Company link has it at 606 Dennis. (The building at 606 Dennis is a video game service company, and has been in the same name for more than 30 years, per HCAD.)
  12. Heard sirens and saw the above posted on COH site. They've been working on this building today, and it's the only highrise at that intersection. Haven't seen anything online or on TV. No visible smoke (from 4-5 blocks away)....
  13. Looks more damaged than destroyed to me, especially considering that the owners say they're planning on reopening early next year. At least Channel 2's website got the location right. On their 5:00 news broadcast tonight, it was identified as a downtown restaurant.