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  1. Alsco’s (formerly Admiral Linen) 3.77 acres at 2030 Kipling is for sale: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/texas-inc/article/Linen-company-to-leave-longstanding-Montrose-15396943.php
  2. Is there some sort of cladding on the courtyard walls, or is the concrete just painted? It appears to no longer be raw concrete in your (and hindesky's) photos.
  3. danielsonr

    Where Am I?

    Behind BakerRipley Lionel Castillo Community Center
  4. Not sure what they’re doing, but it’s owned by the Menil Foundation now.
  5. danielsonr

    Where Am I?

    You beat me to it!
  6. danielsonr

    Where Am I?

    Presumably somewhere in the Hill Country...
  7. I commend you for taking the time to protect the unwashed readership of HAIF from misinformation.
  8. I realize that article was from last October, but the rebar work and rebricking of the facade was only completed about a month or so ago. This additional work also had a major impact on their capital budget. I was simply responding to a question about why the guest house had not yet been relocated to make way for the completion of the visitor center/office/plaza complex north of the chapel. My apologies to mkultra25 for not citing him/her for referencing a Chronicle article six months ago. Jeez, this is why I rarely post on this site.
  9. Did you miss this part of the article?: “And when construction crews dismantled the chapel’s acoustical ceiling tiles this summer to prepare the building for a new skylight, they found the concrete support walls were built without steel reinforcement. This was a common building practice in 1970, and the chapel is grandfathered from current codes written with an eye toward 130 mile-per-hour hurricane gusts, said executive director David Leslie. But the chapel’s leadership took no chances. “This is a simple matter of stewardship,” Leslie said. “I don’t like to use double negatives, but we cannot not do it. … If a weather incident hit the walls at just the right angle, you could lose the chapel. A wall could collapse.” Lead architect Stephen Cassell of the New York firm Architecture Research Office said visitors were never in danger of being inside a toppling building, because the chapel would be closed during a major hurricane event. But he and ARO partner Adam Yarinsky were also mindful of protecting Rothko’s priceless paintings.”
  10. Unforeseen structural issues with the chapel have set them back from both a budget and time perspective: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/entertainment/arts-theater/article/rothko-chapel-construction-update-14572005.php#photo-18521929
  11. This is the site plan for the completed campus (https://www.aro.net/rothko-chapel/). The plaza with reflecting pool and obelisk is meant to be a serene, meditative space just like the chapel itself. The idea is that visitors will enter from the east/west sidewalks into a sort of outdoor room that serves as a transition into the chapel space. I can't find it, but an earlier site plan showed the vegetative screen continuing on the other side of the west sidewalk up to the west side of the chapel. I believe that earlier site plan also included a labyrinth between the chapel and the meditative garden.
  12. danielsonr

    Where Am I?

    Chenevert at Prospect
  13. They are also attracted to the synergies associated with a top 10 university computer science program. https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-science-schools/computer-science-rankings https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas_Advanced_Computing_Center https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/texas/articles/a-brief-history-of-austins-technology-scene/
  14. Yes, I hope they use higher design/finish standards for their future project at Montrose/Westheimer. Or sell the property to someone else, like Hines or Hanover.
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