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  1. Just got back from the area, and you can certainly see this one from 59/69 as it is. I think they are putting the final touches on it. Entry off spur 10 is blocked off, but it looks pretty close to being ready to go.
  2. I'm going to be back in town next week and am thinking of taking photos around the area as I've done in the past. Does anyone know if this vantage point is still a good one or is there work underway in the foreground now? It's from the Bed Bath & Beyond at W. Alabama and Kirby Drive. The shot is from December.
  3. This made me think if I had a photo of what you were talking about - and I did! I scanned in a page from a book called "Houston" by Robin Dewhurst - circa 1979. It's at the bottom of a two page photo of that particular stretch of the Southwest Freeway
  4. I remember that as well - and I think at least once when they made a run for the playoffs in the 2000s or early 2010s. And confirmed... https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/stories/2000/12/18/newscolumn2.html
  5. '210 for the new O'Quinn Tower https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=436744612&row=3
  6. Saw this in my facebook feed today. Hines put together a "coloring book" of sorts featuring their projects, available in PDF format. https://www.hines.com/coloringbook?fbclid=IwAR2pZz7DXZIhteFapnIa0HHj6_EPsHuXLkQpWk98r6MFJ7-2_tMOJXNJEPI Naturally, Houston is well represented.
  7. An interesting bit of trivia about Ted Shaw that I didn't know until years after he had retired: He actually was the weatherman on duty when his station in Wichita Falls covered an F5 tornado live for viewers in 1964. It was one of, if not the first, instances of this happening anywhere.
  8. They do have a morning newscast, and I think they had been hiring for a few local reporter/producer spots as of late. The latter may be to supplement Nexstar's planned News Nation primetime newscast that will air on WGN America later in the year. Last I was aware, their master control was still out of Denver. They were moved there with KDAF in Dallas at the same time a number of years ago.
  9. Approved, 16-1 in favor. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-council-OKs-43M-in-tax-breaks-for-15122769.php
  10. Not to nitpick, but this sort of thing isn't a tit-for-tat proposition. Because one station gets another building, another won't just up and decide to do the same. It was widely reported that this was influenced primarily by the former location of the station on Allen Parkway. From what I understand - after Buffalo Bayou overflowed during Allison, there were discussions about installing flood gates of some sort at the site, but their corporate parent at the time (Belo) didn't go along with that. When Harvey flooded the building out again, their current owner (TEGNA) sought other space due to the issues with the site. As for KRIV, I don't see them moving anywhere. They have a fair amount of room even today, and the facility is only 20 years old or so.
  11. Probably this steamship that does have a place in history, espcially close to this area: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/etl01
  12. https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2020/02/07/cbre-dishes-on-search-for-restaurant-operator-for.html?iana=hpmvp_hstn_news_headline
  13. That first rendering of Memorial Hermann Tower and the Westin says hi.
  14. Don't know what board they were using, but that last rendering in the piece sent the tower to Manhattan.
  15. Perhaps the Ritz Carlton plan comes back to life after a decade-plus? Even at it's shortest, it was still 53 floors. I can always dream at least...
  16. I stayed at the Homewood Suites across from this development over my last trip and was genuinely surprised by the seemingly unending line around the In-n-Out Burger. From just after opening (11A) to about 30-45 minutes before close (1:30 AM), it was fairly consistent each day of the week - minus Christmas of course. One family staying at our place seemed to be super thrilled about having survived the wait one day and came in with close to a dozen bags of food from there, eager to eat it in the dining area of the hotel. To each their own, I suppose. I'd tried it once at their location in Irving at Las Colinas and was unimpressed. Their suppliers are definitely on it though. I went out one night maybe around 2 AM for a Whataburger/Shipley's run (don't judge me!), and right behind the restaurant was an 18-wheeler already unloading stuff for the next day. I should be back in the area in June. I'm curious to see how much the hype may have faded by that point.
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