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  1. There were two Brazos hotels. https://blog.chron.com/bayoucityhistory/2012/01/a-gathering-at-the-hotel-brazos/ "The hotel was razed in the early 1930s to make way for the Southern Pacific Station, which itself was torn down in the 1960s to make way for the post office. Another Hotel Brazos was built on Preston behind what’s now the Lyric Centre, but it wasn’t as successful."
  2. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Jones-Plaza-to-be-redesigned-as-a-game-12861824.php#photo-15447205 This article has some pictures of the original park in 1967. Not much to speak of. It was redesigned in 2001.
  3. Big wish, but the lights on the bridges need a lot of work again. I had some friends visiting from Dallas. They thought the bridges were cool, but the lights were half burnt out, strobing, and out of sync. They should probably just turn them off again.
  4. I used to work for Brookfield. Almost all design was done out of NY and they were notorious for shoehorning the "Brookfield look" into any building. It created so many inconsistent designs. That being said, other than the white stripe, I don’t think this looks too bad and is generally more welcoming.
  5. http://www.houstontimeportal.net/ Stumbled across this neat website. Interesting history and then and now shots.
  6. It really is amazing. I moved downtown in September 2017 and this project was underway. You can see date stamps on the concrete, 2018, 2019, 2021.
  7. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/See-what-Houston-s-Super-Bowl-party-central-10903581.php#photo-12298487 I was looking through these photos the other day and it looks like the One Park Place block was an old park. Was this a private park? I assume if it was public it would have been included with Discovery Green. Also, you can see the Medical Arts Building in one photo. What a loss.
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    Bayou Place

    I drove past Bayou Place last night, it looks like The Blue Fish might be closed permanently. Not sure about the status of Napoli. Assuming AMC survives and Revention rebounds, maybe there is hope for this place. I think a dream scenario would be to tear it all down and connect Jones Plaza, Tranquility Park, and Buffalo Bayou with park space. Expensive wishful thinking.
  9. $1260 is "Market/Asking Rate" like MSRP. They are offering 1 month free which brings in down to $1,155 effective. I would be surprised if they don't get more aggressive. Downtown apartments regularly have 1-3 months free, look and lease bonuses, referral bonuses, etc. 2 months free would bring these down to $1,050.
  10. http://swamplot.com/big-block-on-the-corner-of-westheimer-and-montrose-goes-up-for-sale/2012-03-08/ Swamplot has some old pictures of the Tower Shopping Center.
  11. I stayed here in 2015. I did have to book 8-10 months in advance. I remember the whole place being very tired. The rooms were rough. I was willing to accept a dated room, but the mattress and bedding were easily 15 years old and very uncomfortable. The restaurant was a highlight for what it was - great views, some decent dishes, good service, and nice patio with local beer. It was great to stay in the park.
  12. Sorry for the delay. Here are some pics from One Park Place on 9/27.
  13. You beat me! I took a similar pic yesterday evening. It looks like the surrounding walls might be part of the neighboring buildings?
  14. Did anyone ever figure out what they are doing to the facade? It appears they are reinforcing the granite panels. You can see the holes and plugs on most of the tower. It affects the appearance up close and when light reflects off the tower.
  15. It is under contract now. A 3,500 sf addition seems excessive. It must have been in worse condition than they expected. It looks like they had to take it to the studs in and out.
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