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  1. In numbers, I agree with you. The point I was trying to make is that SFO talks and talks and talks about environmental this and environmental that and how bad the rest of the country is, but when the hard numbers are crunched, the results lag the talk.

    Yes, green is good (I've added a few). So the updated list of Houston's architectural "gems":

    Minute Maid Park (this ballpark is absolutely one of the best I've been to)

    Williams Tower (I like how Philip Johnson also continues into the Galleria w/ streetscapes)

    Sugar Land Town Square development (from a walkable standpoint)

    Enron Building (even with all of the negative PR-- I really like it)

    Wortham Center (even though it appears to lack detail, it speaks of it's time)

    The Menil

    Hobby Center for Performing Arts

    BMC Campus, Westchase

    Woodlands Town Center

    The Rice Hotel/Lofts

    MFA's Mies addition

    Pennzoil

    NASA Building 27 - Astronaut Quarantine Facility (LEED - Silver?)

    Satterfield & Pontikes-11000 Equity Dr (possibly Houston's first LEED - Gold office building)

    Anyone else care to add/comment?


  2. I've read that the Urban Land Institute's local chapter has formed an awards program in hope to honor "projects of merit" in the Houston region. http://www.uli-houston.org/newsevents/newsevents_070914.htm

    I've only lived in Houston for 4 years, and I still do not feel like I know all of the "architectural gems" that probably most of you know about. If you had to pick your favorite 5 "must sees" in and around Houston that you would honor with your "award of distinction", what would they be?

    My current picks (remember, I'm the naive newcomer):

    Minute Maid Park (this ballpark is absolutely one of the best I've been to)

    Williams Tower (I like how Philip Johnson also continues into the Galleria w/ streetscapes)

    SugarLand Town Square development (from a walkable standpoint)

    Enron Building (even with all of the negative PR-- I really like it)

    Wortham Center (even though it appears to lack detail, it speaks of it's time)

    other maybe's (I need to visit these):

    The Menil

    Hobby Center for Performing Arts

    BMC Campus, Westchase

    Woodlands Town Center

    The Rice Hotel/Lofts

    ... any impressive "green building" developments?

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