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Nate99

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  1. Late coming back to the discussion, I was recalling another photo of the neighborhood just south of Union Station that you can see in the arial shot, I didn't realize that wasn't contiguous.
  2. Even older photos show the Frost Town neighborhood surrounding what is now MMP, with Annunciation Church's steeple sticking up among a dense cluster of two-story homes, not unlike the one that Annunciation quasi-restored/reconstructed as offices. I'm not sure how far the original Houston Center sky city concept went before everything went bust, but at least in renderings it stretched way out in all directions. Maybe some buildings were demolished for that along with other dynamics shut down the east side of DT. Houston kept growing, but that part was abandoned.
  3. Attendance is up ~50% from 2014, it was even higher in 2018. Win a few pennants and even the folks from Tomball will figure out one way streets!
  4. That Food Mart has probably had a half dozen of its windows smashed out since it opened, always promptly replaced. I worry for pizza bot's safety.
  5. I was under the impression there was only the one guy with a very limited tool box involved in the whole project since it restarted.
  6. Downtown needs a Waffle House. It would be a glorious sh_tshow, but I'm pretty sure you could keep it in the black with its own YouTube channel.
  7. If Craneville comes around, that's a whole step change in development, but I echo what everyone here says. I'm 45, when I was a kid in the 80's my step father owned a family business that was located more or less directly under were I took that last picture at the corner of Jackson (now ADLA, sort of) and Polk. The Park Shops were at the outer reaches of downtown a few blocks away, but before (and even for a while after) the GRB, that area was nowhere anyone ever wanted to be.
  8. Ooh, I like this game. Can Kingwood be SoPoNoRi? (South of Porter, North of the River)
  9. It would be interesting to see this site's stats and how many hits it gets from lurkers. Stories like this probably get a "hey, that's cool" kind of reaction from the mildly curious if/when they do a search to see what is going on, but these stories strike me as something you have to actively find rather than something a news company would want to put in front of its audience in these days of rage clicks, pooled reporters and reduced local coverage. On this and a zillion other topics, there are places on the web to find the precise facts about what someone with a niche interest might find relevant, and slogging through a journalist's interpretation leaves you worse off as often as not.
  10. Finn's choices were pushing it on price even before inflation got going. DT workers might go there a couple of times a month, but it would have drained the budgets of most cube dwellers. I tried nearly all of the first group of stall vendors, and I only really enjoyed the Korean place. The Mediterranean-ish place, the one in the corner closest to Main (Dish Society?), and the burger place were all more expensive than something equivalent or better quality wise that you could find within a five minute walk. The pizza booth didn't last long at all, I'm guessing because of the rent. Pizza is cheap to make, hard to justify the extra charge. Then DT evacuated for a year. Maybe someone will figure out a better formula there.
  11. Agree. It will make a great backdrop when facing south. The ES was very boring, but being set back as far as it was, you had the gap of the parking lot providing the frame for that side of the park as much or more than the ugly box when you were over there. This parcel and the others immediately across the street really add to the atmosphere of the park. The Avenida promenade, The Hilton, Marriott, Hess, OPP and the new Parkside tower give us a nice scope and scale to round out the field of view.
  12. I like it, with this and the new Skanska buildings, DG will be in a big bowl of large structures, which is a unique effect of urban parks.
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