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The Great Hizzy!

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  1. My thing is that it seems so isolated. It even seems isolated from the City of Irving. While I applaud them for trying to create an independent center that can cater to its residents/workers without any outside influence, it seems to also shut itself off from the rest of the Metroplex and its overall vibrancy. For all the flack that Plano, for example, gets, it at least seems to try to include itself in its immediate surroundings. I don't know if that's intentional or not but it certainly seems to be more prevalent than Las Colinas.
  2. My only issue is that there needs to be the presence of another material in a complimentary color. Maybe more brick/stone in a deep brown, kind of like what's being hinted at the base.
  3. This does allow me to ask the question... given that Las Colinas seems somewhat isolated (and intentionally so), I'm sort of surprised by the relative dearth of restaurants in the area as well as general retail.
  4. Okay, now I'm thinking that one of you jokers is pretending to be "Nucklehead." Come clean!
  5. IAH would be the nation's (US) 8th largest airport. 16th seems reasonable on an international scale.
  6. The Rockets essentially acquired Artest for a bowl of grits. I mean, Green could turn out to be a good player and the future first rounder might be a decent player, but Artest is a legit 20 point per game player who can defend and add toughness. Plus, he likes to drive to the basket, something the Rox desperately needs during crunch time. I could see if the Rockets gave up a lot but they essentially bought a bottle of Glenlivet for the cost of a 12-oz can of Coke.
  7. I believe the location by Reliant Park is franchised. I've only been once (which is the only time I've been to Bennigans in the last 15 years). The staff were nice and courteous but the restaurant itself was starting to show its age, especially in the furniture and decor. The food was about what you'd expect at those type of places: very average.
  8. That's been my only complaint about the area (that and the fact that I'd like to see the city re-do Irvington from Fulton to at least Crosstimbers). Anyway, I was just in the area this past Saturday, a nice (but hot) day. I've noticed a couple of the homes along Irvington have been painted. One in particular, a single-story pre-WWII brick home, has gone from deep red brick to a lighter, pewter-like color. Lots of character in Linwood Park. North Lindale Park isn't bad either, although the quality of the homes isn't of quite the same caliber, IMO. Yes. Irvington isn't in great shape but traffic isn't really heavy at all. Plus, you can use Fulton as an alternate until they merge. Once you get to about Boundary (or Quitman), you'll want to make a left over to Main and from there isn't a straight shot. Although, going through the tunnel isn't a pleasant experience at all. Outside of that, pretty straight-forward. Probably a good 20-25-minute bike ride, I'd say.
  9. Similar to this is the view from the club level deck on the north side of Reliant Stadium. Very nice view of downtown through Westchase from there.
  10. This thing is massive. Like Kimberly said, you're going to have to be patient and walk through this one piece-by-piece, otherwise it'll drive you crazy with anticipation.
  11. What specifically went wrong with the other "town square" proposal that was in play for the NE corner of that intersection? Some of the signs from that are still on the property.
  12. You don't have to have a lot of construction equipment on site to have a ceremonial ground breaking. Not saying that things are a go, just that the lack of construction equipment might not necessarily be an indicator of anything not happening.
  13. I dunno, I always felt that building would make for a good neighborhood grocer. it's the empty lot across the street from it that seems to be screaming for a restaurant of some kind. As for the construction activity, I thought it had something to do with the street projects going on in the area, like laying down new water mains and such. If something more significant is going on, I'd sure like to know about it.
  14. I was out in that area over the weekend. Based on some signs I saw nearby, I'm thinking they're building an "entertainment" center that's not all that different from the existing Gardens @ Westgreen. I couldn't see the name of the development company, but I did notice a sign a couple hundred feet to the west promoting a "Main Event' that's to be built in the area. For those unfamiliar: http://www.maineventusa.net They have eight locations throughout Texas, including one out in the Woodlands and one in Webster.
  15. When driving, the northbound ramp from the west Loop (eastbound) to SH 288 allows an impressive view of the expanse of the city's various skylines.
  16. There HAS to be more! The photographic quality of these are excellent, among the best I've seen posted at HAIF. Here's hoping you're able to make a regular contribution. Strong work.
  17. I've been on the new eastbound lanes from east of Bingle/Voss to the West Loop interchange. It's amazing how traffic scatters once you hit that point. And I have to admit that the schematics almost seem ingenius now in its completed state. That said, one of the biggest problems with Katy Freeway traffic while under construction has been that you get odd bottlenecks at a lot of interchanges (such as at the Beltway, Gessner, Kirkwood, Hwy 6, etc.). This absolutely retards the flow of traffic, even more so than before the freeway went under construction.
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