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  1. https://precinct3.org/property-agreements/ https://communityimpact.com/houston/the-woodlands/government/2023/09/26/montgomery-county-approves-deal-with-howard-hughes-for-165m-library-community-center/ "A new $16.5 million library and community center, revitalized retail centers, and a new clock tower are all part of a massive plan for the Grogan's Mill Village Center approved Sept. 26 between Montgomery County and Howard Hughes."
  2. I never knew about this! I have never seen any press or articles about it. This is a dedicated building for the museum? I would have thought this would be located within a hospital wing. A small museum dedicated to BCM's first President and world-renowned surgeon. Actually very impressive they would build a building to be used as a museum right in the heart of the medical campus. I would think a hospital is more important than a museum dedicated to one person. After reading an architect's blurb, the building is an extension of their Cullen? building: http://designbyjara.com/DeBakey.Panel.html The extension of the existing Baylor College of Medicine building is expressed by concrete prefabricated facade with random openings on the upper floors and stainless steel clad facade for the Michael E. DeBakey Library and Museum on the ground floor, in honor of Dr. Debakey. The museum exhibition has permanent and rotating exhibits documents his inventions, part of the concept is a “Green room” (replica of the conference room of Dr. DeBakey) separated from exhibits by glass wall. The stainless steel clad facade floats above the future reflecting pool, defined by a stone bed. I'll see if I can get some pictures later this week. Photos forthcoming! (alternativity, we can just go to Google to look at the building)
  3. https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/71846 The Rice University Data Center building, next to the Library Service Center. Rice owns a lot of land off the Highway 90 feeder. I went on a new running route and stopped by. Looks like dirt is being moved at the back of the property. Expansion or maintenance related?
  4. Pretty sweet news. The first thing to go has to be the frayed and soiled carpeting. http://houston.bizjournals.com/houston/sto...tml?jst=b_ln_hl
  5. since the downtown post office has been under renovation i had not been to the library. so i went to my local branch in montrose. i arrived 15 minutes early and within 5 minutes there were abut 6 homeless fellas lining up in front of the door. when the branch opened they filed into the men's room and during the next half hour emerged --- some with wet hair and one with a fresh gallon container of water. a few switched out their items from their old plastic bags with new library bags (for books) and left. i know they have set up recent ordinances as far as cleanliness and behaviorin libraries, some aimed at keeping the locations from being a destinationsimilar to covenant house (which is nearby and free). i would feel less odd ifthey also used the library and were cleaning up in preparation to look at books or use the computer. in fairness, i suppose the only way it really affected me was not wanting to usethe restroom there and getting the creeps when one fella with random parts of his head shaved kept checking me out.
  6. Houston OK's contract to design new library for Westbury, Meyerland area https://communityimpact.com/houston/bellaire-meyerland-west-university/development/2019/11/20/harvey-damaged-library-to-get-$14-million-replacement/ Over two years after Hurricane Harvey flooded the building, the Meyer Neighborhood Library remains closed, but a new library in a new location is poised to replace it. Houston City Council approved at $1.4 million contract to begin designing a new Westbury Neighborhood Library, a part of the Houston Public Library system, to replace the Meyer Neighborood Public Library. It will also house the Frank HPL Express Library, which currently occupies a leased space. District K Council Member Martha Castex-Tatum said residents in her district are looking forward to having a new library, which would be located at 5505 Belrose Drive, Houston. “Many of us know that we have been waiting for the library in the Westbury area to move forward," she said. "We have been without a true library in the area since Harvey ...We are making progress, and I’m happy to see great architecture here. The firm we selected was the 2018 American Institute Architects Houston firm of the year.”
  7. So, spurned on by the discussions, I went to the history room at the old library downtown on Friday and has SO MUCH FUN! There were books, and maps and picutres! I could/will spend hours in there! In under an hour I was able to find out when my house was built, and the name and occupation of one of the early (maybe first) owners. That 1913 map was there, as well as maps from LOTS of years (that is how I was able to date my street, comparing a 1920 map to a 1921 map). The books (what are they called) where you can look up a year, address and then it gives you the occupants name, and occupation were really great! There were also tons of picture books, but I didn't have time to look through them. I reccomend that as a fun and wild Friday night! p.s. I know I can't spell, I would LOVE a spell checker on here
  8. Flores Neighborhood Library has been closed ever since Harvey, and I can't find any information about when or if it is set to reopen. The most recent news I've seen about it was from two years ago saying that they received a grant for renovations: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Flores-library-gets-United-Arab-Emirates-grant-13581740.php I've emailed HPL a couple of times to see what the status is, but I haven't heard back. I know they have a lot going on with COVID, so I'm not surprised, but it would be great to hear the status of this since it is our closest library. Sometimes when we drive/ walk past we'll see cars in the lots and I believe there's a trash container outside, so I'm not sure if there's work being done?
  9. bill barfield has added a photo to the pool: Perkins & Will Architects, Houston View the full article
  10. This was forwarded to me by a friend. I do not have the email address to RSVP but I'm sure that's easy to find if you are able to attend Friends, You are cordially invited to attend an informal breakfast meeting with District H Councilman Adrian Garcia. Councilman Garcia wishes to discuss various issues and concerns affecting our community. He will also provide insight to this years budget and some of his successful amemdments. As community leaders, your input is vital to the future of our city. Date: Saturday, June 24, 2006 Time: 10:30am to Noon Place: Heights Public Library, 1302 Heights Blvd. Free breakfast items will be provided, but feel free to bring any additional food item you would like to share. Councilman Garcia will be in attendance and looks forward to meeting with everyone. Please respond via e-mail if you plan to attend. Respectfully, Ed Gonzalez Community Liaison Councilman Adrian Garcia's office
  11. telwink has added a photo to the pool: http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1671/23752886293_9daa072360_m.jpg Click here to view this photo at the HAIF Photo Pool on Flickr
  12. I got this in an email and was very intrigued by that phrase a reimagined Public Place I'm wondering what sort of chance this has to have impact on revitalization of that area. [url=""%5D%5B/url%5DHouston Public Library Placemaking Workshop Your input requested for the use of Houston Public Library's Central Library Plaza Houston Public Library (HPL) Placemaking Workshop Thursday, May 10, 2012 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Central Library Concourse Meeting Room 500 McKinney Houston 77002 HPL invites you to participate in a Placemaking Workshop for the Central Library Plaza. This is a project that will help transform the Central Library Plaza into a vibrant, exciting, active public space and make it a downtown destination for people of all ages and backgrounds. This workshop will be a fun, interactive session to brainstorm on the potential of the space. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available in the Central Library parking garage or at the Heritage Society, located at 1100 Bagby, Houston 77002. Thanks to generous support from the Downtown Redevelopment Authority and Reinvestment Zone Number Three, HPL is able to engage Project for Public Spaces to help the Library develop a well-conceived and managed re-imagined public space. Such a space could provide a platform for programs and events on the plaza and could even help positively activate this area of downtown.
  13. ✈ concord⁹⁷⁷ has added a photo to the pool: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/12487110375_a39845b3a1_m.jpg © Curt Littlejohn / ✈ concord⁹⁷⁷ / aviationcolors ✈ More Aviation Photos, grouped by Aircraft Type ✈✈ More Aviation Photos, grouped by Airport Location ★★ More Non-Aviation Photos, grouped by City Click here to view this photo at the HAIF Photo Pool on Flickr
  14. Does anyone know who is behind this? http://www.laniertheologicallibrary.net/ Beautiful!
  15. My grandmother used to go that library when she was a little girl and has fond memories. She told me once of the phantom violinist that haunts the library. I think he used to be the caretaker or the librarian?? I am not really quite sure. I need to ask her again, but if anyone has any insight that would be great?
  16. The Ana Maria Lopez Storefront, located at 1050 Quitman in the Carnegie Library, will be open 8 AM until 4 PM, Monday - Friday.
  17. Pics from the Opening of the new Looscan Neighborhood Library. http://web.mac.com/bindana/iWeb/Site/Looscan%20Library.html
  18. Well, some asked for pictures of the renovation of the Pasadena Public Library and i deiced to take a few pictures, and some others along the way. Unfortunately, I didn't get the Post Office, the Bank of America building, and the buildings behind CVS Pharmacy. The old Bank Tower is a deppressing image, so i decided not to get a photo of that. Some days are are rainy, and some,like today, are sunny. So some of these were blind shots that i hoped turned out ok. The Library They added this in the main/front entrance http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388728.jpg The addition http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388730.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388730.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388731.jpg The New Police Department Building http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388721.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388724.jpg The Old One http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388723.jpg Ventech Corporate HQ http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388725.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388726.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388727.jpg Other Buildings (City Hall,SBC Building, and Shell Federal Building) http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388717.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388720.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388715.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388716.jpg http://i324.photobucket.com/albums/k353/northbayoukid/Along%20Southmore/SL388733.jpg
  19. He actually had 2 different television shows in his career. I only remember the one when I was a little girl that was on late at night called "The Morris Chair". It was just before the sign off. (Yes in those days tv didn't run all night). Morris Frank was my grandfather =). Edit: Here's the Morris Frank Library in 1980 at 6440 West Bellfort Ave. It since sits abandoned.
  20. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3023/2767370096_63d82c2d2d.jpg M.D. Anderson Library (lobby/ study area), originally uploaded by b2tse. For those of us who aren't students or staff, it's nice to see what things look like inside the University of Houston. This is the M.D. Anderson Library as captured by b2tse. Nice job with the dark chairs in the filtered light. Amateur or professional, all are welcome to join the HAIF Flickr photo group.
  21. Help bring a library to West Pearland! The Pearland Westside Library Task Force will host a town meeting on Thursday, August 28 at 7 p.m. to discuss plans to locate possible sites for a library, prepare a proposal to Pearland and Brazoria County leaders, and create a Friends of the Library organization. The meeting takes place at the Shadow Creek Ranch Visitor's Center, located at Shadow Creek Ranch Parkway and Kirby Drive. For more information, write to contact@fopwl.org
  22. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3122/2499753747_740aa00088.jpg The Jesse H. Jones Library, originally uploaded by nip2655. Dawn in downtown Houston. The light can do strange things to buildings you thought you knew. Thanks to nip2655 for this one. You can see lots more great pictures, and add your own -- dive in to the HAIF Flickr Pool.
  23. Has anyone on this forum who has seen a pic of the Seatle Library actually like it? Is this the future of Architecture?
  24. Houston Academy of Medicine- Texas Medical Center Library At 1133 John Freeman Boulevard. The Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston, Texas, with forty-two member institutions and thirteen hospitals, is the largest medical center in the world with some of the world's best doctors. The TMC stands as an example of innovative healthcare and major medical accomplishments because its institutions and doctors offer a network of knowledge, skill, and expertise that is unremarkable. Undoubtedly, any doctor would say that access to knowledge is the basis of his or her expertise. At the Texas Medical Center, the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center (HAM-TMC) takes the lead in providing medical knowledge to the medical community. The Medical Center Library is a dynamic member of the TMC that offers a unique story and history. The name of this institution has endured as many transitions as the library itself. Over the years it has been called the Houston Academy of Medicine Library, the Texas Medical Center Library, the Houston Academy of Medicine Library for the Texas Medical Center, and finally in 1970 it was given the name it is known as today. Besides the library's official name are its common names such as the "the Jones Library" or "the Med Center Library." The HAM-TMC Library's story began in 1903 with the formation of the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS), which sought to improve public health and medical standards for the Harris County community.
  25. Sorry, I know the subject was touched on somewhere but I can't find it. It was my understanding that the old library on Memorial, west of Kirkwood, was going to become a HPD sub-station for the western portions of this area. Is this plan nixed or when will it happen? I'd love to see more HPD coverage in the area, they seem to let the constables handle everything. They do a very good job, but I think HPD needs to be here too, not always wrangling in Katrinaville up on Briar Forest. And boy were they cracking down yesterday. I saw three police cars with lights on, two others circling, and the same thing when I drove back. 5 cars in such a concetrated area is rare. Then I decided maybe I don't need to drive that way again for a while.
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