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I wonder what is the ratio of room space to total floor area for this thing, and how it compares to large hotels in the past. It seems very low, as though the hotel industry has moved further towards trying to keep patrons in the building and getting more and more revenue out of them from things other than room cost.

 

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I wonder what is the ratio of room space to total floor area for this thing, and how it compares to large hotels in the past. It seems very low, as though the hotel industry has moved further towards trying to keep patrons in the building and getting more and more revenue out of them from things other than room cost.

 

It looks like theyre doing the typical single hallway with rooms on each side. I'd guess the first 6-7 floors are filled with meeting space, amenities, etc...

 

But I can't guess the ratio. I'm normally one to spend as little time as possible in a hotel when I'm exploring a new city, that being said... if I saw that pool... I'd want to swim in it. 

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It looks like theyre doing the typical single hallway with rooms on each side. I'd guess the first 6-7 floors are filled with meeting space, amenities, etc...

 

But I can't guess the ratio. I'm normally one to spend as little time as possible in a hotel when I'm exploring a new city, that being said... if I saw that pool... I'd want to swim in it. 

 

With the building profile as thin as it is. Thats a pretty sure bet :P

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The visible, unburied powerlines?

 

 

Maybe all the development will warrant improvements that include wire burying. This area is pretty much open territory. Lots of room for improvement

 

The power lines are already all buried in that area.  Any visible lines are either construction-related or the power system for the Metro rail lines.

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The power lines are already all buried in that area.  Any visible lines are either construction-related or the power system for the Metro rail lines.

 

The picture these were replying to was taken from south downtown, near St Joseph (what looked like the grass field for 1811 San Jacinto.  There are still unburied utility lines there, either power or telephone or both.  I'm sure as those blocks get developed more the lines will go underground

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The picture these were replying to was taken from south downtown, near St Joseph (what looked like the grass field for 1811 San Jacinto. There are still unburied utility lines there, either power or telephone or both. I'm sure as those blocks get developed more the lines will go underground

You are absolutely correct. None of those lines were temporary or construction related. All were regular utility lines. Yeah, like I said earlier as this area goes up , I am sure the lines will go down.

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The picture these were replying to was taken from south downtown, near St Joseph (what looked like the grass field for 1811 San Jacinto.  There are still unburied utility lines there, either power or telephone or both.  I'm sure as those blocks get developed more the lines will go underground

 

Ah,  I see now.  I somehow missed those pics.  (But, really, unburied, visible utility lines are not in any way unique to Houston, so their presence in the picture does not serve to identify the city...)

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