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Well I went downtown and I did get a photo of the 609 Main building but it didn't really show much of the crown.  That said, it is still just lighting up the two angled upper sections of the crown.  I

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3 hours ago, nativehoustonion said:

Went to Alexlrad Bar near Midtown underneath the overpasses lots of tents. Many homeless people there.  People laying in the streets. I saw at least 40 tents. It's was very sad.

Are you talking about the area under the Spur?

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Tent city runs under 59 east of Caroline and Fiesta until almeda.

There is a small contingent under the spur at Alabama, but the main guy there is the neatest street person I've ever seen. He actually has mattresses, sweeps around his bed has a bike rack and is a cool guy. He must have been a marine the way e makes his bed.

I don't condone the tent city but this particular guy impresses he hell out of me.

There is also another test city under 59 at the convention center.

TexDot owns the right of way and the city has had no control until the new ordinance takes affect.

Its a no encampment ordinance, which the city has never had before. It went before city council last week but I didn't hear the outcome.

They said after 30 days they would start removing tents.

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3 hours ago, enriquewx91 said:

Maybe I am seeing things but I drove by downtown today around 2130 and saw that the bottom half of the crown was lit with white LEDs :blink:

 

I'm planning on being downtown tonight to shoot so I'll get a picture of it if it's lit up.

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1 hour ago, ArtNsf said:

on the construction cam still online for this tower: https://app.oxblue.com/open/Hines/609Main , does anyone know what the construction is for ?  If you look about halfway up the tower and just to the right in the frame.  There is a tall crane with a few floors below under construction.  I don't think this is the HSPVA or the Capitol Tower, am I wrong ?

 

 

That is for the Texaco Building Renovation catty-corner to 609 Main.

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11 hours ago, brijonmang said:

Well I went downtown and I did get a photo of the 609 Main building but it didn't really show much of the crown.  That said, it is still just lighting up the two angled upper sections of the crown.  I hope that the following picture I got this evening will make up for my insolence.

 

Downtown Houston

 

This is an awesome view.

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17 hours ago, brijonmang said:

Well I went downtown and I did get a photo of the 609 Main building but it didn't really show much of the crown.  That said, it is still just lighting up the two angled upper sections of the crown.  I hope that the following picture I got this evening will make up for my insolence.

 

Downtown Houston

 

Nice! Wish I could save this.  This picture kinda makes me sad though, knowing that the freeway will be wider and wipe out some of those structures.  How cool would it be if that freeway wasn't there.?

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12 minutes ago, nate4l1f3 said:

Nice! Wish I could save this.  This picture kinda makes me sad though, knowing that the freeway will be wider and wipe out some of those structures.  How cool would it be if that freeway wasn't there.?

 

Thanks! PM your email and I'll send you the image

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Let's replace that freeway with a gigantic lazy river that has tributaries to the Marriott's Texas pool and the grand swimming hole planned for somewhere near the Buffalo Bayou. Screw you, San Antonio river walk and step aside Comal/Guadalupe/Frio, we've got the I-69 Riverway. 

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Grand Opening event was last night.  This is the nicest building in Texas and one of the finest buildings Hines has ever done - no question.  I'm very excited for the surrounding area, exciting times ahead for downtown.

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This perspective is kind of unappealing. There are too many holes and a lack of general density. It does show off a lot of our signature towers, which is alright. I've seen it used occasionally and it puzzles me.

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10 hours ago, htownboy said:

This perspective is kind of unappealing. There are too many holes and a lack of general density. It does show off a lot of our signature towers, which is alright. I've seen it used occasionally and it puzzles me.

 

One of the main reasons for the gaps is this viewpoint is perpendicular with the grid, so naturally the towers will hide behind one another. You probably already knew that though since your criticism does seem to be directed at the viewpoint itself.

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19 hours ago, brijonmang said:

Can't find the skyline update thread any more (I've never had much luck with the search feature on this forum) so I felt like this thread could apply.  The prototypical downtown Houston skyline shot.

 

Houston at Sunset

 

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS SHOT, THANK YOU FOR PUTTING THIS UP FOR US !!!

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On 7/13/2017 at 9:34 AM, rechlin said:

I think I can tell where the broken window glass came from (upper left corner).  That's quite a distance for the glass to fall!

 

sGrW31l.jpg

 

On 7/13/2017 at 0:17 PM, UtterlyUrban said:

Unless the entire pane falls out of the window frame.  Did that happen here?

 

The glass also can be removed from the inside, which often happens when buildout is going on in order to facilitate fresh air ventilation.  Generally there's a plywood plug with a few fans.  The gulp factor from inside is huge for those of us who start getting a bit unsettled with several floors of glass railed escalators.

 

Still, it does look freaky at first glance.

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On 7/13/2017 at 9:34 AM, rechlin said:

I think I can tell where the broken window glass came from (upper left corner).  That's quite a distance for the glass to fall!

 

sGrW31l.jpg

 

On 7/13/2017 at 0:17 PM, UtterlyUrban said:

Unless the entire pane falls out of the window frame.  Did that happen here?

 

The glass also can be removed from the inside, which often happens when buildout is going on in order to facilitate fresh air ventilation.  Generally there's a plywood plug with a few fans.  The gulp factor from inside is huge for those of us who start getting a bit unsettled with several floors of glass railed escalators.

 

Still, it does look freaky at first glance.

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