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Got to take a hardhat tour of the site yesterday. Still a lot of work to be done. They're shooting for an October 26th grand opening, with about the first 15 or 16 floors complete at that time. The 39

That's a great shot.  And to give an idea of how much things have changed from this angle recently, below I have attempted to highlight everything that's new in the last 15 years:

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Does Houston have any Youth Hostels? I stayed in one in NYC on the 120s streets can't remember when I went to a conference at Columbia. I was just thinking HSPVA campus, music and and dance students, the arts, places to crash for cheap. Seems like it would be a cool add on for any city to have.  

 

None that I have ever heard of, but we do have many freeway side hotels with their parking lots purposefully obscured from view.

 

The Google tells me of this:

 

http://www.hiusa.org/texas/houston/the-morty-rich-hostel

 

or for the more adventurous

 

http://www.houstonhostel.com/

 

 

Who knew?

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None that I have ever heard of, but we do have many freeway side hotels with their parking lots purposefully obscured from view.

 

The Google tells me of this:

 

http://www.hiusa.org/texas/houston/the-morty-rich-hostel

 

or for the more adventurous

 

http://www.houstonhostel.com/

 

 

Who knew?

 

I forgot about the one on Lovett....I actually had it (incorrectly) in my mind that it was torn down for new townhomes...but that is further down Lovett at Taft

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Does Houston have any Youth Hostels? I stayed in one in NYC on the 120s streets can't remember when I went to a conference at Columbia. I was just thinking HSPVA campus, music and and dance students, the arts, places to crash for cheap. Seems like it would be a cool add on for any city to have.  

 

Yeah there's a few if you search Houston at hostelworld.com. I think one in the museum district, one on Lovett in Montrose, and maybe another.

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Does Houston have any Youth Hostels? I stayed in one in NYC on the 120s streets can't remember when I went to a conference at Columbia. I was just thinking HSPVA campus, music and and dance students, the arts, places to crash for cheap. Seems like it would be a cool add on for any city to have.  

 

Yes.  There is one on Lovett.

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I swear, TNT gets almost every downtown crane job. They must be greasing the right people.

I talked to the riggers installing the crane, they work for an outfit out of Florida. They travel around the country erecting, jumping the crane and removing them when finished. TNT may be the only ones available at the time with the right tonnage to perform the job. 

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A) I wonder if this accident will delay the construction schedule and

B ) if it does, I'm thinking the developer can sue the driver of this truck for damages...especially since the driver was under the influence and ran multiple red lights.

 

Hope this guy has a good insurance policy

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Chron article said he did $100,000 worth of damage and would take 2 days to repair, I doubt the guys insurance will cover that much.

 

A $100,000 property damage coverage with your auto insurance is pretty typical. Hopefully it is already part of their insurance policy.

 

If he doesn't have it, he could be sued for the damages and required to pay the damages.

 

Should the developer pay $100,000 because a driver decided to drink and drive and crash into their construction site. This guy's life in about to be drastically affected because of this stupid move.

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