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Convention Center Redevelopment, Office Building + Proposed W Hotel

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cloud713    3,580
On 5/22/2017 at 9:02 PM, monarch said:

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^^^ well done GONZO247!  what a wonderful artist/asset to our great city....

 

He has a mural inside the convention center lobby, as part of their public art collection.

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monarch    2,928
4 hours ago, cloud713 said:

 

He has a mural inside the convention center lobby, as part of their public art collection.

^^^ @cloud713 yes, i know.  i submitted an illustration of it much earlier.....

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cloud713    3,580
On 5/25/2017 at 0:22 AM, monarch said:

^^^ @cloud713 yes, i know.  i submitted an illustration of it much earlier.....

 

Ah, I missed that.. was just trying to tie your post into this topic since the image of the mural you linked seemed off topic/is on the Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites building.

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monarch    2,928
4 hours ago, cloud713 said:

 

Ah, I missed that.. was just trying to tie your post into this topic since the image of the mural you linked seemed off topic/is on the Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites building.

^^^ AVENIDA HOUSTON along with it's many areas of art, is considered a very integral part of the DOWNTOWN CONVENTION DISTRICT.  HAMPTON INN/HOMEWOOD SUITES resides within the DOWNTOWN CONVENTION DISTRICT.  many of GONZO'S exemplary art exhibits often reside within the AVENIDA HOUSTON/DOWNTOWN CONVENTION DISTRICT.  therefore, not "off-topic" and very easily comprehensible as per our many HAIF patrons.....   

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cloud713    3,580
20 minutes ago, monarch said:

^^^ AVENIDA HOUSTON along with it's many areas of art, is considered a very integral part of the DOWNTOWN CONVENTION DISTRICT.  HAMPTON INN/HOMEWOOD SUITES resides within the DOWNTOWN CONVENTION DISTRICT.  many of GONZO'S exemplary art exhibits often reside within the AVENIDA HOUSTON/DOWNTOWN CONVENTION DISTRICT.  therefore, not "off-topic" and very easily comprehensible as per our many HAIF patrons.....   


Well, technically this thread is only for the Avenida Houston promenade, the convention center itself, and the GHP Building next door. Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites has its own thread on this forum, hence why it would be considered "off topic".. but im not trying to nit pick, was just trying to help you out. The discussion does often get side tracked into the other developments in the area though, since as you say, they are part of the overall Convention District.

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samagon    2,204
On 5/27/2017 at 0:32 PM, cloud713 said:


Well, technically this thread is only for the Avenida Houston promenade, the convention center itself, and the GHP Building next door. Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites has its own thread on this forum, hence why it would be considered "off topic".. but im not trying to nit pick, was just trying to help you out. The discussion does often get side tracked into the other developments in the area though, since as you say, they are part of the overall Convention District.

 

This is the 'going up' section, I think, outside of one restaurant in the office building, all the construction is done and there's nothing else going up, if you want to get real nit picky, the argument could be made that everything posted in here from the superbowl onward should be moved to a thread in the downtown sub-forum.

 

It's an online message board though, not a dictatorship, so maybe it's okay :D

 

In other news, outside of the first few weeks, has anyone seen the fountain actually moving? I've only ever seen it lit and fountaining, but not moving. Is it broken already, or do they just not have it on except for special occasions?

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cspwal    2,140

I think they shut it down if there's wind or rain or something - I've seen it on as much as I've seen it off.  There is an emergency stop button, and I suspect that it might be pressed a lot more than just for emergencies

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EllenOlenska    640

There's a lot of interesting comments and great pictures on this thread, but every time I see someone remark on this my first thought is "is the glass box getting taller!" 

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CrockpotandGravel    4,336
8 hours ago, samagon said:

 

This is the 'going up' section, I think, outside of one restaurant in the office building, all the construction is done and there's nothing else going up, if you want to get real nit picky, the argument could be made that everything posted in here from the superbowl onward should be moved to a thread in the downtown sub-forum.

 

It's an online message board though, not a dictatorship, so maybe it's okay :D

 

In other news, outside of the first few weeks, has anyone seen the fountain actually moving? I've only ever seen it lit and fountaining, but not moving. Is it broken already, or do they just not have it on except for special occasions?

On 5/27/2017 at 0:32 PM, cloud713 said:


Well, technically this thread is only for the Avenida Houston promenade, the convention center itself, and the GHP Building next door. Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites has its own thread on this forum, hence why it would be considered "off topic".. but im not trying to nit pick, was just trying to help you out. The discussion does often get side tracked into the other developments in the area though, since as you say, they are part of the overall Convention District.

 


I agree the convention center redevelopment is finished and the thread should be moved. Mods @Urbannizer @Triton and whomever else, please consider moving this thread to the downtown folder.

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CrockpotandGravel    4,336
On 9/10/2016 at 7:35 AM, CrockpotandGravel said:

Renderings of The Rustic at 1836 Polk St from In the Know Houston (http://intheknowhouston.com/the-rustic-opening-downtown-houston/):

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14 hours ago, Houston19514 said:



Updated renderings of The Rustic opening at 1836 Polk St

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Old posts about The Rustic here.

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HOUCAJUN    124

I have pics from Buds but am having problems uploading them. It tells me I've used the maximum amount of space. Can someone help?

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Tumbleweed_Tx    1,285

you have to post them to flikr or imgur or some site like that, then post the link to the picture here.

 

this website gives limited picture upload space to members

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hindesky    19,386

Talked with the main contractor today of the Kulture restaurant, he said their part will be done in a couple weeks then the kitchen crew and the new employees will take over with an expected opening in late August or early September opening. 

 

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Houston19514    2,457

On Houston First Corporation's July 20 Board of Directors agenda:

 

Consideration and possible approval of a lease for KHOU Downtown Avenida Digital Studio located at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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JoninATX    161

I'm excited about all the transformations that's happening around downtown, with The Rustic breaking ground in a few wks, it's really going to livin up that part near the Convention Center.

 

http://m.chron.com/neighborhood/bellaire/business/article/Avenida-Houston-to-add-new-restaurant-art-11297609.php

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gene    948

oops posted it on another thread and then i saw that you posted it here... but yeah this is going to be a great addition to downtown!!! cant wait!

 

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quietstorm    1,060
19 hours ago, JoninATX said:

I'm excited about all the transformations that's happening around downtown, with The Rustic breaking ground in a few wks, it's really going to livin up that part near the Convention Center.

 

http://m.chron.com/neighborhood/bellaire/business/article/Avenida-Houston-to-add-new-restaurant-art-11297609.php

Color me a bit cynical about this project being successful in Houston. I love all of Texas' cities, but each is so unique...like very different members of the same family...fwiw my daughter just landed her first job in Dallas and lives in Uptown, and the vibe couldn't be more "opposite" Houston. While The Rustic has done well in Uptown Dallas, I'm not so sure it's larger than life, everything's bigger in Texas, honkey tonk vibe will do well in Houston's more laid back, cosmopolitan atmosphere. Not wanting it to fail by any means, but just not sure.

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