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Who appointed you arbiter of what one knows and doesn't?

Be gone, troll!

I point out hybrids of arrogance and misinformation of my own free volition. You're free to put me on your ignore list, but you cannot shut me up.

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Who appointed you arbiter of what one knows and doesn't?

Be gone, troll!

lol, you're somethin else man

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I found an old book called Houston at a salvage place in old Galveston this past weekend. It had a big section of Astroworld and the Astrodome dated about 1970.

Must have had about 10-20 pages of nice color photos. All original rides and characters frolicking about. Its just hard to imagine that it is now a memory. Thouroughly depressing it is old mates. :(

http://www.oldastroworld.com/

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I was wondering if anyone has heard about the latest on the developement of the old Six Flags Land that was purchased by a development company. I read somewhere that it was going to be a mixed use development but I've seen nothing and was wondering if something's changed. Any updates would be appreciated. I live near the area.

Cindy

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I was wondering if anyone has heard about the latest on the developement of the old Six Flags Land that was purchased by a development company. I read somewhere that it was going to be a mixed use development but I've seen nothing and was wondering if something's changed. Any updates would be appreciated. I live near the area.

Cindy

Passed through the 610 South area the other day, noticed that several car dealership lots were closed down, but not the one that borders the old Astroworld lot, on Kirby. My guess is the land is soaring in price. New construction in recent years is booming, compared to years past.

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How bizarre must it look to an outsider, who never saw Astroworld, coming to Houston and seeing that empty pedestrian bridge to an empty lot full of weeds?

And in that old AW pic - the second one from the left, between the mouse and the rabbit - what the hell is that supposed to be?

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And in that old AW pic - the second one from the left, between the mouse and the rabbit - what the hell is that supposed to be?

A frog

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A frog

It looks more like Oscar the Grouch (minus trash can) wearing a bra on his head to me.

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I spent a a lot of time at Astroworld in the late 70s and I was pretty high, but clearly not high enough.

Is this for real? Damn! The frontman is high too. Just look at that hat. It looks like a dessert. With tassels.

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I spent a a lot of time at Astroworld in the late 70s and I was pretty high, but clearly not high enough.

Is this for real? Damn! The frontman is high too. Just look at that hat. It looks like a dessert. With tassels.

Yeah, I was looking at the sign up above the crew, showing the hat-wearing head of the frontman, and couldn't help but think: hairy acid-dropping pedophile pimp that shops at the Suit Mart at South Loop & Almeda, but not before getting his rocks of at Fantasy Spa and then buying himself something kinky at Carmen's, all within walking distance.

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Those 70's characters look like something from Sid & Marty Kroft, wierd stuff. Marvel McFay creeps me out.

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Those 70's characters look like something from Sid & Marty Kroft, wierd stuff. Marvel McFay creeps me out.

your avatar kinda creeps me out. :rolleyes: what is it?

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your avatar kinda creeps me out. :rolleyes: what is it?

:lol: Do you mean my Daniel Tiger? Anyone from the 1960's care to explain? Ok I will. One of my favorite early TV experiences came from Mr. Roger's Neighborhood, when I was about 6. It was a public station (channel 8, in Houston, broadcast thru Univ. of Houston) children's show, made in Pennsylvania, I believe, with Fred Rogers, before anyone heard of Sesame St. One concept of the show was a trip to the land of make-believe, by way of a trolley. By way of the trolley you entered the fabled city of puppets. Each puppet stood for personality traits, types of people. The tiger was friendly and at times timid. I have always loved cats, & he was my fav. puppet from the show. You can't be serious, you never heard of it?

There was a King Friday, Lady Elaine,

Lady Fairchild, etc. The main idea of the show was to give children self-esteem. Can anyone elaborate?

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Those 70's characters look like something from Sid & Marty Kroft, wierd stuff.

I was thinking the exact same thing. I actually clicked on here thinking that your post was mine, but then I realized I didn't post it.

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Rock the Bayou

You can enjoy some 80's metal and walk around the old Astroworld savannah.

wow! Ratt, Dokken, Warrant and Great White on the same bill??!! Britny Fox???

.......I'm trying to decide if Astroworld field in August with thousands of sweaty drunk mullets will be as thoroughly unpleasant as the Metallica/Suicidal Tendencies show at the old raceway park in August, back in the '90s, with sweaty drunk headbangers.

Metal and daylight is not a very good combo.

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wow! Ratt, Dokken, Warrant and Great White on the same bill??!! Britny Fox???

.......I'm trying to decide if Astroworld field in August with thousands of sweaty drunk mullets will be as thoroughly unpleasant as the Metallica/Suicidal Tendencies show at the old raceway park in August, back in the '90s, with sweaty drunk headbangers.

Metal and daylight is not a very good combo.

And with that crunchtastic becomes the latest winner in the HAIF Summer Post Card Contest.

Your prize:

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PM me your mailing address so I can get it out to you.

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the Metallica/Suicidal Tendencies show at the old raceway park in August, back in the '90s, with sweaty drunk headbangers.

Hey, I was at that show, too! Great show!

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Just passed by the site and its getting close to being clear. That's a huge chunk of land. What do yall envision being there? I see an extremely upscale midrise community right there. Makes sense.

Three years later..... http://crosstorian.com/southpointe

Sorry if this has been posted somewhere else, first time I hear about it.

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How did you find that?

Sweet find, for some reason, this plan looks familiar, yet it has more information than I remember, the renderings are nice though.

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Does this smell like Hardy Yardsish marketing type stuff to anyone else?

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Does this smell like Hardy Yardsish marketing type stuff to anyone else?

As in something that looks promising, but will never get built, YES.

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also...

The company has recently taken on their largest project to date with the purchase of the former Six Flags Astroworld amusement park site. The groundbreaking acquisition of the 104 acre site is one of the most coveted areas of land in Houston and signifies the highest profile project in Angel/McIver history to date.

http://www.angelmciver.com/About.html

EDIT:

Got this response from PageSoutherlandPage after exchanging emails...

Can you give me more information about the project you are looking for.

Thanks

....

According to Crosweel Torian Commercial Properties’ .pdf of their project titled, Southpointe, your company is involved.

http://crosstorian.com/Websites/crosstoria...ePrintPics2.pdf

...

We have not done anything else recently.

Leaves a lot to be read into

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From Swamplot....

Astroworld.jpg

Drawing.jpg

Drawing2.jpg

Drawing3.jpg

south-pointe-bridge.jpg

south-pointe-water-bridge.jpg

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Suthpoint.jpg

One of Swamplot's best tipsters forwards a link to a website featuring lovely renderings of a family of glassy office buildings and blocky parking garages squatting on the former AstroWorld site
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The individual structures themselves are interesting, but it looks far too much like a Greenway or Westchase type of development to fully take advantage of the transit/access amenities.

Swamplot states something similar: http://swamplot.com/even-better-than-green...1-19/#more-5689

I certainly hope they will at least make some changes to this development, if it is to get off of the ground at all.

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Astroworld/Southpointe topics combined..

..and I'll believe it when I see it. As the replacement for one of the worst real estate-related fiascos in Houston (imo), it could be worse. But as usual, I'm not so impressed.

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This thing wouldn't happen in years, if ever. Maybe they figure some nice plans will help with the real estate value of the 100 acres.

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This development looks sweet and the land is already cleared so hopefully it will go through. The only thing I dont like is that its not dense enough but it will add yet another skyline to Houston. A totally new one at that, SWEETTTTTT!!!!!

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Thoughts?

Sure, I love newbs! :lol:

Threads combined

Lauren, thanx for being on top of this.

This development looks sweet and the land is already cleared so hopefully it will go through. The only thing I dont like is that its not dense enough but it will add yet another skyline to Houston. A totally new one at that, SWEETTTTTT!!!!!

Dense enough, compare to the loss of what the HISD building plan turn out like. It better than most ideas.

But lets wait and see if this happens, of if it turns into a Walmart.

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Hate to sound like a downer but i'm with lockmat. This reminds me of the sweet plans for the Hardy Railyard redevelopment a few years back and all of a sudden the plans are *** POOF *** GONE **** DISAPPEARED !!!!!****

I wouldn't get my hopes up for this one. Nice Fantasy though!!!

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Hardy Rail Yard is dead???

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Hardy Rail Yard is dead???

metro doesn't talk to the owners of the tracks. the owners publicly state they are not available for metro to use. pretty much sums it up

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Am I the only one who thinks 'Southpointe' could be a prank? One could make the point that those renderings are grandiose to the point of ridiculous for that piece of land.

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metro doesn't talk to the owners of the tracks. the owners publicly state they are not available for metro to use. pretty much sums it up

That doesn't really sum up anything regarding the Hardy Yards development. That had nothing to do with Metro.

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I think this is a prank on HAIF, swamplot & similar sites. Probably by some bored employee in an architecture firm killing time before he gets laid off.

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roughly how much does a developer spend to have the architect/cad/designer create renderings? with so many projects failing lately, just kind of curious what type of $ is out the window on designs/rendering

This is great news. Now Houston is going to have another W hotel. I am just about ready to burst with excitement. :o

yea, we have like 3 or 4 now!!! LA, NY, eat your hearts out! :D

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