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  1. I read it as 1.5 months minimum time or 1.5 months +30 days maximum time. But you are in the ballpark with your estimate.
  2. Years ago you could seat out in a balcony at the downtown mall and see a park of sorts. This was before One Park Place. It was nice, but things IMO, are much better now.
  3. Nice to read something about Houston besides floods and freezes. Houston has become quite beautiful which would have sprouted hoots of derision 30 years ago. Our museum of art is a gem.
  4. There appears to be an escalating arms race in luxury apartments. Expecting Brava or someone else to up it to a chauffeur driven Rolls Royce Phantom driving you to your luxury apartment where in the lobby a world class pianist is playing on a Bosendorfer Imperial or Steinway Grand Piano. Just saying.
  5. Back in 2001 my wife and I were in a busy government building in central Siberia. I was writing down some information displayed on a giant Public map. A security guard came over and told me I had to stop because that was not public information. Hundreds of public people were going in and out of the public building. Go figure. Nevertheless I stopped. IMy wife and I were averse to jails, especially ones in Siberia.
  6. Can't say I have. That Kroger or any other Kroger, or HEB. Guess I missed out on something. Must of had a great sound system.
  7. Here's somethings which may be used for vanity. Houston was the 2nd fastest growing metro from 2010 to 2019 in the US growing at an annual average of 127,300. We were the fastest for over a decade until, I believe, 2014 when DFW passed us. Austin is also growing fast , for it's size, but only 56,800 per year. We also have some of the most buildings going up after NYC and Toronto if Emporis is accurate. And think of all the great things being built at the Med Center, Downtown,Uptown, and Buffalo Bayou areas. Not bad for a city which doesn't get fawning media.
  8. I also want a few super talls going up. In my opinion they would look great in the empty lots near where Skanska's Discovery West is going up. Neverthess I am very very happy over the numerous highrises constructed in the last decade in downtown Houston. All those surface parking lots and one ugly parking garage-gone.
  9. I thought it was customary in "groundbreakings" to have several well dressed people holding shovels who look as if they haven't actually used a shovel for work in years ( if not decades). When did that happen?
  10. The majority of people prior to the 1960's lived in the northern parts of the US where wearing suits is fine. Here in Houston prior to AC I can't imagine how people survived in suits during our 6 month summers. With AC its no big problem anymore as long as your indoors.
  11. Does anyone know if there is anything similar to the TMC3 design? If not this may become Houston's iconic structure.
  12. With this and High Street residential (block 98) the views from the park, sidewalks, and hotels are going to be greatly enhanced. Now if only blocks 252,275, and 292 would go from surface lots to several highrises of the 50+ storey height. Icing on the cake.
  13. I'm referring to a colloquial classification ( if one exists) for mixed use buildings. I suspect there isn't one but seeing if anyone knows for certain. As for parking requirements, didn't mention that.
  14. Any idea when groundbreaking is scheduled? One other question of a trivial nature. When a building is mixed use which I understand means residential/office/ and commercial I suppose it cannot be classified as residential or office. Is the classification based on the percentage use?
  15. You guys win the Adrian Monk/Sherlock Holmes/ Nero Wolfe award. I missed it.
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