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photoLith May 27, 2009 9:12 PM

I am going to post a bunch of photos but I didnt want them to be on the last post of this page. ;) It seems that whenever I post photos on here its always on the very last one so nobody ever sees em :(

weatherguru18 May 27, 2009 11:24 PM

Perhaps my post will push us over to another page....

weatherguru18 May 27, 2009 11:24 PM

nope, somebody esle try!

YAY! Ok, post away!

Von May 28, 2009 12:38 AM

grr hurry up! lol

Complex01 May 28, 2009 1:40 AM

I saw the pics on the other site... :yes:

They are very Nice...

I just don't post on the other site...

:D

photoLith May 28, 2009 2:48 AM

Oh sorry, for taking long to post. Photos are from yesterday.

Dedicating of Embassy Suites yesterday with the mayor and a really hot reporter girl!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/...dd25f934_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3358/...654cc4e5_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/...9dd2101f_o.jpg
This could very well be the last photo you see of this parking lot! YAY
Its the one to the right of the power transfer station. Actual construction should start tomorrow and def by Friday. You can see in the photo the dirt box they were putting their shovels in earlier in the day right in front of that white truck.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3352/...2d63ec4a_o.jpg
Medical District

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3320/...14d5ea36_o.jpg
Memorial & Studemont

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/...38bfc145_o.jpg
Main Place can be seen in the back.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3581/...69e107df_o.jpg
OPP and as right now the owners said it was about 40% full. People were actively moving in while I was there yesterday and families too. So thats really good.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/...5df1f007_o.jpg
And finally a shot from the Woodlands last Thursday.

Complex01 May 28, 2009 3:21 AM

Ah just awesome. Great job...

:wizard:

JManc May 28, 2009 3:29 AM

i was there was some way they could enclose that power station.

photoLith May 28, 2009 3:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JMancuso (Post 4273714)
i was there was some way they could enclose that power station.

Yeah, its a blight for sure. I dont know what you can do about it though.

TexasPlaya May 28, 2009 5:44 AM

It's not TOO bad at ground level, but from the air it's definitely bad.

Dan Denson May 29, 2009 3:20 AM

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Originally Posted by TexasPlaya (Post 4273940)
It's not TOO bad at ground level, but from the air it's definitely bad.

How long has that power station been there? Never have seen it when driving around downtown. It's really awful.

TexasPlaya May 29, 2009 4:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Dan Denson (Post 4275684)
How long has that power station been there? Never have seen it when driving around downtown. It's really awful.

Not sure how long, my guess would be about 10 years. They do a SOMEWHAT decent job of covering it up at ground level with the high walls and surrounding trees.

photoLith May 29, 2009 5:21 AM

Photos from today

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3366/...839b3180_o.jpg
Mainplace

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3397/...32ef7920_o.jpg
Hess

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3626/...e0bd2de1_o.jpg
Mainplace

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3618/...bf8a927d_o.jpg
Mainplace

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3583/...1cde5b25_o.jpg
I forget the name of this tower but its new and its the one in the background, the tan one with the terrible looking crown.

Well, I wont be back in town for a few more months again :(
Back to redneckville arkansas for now to do some chemistry. I cant wait to see Mainplace, ES, and Discovery Tower when I come back though!

JManc May 29, 2009 7:10 AM

^ memorial herman professional building. i just noticed 2nd baptist church in that pics (in the middle). where did you take that from?

btw, bill white is gettin' fat.

photoLith May 29, 2009 2:41 PM

I took three of those photos from the Harris County Criminal Court Building. It has a free observation deck sort of thing at the top as does that building with the ugly round copula.

Samwill89 May 29, 2009 9:08 PM

Loved the Med Center shot

Von May 29, 2009 9:34 PM

really nice shots... buttt I hate all of those parking lots by the court house

Urbannizer May 30, 2009 1:14 AM

www.thedomemovie.com

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?se...cal&id=6834828


Studio plans Astrodome documentary Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | 3:47 PM HOUSTON

(KTRK) -- The company that wants to use the Astrodome as a movie studio has announced their first film project.

Astrodome Studios Productions, a division of Astrodome Studios, the proposed motion picture production facility for the re-use of the Houston Astrodome, has partnered with documentarians Chip Rives and David Karabinas to produce the company's first project, The Dome, a history of the legendary Eighth Wonder of the World itself. A trailer of the work, featuring President George H.W. Bush, Dan Pastorini, Bum Phillips, Nolan Ryan, Dene Hofheinz Anton and former mayor Fred Hofheinz, will debut Thursday evening, May 28, 6:30 PM, at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 5216 Montrose. The filmmakers will be in attendance.

Astrodome Studios development partner J.L. Trahan was extremely supportive of the company's choice for their first film saying, "When astrodome studios founders Elise Hendrix and Cynthia Neely introduced me to The Dome movie creators, Chip Rives and David Karabinas, I couldn't have been more pleased. Like everyone that sees their trailer, I was moved emotionally and knew we would all work well together. It's a perfect match of like-minded teams working together to not only tell an important story, but also to bring about the best outcome for Harris County taxpayers and their beloved Astrodome."

Rives and Karabinas have won more than 20 Emmy Awards for their documentaries about many of sport's most amazing athletes. Both native Houstonians, currently residing in Austin, Rives and Karabinas have a profound admiration for the building that changed the worlds of both architecture and sports forever. In an age of monolithic retractable roofs, corporate luxury boxes, and multi-story high-definition "Godzilla-tron" screens, it's easy to forget where it all began. The producers and Astrodome Studios Productions will refresh those memories in grand style with "The Dome." To view the trailer on-line visit www.thedomemovie.com.

The May 28 screening of the trailer at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is part of an exhibition featuring two rarely seen documentaries about the Astrodome. Artist/curator Andrea Grover will present Geoff Winningham's 1975 film "The Pleasures of this Stately Dome" and the 1974 documentary "The Lord of the Universe," which chronicles the guru Maharaj Ji's appearance at the Dome and the much-hyped event, Millennium '73.

Astrodome Studios is a concept to transform the Houston Astrodome into a state-of-the-art film/video/sound production facility that would establish a center of commerce for the creation of moving image products in Texas. The project has been officially presented to Harris County officials and is under review.

Currently, Texas does not have a mega-sized soundstage facility. New legislation was recently passed that will be driving more production business to the state. If approved, the Dome's famous ball field would become the world's largest soundstage, an indoor "back lot," vast enough to build sets of whole towns unaffected by weather or time of day or night. Former concourse areas would be used for smaller soundstages, production offices, and offer tenant space to companies with industry-related services and equipment. Divisions of Astrodome Studios include Astrodome Studios Productions and museums for the histories of the Texas film industry and the Astrodome

photoLith May 30, 2009 4:04 AM

^^^
Holy shit! That would be awesome! Whatever happened to that thing with making the astrodome into an indoor hotel/mall thing? I guess that fell through. Im glad though because this sounds like a way better use for it.

Urbannizer May 31, 2009 2:58 PM

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Originally Posted by photolitherland (Post 4277661)
^^^
Holy shit! That would be awesome! Whatever happened to that thing with making the astrodome into an indoor hotel/mall thing? I guess that fell through. Im glad though because this sounds like a way better use for it.

There has'nt been anything new on the proposed hotel for the astrodome since late last year. I also agree that this movie studio would be better for the Astrodome.


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