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Old Posted Nov 17, 2007, 10:33 PM
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yeah thats always been wrong =P

Emporis says 334 completed, but I am not even sure that is correct...

Buildings in Houston are hard to count since they build everywhere... and anywhere lol
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From AOL News today regarding the best places to live. The AOL item was based on Forbes Magazine data:

5. Houston
One of the country's fastest-growing cities, Houston has added nearly 1 million new people since 2000. Housing affordability and a strong job market seem enough to lure people from all over the country. The city has invested millions over the last five years in expanding infrastructure by adding trains, bolstering the downtown business district and funding the arts, which has helped to centralize--to an extent--the city, which has always been more famous for sprawl and oil. It also helps that on an everyday cost basis, among the cities we studied, Houston is the cheapest place to live.
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2007, 11:06 PM
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Emporis is a more accurate source on building data for just about any city. Last time I looked there were 1,006 buildings listed for the city, 455 of those were highrises of all status types.
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Straight from the government at www.census.gov:
From April 1, 2000, to July 1, 2006, Houston added 825,000 people. That is 5 1/2 months ago, so you tell me if we've added 175,000 in that span of time.

http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/...on/009865.html

This is interesting:
http://www.westhouston.org/greater_west_houston.htm
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Old Posted Nov 17, 2007, 11:30 PM
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i had no idea all of this was being built. it is at 249 and louetta. my camera phone doesn't do it justice, and though im not saying its utterly magnificent, it is pretty nice for that area. behind me is a brand new HEB that is very upscale and rivals central market and whole foods combined.





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Old Posted Nov 18, 2007, 12:07 AM
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That's Vintage Park.
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2007, 12:34 AM
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Straight from the government at www.census.gov:
From April 1, 2000, to July 1, 2006, Houston added 825,000 people. That is 5 1/2 months ago, so you tell me if we've added 175,000 in that span of time.
825,000/ 6 years = 137,500 people/ year so 175,000 more in a year and a half does seem feasible.
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That's Vintage Park.
Thanks.

Here are some construction and aerial shots from their website:
http://www.vintageparkhouston.com/si...n=construction
http://www.vintageparkhouston.com/si...iteplan=aerial

Check this out:
http://www.vintageparkhouston.com/st...e=demographics
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2007, 3:06 AM
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I just hate theme shopping plazas.
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As long as the theme is better than a standalone warehouse-looking store or a bland nondescript strip center then I'm all for it
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Getting closer and closer to having another stadium around the Downtown area, this time for the Dynamo.

http://www.khou.com/topstories/stori...m.2df32e2.html
With two championships in two years in Houston, they've earned it.
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While it is true that both the city proper and the area are adding people quickly, I'm not sure about the 1M figure. Seems a bit out there....
My guess is it's low. Believe it or not.

DFW, Atlanta and Phoenix are also adding population at rate far in excess of 100,000 a year. Houston is just matching them stride for stride...
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The AOL item was based on Forbes Magazine data:

5. Houston
One of the country's fastest-growing cities, Houston has added nearly 1 million new people since 2000.
And 180,000 of them arrived between July 2006 and July 2007, according to the Census Bureau.

Last year, the City proper added about 32,000. In 30 years' time there could be more people inside Houston's city limits than there are in Chicago.

And San Antonio's larger than Dallas.
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2007, 2:51 AM
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With two championships in two years in Houston, they've earned it.
Yeah, one of the players seemed to kinda go into a bit of an improptu nudge to Mayor White for that as part of the reward, during one of the postgame interviews I heard just a few minutes after.

Hope that actually comes through!
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My guess is it's low. Believe it or not.

DFW, Atlanta and Phoenix are also adding population at rate far in excess of 100,000 a year. Houston is just matching them stride for stride...
Houston is actually growing quite a bit faster than the Phoenix metro. Atlanta and Dallas are the only ones that are ahead, but not by much.
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hey bailey, i think i heard the news on channel 11. but idont know where they got the stats that it would be the 17th largest.
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Without going into the whole Houston v. Dallas thing, I do think it is unfair that most statistics about Dallas actually include Fort Worth as well. They are far enough apart, and I'm sure that if you just included the Dallas metro area without including Fort Worth, Houston's growth would be equal to or higher than that of Dallas.
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That is very true.

Anyhow I passed by Vintage Park 2 week's ago on my way to Austin, it does not look to bad. It is just really out there, but it does look better then a lot of stuff that is just thrown together...
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2007, 5:17 PM
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Phoenix Tower getting new skin

"Phoenix Tower getting new skin

The Phoenix Tower is undergoing a major exterior renovation to improve its look and energy efficiency.

Horizontal rows of glass panels between each floor of the all-glass office building are being replaced with silver bands.... "

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/s...l?ana=from_rss
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"Phoenix Tower getting new skin

The Phoenix Tower is undergoing a major exterior renovation to improve its look and energy efficiency.

Horizontal rows of glass panels between each floor of the all-glass office building are being replaced with silver bands.... "

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/s...l?ana=from_rss
They've been in the process of doing that over the past month or two. It's really interesting to see each band appear between the levels since they appear to be working from both top and bottom at times. Finally saw it from a distance yesterday and it definitely does stand out.
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