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Old Posted Dec 6, 2017, 11:36 PM
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Houston has taken back plans for a Music Museum.

https://www.austinmonitor.com/storie...-capitol-plan/

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Asked by Council Member Alison Alter what type of museum would eventually grace the new pedestrian mall, Howard said that although hopes of a Texas Music Museum had been dashed by Houston-area legislators during the last legislative session, whatever is approved would be something complementary to the nearby Bullock and Blanton museums.
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Not to mention the fact that there are more high-rises going up in Chicago right now than Houston has had built in at least the last 5-10 years combined. Houston's got the population, but Chicago's got the multitudes of 500-1000 footers going up, along with at least one 1000'+ supertall at the moment.

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Unfortunately for Houston this is true.

Perhaps the biggest hindrance to Houston is the fact that it's not landlocked by other cities. Argh.
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Unfortunately for Houston this is true.

Perhaps the biggest hindrance to Houston is the fact that it's not landlocked by other cities. Argh.
What are you talking about?
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2017, 1:32 PM
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Wow! Very pretty..and rare!
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Wow! Very pretty..and rare!
I think the last snow that accumulated there was in 2009. I was in Houston for a funeral and that day was clear and sunny, and not too cold at all. I got up and left to go back to Austin around 5 a.m. the next morning, and by the time I got to Austin, snow was moving into Houston. That particular event in 2009 pretty much missed Austin.
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The Western Union Building, consumed by the Bank of America Center in the 80's, will be opened up for additional office and retail use.

Bank of America to bring hidden building to light

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A curious corner of downtown's Bank of America Center will be transformed into a restaurant topped by a floor of new office or conference space that could open by the end of 2018.

Houston-based M-M Properties tapped Sydness Architects to find a way to utilize the former Western Union building that was wrapped inside the bank tower when it was constructed in the early 1980s. That space, at Louisiana and Capitol, was completely hidden by a granite facade. It has not been used for sending telegrams for decades.

Bringing the long-dormant Western Union building out into the open will be part of a $15 million project that could add up to 30,000 square feet to the 56-story skyscraper. Sydness said work is to begin in February or March.

A second phase, which will add two floors of glass encased offices above Bank of America's expansive lobby along with tenant amenities in the lobby, will begin after the namesake tenant vacates in 2019.






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Too rarely do exterior alterations enhance an original structure's facade.

This isn't one of them.

Well done.
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Speaking of Bank of America Center, last night we went to the Alley Theatre to see 'A Christmas Carol.' The tickets were a gift from the in-laws, and the production was very good. At intermission I ventured onto the outdoor terrace to view the skyline, which was partially enshrouded by fog. Unfortunately, I just had my phone, which takes pretty crappy nighttime shots:



Jones Hall, with new construction (Capitol Tower) behind:


Jones Hall and Capitol Tower, with JP Morgan Chase fading into the sky:


View of the skyline terrace:


The Alley Theatre partially reopened in time to put on this holiday tradition. It is still partially rebuilding from damage done by Harvey. From the larger Hubbard Theatre space and main lobby, you would never know that any flooding had occurred, but the smaller Neuhaus Theatre and back-of-house facilities in the lower levels were destroyed, and are still being remodeled. Neuhaus is on schedule to reopen in February 2018. Here's a view of the main lobby, decorated for the holidays:
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Sidewalk scaffolding going up for Camden Conte.


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Hanover River Oaks

39-story high-rise in Upper Kirby also began this month.




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39-story high-rise in Upper Kirby also began this month.




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I like this.
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Drove through Upper Kirby on Christmas Eve. It's my new favorite area in Houston. Lots of choices for living, good restaurants and stores, and much less congestion than Uptown.
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A developer is asking the city to abandon Rosalie Street between Louisiana and Milam for a mixed-use project in Midtown.

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I received a call back from the City of Houston today. The plan is for this to be a mixed-use development--the term used over the phone was "a little bit of everything." Unfortunately, I got pretty sparse details.
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What? No updates in 3 days? Come on now Houston starting to boom again.
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What? No updates in 3 days? Come on now Houston starting to boom again.
I think things are slowing down... ugh.
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39-story high-rise in Upper Kirby also began this month.




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I wonder if this will be the final design.
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A developer is asking the city to abandon Rosalie Street between Louisiana and Milam for a mixed-use project in Midtown.



If the renderings I saw were accurate... this will be a letdown...
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I think things are slowing down... ugh.
A number of new announcements and groundbreakings lately, quite the opposite..

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I wonder if this will be the final design.
The design has been locked in place since the project was first announced in late 2014.

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If the renderings I saw were accurate... this will be a letdown...
What renderings have you seen?
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