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Old Posted Mar 13, 2019, 2:35 PM
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one thing for sure.... they REALLY need to elevate Metro's stupid train... it is SUCH a pain in the arse trying to drive anywhere near the rail lines... who in their right mind would not elevate it in the first place?? that person should be fired... seriously...
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2019, 8:31 AM
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one thing for sure.... they REALLY need to elevate Metro's stupid train... it is SUCH a pain in the arse trying to drive anywhere near the rail lines... who in their right mind would not elevate it in the first place?? that person should be fired... seriously...
It damn near creates as much traffic as it alleviates. All trains should be either elevated or submerged from street traffic. I can't believe it's 2019 and Houston still hasn't figured this out.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2019, 9:42 AM
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one thing for sure.... they REALLY need to elevate Metro's stupid train... it is SUCH a pain in the arse trying to drive anywhere near the rail lines... who in their right mind would not elevate it in the first place?? that person should be fired... seriously...
Blame local area politicians who blocked the initial federal funding for the line, so Metro had to pay for it themselves. If they would have had federal funding, there for sure would have been more overpasses.

I'm so glad Tom Delay and John Culberson can't inflict anymore damage to Houston transit growth. If Houston had a proper inner city light rail system, we'd probably see more mixed-use proposals and growth outside of the energy industry.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2019, 5:57 PM
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For Houston, street level probably makes the most sense. Burying it is obviously out of the question and elevating it like Chicago and parts of NY seems like an uneeded expense. I've been to a few Dutch cities and they had street level trains like ours and they got along fine. Houston drivers are just brain dead. Metro had to paint the trains bright colors to stop people from driving into them.
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Foundation for Texas Tower gets Texas-size concrete pour
Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, March 11, 2019

https://www.chron.com/business/bizfe...e-13679308.php

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The pour occurred three weeks ahead of schedule, according to Hines, which will have its global headquarters in the building upon completion in late 2021. The 47-story tower, going up at 845 Texas Ave. between Milam and Travis on the former site of the Houston Chronicle newspaper, will rise more than 700 feet. The pour, which used 120 concrete trucks to unload 13,799 cubic yards of concrete, took 20 hours and started Saturday afternoon. A new truck arrived every 45 seconds to fill the diagonally-placed foundation, which is eight feet thick at the perimeter and 12 feet thick in the middle. The foundation used 1,500 tons of reinforcing steel.
There is a cool time-lapse video of the pour in the article.



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This particular area of downtown (Market Square) has really blown up. A 700ft office tower and a 550ft highrise will compliment two other recently completed shorter highrises. Plus all the retail and several parking garages.
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This particular area of downtown (Market Square) has really blown up. A 700ft office tower and a 550ft highrise will compliment two other recently completed shorter highrises. Plus all the retail and several parking garages.
There's also planned highrise (block 43) across from that doomed parking garage. There's a new parking garage but there will be an office tower added to it later.
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So many parking lots downtown need to go! Same as LA.
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Houston is worse than LA when it comes to dt parking lots
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We are probably the wurst in the world.
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We are probably the wurst in the world.
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2019, 9:58 PM
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Hilton University of Houston to Undergo $30.4 Million Expansion and Renovation

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A $30.4 million project to expand and renovate the Hilton University of Houston, the teaching hotel for students at UH’s Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management, has been approved by the University of Houston System Board of Regents. The project is financed through a revenue bond issued by the UH System, which will be repaid with additional revenue generated by the hotel.

Preliminary design plans include the addition of a five-story tower consisting of 71 guest rooms above the south wing, increasing the hotel’s total number of rooms to 151. Six suites on the second floor will be removed to create much-needed executive meeting space. The hotel’s existing 80 guest rooms in its north wing will be renovated, along with its lobby and public spaces. The adjacent courtyard between the north, south and west wings will also be renovated.

Hilton College is the only hospitality program in the world where students work and take classes in an internationally branded, full-service hotel – 70 percent of hotel team members are students.

Dean Reynolds is leading a committee to select the architect and contractor. Once a final decision is made, construction is expected to begin within 18 months, with projected completion of the hotel tower and renovations in late 2022 through early 2023.
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About time... the old building was starting show its age...
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Developer plans 274-acre mixed-use project in Houston suburb

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The Houston suburb of Jersey Village will give rise to a 274-acre project that will house the area's city hall and will also include shops, restaurants, apartments, a hotel and more.

The Village Center will sit on 43 acres and will be a mixed-use commercial and residential development. The project is expected to open its first phase by May 2022. Collaborate, an architecture and development firm based in Houston, will serve as lead developer on the project.

The first phase will include shops, restaurants, apartments, a hotel, offices, an amphitheater and municipal town square, per a press release. No specific retail tenants have been released yet.

“(The Village Center is) the result of quite a bit of effort by the city over the last several years to try and make a centerpiece for the community,” said Austin Bleess, city manager with Jersey Village.

Bleess said a “snowball effect” will lead to further developments in the area.

Page is set to design the project, while the SWA Group will design the landscape. Garza EMC will serve as civil engineer and Equinox Hospitality will serve as developers of the hospitality and multifamily aspects.
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Update on 7200 Main, the school on site will close June 2019:

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The current SNS campus at 1920 North Braeswood will not be available beginning in June, 2019. The property was sold in 2015 and the owners will be proceeding with development.
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Australian developer Caydon is bringing laneways to Midtown. Also, the number of high-rises planned has jumped from three to five.

https://lanewaysmidtown.com/?cf_su=1&cf_id=95

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Caydon, one of Australia’s leading lifestyle developers, presents a new vision for Houston, inspired by the iconic streets of Melbourne.

High-rise multi-family residences, condominiums, a boutique hotel, food and beverage outlets, health and wellbeing offerings, green spaces and laneways will all come together in a beautiful mix of culture and community in the heart of Midtown.


A laneway in Melbourne:


https://fineartamerica.com/featured/...ay-warren.html
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