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Old Posted Dec 7, 2007, 10:06 PM
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It's not turning out so well.
I agree. If there is a building that you cannot not trust the design based off the renderings, this is the posterchild.
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That memorial building looks like a squat fat building... I think the crown is going to make it look fatter and out of proportion.
Given that it's 34 stories in height, that building looks pretty massive.

As does the Turnberry Tower.

I don't think the crown was ever a good idea.
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That Jennings island thing looks pretty good.
Another Clear Lake development?

I keep hearing they can't sell condos down in Galveston, yet Clear Lake has all these highrises either in construction or being offered to buyers. Is the market that much hotter farther inland?
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It is pretty massive, and though its ugly, one cool thing about it is that it is very prominent when seen from the vantage point of several highway interchanges.
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a few pics from this morning..........
the Houston Pavilions certainly keeps going up and up!!!



right down the middle of the buildings.....these pics taken from Caroline



Main & Bell




One Park Place



Southwestern Building

Chase Tower

Fullbright Tower

Main Street between Preston & UH
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I think Houston's Thanksgiving Parade should go down Main Street. The red Line is closed on Thanksgiving anyway isn't it? If it is a problem, get it on another street Downtown in the middle of buildings and not near Minute Maid Park right next to a freeway.
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Here's a bit of an update to the earlier Houston Pavilions series I did about 2 months ago, all taken on Friday. I tried to shoot from some of the same locations, but was a bit pressed for time.

Main & Polk Block











Above Polk Street



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Polk & Caroline Block





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Was out and about earlier this afternoon and swung by a few of the various construction sites. Here's a look at em.

BLVD Place (Demolition and signs)













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2727 Kirby







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Nice pics, thanxs for posting...
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Great update pics both Calm and Watt.
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Lots of construction. I really like it.
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What a beautiful picture:

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anyone know why they are putting up a "tent" at the open lot of the Wedge Tower parking garage??
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anyone know why they are putting up a "tent" at the open lot of the Wedge Tower parking garage??
It's for a private concert put on by someone to be played by The Doobie Brothers.
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Old Posted Dec 12, 2007, 3:30 PM
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How many City "Centres" do we have? I know there is a Town "Centre" in sugarland. Now there is one way out there by memorial. I mean come on... Do they think anyone really buys that it's the "Centre" of the city? Strange.
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Houston is becoming a lot like Dallas...layout I mean. It's becoming lopsided. Driving to Dallas on 45, you don't even know your in a city till you get downtown. It mostly field. Houston's downtown is slowly moving further and further east in my opinion. All the growth is in the Galleria area or up near Cypress. Anybody else see where I'm coming from?
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I see exactly what you mean. It seems that all the growth is in North Houston or out towards Katy.
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There is only 1 downtown but it seems there are forces that - for what seem like strictly marketing reasons - want people to think of something upscale when they hear the words City "Centre". Perhaps in a British accent. Not sure.

I think our skyline is growing in different directions though.
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