Originally Posted by vjhe
These days, starchitecture is just too expensive - unless you're doing a museum.
But that reason has been used in Houston for the last 15-20 years. As a whole, Houston's recent history of architectural designs have been mediocre AT BEST. It seems minimalist, boxy, "as cheap as we can get it", "anything that even RESEMBLES ANY form of flash is the equivalent to drowning puppies ", has slowly but surely become part of Houston's culture; and this started before the current economic downturn, and before 9/11.[/QUOTE]
Houston prides itself on being the "Walmart" of cities....very efficient, but lacking aesthetically, and short sided.