Originally Posted by toxteth o'grady
I think I like the lines of the original building better. The remake looks a bit too much like an old-style stereo woofer and appears to have borrowed from the form of the Hess Tower.
But someone will snap it up.
Incidentally, this evening I was watching one of the many JFK specials, and there were shots of the Dallas skyline in 1963, but they mixed in some Houston shots. One was of the above building and the buildings behind it that were present in 1963. Amazing how the media gets things mixed up. Over the years I've seen many cases where skylines are mixed up.
I like the remake of this building a lot, and apparently a lot of Houstonians do, too. But I suspect that they will end up missing the current design, at least those who lived there when it was built. It was a really big deal at the time, and it had a beautiful observation deck.