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Old May 25th, 2017, 03:41 AM   #1841
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Tom Zizka of Fox News (Ch 26) apparently can't tell the Houston skylines apart. This morning the camera was showing a panoramic view of Uptown and this dummy said it was the Med Center. The producer must have whispered the right info into his earpiece, because a few seconds later he corrected himself.
That's pathetic. Over the years, I've seen YouTube videos taken from planes where the poster took a vid of the Med Center and said it was downtown. I've also heard stories of people who spent significant time in Houston on business who thought Uptown was Downtown. The worst thing I've ever seen was an attendee to a conference in Kansas City, MO. At the beginning of her speech, she told the audience how happy she was to be in Kansas. The audience laughed and only later did someone correct her.
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Old May 25th, 2017, 07:51 AM   #1842
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Looking at a picture taken from a Houston highway, I couldn't tell which was which either, but I had a feeling where your downtown was. One is more built up than the other.

It is a remarkable concept...two "downtowns" in one city. I think Atlanta is similar, but I can't think of any other cities. Maybe LA?
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Old May 25th, 2017, 05:18 PM   #1843
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The Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, phase III to the Museum Fine Arts of Houston Expansion, began construction Monday.


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Beginning next, Monday, May 22, the newly constructed Montrose Parking Garage opens to the public. On this same day, the outdoor South Lot, across Bissonnet from the Law Building, permanently closes to allow excavation and construction to begin on the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building, scheduled to open in late 2019.
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Old May 25th, 2017, 05:23 PM   #1844
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Looking at a picture taken from a Houston highway, I couldn't tell which was which either, but I had a feeling where your downtown was. One is more built up than the other.

It is a remarkable concept...two "downtowns" in one city. I think Atlanta is similar, but I can't think of any other cities. Maybe LA?
Having lived in L.A for over a decade the only other high rise cluster I can think of, other than downtown, is Century City. That cluster is not a patch on Uptown or the Medical Center though.
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Old May 25th, 2017, 09:18 PM   #1845
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Buffalo Heights owner, developer to collaborate on another nearby project

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Russell Gordy and two Houston-based companies – Midway and Lionstone Investments – are working on Buffalo Heights, a large, multiphase mixed-use district at the corner of Washington Avenue and South Heights Boulevard.

It won't be the only project that Gordy and Midway collaborate on.

Gordy and Midway – the owner and developer, respectively, of the Buffalo Heights project – intend to develop a new office tower, hotel and high-rise multifamily complex on around four acres of land adjacent to 100 Waugh, Gordy told the Houston Business Journal.

"We spent a lot of money getting that ready, and then 2014 happened," he said, referring to the oil and gas slump. "It’s just sitting there."

Gordy calls the project "Northbank," and said they'll break ground on the development once the energy market bounces back.
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Looking at a picture taken from a Houston highway, I couldn't tell which was which either, but I had a feeling where your downtown was. One is more built up than the other.

It is a remarkable concept...two "downtowns" in one city. I think Atlanta is similar, but I can't think of any other cities. Maybe LA?
There are really three "downtowns": Downtown, Uptown, and the Med Center. The Med Center and Uptown are like the downtowns of some fairly big cities.

There are also other significant nodes, like Greenway and the Energy Corridor, where there are a lot of highrises, although they don't really look like downtowns. There are other highrises around the metro, too, like in Upper Kirby, Sam Houston Parkway just south of I-10, and Allen Parkway/Memorial west of downtown. Hope I'm not forgetting any.
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That's pathetic. Over the years, I've seen YouTube videos taken from planes where the poster took a vid of the Med Center and said it was downtown. I've also heard stories of people who spent significant time in Houston on business who thought Uptown was Downtown. The worst thing I've ever seen was an attendee to a conference in Kansas City, MO. At the beginning of her speech, she told the audience how happy she was to be in Kansas. The audience laughed and only later did someone correct her.
Wow! Talk about a bad sense of direction, lol!
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Giorgetti Houston Upper Kirby

45% sold, breaks ground by the end of the year.



Villa Borghese Upper Kirby

Bungalows on site being moved to new locations, construction begins this Fall.



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