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Old August 19th, 2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Old August 19th, 2008, 08:12 PM   #2
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houston had a fantastic skyline in the 80/90s. it's still great today, but I have the feeling other cities developed more since then. are there any big projects u/c or planned in downtown houston at the moment?
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Old August 19th, 2008, 08:34 PM   #3
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Actually yes there are some new proposed and some buildings in construction in the Downtown area from 30 to 50 floors but not any super tall projects at the moment,
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Old August 19th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #4
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Houston in that angle is very nice... thanks houstonskyscraper
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Old August 19th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #5
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Cool shots - i went to downtown once but never to uptown or Galveston. Are they pretty lively places?

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houston had a fantastic skyline in the 80/90s. it's still great today, but I have the feeling other cities developed more since then. are there any big projects u/c or planned in downtown houston at the moment?
if you search for projects here, you get

The regent square developments
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=Houston


The Buffalo Bayou Master Plan Development News
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=Houston


The Ritz Carlton
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=Houston


City Centre
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=Houston


MainPlace
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=Houston


Embassy Suites
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=Houston


Westheimer Tower
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hlight=Houston
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Old August 19th, 2008, 09:11 PM   #6
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yes Uptown and Galveston are great places to Live and have fun, i live 15 minutes away from Downtown and i always go to Downtown, Uptown or Galveston on the weekends with my friends and family,
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Old August 19th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #7
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Nothing out of the ordinary, typically American. Nice skyscrapers though The city centre tower looks pretty cool!
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Old August 20th, 2008, 06:42 AM   #8
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Threads with self taken photos go in Urban Showcase. As these look self taken and are not credited, I will move it to the proper place. If they are not self taken, edit in proper credits, then pm me and I will move the thread back.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 07:17 AM   #9
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I'm surprised by the amount of surface car parking in Houston. It looks like there is a great amount of potential to develop that land into buildings at least, though.

I'd have liked to have seen some shots at street level of the city centre though. Pictures from a monster highway don't necessarily give the best impression of the city.

Anyway, interesting pictures, thanks for sharing.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 07:51 AM   #10
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I'm surprised by the amount of surface car parking in Houston. It looks like there is a great amount of potential to develop that land into buildings at least, though.

I'd have liked to have seen some shots at street level of the city centre though. Pictures from a monster highway don't necessarily give the best impression of the city.

Anyway, interesting pictures, thanks for sharing.
the monster highways were always among my favorite things about houston. it's a very 'texas' thing
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:04 AM   #11
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Awesome pictures! I always love seeing pictures of Houston.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:46 AM   #12
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Damn. Those projects are impressive, especially the first two. I clicked on this thread not really expecting to see much and I was right until I saw those renderings. I'm excited to see how these projects turn out and the effect they'll have on the city. Go Houston...
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Old August 21st, 2008, 07:11 AM   #13
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I'm surprised by the amount of surface car parking in Houston. It looks like there is a great amount of potential to develop that land into buildings at least, though.

I'd have liked to have seen some shots at street level of the city centre though. Pictures from a monster highway don't necessarily give the best impression of the city.

Anyway, interesting pictures, thanks for sharing.
Yes, unfortunately there still is quite a bit of surface parking, but a lot of it is being snatched up for new developments pretty quickly thankfully.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 05:39 PM   #14
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Great!!!! For me Houston has the 3rd best US skyline right after NYC and Chicago....
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Old September 28th, 2008, 07:00 AM   #15
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I was born here, and it has changed over the past 45 years!
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Old September 28th, 2008, 12:32 PM   #16
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Are these pictures taken before or after the hurricane Ike? How much is left of the buildings on the pictures?
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A big ugly raggedy ass city.
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Old September 30th, 2008, 09:58 AM   #18
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