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Old 06-23-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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A movie studio in Houston would fail, Houston is not LA. (no offence)
Well look at it this way;
If cities like Boise, Idaho, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Austin, Texas can maintain movie studios. And also Memphis, Tennessee.

I think Houston will do just fine. And no way, Houston is no Los Angeles, but I don't think it's aspiring to be Los Angeles. New York City & Chicago have film studios but neither are like Los Angeles.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:40 PM
 
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Awesome.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:47 PM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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A movie studio in Houston would fail, Houston is not LA. (no offence)
Are you aware of how many cities have movie studios? It would not fail in Houston. Especially since we can offer cheaper taxes than LA and more incentives (but LA will always be king). For some reason, I think you're only saying this because Houstonians are saying the Museum Tower will fail.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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For some reason, I think you're only saying this because Houstonians are saying the Museum Tower will fail.




That's what i was thinking
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex
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Are you aware of how many cities have movie studios? It would not fail in Houston. Especially since we can offer cheaper taxes than LA and more incentives (but LA will always be king). For some reason, I think you're only saying this because Houstonians are saying the Museum Tower will fail.
That is not the reason at all, I actually careless about what you guys have to say.
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Old 06-23-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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That is not the reason at all, I actually careless about what you guys have to say.
Don't worry about it. None of that matters though. We've got a growing state. Buildings & Industries are going to come in at any given time.
I just really wish Fort Worth, San Antonio, & El Paso could add buildings to their downtown too.

And if Corpus Christi added buildings like the ones in South Padre, that would be tight.

Haha, I'm a bit of a dreamer, I suppose.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Im with the Houstonians on this one.

This building is a bad idea for every reason other than it looks pretty. There its too much vacant work and residential buildings in central Dallas right now. They should worry about filling what they have.

How bad is it when Houston lectures Dallas about too much vacancy when theirs is certainly nothing to jump up and down about. But its better than Dallas'.
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Old 06-24-2010, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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A movie studio in Houston would fail, Houston is not LA. (no offence)
Not if the tax incentives were great enough to lure a production company or two from Hollywood. There were talks once about turning the Astrodome into a movie studio for producers. I don't know if that's still in the realm of possibilities or not.
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Old 06-24-2010, 01:09 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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^^Its definitely in the plans still. It's apart of the "Option 3" plan on Reliant Park's website.

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Im with the Houstonians on this one.

This building is a bad idea for every reason other than it looks pretty. There its too much vacant work and residential buildings in central Dallas right now. They should worry about filling what they have.

How bad is it when Houston lectures Dallas about too much vacancy when theirs is certainly nothing to jump up and down about. But its better than Dallas'.
Go look up the vacancy rates in Central Houston, especially the office vacancy rates in Downtown.
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Go look up the vacancy rates in Central Houston, especially the office vacancy rates in Downtown.
I did. Its 18.4% in Houston and 26% in Dallas. Which is why I said:

"How bad is it when Houston lectures Dallas about too much vacancy when theirs is certainly nothing to jump up and down about. But its better than Dallas.'"

I stand by that.

First-quarter office vacancies hit 26 percent | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Dallas Business News

Houston sees highest office vacancy rate in five years - Houston Business Journal

Houston does have it a lot better in the department, but their vacancy rate is still nothing to brag about. The national average is between 14-17% depending on which source you believe.

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