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Old 01-21-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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i dont see anything negative about it. the "thing" is that ghetto neighborhood right across it.
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Old 01-21-2009, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Katy, TX
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I think it looks kinda cool myself. A more interesting landmark to look for when heading down the Katy freeway.
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Old 01-21-2009, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I worked for Memorial-Hermann for about a year (Katy), and those God-awful things on the roofing is supposed to be some B.S. "Zen" thing.

The Good Ol' Boys of Memorial & Hermann would be rolling in their graves if they knew the hospitals looked like some kind of transformer, or alien space contact hub!
I didn't know about the Zen thing, but now that you mention it I have seen at least one other Memorial-Hermann building with a "thing" on top. If I were a patient there, I'd think it's pretty cool they are trying to cover every base

I also like the building, except that the rest of it (at least now) is basically a box. Houston has it's toe in the water regarding some interesting, out-there architecture (things like the "tolerance bridge")... I hope it continues. Would be nice if Houston could be like the Barcelona of Texas sometime.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:50 PM
 
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I didn't know about the Zen thing, but now that you mention it I have seen at least one other Memorial-Hermann building with a "thing" on top. If I were a patient there, I'd think it's pretty cool they are trying to cover every base

I also like the building, except that the rest of it (at least now) is basically a box. Houston has it's toe in the water regarding some interesting, out-there architecture (things like the "tolerance bridge")... I hope it continues. Would be nice if Houston could be like the Barcelona of Texas sometime.
My wife is from Spain , I mean Barcelona in Catalunya. We visit Barcelona about every nine months and Houston will never rival Barcelona! But not a bad wish.
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Old 01-21-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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i dont see anything negative about it. the "thing" is that ghetto neighborhood right across it.
That Ghetto has one of the highest property values in the city. ( other than the old apartments of course

I think the bldg is just another unique aspect of Houston kind of like the Penzoil or the bldg with the white "hat " on it downtown.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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My wife is from Spain , I mean Barcelona in Catalunya. We visit Barcelona about every nine months and Houston will never rival Barcelona! But not a bad wish.
That's why I said only "the Barcelona of Texas" A more attainable wish.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:19 AM
 
Location: The Brazos River runs thru it.
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It reminds me of a olympic torch getting ready to be lit.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:22 AM
 
Location: The Brazos River runs thru it.
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WHAT! are u blind what freakin ghetto are you talkin bout, you people kill me get over it this is Houston not your fantasy world. Dont get mad because other people want to do better for themselves, WHAT A JOKE
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i dont see anything negative about it. the "thing" is that ghetto neighborhood right across it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:43 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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WHAT! are u blind what freakin ghetto are you talkin bout, you people kill me get over it this is Houston not your fantasy world. Dont get mad because other people want to do better for themselves, WHAT A JOKE
yeah its a ghetto-ish section to me. I shop on this side all the time. I don't get the rest of what you said.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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77024 is ghetto?
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