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Old 01-22-2009, 11:30 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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see, ghetto does not mean 'black' or thugs everywhere. and certainly zipcodes cannot be defined by a few well maintained houses/neighborhoods, unless youre in the realestate business promoting only areas you have your money on lol. I'm talking about the commercial area across memorial mall, particularly gessner st. that area is quite different from the rest of the landscape of major retail stores. this area is just ghettoish, real bad pavements and lots of car less people
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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A "few well maintained houses?"

Hon, you can't buy a house there under 300k. While the strip centers suffer the typical lack of zoning, most of the retail is far from ghetto.

Now ifyou want to talk about the other side of I-10, you may have more of a valid argument.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:45 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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yes i was talking about the neighborhood on the other side of I-10. its not keeping up with the whole memorial area boom
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:45 PM
 
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Just so everyone is clear, the ghetto being referenced here is the North East and somewhat North West quadrants on Gessner North of I-10.

And yes, it is ghetto. My wife's parents live near the area and I can vouch for the ghetto-ness.

In fact, once after leaving my in-law's house, I pulled into the Chevron gas station on Long Point and Gessner. I was outside pumping gas when I heard a lot of screaming, and commotion. Then around the corner of the station came a man holding his flesh from his face and was bleeding profusely; there were women screaming as well. As I saw this guy running, I then see the two thugs responsible chasing after him with a crowbar.

My wife was freaking out, told me to stop and get out of there. Then one of the "bad" guys got into his van, and proceeded to drive on Long Point, zig zagging across all lanes, just like you would see on a movie. It was bizarre.

Everyone flocked to the apartments next to the station, and the woman who was screaming and cursing had on a white T-shirt which read "I Survived Katrina"!

So yes, it is ghetto.

So maybe the Memorial building thing is a Transformer, standing watch, looking for evil at the ghetto below. I can see Spiderman there now.
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Old 01-23-2009, 03:15 PM
 
Location: The Brazos River runs thru it.
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So maybe the Memorial building thing is a Transformer, standing watch, looking for evil at the ghetto below. I can see Spiderman there now.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio-Westover Hills
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Just so everyone is clear, the ghetto being referenced here is the North East and somewhat North West quadrants on Gessner North of I-10.

And yes, it is ghetto. My wife's parents live near the area and I can vouch for the ghetto-ness.

In fact, once after leaving my in-law's house, I pulled into the Chevron gas station on Long Point and Gessner. I was outside pumping gas when I heard a lot of screaming, and commotion. Then around the corner of the station came a man holding his flesh from his face and was bleeding profusely; there were women screaming as well. As I saw this guy running, I then see the two thugs responsible chasing after him with a crowbar.

My wife was freaking out, told me to stop and get out of there. Then one of the "bad" guys got into his van, and proceeded to drive on Long Point, zig zagging across all lanes, just like you would see on a movie. It was bizarre.

Everyone flocked to the apartments next to the station, and the woman who was screaming and cursing had on a white T-shirt which read "I Survived Katrina"!

So yes, it is ghetto.

Ah yes, the north side of Gessner. It's...interesting, to say the least. LOL! It's cleaning up though--I can vouch for that--as my husband and I have watched housing prices steadily increase in the 77043 zip over the last 5 years. Neighborhoods like Royal Oaks, Nob Hill, Spring Shadows...going up up up. Then there's the N. Gessner Beautification Association...and the reconstruction of Long Point Rd... lots of things going on in Spring Branch. It's a good time to get into 77043.
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Old 01-23-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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I think once the CityCentre is complete, there's going to be a serge over there. Anyone else notice everytime this city comes "back," things shift more west?

Just the I-10 barrier is such a stigma.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:33 PM
 
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Default Nice lights...

I noticed last month that the blue lights were all working... looks cool at night.
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Old 11-19-2009, 12:39 PM
 
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Heh, yeah that's kind of what I think of when I see it too. It's like a giant Mech is buried waist-deep, something right out of Anime. Or perhaps the architect is about my age, and played with Shogun Warriors when he was a kid (Godzilla and Shogun WarriorsI Mattel I 1979 I Godzilla's Gang I Plaidstallions.com)...

anyway, Here's a rendering:



And a construction view... although it's pretty much complete now, I can't find a recent image...


It was too far inland to suffer any real damage from Ike.
That thing is going to be really dated looking in 10 years.
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Old 11-19-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Galveston County
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Default Ike

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And a construction view... although it's pretty much complete now, I can't find a recent image...


It was too far inland to suffer any real damage from Ike.

Don't be so sure, I work in a building near there and it suffered some damage. There were extended circumstances, but there was damage.
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