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View Poll Results: Which city will make the most dramatic Change in its core?
Dallas 57 24.36%
Houston 103 44.02%
Austin 48 20.51%
San Antonio 26 11.11%
Voters: 234. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-10-2015, 04:20 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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This is an update to this list...as far as the Poll goes it is very accurate if you look at whats happening or has happened in each city's core....Thanks for listening
woah, im surprised you think the list is very accurate, but i too agree that the poll results are very accurate in reflecting what has been/is going on around each cities downtown.





downtown (the actual downtown.. not some arbitrary definition of the cities "core") Houston progress since 2012..

- Market Square Park - Done
- Red/Main St Light Rail Line North Extension - Done
- Green/East End Light Rail Line - Done
- Purple/Southeast Light Rail Line - Done
- George R Brown Convention Center renovations - Happening
- Avenue De Las Americas/Convention District redevelopment - Happening
- Marriott Marquis 1,000 room hotel (29 stories) - Happening
- GHP Building Office/Hotel/Retail/Transit Station/Parking Garage (~25 stories) - Happening
- Hampton Inn/Homewood Suites (14 stories) - Happening
- Hilton Americas Ground Floor Retail Additions - Happening/Done
- Alley Theater renovations - Happening
- Minute Maid Park renovation - Coming
- SkyHouse Houston (24 stories)- Done
- SkyHouse Main (24 stories) - Happening
- Great Southwest Building residential conversion - Coming
- Marlowe Condo Tower (20 stories) - Coming
- Block 334 - Happening
- Texaco Building residential conversion - Happening
- 500 Crawford - Happening
- Catalyst (28 stories)- Happening
- Hilcorp Tower (23 stories) - Happening
- 609 Main (48 stories)- Happening
- State National Bank renovations - Happening
- The Hamilton residential - Happening
- Residences at Market Square (32 stories) - Happening
- Market Square Tower (40 stories) - Happening
- Leon Capital residential - Happening
- Savoy redevelopment into Holiday Inn - Happening
- Hotel Alessandra (21 stories) - Happening
- Humble Building redevelopment into Springwood Suites - Happening
- Capital Tower Parking Garage/Tunnel-Street Connection (Podium for future 35 story office tower) - Happening
- HSPVA School for Performing and Visual Arts downtown - Coming
- Sunset Coffee Building redevelopment at Allens Landing - Happening
- U of H Downtown Welcome Center & Garage - Happening
- Buffalo Bayou trails & park system renovations - Happening
- Downtown Houston Lamar Bike Path - Done
- Retail District development - Happening
- Main St Improvements - Happening/Coming


and of course projects that are longer term than 2017, like the recently revealed Theater District Master Plan..
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Old 06-10-2015, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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New Perot Tower rendering...

Ross Perot Jr. looks beyond Facebook to land more corporate tenants in Dallas - Dallas Business Journal
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Old 06-11-2015, 05:17 AM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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Wait.. What? It's just a box...? And it's not even a super tall? Bummer...
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Dallas,Texas
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Wait.. What? It's just a box...? And it's not even a super tall? Bummer...
It's a preliminary rendering...a lot could change. He's having a design competition to design the building. This is just a sketch of what it could look like...

The actual design could end up being taller...(fingers crossed)
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:17 AM
 
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http://www.dallasnews.com/business/c...S_44343387.JPG


This is not the real Rendering but it looks nothing like a box
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:11 AM
 
Location: USA
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It looks like the 609 main
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:21 AM
 
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Downtown Dallas
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:28 AM
 
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Editorial: When a cool part of town becomes hot | Dallas Morning News
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Upper Kirby, Houston, TX
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Finally! I've found where dallasboi and TexasTallest have been hiding since the last Houston/Dallas thread ended. It hasn't felt the same without you two around.. I would add what truly defines progress in a city? Is it simply development and transportation options, or should culture and policy initiatives weigh more heavily than it seems we're giving them credit in this topic?
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:28 PM
 
Location: The Bayou City
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Oh, I just looked at the rendering on a computer and noticed the angles. Wow, if that's what gets built that will be an ugly/boxier rip off of 609 Main. Hopefully the design contest bodes well. I noticed the building could be "as small as half a million square feet"..?
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