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Old 08-26-2009, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Is there a way for the mods to move this to the Houston forum? This is about Houston not Dallas.
The moderator Da Jammer would have to move it out the Dallas forum.
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Old 08-26-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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Ahh yes. The OP says things lots of times to arouse anger in Dallasites. I am familiar with his work.
Do I, I think I've made only 2 or 3 comments about Dallas (really DFW in general) in the city vs city thread. Not sure sure how you are familiar with my work?

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I guess this is suppose to make Dallas look bad please grow up.
I am grown up and it wasn't supposed to make Dallas look bad, just passing along some information.

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Is there a way for the mods to move this to the Houston forum? This is about Houston not Dallas.
Clearly, it's about both Houston and Dallas as both cities are mentioned in the title. However, I will post this in Houston's forum as well for equality sake.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:21 PM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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Clearly, it's about both Houston and Dallas as both cities are mentioned in the title. However, I will post this in Houston's forum as well for equality sake.
Sorry, I was confusing you with someone else.

At any rate, this does have nothing to do with Dallas.

If you guys want to salivate about how much better you think Houston is over Dallas, go do it in your own forum.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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That's impressive. I went to the Texas Medical Center for the first time to speak to an audience about something work-related and when I asked where a particular auditorium was, the staff member said, "Oh, you'll need to ride the shuttle to get there...it is too far to walk." And this was inside ONE building. That was when I started to realize how huge the place is.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Houston
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It's great news for us. However, the guy who is saying all of this is the CEO of the Greater Houston Partnership, a group whose goal is to promote Houston's business growth. They always have very positive economic outlooks. Which isn't a bad thing, unless you are truly wanting to know reality and facts, then you'd have to do a little more digging around to see the whole picture.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:59 PM
 
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The number of construction cranes over the TMC area IS incredible...

Nothing wrong with some effective self-promotion -- something which Houston hasn't done such a good job at in the past.
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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Here is an article by Bloomberg about how TMC will surpass Downtown Dallas, "Expansion plans over the next five to six years have the cluster of hospitals, medical schools and doctor offices outgrowing the current size of downtown Dallas.... It’s already larger than the combined downtown districts of Texas cities Fort Worth, San Antonio and El Paso, he said. "

Houstonā€™s Texas Medical Center May Outgrow Downtown Dallas - Bloomberg.com

This is in terms of sq.ft. and if the expansion goes as planned.
But Houston is the mold capital of Texas. Great city, but the weather in Houston sucks even more than Dallas. BTW, this "fetish" that people have with downtowns, skyscrapers, and height of such is really strange. Who cares?

And if I were to argue a point, which apparently I will... Downtown Dallas has a much more pleasing skyline than Houston as it has a mixture of buildings with different architectural qualities. Houston has nothing but glass, glass, and more glass. It's rather sterile looking IMO.

Also, Houstonians seem to have some sort of inferiority complex and are always pumping up their city on this forum as if it is some treasure. This fascination they have with promoting their city, which is full of humidity and some of the largest bugs this side of the Amazon is an obsession with the people of Houston.

We get it folks. Houston is a large city. But, if my job were to ever try and transfer me to Houston I would be rather be unemployed. Go to a restaurant there in the Summer (which is almost year round) and you'll see the bugs clinging to the windows peering in at you looking like starving children begging for their next meal. It's really disgusting.

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Old 08-26-2009, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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But Houston is the mold capital of Texas. Great city, but the weather in Houston sucks even more than Dallas. BTW, this "fetish" that people have with downtowns, skyscrapers, and height of such is really strange. Who cares?
I hate to break it to you, but North Texas had some of the largest Black Mold claims in all of Texas. Any insurance company will be glad to tell you that.

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And if I were to argue a point, which apparently I will... Downtown Dallas has a much more pleasing skyline than Houston as it has a mixture of buildings with different architectural qualities. Houston has nothing but glass, glass, and more glass. It's rather sterile looking IMO.
As if Dallas isn't known for tearing down old historical structures to erect an all glass skyscraper. This is one of several reasons Fort Worth has much more appeal than Dallas. I said it before & I'll say it again...Houston skyline by day, Dallas skyline by night.

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Also, Houstonians seem to have some sort of inferiority complex and are always pumping up their city on this forum as if it is some treasure. This fascination they have with promoting their city, which is full of humidity and some of the largest bugs this side of the Amazon is an obsession with the people of Houston.
Ahh yes...Houston is so lush & tropical compared to Dallas. Humidity is also good for dry skin.

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We get it folks. Houston is a large city. But, if my job were to ever try and transfer me to Houston I would be rather be unemployed. Go to a restaurant there in the Summer (which is almost year round) and you'll see the bugs clinging to the windows looking like starving children looking for their next meal. It's really disgusting.
What is your job, busing tables or something? Theres a reason they make unscented Off if the mosquitoes bother you that much.
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Old 08-26-2009, 11:38 PM
 
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I hate to break it to you, but North Texas had some of the largest Black Mold claims in all of Texas. Any insurance company will be glad to tell you that.



As if Dallas isn't known for tearing down historical structures to erect an all glass skyscraper. I said it before & I'll say it again...Houston skyline by day, Dallas skyline by night.



Ahh yes...Houston is so lush & tropical compared to Dallas. Humidity is also good for dry skin.



What is your job, busing tables or something? Theres a reason they make unscented Off if the mosquitoes bother you that much.
Just my opinion Metro Matt. I would also never consider living in Florida or anywhere near the gulf coast. Most of it is because of the weather, which I abhor. I'm sure the people in Houston are as nice (if not nicer) than the rest of Texas, which says a lot because Texans are fine people. Actually, Texans are some of the finest anywhere.

Cheers.
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Old 08-27-2009, 01:52 AM
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Houston has clumped all of their hospitals into one section, while Dallas has spread their major medical development around town. Collectively they all amount to the same size. Throw in Fort Worth's for good measure.
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