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Old 08-01-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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LOL I'm not a Houston fan by any means but c'mon bro seriously?
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:29 PM
 
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LOL I'm not a Houston fan by any means but c'mon bro seriously?
I'm not talking about when I said it was a vertical office park. I'm talking about my original comment ages ago on this thread. Anyways, you can look at google maps and see it's nothing but office towers, a lot of them being tower in the par designs not really integrated with the street. I've shown picture that downtown Atlanta has a lot more mixed used than Houston and the urban experience IMHO is far better then Houston's downtown.

Having a bunch of 600+ footers doesn't mean you're in mini-NYC/Chicago.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:24 PM
 
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I'm not talking about when I said it was a vertical office park. I'm talking about my original comment ages ago on this thread. Anyways, you can look at google maps and see it's nothing but office towers, a lot of them being tower in the par designs not really integrated with the street. I've shown picture that downtown Atlanta has a lot more mixed used than Houston and the urban experience IMHO is far better then Houston's downtown.

Having a bunch of 600+ footers doesn't mean you're in mini-NYC/Chicago.
Yea the second comment was what I was talking about, but I do agree that downtown Houston functions more like an office park than a real downtown.
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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LOL I'm not a Houston fan by any means but c'mon bro seriously?
Are you from Atlanta?
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Old 08-02-2013, 01:24 PM
 
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Are you from Atlanta?
No
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:57 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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and what makes Houston's downtown an office park???
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:16 PM
 
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and what makes Houston's downtown an office park???
Look up worldlyman's videos on YouTube if you want to see why.
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Old 08-02-2013, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Austin/Houston
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Probably more in this order.

LA
Atlanta
Houston
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Old 08-03-2013, 12:57 AM
 
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L.A.





Houston
Atlanta
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:05 AM
 
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and what makes Houston's downtown an office park???
Because the vast majority of it is office buildings with no mixed used on ground level. Many of those skyscrapers you Houstinans rave about are generally set away from the street, sometimes over 50 feet. It's just not a great urban experience.

Atlanta has a couple of high-rises like that...hell...many cities do, but Atlanta's downtown also has many mid-rises that have mixed used...we have tight, dense sections of downtown with very tight streets as shown with some of the pictures above. Atlanta's downtown was built more like an East Coast downtown and Houston wass built more like a Western downtown....anyone who has been in both downtown would easily note the differences between the two.
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