Thursday, February 02, 2006

A model for Houston's intermodal center

More great stuff from Christof, and a heck of a lot cheaper. Read the whole thing (this means you, Metro) (go here for earlier discussion).

3 Comments:

At 8:49 AM, February 04, 2006, Blogger Andrew said...

It seems like a good idea to go cheaper since Houston can't really support a place like New York's "Grand Central Station" but I would hope the building is something desireable.
Houston doesn't really have any architectural standouts and this model presented by the author seems like another "me too" building in Houston devoid of any style.

 
At 8:29 AM, February 06, 2006, Anonymous Christof Spieler said...

Houston doesn't have any architectural standouts? How about the Menil Collection? Transco Tower? The Rice campus?

Other than that, I actually agree: the Salt Lake building is a bit boring. I'm not suggesting we see it as a model for style. We have some excellent architects here in Houston who could come up with a distinctive and local design. But I do think it's a useful model in terms of scale and scope.

 
At 12:21 PM, February 11, 2006, Blogger Andrew said...

Sorry but the Rice campus looks like all the other ivovy league college campus and not the Transco Tower but the dirty waterfall statue that is across the grass is the standout.
But, it would be nice for Houston to really have something unique to separate itself from the other metropolian areas.

 

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