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Uptown Houston Galleria area


KJHburg

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the 2nd major business district in the Houston metro deserves its own thread.   Photos from today in the Uptown Galleria area and my favorite the Williams Tower, the tallest building outside a downtown in the USA.  No water in the Waterwall unfortunately today and since it was hot and humid I could have used the cool misting spray. 

New busway stations are present in the Galleria area.  

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when a suburb and outside of the main downtown has a skyline nicer than 75% of the major cities in the country.   That is the Uptown Galleria area of Houston.  Random shots today including the tallest building outside of a central business district in the USA the 902 foot tall  64 story Williams Tower with its famous waterwall.  It is across the street from the Galleria of Houston mall. 

From Wikipedia about the Williams Tower

""The Williams Tower (originally named the Transco Tower) is a 64-story, 1.4 million square feet (130,000 m2) class A art deco office tower located in the Uptown District of Houston, Texas. The building was designed by New York-based John Burgee Architects with Philip Johnson in association with Houston-based Morris-Aubry Architects (now known as Morris Architects). Construction began in August 1981, and the building was opened in 1983.[2] The tower is among Houston's most visible buildings as the 4th-tallest in Texas, and the 44th-tallest in the United States. The Williams Tower is the tallest building in Houston outside of Downtown Houston,[3] and is the tallest skyscraper in the United States outside of a city's central business district. It has been referred to as the "Empire State Building of the south".""

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Buildings to be raised above ground level

That's to be among this roads and the West Loop! Too, the Galleria be raised above grade level! That's for San Felipe to become an express rd with complete feeder rds, Post Oak to become Business IH 610 Business West Loop Frwy with feeder rds, Westheimer to become a frwy with complete feeder rds, and the West Loop to be widened to 12 lns, with 8 ln feeder rds! Hey, the West Loop is Houston's Most Embarrassing Rd, since the day the Katy Frwy got widened! 

San Felipe to expand

After buildings be raised above ground level! Then becomes an express rd with complete feeder rds! Today, you can sit in traffic here like 24 hours! No more, once becoming an express rd! 

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Post Oak to become Business IH 610

Just buildings along be raised above ground level! The bus lane sinks underground! That is to become Business West Loop Frwy with complete feeder rds! That'll take off traffic on the West Loop, south of Post Oak! Interchange ramps be, South W Loop to South Post Oak and North Post Oak to North W Loop! 

The crosswalk on Post Oak at the Galleria with a signal light

Someday, will be replaced with a pedestrian tunnel! At the same time, Post Oak becomes Business West Loop Frwy with feeder rds! The ped tunnel, will be like one by a school I went to in Huntsville, Alabama when I was 6th Grade in 1987 and 88! That was under Whitesburg Dr on front of Whitesburg Elem/Mid Sch! Post Oak will be like Whitesburg Dr over here! 

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About the West Loop

Buildings along be raised above ground level! The feeder rds then can relocate under the above grade level bldgs! A 12 ln underground express be constructed! Then, express traffic is separated underground for good! The frwy be widened to 12 lns! That'll top the Katy Frwy, which it's frwy lns total 10 lns! Unlike the Katy Frwy was just being widened which knocking down bldgs, the W Loop is widened with underground express lns, and bldgs still stay in place, though raised above grade level, sitting on top of the feeder rds! 

About rds being automated

That is computer chips being embedded into the pavement! That's for vehicles to run on joysticks! Joysticks are simpler than a steering wheel! A drunk driver on a joystick is less likely to commit an accident, except if profoundly drunk! That'll lessen accidents by drunk drivers! People on their phone on a joystick are less likely to commit an accident! Unless, their profoundly on their phone! 

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About bike lns

Must be constructed on sides of feeder rds, express rds, and frwys with barriers! Only bikes to get on the bike lns on the express rd and frwy be gas and electric bikes! This bike lns on the express rd and frwy, tunnel exits and entrances! This bike lns to have own exits and entrances, that tunnel the feeder rds! Just the feeder rds arch over a little! 

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One Day, We May Forget The Katy Frwy Being The Widest

That's, once the West Loop is widened! That'll be 12 frwy lns, that top the average lns of the Katy Frwy that's 10 lns! Too, feeder rds are 8 lns! That'll total 20 lns! Even though buildings along are raised, sitting on top of the feeder rds! 

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