Published Writings 14 - as referred to by *

(Designed and Written in the 1980s )  



Both Transportation and Urban Development in Houston, 1830-1980, and the companion chapter in The Houston Review  were developed as a result of my work on HOUSTON an architectural guide (see Published Writings 7 "CLICK" here to link)

The phenomenon of the new agency METRO, with the power of emminent domain, was about to re-form (deliberate hyphenation) the shape and process of urban development; I felt an understanding of the Past would put a Context for the Future and inform decision-making, as "new" Consultants began to 'integrate' transportation on a Regional basis, and the Texas Highway Department, historically a major player in terms of determining 'what,' went 'where', and 'by which means', became the Texas Department of Highways and Public Transportation, a more diverse strategy.

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Proposed First Floor
Adapting the existing House by revising/expanding/upgrading the facilities.
Proposed Second Floor
Shown overlaid on the First Floor, proposing a 'bridge' connection in a double-height volume.
Site Failure - 2013
As the Lake rises and falls every year, a large unseen boulder was pulled away.
Overall Terrace Failure
View looking South illustrates the conundrum of "starting over".
SITE view 1
A failure resulted in a collapse at the North end of the Site
SITE  view 2
The result was the necessity of demolishing an outdated existing Structure, as may be seen from debris.
Plan view documents the resulting Footprint.
Stabilized North end shown; joint acquisition of adjacent South parcel with a neighbor, permitted relocation.
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