Discovery Green is Houston’s premiere Downtown ‘Central’ Park. The George R. Brown Convention Center and the Marriott Marquis are within a short walking distance from each other, and many downtown destinations.
Looking across Houston’s Discovery Green towards the GRB Convention Center
View of the Marriott Marquis Houston on an early Houston morning
Setting Rigging, Lights, Audio and Video in the Marriott Marquis Ballroom
Marriott Marquis Ballroom
I found the ‘cheap’ parking for $7 for the day along Dallas Street right across the street from the Four Seasons Hotel Houston. I use BESTPARKING Houston and PARKOPEDIA Houston websites to find parking when Downtown.
Worked two long days as A2 for PSAV for an Energy Financial & Accounting event in the Ballroom with two screens, podium mike, 2 hand held wireless mics, and 11 wireless lav mics.
The Four Seasons Ballroom is set and ready to go !
The Greenspoint area of north Houston is located around the intersection of I-45N [North Freeway] and the Sam Houston Parkway/Beltway 8.
The still standing and open for business Greenspoint Mall, built in 1976 is here. Across from the mall on Greenspoint Drive is prime office space in Greenspoint Place and the a Houston Hilton North hotel. The Hilton in it’s previous hotel life was the Wyndham Greenspoint.
The Houston Hilton North is in the midst of the Greenspoint Place office complex.
Inside the large and bright atrium lobby of the Hilton North
Arrived early and stayed late working on set-up of audio, video, and lights in the lobby and various ballrooms for a large corporate event.
More street views of Downtown Houston, Texas: The buildings on Texas Avenue at Caroline Street, looking towards Main St. and the westside of town. See link below for downtown skyline views from 609 Main.
- 1225 Texas Ave – 11 floors – Downtown Federal Detention Facility (FDC Houston) A United States federal prison in Downtown Houston, Texas which holds male and female inmates prior to and during court proceedings, as well an inmates serving short sentences. Can house ~1000 prisoners.
- 1120 Texas Ave – 10 floors – Keystone Lofts – 34 residential units.
- 1114 Texas Ave – 16 floors – Former main office for SW Bell to become a Hyatt.
- 1100 Texas Ave – 22 floors – Magnolia Hotel Houston – 314 Rooms.
- 609 Main St @ Texas Ave – 48 floors – 609 Main is a new Hines development.
609 MAIN @ TEXAS City-Views on CARTOONITYVUE
Typical sunny, hot and humid for the extended July 4th weekend here in Houston, Texas. Looks like FREEDOM OVER TEXAS will have a nice evening. Wherever you may celebrate, please enjoy and be safe !
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In downtown Houston, with just an hour before 1st place Houston Astros MLB game and short three blocks away from Minute Maid Park, lucky me found ‘after 6p is free’ parking available along Caroline Street at Texas Avenue.
View from Caroline Street at Texas Avenue
Below, on Caroline Street between Prairie and Texas. From left to right – The new Cotton Exchange Bldg , National Cash Register Bldg , and Houston Area Urban League in the old Federal Reserve Bank Bldg. .
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Doing camera and studio operations for a live Lou Dobbs Tonight / Fox Biz News interview at Houston SatLink – TWICE Media Productions studio at 1301 Texas Ave in Houston Area Urban League. Click on logos below for more information.
Update: June 30, 2017_from Houston’s CHRON.COM:
Greenway Plaza owner Parkway to be acquired in mega deal
“Parkway, the owner of Houston’s massive Greenway Plaza real estate complex, is being sold to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board for $1.2 billion [USD]. The Toronto-based entity will acquire Parkway, a real estate investment trust, for $23.05 per share.”
Posted_April 27, 2017_ Working this week as Audio-Video Tech at the DoubleTree Hilton at 6 Greenway Plaza. Some Houston city views from the 20th floor Plaza conference room.
Looking south at the all glass faces of Greenway Plaza 9 & 11 buildings on right. The Greenway Hi-Rise Condominiums at 14 & 15 Greenway Plaza on Timmons Lane are at center left. Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church is on the left out of view.
Looking north at Greenway Plaza buldings 3,4 and 5 and down at the concourse level in between.
Greenway Plaza just off US 59/I-69 freeway is a 52-acre master-planned, mixed-use development with 11 buildings and roughly 4.9 million square feet of office space.
Was thankful for PSAV Presentation Services work at the Hilton Americas setting up A/V & projection for a large convention last week. It was another beautiful clear dry Houston spring day.
The Hilton is located at 1600 Lamar Street, right next to downtown’s Discovery Green park and the George R. Brown Convention Center. It’s just a stones throw from the Toyota Center [NBA Rockets Home] and Minute Maid Park [MLB Astros Home]. And just across the freeway is BBVA Compass Stadium [MLS Dynamo Home]. It’s all right in the midst of the revitalized convention district of Houston.
So, Get outside and enjoy these days before the heat and humidity soon come !
George R. Brown Convention Center from Hilton Parking Garage
Houston Skyline View Looking West from a Hilton Conference Room. The building behind the palm trees on the left is the Toyota Center. Home of NBA’s Houston Rockets.
Spent a very pleasant spring day in Downtown Houston on Friday, March 24th at the old Fed Bank building at 1301 Texas Avenue. The original Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Branch building was built in 1922. This neoclassic designed 3 story building is now home to the Houston Area Urban League and houses small business incubator, The Houston Economic Empowerment Center.
Spent the afternoon setting up camera, lights and testing the outbound transmission link for upcoming news interviews to originate at TWICE MEDIA PRODUCTIONS studios. Contact information at the weblinks below.
Houston Area Urban League Twice Media Productions Houston Satlink
Posted January, 30, 2017: At the intersection of Richmond Ave & Edloe St. Greeway 8 is the round building on the right and Greenway 9 & 11 on left at dusk.
Greenway Plaza Property Map