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 !
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.
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
The Toyota Center in Houston is the home of Houston’s NBA Houston Rockets and hosts other events and concerts.
This past weekend the Ultimate Fighting Championship came to town for UFC#192. Saturday’s UFC 192 event drew an announced attendance of 14,622 fans for a live gate of $1.859 million.
NBA basketball preseason is upon us with Houston Rockets hosting Dallas Mavericks on October 7th.
Interstate I-45 and Buffalo Bayou run through the westside of Downtown Houston.
The “Buffalo Bayou Torches” on I-45 south are 30-foot-tall stainless steel torches that mark the edges of the Bayou as Interstate 45 crosses the waterway. The Bayou runs through the heart of Houston and is home for the Buffalo Bayou Promenade.
The Buffalo Bayou Promenade Park designed by SWA Group for the Buffalo Bayou Partnership solves flooding problems, improves ecological structure and function, and provides Houstonians with access to the urban waterfront.
Nice article by Timber Press’ Roxi Thoren on the Bayou Park: Landscape of change: Buffalo Bayou Promenade
With 162 games in a LONG regular season, I’m not much of a baseball fan until it
really counts, in October….finally playoff time. So I had to double check when I saw this. But the Houston Astros are presently 72-58, good enough for 1st in the AL Western Division. They have the most wins in a season since 2010 and still have about 30 games left to play !
Wondered how this could be ? Found this very interesting article in USA Today: “Overshifting a huge part of first-place Astros’ success”.
Apparently a key reason is by using a complex statistical model as a guide for their innovative and aggressive defensive shifting on the field. The Astros lead all of baseball with 587 overshifts according to Baseball Info Solutions data . This has helped them become one of the better defensive teams in MLB.
WAY TO GO ASTROS !
Always loved that retractable roof at Astros ball field Minute Maid Park. (AKA The Ballpark at Union Station, Enron Field, and Astros Field)