The newly revealed design for that $7 million pedestrian bridge over Buffalo Bayou near Montrose makes a brilliant metaphor for the appeal of this city, no? From a distance, it doesn’t seem like Houston is really . . . “passable,” either! But once you’re looking at it up close . . . sure, it’s all right: You can make it through. An excellent message to send prospective Houston tourists! Plus: Wasn’t that how the Houston Ship Channel got started too?
Official name of this Memorial Heights TIRZ project: The Tolerance Bridge. Perfect!
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The design unveiling at yesterday’s City Council meeting found a few council members a bit leery of that hill-like thing in the middle — they were assured that figuring out how to keep skateboarders off of it is a “prime directive” for the design team.
- Mayor touts plan for $7M pedestrian bridge with a twist [Houston Chronicle]
- new pedestrian bridge over Buffalo Bayou [HAIF]