No matter where you turn here in Houston, there is construction. I guess "they" figure it is important to keep up with the times...keeping everything updated is essential "they" think. I believe there is both good and bad in wanting to "update" things. Sometimes we lose our history when things change so rapidly...we lose our city's character. On the other hand, there is no sense in keeping an abandoned, run down, building smack dab in the middle of the city either!
I did a bit of research to see what they are working on here in this picture and as far as I can tell it will be the:
Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral
Jefferson, Fannin, St. Joseph Parkway and San Jacinto Street. Catholic Church to build
cathedral on full city block. Romanesque style building with 12-story bell tower.
Sanctuary will seat 1,820. Developer: Diocese of Galveston-Houston. Completion: late
2007 $32 million.
Pre-Construction: Construction to begin 2005 or later.
(For the complete list of all downtown construction since 1995, click here.)
*Honestly, we Houstonians get so used to construction around here you almost don't even notice it. When you do a blog like this you really get a chance to step back and look at your city from a "visitor's" perspective. For that I am thankful!