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Tallest Building On Earth Should Go Up At Bissonnet & Ashby in Houston

Rice University-area NIMBY’s in Houston are protesting the possible construction of a 23 story building at the intersection of Bissonnet & Ashby.

These are people silent about the barbaric conditions of poverty that exist in much of Houston.

My only concern is that the proposed building is not tall enough.

Houston has no zoning. This issue went before the public in 1993 and the public said no.

Some city officials are suggesting that regulations for what-can-be-built-where may be needed in some cases.

Who will benefit from any future regulations? Poor folks? Working class folks?


If folks upset about this building want to work with a cross-section of Houston residents to make Houston a better place, then I am against this tall building.

Until that time, I hope the tallest building on Earth is constructed at the intersection of Bissonnet & Ashby.

As a model for builders, I’ve included above a picture of the Taipei 101 tower in Taipei, Taiwan. This is at current the tallest building in the world.      

October 1, 2007 - Posted by | Houston, Politics


  1. That is a cool ass looking building. i was at the airport in taiwan when i went to macau. the venetian hotel in macau is the second largest building in the world next to the boeing plant in washington. the money it cost to build the venetian could have fed and housed and educated the entire population of macau for three to four years. too bad all the money made will be funneled to big china and will feed the military instead of the people that live in macau.

    Comment by bill brady | October 2, 2007

  2. Thank you for this report from abroad.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | October 3, 2007

  3. this zoning thing was also on the ballot (and of course, shot down) in 1962 & 1948.

    Comment by meredith | March 30, 2008

  4. Yep–Thanks for the comment.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | March 30, 2008

  5. those rich clowns around rice university are all frauds…i bet some of those same plunderers own or have stakes in some of those oil.scrapers downtown houston forcing me to look for the sky
    they’re all a pack of hypocritical fraudsters

    Comment by me | May 25, 2008

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