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I thought Austinites were the Texan version of hippies?

02 Dec
Isn’t this more something that Houston would go for, rather than Austin?

Houston, an oiltown, everything’s bigger, esp. the steaks…

But no, Willie Nelson’s home gets the biggest, tallest apartment building…

The purpling of Texas means the cultures merge: BigBiz becomes BigWokeCapitalBiz, and the hippies all go corporate.

 
 

7 responses to “I thought Austinites were the Texan version of hippies?

  1. awildgoose

    December 2, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Uh, this isn’t taller than the Hancock Center:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Hancock_Center

     
    • Will S.

      December 2, 2022 at 11:14 pm

      Ah. Reading that wiki, that is a condo and office building, but this structure being built in Austin is said to be the tallest apartment building. So I guess they’re drawing a distinction between rental units and units that are bought and sold, innit?

       
  2. freemattpodcast

    December 3, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Housing Californians better than anyone in San Fran could ever imagine

     
    • fuzziewuzziebear

      December 3, 2022 at 12:59 pm

      That is their disgrace. One thought, they are not much better prepared for a big earthquake than they were in 1906. Buildings weren’t as tall then.

       
      • electricangel

        December 3, 2022 at 2:09 pm

        There will be 3 feet of glass in the streets of San Fran when the next big one hits. The buildings should stay up, but you do NOT want to be in the streets when the glass ginsus start flying.

         
  3. feeriker

    December 3, 2022 at 1:45 pm

    Texas is purpling because the generation that espoused traditional “Texas values” has mostly died off.

     

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