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Current Issue
Winter 2019

As Houstonians, we pride ourselves on our forward-facing attitudes. We like to build, to innovate, to embrace change. We see ourselves as doers. After all, this is the city that dredged a ship channel 50 miles inland and put a man on the moon. In recent years, we’ve also come to recognize the importance of our history and how it can inform our decisions for the future. With that in mind, the feature starting on page 16 looks at how some of Downtown’s best-known buildings and spaces came to be, and how they have evolved. From Union Station (now Minute Maid Park) to Rice Urban Lofts, which sits where Texas built its first Capitol, Houston has stories and places worth knowing. While we look to better understand and preserve our past, we are more committed than ever to cementing our position as a hub for the future. That’s where accelerators like MassChallenge come into play. MassChallenge helps entrepreneurs bring projects to life. Read more about how MassChallenge works starting on page 7. Take a look at the evolution of one of Downtown’s best-known addresses, Allen Center, starting on page 12. Allen Center has undergone a spectacular, multiphase transformation that celebrates Houston’s past while ensuring its relevance for decades to come. With a new hotel named for Charlotte Baldwin Allen (who played as critical a role in Houston’s founding as her husband, August) and two signature restaurants, Allen Center is re-establishing itself as a destination for more than just business.

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Downtown is a quarterly publication produced by the Downtown District. Our publication is part city magazine, part guide. You'll find interesting and topical editorials and profiles as well as a comprehensive dining guide and datebook sharing info on what to do and where to go downtown.
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