rethinkHOU :: No.002
retrofit all downtown empty buildings and levels to athletic type facilities that could be intertwined together.
The state of the current economy has developed a large portion of empty space in what was originally developed as prime downtown office. These spaces need to be re-thought of in new ways that not only gives them occupation, but supplies the local area with needed services. The center of downtown, is a place flooded with people and buildings that leaves little room for recreation. In many European and East Coast cities, the mid-day’s lunch hour becomes a time many people utilize for fitness recreation. The evolution of development of Houston has left inadequate space for such activities and has thus had a physical effect on its residents.