Countdown to the 2007 Houston Press Best of Houston® Issue

Our annual Best of Houston® issue hits the streets on September 27. The theme is hidden treasures, so every day till then we’ll be unfolding a map of what you can expect.

Back in the oil-boom days, the joke used to be that the building crane was the official bird of Houston. (Yeah, it was a shitty joke, but how good do real-estate jokes ever get?)

The crane is making a comeback in the city, thanks in part to outrageous oil-company profits. Our town is littered with empty lots that are being transformed into what developers promise will be hip, trendy places.

Which developer shows the most promise, at least as far as “artist’s renderings” go? What will be the hot new destination for Houstonians when the cranes finish their work?

Check out the Best of Houston™ to find out.