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January 2020- Houston

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Lauren Bush Lauren @papercityhouston 8 DIVE INTO OUR DIGITAL WORLD PAPERCITYMAG.COM A TALL ORDER T he Preston is destined to become of the most recognizable buildings in downtown Houston. Munoz + Albin's unique design tilts the 46-story tower at a diagonal angle on its half city block, seeming to appear as if a sailboat is heading towards you. But the interiors live up to its bold architecture. Hines wanted a real showcase tower — and that's what it's getting. The principal players in the design — architect Jorge Munoz and MaRS founders Kelie Mayfi eld and Erick Ragni — sat down with PaperCity's Chris Baldwin to give us an exclusive preview. Read more at HOUSE RICH FOOD BUDDIES YOUR ROBOT ARMY Hold onto your champagne dreams and caviar wishes. A Memorial-area mega-mansion hit the market with an astonishing $24.5 million asking price, making it among the most expensive listings in Houston real estate history. The 21,738-square-foot abode at 9030 Sandringham Drive has eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms and its own indoor basketball court. Rising in modern splendor across two acres, it's the fi rst Sullivan, Henry, Oggero & Associates residence to go on the market in Houston — and it's designed to produce wows. Read more at memorial mansion. Jimmy Kimmel loves food — in fact, the talk show host is a prolifi c amateur cook himself. But there's at least one serious gap in his culinary knowledge: Kimmel admits that he knows little about Houston's food scene. Chris Shepherd is working on changing that. The Houston- proud chef, who recently appeared on Kimmel's late-night show, connected with the TV force through mutual friends. Kimmel fi rst tapped Shepherd to cook at his Emmy's after-party a few years ago, and the friendship's grown since. Read more at shepherd-kimmel. University of Houston is making a play to be a campus of the future, unleashing a fl eet of 30 food-delivery robots that are turning heads and making mealtime a tech experience. Starship Technologies' autonomous delivery robots traverse sidewalks, climb curbs, cross streets, and easily navigate after dark on their own. Food orderers get a notifi cation when their personal Wall-E arrives at their building's nearest outdoor entrance. The robots delivered 2,500-plus meals in just their fi rst week. What university offi cials did not anticipate is how popular they'd be for selfi e takers too. Read more at papercitymag. com/food-robots. NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP D on't be the last to get the new PC Daily. Our redesigned, expanded editorial newsletters put the entire city right in your inbox. Get Houston's top fashion, restaurant, real estate, society, and art news — and more — fi ve times a week. Sign up at newsletter. 1751 Sea & Bar @papercityhouston St. Barth's @georgie_ofthejungle #PCSEEN WHAT OUR EDITORS ARE UP TO, DIGITALLY. Wall-E at work Chris Shepherd, Jimmy Kimmel 9030 Sandringham Drive The Preston lobby LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GET SOCIAL:

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