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The GenTleman Builder n o one has ever shaped skylines or built a company quite like Gerald D. Hines. By transforming his firm from the one-man startup he launched in Houston (his adopted hometown) in 1957 into an international force, Hines forever changed the worlds of real estate development and architecture — often using the same simple slide rule he employed as a student at Purdue. Hines' death at age 95 leaves behind an unparalleled legacy of striking, distinctive buildings. But it's his grace that touched many. When asked what he'll remember most about the man, journalist Mark Seal, who wrote the 2016 book Raising the Bar: The Life and Work of Gerald D. Hines, says, "His absolute humility and how down-to-earth he was." Read more at Fine Dining's goDFather Future City a DramatiC makeover The quiet passing of restaurateur Tony Vallone marks the loss of a legend and the end of an old-school era. Yet, his wife of 36 years, Donna Vallone, promises to steadfastly keep his namesake Tony's restaurant going without its legendary chieftain, who passed away in September at age 75. From the beginning of his 55- year career, Vallone carved a formidable niche in Houston's restaurant and social scene, earning high esteem throughout the country. The starry nights at Tony's on Post Oak Boulevard (he later moved to Richmond Avenue) were legendary, the celebrations held there over the top, and the occasional delicious naughtiness, the stuff of Jackie Collins novels. Read more at Houston has been a world-class city for a good while, but it's finally gaining global recognition: Houston is ranked third in the entire world in the new Cities of the Future world rankings. Only tech-land San Francisco, which tops the list, and cosmopolitan Montreal come in ahead of Houston. Welcome to the future — you're living in one of its hubs. Houston secures the third spot for being "a reputable talent hub," boasting five of the world's top 500 universities (including Rice and UH) and placing second in the world in business expansion with 53 new projects between May 2015 and April 2020. Read more at future-city. When the curtain eventually goes up on full-fledged performances in Jones Hall, theater-goers will find a new and improved seating redesign that allows for better flow and increased distancing. What a relief for those who've spent years climbing over far too many seats to get to center-row positions. The original Jones Hall setup was a grand idea in 1966, when Caudill Rowlett Scott's theater opened with glamorous sweeping expanses of red velvet seating uninterrupted by center aisles. In 2020, practicality and COVID-19 concerns prevail. That means adding two new aisles and removing 206 orchestra seats. Read more at jones-hall. 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 — five times a week. Sign up at Tony Vallone Houston's Discovery Green Gerald D. Hines Jones Hall LIKE: FOLLOW: @papercitymag TWEET: @papercitymag GeT SOCial: d i v e i n T O O u r d i G i Ta l W O r l d Pa P e rC i T Y m aG.COm Chicago @georgie_ofthejungle neWSleTTer SiGn-uP The Menil @papercityhouston Rockport @theshelbyhodge #PCSEEN WhaT Our ediTOrS are uP TO, diGiTallY. Annie Leibovitz 10

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