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STORM RECOVERY UPDATE, MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND
(Click Read More below to see the detailed street closure map for May 24-27, 2024)
Storm recovery work will intensify over the Memorial Day weekend, with additional street closures. Expect detours in the southwest quadrant of Downtown, an area roughly south of McKinney and West of Main Street. Pedestrians are strongly cautioned to avoid the area of street closures and fenced sidewalks to avoid the danger of falling glass. Read More

Public Art

Downtown's heartbeat pulses with public art. Local and international cultures fuse in BIG murals highlighting humanitarian calls to action, monumental sculptures by world-renowned masters, and quirky spots for photo ops. This neighborhood has no shortage of funky features.

Skyscrapers to sidewalks

And everything in between. Merging culture, lifestyles and commerce, life around Downtown is anything but typical. Look up and discover soaring skyscrapers designed by icons like Bjarke Ingels Group, Pelli Clarke & Partners, Philip Johnson and I.M. Pei. Turn a corner and discover Houston's historic past, lines of poetry etched in the sidewalks, or uncover a piece of contemporary public art. From massive murals to quiet lines of poetry underfoot, Dowtown's public art program is all-embracing.