The headend building near the I-10/I-49 junction is now up; I was by there the other day and it is a solid looking building—massive prepoured concrete slab walls give a solid impression. It's not the showcase building LUS might have originally wanted but it ought to weather the storms.
But here's the part I liked; a quote from Huval:
"But I can tell you that it's going to be everything we promised and more. We've got people working six-plus day weeks trying to make this thing happen."That's what I like to hear. (Incidentally, I talked to one of the engineers in charge of the project the other day and from the way she described her job it sounds like the director's description of the work week is pretty much literally true.)