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GoldenBoot Jul 30, 2017 10:51 PM

I think the tower as proposed is 866' tall (to the tip of the crown). The crown seems to rise ~16.5' above the parapet level.

the Genral Jul 30, 2017 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Jdawgboy (Post 7880206)
Now this is nice, I'm assuming mixed use. This is the plus side about CVCs. Now they just need to build it ASAP.

It looks like 18 floors of office above the pedestal with one heck of a outside break area, topped out with condos. I first thought pedestal, hotel, condos, but the height would have been considerably less. If it was all office, we might have had something closer to 1000ft. This will be awesome given the location and finally getting a supertall (by Austin standards) further north from the river. I like this thing. I hope I'm not being toyed with again.

KevinFromTexas Jul 30, 2017 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by GoldenBoot (Post 7880214)
I think the tower as proposed is 866' tall (to the tip of the crown). The crown seems to rise ~16.5' above the parapet level.

I was using a sheet of paper up against the screen and marked it at the highest part of the crown above the last listed height on the elevation (the parapet), and I came up with 20 feet by comparing that distance to other listed levels. If that's true, that would make it 869 feet.

The ATX Jul 30, 2017 11:34 PM

Apparently Lincoln Property is behind this one as well as the other potential new tallest at 308 Guadalupe (along with Phoenix Property Co.). That seems like a pretty full plate.

gabetx Jul 30, 2017 11:37 PM

That drone pano would make sense at 419' and 773'. Maybe 419' is the view from the first residential level while 773' would be a penthouse view.

Judging by the renderings, plan, and the quality and specific heights of the pano's, this seems like it may have a strong backing. It is a beautiful building!

N90 Jul 31, 2017 12:19 AM

This tower about to make that 400-600 ft plateau in our skyline into its bitch!

Awesome bro!!!

Mopacs Jul 31, 2017 12:28 AM

Wow, I hope this comes to fruition. Based on the SSP diagram page for Texas, this would be the 5th tallest building in the state (roof height), or 7th when including spires, etc.

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=78054597

Would that be correct, Kevin?

KevinFromTexas Jul 31, 2017 1:55 AM

Yeah, it'll have the 5th highest roof in the state, only behind the Williams Tower in Houston.

Those other two with spires - the one in Houston is a communications mast, not technically a spire. The one in Dallas is architectural and was actually added years later after the building was built. The height that has always been listed for that one is 886 feet to the spire and 710 feet to the roof, but that has always seemed off to me. I've never thought of the spire as being that tall. In fact, if you measure it with Google Earth, the overall height of the building comes up to 850 feet - 36 feet shorter. The roof height is 707 feet as measured with Google Earth, which isn't far off of the 710 foot number for the roof. If those numbers are correct then 608 Guadalupe would be the 5th tallest in the state in both categories. It'll also have the 6th highest number of floors in Texas and be only the 7th building in Texas with at least 60 floors.

smith_atx Jul 31, 2017 2:38 AM

Wow please happen.

wwmiv Jul 31, 2017 3:10 AM

Love the height, hate everything about the design except for the trusses.

GoldenBoot Jul 31, 2017 3:19 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 7880224)
I was using a sheet of paper up against the screen and marked it at the highest part of the crown above the last listed height on the elevation (the parapet), and I came up with 20 feet by comparing that distance to other listed levels. If that's true, that would make it 869 feet.

You could very well be correct. My estimation was not quite as detailed.

If you are correct, the building, as shown, would be 869.5' tall. Don't forget about those inches. :)

GoldenBoot Jul 31, 2017 3:22 AM

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Originally Posted by wwmiv (Post 7880380)
Love the height, hate everything about the design except for the trusses.

A spire or two would be nice.

AustinGoesVertical Jul 31, 2017 5:24 AM

Please don't be a tease, this is a very pleasant surprise. I love the rendering and the diagonal trusses on the one side (kind of like the John Hancock in Chicago). This is a monster building, and it will be very interesting to see how this impacts a major building at the post office site. That would be a dense section there. I like the architectural element at the top. That crown would look awesome lit. I also love that turquoise blue glass.

JoninATX Jul 31, 2017 7:40 AM

One thing I notice if this tower is built, it will be the only 800 footer in the state of Texas

lzppjb Jul 31, 2017 8:07 AM

This rocks!

drummer Jul 31, 2017 8:19 AM

This would be nice! Hope it happens. I'm okay with the trusses, actually.

It's difficult to tell from the rendering, but would this have a similar cut-out to 5th & West and Seven? The first rendering seems to show that on the west side of the tower and I know there's a CVC through the lot (thanks to wwmiv's wicked cool map).



Edit: By the way...seeing wwmiv's wicked cool map makes me really hopeful about the post office block. No CVCs cutting through it...what an opportunity! (now back on topic)

ILUVSAT Jul 31, 2017 3:35 PM

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Originally Posted by JoninATX (Post 7880460)
One thing I notice if this tower is built, it will be the only 800 footer in the state of Texas

Isn't Renaissance Tower in Dallas in the 800's? I think it's official height is somewhere near 890' (with spires).

ILUVSAT Jul 31, 2017 3:38 PM

Oh...Sweet tower, by the way. I really hope to see this come to fruition. I'd love for Austin to have a tower taller than Oklahoma City. Hee hee.

DoubleC Jul 31, 2017 4:40 PM

Greaaaat! I sort of like how the CVC adds shape to the building by making it wedge shaped rather than just a block tower. Hoping it won't get downsized!

ahealy Jul 31, 2017 5:15 PM

wwwwooooowwwwwww! This design can make sweet sweet love to me.


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