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ski-man Dec 26, 2013 12:27 AM

Great pics, Merry Christmas!

Austin55 Dec 26, 2013 10:44 AM

Damn Austin, rock on. Incredibly jealous of the verticality of that city.

KevinFromTexas Dec 26, 2013 1:47 PM

Looking good. I'm looking forward to seeing it done.

corvairkeith Jan 1, 2014 11:38 PM

New Year's Day 2014.

http://i.imgur.com/7RbZ22F.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/P36oj7d.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/CrlkSah.jpg

corvairkeith Jan 16, 2014 5:44 PM

Looks like we'll be seeing glass on this one soon. They've started hanging metal slats on the lower few levels to attach the facade. It's hard to tell what kind of facade the parking levels will have based on the renderings, it looks like at least the South side facing 3rd Street will be glass. Not sure about the East and West sides.

Jdawgboy Jan 18, 2014 8:43 AM

I would assume all sides will be the same so what you saw will probably be on all sides. I'm only basing that on Frost since all sides have the same materials other than the paneling on Congress and the side facing 4th where the garage part is.

corvairkeith Jan 23, 2014 5:28 AM

1-22-14

http://i.imgur.com/PvW6OVB.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lmlF3k8.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/R7pEMRC.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/76FxsXu.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/8jJb3Y0.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/YwoWIyt.jpg

the Genral Jan 23, 2014 5:38 AM

Normally I don't like towers sitting on top of above ground parking, but man I like how much quicker they are to go up. This thing seems to be going up as fast as Skyhouse did.

KevinFromTexas Jan 23, 2014 8:22 PM

I'm really looking forward to seeing this one done. The first new office highrise in a decade.

JACKinBeantown Jan 24, 2014 2:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by the Genral (Post 6418675)
Normally I don't like towers sitting on top of above ground parking...

As long as the building has street level retail, I'm all for it. The parking levels add that much height to the building, as well as alleviate potential parking issues.

Thanks for the pictures, CorvairKeith.

tie_guy Jan 26, 2014 6:01 PM

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West facade
http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/...psb1a40054.jpg

http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/...psbc48650f.jpg

Also, the Starbucks at The W opened. I checked it out yesterday. Great views of downtown! Enjoy the view of the Frost Tower from that Starbucks while you can. Colorado Tower will definately block it.

Austin55 Jan 27, 2014 9:42 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 6419613)
I'm really looking forward to seeing this one done. The first new office highrise in a decade.

Wow this blows my mind. I had no idea office growth had been that lackluster, when the residential boom in Austin is positively massive.

Syndic Jan 27, 2014 4:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austin55 (Post 6424570)
Wow this blows my mind. I had no idea office growth had been that lackluster, when the residential boom in Austin is positively massive.

Well, there's also IBC Bank Plaza, if you consider that a high-rise. That will surely be finished before this.

KevinFromTexas Jan 27, 2014 5:14 PM

True. IBC Bank Plaza is technically a highrise and will be finished before the Colorado Tower. But it's less than half the height of the Colorado Tower. I just meant that the Colorado Tower will be the tallest and most recognizable building since the Frost Bank Tower in 2004. The Bowie (apartment tower) will also have about 40K square feet of office space. The most recent office "highrise" in downtown was the 1108 Lavaca building, a state office building in 2008. But's only 9 floors and 126 feet. 4 of those floors are actually parking, and the two top floors are in a small portion of the building on one corner.

alwaysmiling Jan 28, 2014 4:40 PM

Its interesting that according to the schedules the Colorado Tower will actually be finished a couple months before the JW Mariott even though JW is topping out and Colorado is just starting to rise.... Going to be fun to watch...

tie_guy Jan 31, 2014 4:35 PM

Looks like there's only one more level of parking until they begin the actual floors :D

Syndic Jan 31, 2014 4:40 PM

I wonder if construction will slow down when they get to the office floors (because they're more complicated?) or speed up?

BuildingATX Jan 31, 2014 8:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Syndic (Post 6431271)
I wonder if construction will slow down when they get to the office floors (because they're more complicated?) or speed up?

It will definitely speed up. Aside from being smaller than the garage levels (you can see on the renderings that the office tower is narrower than the parking deck below), they are also flat. This will make a big difference as a flat floor is much easier to form and pour than the double-helix parking deck.

JACKinBeantown Jan 31, 2014 10:50 PM

I'd hate to park on the 12th floor.

the Genral Feb 1, 2014 1:10 AM

So what we have right now is one giant parking garage...is this the tallest level of parking in Austin?


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