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KevinFromTexas Apr 24, 2012 1:21 AM

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Originally Posted by ExportMolson (Post 5675510)
Frost Bank Tower - 33 floors, 515'
One Congress Plaza - 30 floors, 398'
One American Center - 32 floors, 397'

I meant to say it'll be our 2nd tallest office tower if it's 400 feet tall. I am the one that found those building heights. :)

I sent an email to someone at Cousins, and they said the office tower at Colorado & 3rd is still in the design phase and that they aren't releasing the details until they're finalized.

lzppjb Dec 19, 2012 7:00 PM

This may have been posted on some other thread, but they have a panorama view on their site that I thought was neat.

http://3rdandcolorado.com/content/panorama

lzppjb Dec 19, 2012 7:38 PM

Their fact sheet: http://3rdandcolorado.com/sites/defa...-Sheet-Oct.pdf

371,348 sq ft now listed.

wwmiv Dec 19, 2012 8:39 PM

So this is moving forward still? Great!

MightyYoda Dec 19, 2012 8:47 PM

It was supposed to start before the end of the year. Sounds like it is still moving forward, but does anyone know what hurdles remain before it can break ground?

lzppjb Dec 19, 2012 9:26 PM

I just emailed the gentleman listed at the bottom of the site. Hopefully he responds back with some information.

KevinFromTexas Dec 19, 2012 9:29 PM

One thing I'm interested in knowing is the height.

lzppjb Dec 19, 2012 9:40 PM

Kevin,

I asked if the project was still moving forward, when it would break ground, what hurdles are left (if any) and what the height would be.

ahealy Dec 20, 2012 2:02 AM

I just emailed as well. They're supposed to break ground any day now from what I remember :shrug:

LoneStarMike Dec 20, 2012 7:21 AM

I'm thinking the delay might have partly been due to all the street work they were doing at that intersection. There was a news story on KVUE about the bars in the Warehouse District having "Warehouse Wednesdays" to try and get their customers to start coming back, so it sounds like all that street construction in the vicinity of the planned building has been completed.

Austin1971 Jan 28, 2013 6:35 PM

Any idea when/if this will ever break ground?

JoninATX Jan 28, 2013 9:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austin1971 (Post 5990825)
Any idea when/if this will ever break ground?

Sometime this year. I know they are having a big event at the W Hotel on Feb. 27 for all projects that will be breaking ground this year. So hopefully we will hear more information about this project.

http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/...ps587bcae9.jpg
From AusTXDevelopment.

keone Jan 31, 2013 10:03 PM

I hadn't seen these renderings posted yet:

http://www.dudapaine.com/images/3rdcolorado_042.jpg
Duda-Paine Architects

http://www.dudapaine.com/images/3rdcolorado_05.jpg
Duda-Paine Architects

KevinFromTexas Feb 1, 2013 1:10 AM

That link also shows the shape of the building. I remember someone thought it could be L shaped. It's not, it's rectangular with the longest side facing Colorado. This also shows the size of it. It'll be about as bulky as Frost. You can also compare it to 301 Congress to the right.

http://www.dudapaine.com/images/3rdcolorado_01.jpg
http://www.dudapaine.com/3rd-colorado.html

Syndic Feb 1, 2013 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by keone (Post 5995624)
I hadn't seen these renderings posted yet:

Wow, those look really nice. That could turn out to be a pretty awesome place. I fully endorse the increased use of wood. It seems to be becoming more trendy as people start valuing the natural, Earthy feel more.

keone Feb 15, 2013 9:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Syndic (Post 5997301)
Wow, those look really nice. That could turn out to be a pretty awesome place. I fully endorse the increased use of wood. It seems to be becoming more trendy as people start valuing the natural, Earthy feel more.

The ceilings are going to be a faux-wood product (metal with faux wood veneer).

Here are some elevations pulled from their license agreement application... looks like just under 400' currently. My guess is that it will end up around 390'.

http://i.imgur.com/gQWX9u6.png
http://i.imgur.com/TUrYmwO.png

City of Austin (https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...er_permits.jsp) (Search 2012-101063 RW)

Jdawgboy Feb 16, 2013 12:38 AM

I really wish this tower was going to be taller, that location is screaming for a 500 to 800 footer range. It's close to the Austonian and would have made a nice companion tower if it was a similar height. Too many buildings in Downtown are basically the same height give or take a few feet and it makes our skyline look very flat when viewed from certain locations, especially coming in on I-35 from the north.

KevinFromTexas Feb 16, 2013 4:58 AM

I snooped around a little more and found two PDF files showing the building elevations showing all the heights. The only thing is apparently there are two different designs, and one is a little taller than the other. I'll send an email on Monday to someone with the developer to get a confirmed height on the official final plan.

First is the taller design.

440 feet to the mechanical screen. This would be the official building height.
421 feet to the mechanical penthouse roof.
406 feet to the main roof.
386 feet is the top floor height.
30 floors
5th tallest in Austin.

The shorter design was listed as the "final plan". Unfortunately it's not quite 400 feet.

396 feet to the mechanical screen. This would be the official building height.
379 feet to the mechanical penthouse roof.
363 feet to the main roof.
343 feet is the top floor height.
29 floors.
12th tallest in Austin.

Here is the page with the two files showing the two different heights. Use the PDF with the taller design to do the measurements. The lobby elevation is 474 feet. The PDF for the shorter design doesn't show the lobby elevation, but I would assume that number wouldn't be different between both plans.

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...erRSN=10839323

The ATX Feb 16, 2013 5:35 AM

We seem to be stuck with new buildings being in the 400' to 450' range, give or take. Although I'm not complaining too much about it since we are seeing a lot of them. But I don't like seeing sites outside of the CVC limiting themselves to that height.

wwmiv Feb 16, 2013 6:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Hill Country (Post 6017274)
We seem to be stuck with new buildings being in the 400' to 450' range, give or take. Although I'm not complaining too much about it since we are seeing a lot of them. But I don't like seeing sites outside of the CVC limiting themselves to that height.

When we're in the 2.5 to 3.5 million people metro range, we'll see larger proposals. The problem, really, is having developable blocks at that point.


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