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Old Posted Jul 27, 2011, 7:14 PM
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Design wise this tower isn't much, but it's placement is more important, west of I-35. That area is really coming up, and this will only accelerate that. My only gripe is how they sited the tower portion. It would have been much better to have a slightly fatter but taller tower oriented east to west, along the south side of the property. That would have reduced the "giant slab" effect this will have on the skyline when viewed from the west (the typical view of someone driving in from DFW), and it would have given the pool deck sun throughout the day, not just in the morning and early afternoon.
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