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That's a great park on the podium as well.
That way the residents can enjoy the outdoors without dealing with the homeless, K2, crime, puking and pissing epidemic going on at street level.
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Wow. Man, that thing's like a slice of cheese. I like it. I like the tapered look. This should be interesting. It has solar panels, too, I see.
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Austin Culture Map speculates on the supermarket component:

http://austin.culturemap.com/news/ci...arket-grocery/
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Well...mmmmm... interesting...not much of an impact viewing from the north or south, great from east to west. I like the design, would love it if it was at least twice as wide. Maybe this signals the beginning of more creative architecture for our next building boom. There is a rendering of the potential Virgin Hotel for Austin floating around I'm trying to get that's also trending towards the unusual with long sweeping arches front and back I'm told. Its time we starting seeing something new and away from the box.
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Well...mmmmm... interesting...not much of an impact viewing from the north or south, great from east to west. I like the design, would love it if it was at least twice as wide. Maybe this signals the beginning of more creative architecture for our next building boom. There is a rendering of the potential Virgin Hotel for Austin floating around I'm trying to get that's also trending towards the unusual with long sweeping arches front and back I'm told. Its time we starting seeing something new and away from the box.
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I have spoken to 2 people in the last week, a civil engineer and a structural engineer, both working on downtown projects who have seen a rendering of a potential Virgin Hotel Austin. They told me their companies are bidding on it. The firms they work for have access to the drawings. I requested a copy of the render from my friend a week ago and haven't gotten it yet, if he can even get me one. Sorry for the off topic reply. But one last note, my newest connection said there were at least 5 to 6 significant new hotels in Austin's near future, probably some we already know about. Now back to our regularly scheduled topic...
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I have spoken to 2 people in the last week, a civil engineer and a structural engineer, both working on downtown projects who have seen a rendering of a potential Virgin Hotel Austin. They told me their companies are bidding on it. The firms they work for have access to the drawings. I requested a copy of the render from my friend a week ago and haven't gotten it yet, if he can even get me one. Sorry for the off topic reply. But one last note, my newest connection said there were at least 5 to 6 significant new hotels in Austin's near future, probably some we already know about. Now back to our regularly scheduled topic...
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Baby steps. This was approved a while back, but it was just attached to the site plan this week. They got approval to move the two lame to mediocre oak trees on the site. I didn't realize the site had trees. From Streetview:





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https://abc.austintexas.gov/attachme...Cyvv5S1A%3D%3D
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Here are some elevations:

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...reet_PLANS.pdf

36-stories with 20 residential (condo) and 10 hotel levels

421' to the roof and about 436' to top of mechanical screen
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Here are some elevations:

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...reet_PLANS.pdf

36-stories with 20 residential (condo) and 10 hotel levels

421' to the roof and about 436' to top of mechanical screen
The Austin 400' Buzzcut prevails.
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As long as it still has that awesome green color that the original renderings showed, I'll be happy
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The Austin 400' Buzzcut prevails.
In fairness, it's technically 421 feet...like the single hair that they missed when giving you a buzz cut at the barber shop.
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As long as it still has that awesome green color that the original renderings showed, I'll be happy
The current rendering doesn't seem to have green, sadly, but I do love the new design more. It'd be better if it kept some green, but womp womp.
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Here's the ground floor layout from the bare bones site plan. I can't say that I blame them for putting the hotel entrance on the opposite of the block from the homeless disaster. It's reaffirming to actually see the 37K sq. ft. grocery store in the plans.

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Oh, oh for the hope of a traditional grocery store. This is at the bottom of Towers' blog post about the site plan:

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Either way, the geography of the site and its surroundings is part of what makes this project so genuinely fascinating, along with the ongoing mystery of its grocery component, which may not look anything like we expected — a representative for the Drenner Group recently contacted me to correct my language, calling the space a “market” instead, with a variety of vendors.
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http://austin.towers.net/block-87-pl...h-and-trinity/
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This moved a baby step forward last week. There is an alley that splits the block in half, and the city needs to vacate it so the entire block can be developed. The Downtown Commission voted on 08/16 to recommend the vacation. I'm guessing the recommendation is for the Planning Commission because the next meeting about this project is at the 08/22 Planning Commission meeting. It then goes to the Design Commission on 08/28. So we should be getting some new info about this project during the next week.

Here's the letter supporting the vacation:
http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=282417

There was also project presentation, but it didn't include any new info or renderings we haven't already seen:
http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=282407
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I thought I would bump this thread with this re-post from the Block 185 thread since the consensus is that this is Block 87.

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Check this out, the Gensler architect in the interview posted this image on instagram a few hours ago:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BcV75FRj...y=blume_george

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