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Old Posted Nov 20, 2017, 7:35 AM
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Hopefully we'll start to see noticeable progress with the tower portion.
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No pictures, but the crane was raised and really stands out now.
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There was a new FAA filing this week showing the building's height as 440'. I'm guessing this filing is for a change in height from their original FAA filing since it's so late in the game.

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...9859796&row=16
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You can really see the tilt of the main building from this angle

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Someone really screwed up on that pillar.
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Someone really screwed up on that pillar.
Haha...like a home improvement project - good enough for now.
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That pillar looks like it was put up back when they had two guys working on the site, and one of them called in sick that day.
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70 Rainey will look something like this from i-35, along with the Independent.

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The master, h2h is back!! I was wondering what the approach from the south would look like with 70 Rainey. Now I know. As always, nice job, and thanks. Its going to look great. But now the Holiday Inn looks really dated and grungy.
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The master, h2h is back!! I was wondering what the approach from the south would look like with 70 Rainey. Now I know. As always, nice job, and thanks. Its going to look great. But now the Holiday Inn looks really dated and grungy.
Thank you the Genral! I always wondered how much better that view would be without the Holiday Inn as well.
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Yeah, great job on that. I think this building will be a decent "face" to the skyline from that view, but of course, I wish they had kept the original design. I mean, wow, 472 feet and the design was pretty unique. This one didn't stray too far from it, but I'm wishing they'd done more to conceal the mechanical penthouse up there.

I agree on the Holiday Inn, though, I don't actually mind the design, and the round tower is a genuine unique piece of retro-architecture. I just don't like that "1975-doctor's-office-waiting-room-yellow" color they picked.
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I just noticed the Indie in that picture. That area most definitely will benefit from the extra height. Its just as important that they dial it up a few notches when lighting the crown at night.
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I agree on the Holiday Inn, though, I don't actually mind the design, and the round tower is a genuine unique piece of retro-architecture. I just don't like that "1975-doctor's-office-waiting-room-yellow" color they picked.
Didn't they paint in some 10 years ago with red highlights? When did they repaint?
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I wonder what that view would look like with the North Shore Lofts-or-whatever-the-name-is-now-building going just south of Holiday Inn. My biggest complaint for the Holiday Inn is the parking garage...which, as I recall, won't change much after the other building comes up with a massive parking garage of their own.
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Yeah, great job on that. I think this building will be a decent "face" to the skyline from that view, but of course, I wish they had kept the original design. I mean, wow, 472 feet and the design was pretty unique. This one didn't stray too far from it, but I'm wishing they'd done more to conceal the mechanical penthouse up there.

I agree on the Holiday Inn, though, I don't actually mind the design, and the round tower is a genuine unique piece of retro-architecture. I just don't like that "1975-doctor's-office-waiting-room-yellow" color they picked.
Thank you, I think this building nicely fills in the massive gap between the Fairmont and everything to the left of it as seen from i35. Yeah the biggest thing I don't like about Holiday Inn is that it blocks a big chunk of the skyline as people drive in from out of town.
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Also, what's the height of the Marriott that is going in next to the Convention Center (next to the proposed/future expansion)? I wonder how that will compare to 70 Rainey and the Four Seasons Residences tower. It should fit right in between the two.
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