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Old Posted Feb 26, 2013, 1:59 AM
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I think we can safely say that this is happening.
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2013, 4:06 AM
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Has anybody heard whether the developers decided to go with either the helipad or the spire (which would make this 700')?
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Old Posted Feb 26, 2013, 4:31 AM
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Not sure, but I think they're doing the spire as that's what was in all the renderings ever released. I was under the impression that they were doing both, but I guess the logistics of that make it an either/or proposition, huh?
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From what I was told from the architect, and this was when they had the spire shown in the rendering, she told me the spire could go or stay depending on if they client wanted the helipad.

I'll send them an email tomorrow and see what's up. Maybe we can get an update out of it, too.
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Here are all the renderings I've saved of the Fairmont Hotel so far. Some of these came from the PDF linked below.

http://www.ccimtexas.com/images/webs...ment_12012.pdf



















Northeast view


Southwest view


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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 12:15 AM
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Love it!!!!
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 1:38 AM
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Yeah, me too. I think this will take our skyline up a few notches. I also like that its close enough to cast its shadow on i35.
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Old Posted Feb 28, 2013, 1:46 AM
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Because the convention center occupies 6 blocks on the west side of this building, the views of this thing are going to be great from the west/northwest. Also Palm Park is to the north and I-35 is to the east. The only development that will really block the views of this building or from it is whatever development happens in the Waterfront District around Rainey Street.
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Recent article discussing the Fairmont

http://www.hotelnewsnow.com/mobile/a...rticleid=10302

There is also information about The demand and the reasons behind it. Since there was a recent discussion about Austin as a tourist destination, looks like we are. Love the last sentences at the end. I'd like to shove that in the face of that dude that wrote that piece of nonsense in the Huffington Post.
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To be honest, I'm not even mad about that HuffPo article. We could use the negative press. Way too many people are moving here way too fast. And he's kind of right. We're not as established as some other cities. That doesn't mean they have the same potential as us. In 10 years, I bet he'll be singing a different refrain.
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Yikes... flood plain road block is preventing Manchester from starting construction... hope this isn't a big deal, or that no one makes it a big deal.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/bl...-fairmont.html
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Yikes... flood plain road block is preventing Manchester from starting construction... hope this isn't a big deal, or that no one makes it a big deal.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/bl...-fairmont.html
As long as they have some sort of insurance to protect them in the event of a 100-year storm, I think the project should move forward. BUILD IT!!!
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That's beautiful. Austin is slowly developing one of the most appealing skylines in the country. Exciting times in SA-Austin corridor!
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This should have been a mute point. They knew about the situation, there is no reason not to make he forward NOW so when the tunnel is complete the Hotel will be almost ready to open.
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Old Posted May 6, 2013, 7:07 PM
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This should have been a mute point. They knew about the situation, there is no reason not to make he forward NOW so when the tunnel is complete the Hotel will be almost ready to open.
moot point, not mute point.

I agree on the substance of your comment, though.
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If they were allowed to shore up the sides of the creek with large rocks, I wonder if they would be allowed to begin construction. I think in the unlikely but possible event of a major flood, if they don't do any finish work to the sub floors or first floor until the tunnel is completed, the main problem would be pumping out water from them and any damage would be minimal. Possibly worth the risk. Sign a waiver and get on with the construction.
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moot point, not mute point.

I agree on the substance of your comment, though.
Honest question here...are you an English teacher? You correct people a lot. I could understand it if you have a career in English.
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I correct people a lot, too. You don't have to be an English teacher. I'm thankful when people do it to me. I've learned a lot through people correcting me.
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Old Posted May 6, 2013, 10:11 PM
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Honest question here...are you an English teacher? You correct people a lot. I could understand it if you have a career in English.
No, I'm a grad student in political science with a focus on minority politics. I do, however, do intermittent work grading essays for the faculty in my department.
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Old Posted May 7, 2013, 12:05 AM
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I correct people a lot, too. You don't have to be an English teacher. I'm thankful when people do it to me. I've learned a lot through people correcting me.
I used to correct people a lot on message boards, but have since quit. I learned that people hate grammar nazis, for the most part. I notice mistakes (like mute/moot), but don't point them out.

sometimes i like to post in all lowercase. don't taze me, bro!
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