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This one may end up looking just like the rendering.
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But I am slowly warming up to it...
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This one is visible from an observation tower on Cesar Chavez (7/1/17)

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This was an incredibly contentious zoning case back around 2011. Would be fascinating to go back and watch that footage and take quotes from it and see what all we hear today in the CodeNEXT discussions.
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They're actually going through with building this thing? I thought it was a big elaborate joke.
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Crossposting eskimo33's photos from the update thread. He's correct in that this is turning out just like the rendering - for better or worse.


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I did not see a thread for 801 Barton Springs, so I posted these pictures here. I took these at lunch today (Aug-11-17).

I think that this is a good angle showing how deep the building is.


This one is going to look almost exactly like the rendering.
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mmm I think crystal clear glass would have been better than black glass
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Crane came down over the weekend.


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Damn, if only the building came down with the crane...
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It's like the crane pieces are being secreted out in the dead of night. Yet the building is still there when the sun rises.
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Surprised by how much hate this design gets, or maybe those who hate it are just very vocal.

Either way, I think this building looks cool. I especially like their use of black glass, because it's not used often enough on newer buildings.
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I was gonna say. Why does everyone hate this building? I'm a little late to the party on this one and I don't get it.
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I was gonna say. Why does everyone hate this building? I'm a little late to the party on this one and I don't get it.
Not everyone, just me. I don't think the design goes well for that area and surrounding buildings. I think it would look and fit better along a highway or industrial park. Maybe even at La Frontera or the Domain. I'm not crazy about the design but I mostly just don't like it at that location. I always liked the trees and relative beauty of BSR in that particular area and the simple architecture. Its almost as out of place as a log cabin would be in the center of downtown. Just my personal opinion and taste of course.
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Not everyone, just me. I don't think the design goes well for that area and surrounding buildings. I think it would look and fit better along a highway or industrial park. Maybe even at La Frontera or the Domain. I'm not crazy about the design but I mostly just don't like it at that location. I always liked the trees and relative beauty of BSR in that particular area and the simple architecture. Its almost as out of place as a log cabin would be in the center of downtown. Just my personal opinion and taste of course.
Wait, I thought you liked this one... Have I been misreading your posts?

So confused.



As I said a while back, this one has been growing on me. I think that a lot of new stuff in the core area (and surrounding areas) will likely go with more of a modern look. It seems to be the way a lot of cities are going. As long as it interacts well with the street, I don't mind if it doesn't match everything around it. None of the buildings immediately next to this one are particularly historical or interesting to me, so I can live with the architectural differences here.
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Wait, I thought you liked this one... Have I been misreading your posts?

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As I said a while back, this one has been growing on me. I think that a lot of new stuff in the core area (and surrounding areas) will likely go with more of a modern look. It seems to be the way a lot of cities are going. As long as it interacts well with the street, I don't mind if it doesn't match everything around it. None of the buildings immediately next to this one are particularly historical or interesting to me, so I can live with the architectural differences here.
The section below the glass looks cheap and barnyard, it looks like a weathered privacy fence. And that's the street interaction part. Maybe if they used a different material, stone or brick, I would like it....naaaahhhh!!! Jeeze Drummer, I thought I'd have your support on this one...alas, I stand alone....again......
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