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Old Posted Feb 1, 2012, 9:23 AM
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If they do decide to keep the spire it will become the city tallest.
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 1, 2012, 12:29 PM
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That'll be another great addition to Austin
     
     
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The architect told me 600 to the roof. So with the spire it'll probably be around 750 feet...if they keep it at 50 floors. I count 42 in that rendering, and one article had mentioned 45.
Perhaps the "50 floors" includes 5 below grade levels? I have seen in a couple instances where below grade levels have been included in the overall floor count. I do not know why, though I think it would be a marketing method.
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2012, 2:28 AM
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Perhaps the "50 floors" includes 5 below grade levels? I have seen in a couple instances where below grade levels have been included in the overall floor count. I do not know why, though I think it would be a marketing method.
No. In the original rendering it did show 50 floors.

Now the tower has been quoted as being 580 feet tall with 47 floors to the roof according to the developer and architect. The spire height looks to be around 150 feet tall. So with the spire this should be a little over 700 feet tall. Probably around 730 feet.

Here's a PDF file that was presented to the City recently showing more renderings and info about it.

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

I'll have to email them again to get the updated heights and figure out what they're planning with the spire. I'll try to do that next week.
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2012, 8:36 AM
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isnt there another 700 footer proposed for Austin? the office building or something
     
     
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2012, 3:49 PM
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isnt there another 700 footer proposed for Austin? the office building or something
The T Stacy tower is probably dead, although his company maintains that it is still a work in progress and Austin still has it on their emerging projects list. Here's the most recent one from September:

http://www.ci.austin.tx.us/downtown/...ta_2011-09.pdf
     
     
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is that the same as 501 congress?

Austin is the fastest growing city in the USA, it should expect a looot of development in the near future.
     
     
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No. In the original rendering it did show 50 floors.

Now the tower has been quoted as being 580 feet tall with 47 floors to the roof according to the developer and architect. The spire height looks to be around 150 feet tall. So with the spire this should be a little over 700 feet tall. Probably around 730 feet.

Here's a PDF file that was presented to the City recently showing more renderings and info about it.

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

I'll have to email them again to get the updated heights and figure out what they're planning with the spire. I'll try to do that next week.
Thanks for the clarification.
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I like the spire. Very Kewl...

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I edited that link since it wasn't working.

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

So, I got an email back about the new heights. It will be 581 feet to the roof and 700 feet to the spire. It will have 47 occupied floors plus a mechanical level at the top, so 48 floors really.

4 levels of parking below grade.

6 levels in the podium:

Hotel Podium Levels
01 – Hotel Lobby, Restaurant and LoungeLevel
02 – First Grand Ballroom LevelLevel
03 – Meeting Room LevelLevel
04 – Second Grand Ballroom Level Level
05 – Meeting Room LevelLevel
06 – Meeting Room, Pool, Spa and Fitness Level

They told me it still has to go through zoning review, so it could still change.
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Nice heights.. would have prefered the roof height top 600 and the spire top 750, but I'll take it. Huge impact, especially given it's location.
     
     
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Found this online. Some interesting facts in it, but no surprises.

http://www.manchesterfinancialgroup....e_7%201311.pdf
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Old Posted May 30, 2012, 8:55 PM
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The 580 foot height the article is mentioning is the height without the spire. And actually, the architect told me it's 581 feet to the roof. The spire height is 700 feet. This says the hotel will break ground next spring.

http://www.statesman.com/business/re...inglePage=true
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Luxury brand Fairmont to operate 2nd downtown convention hotel

By Shonda Novak

Updated: 9:33 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Published: 7:31 a.m. Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Luxury management company Fairmont Hotels & Resorts will be the operator for a $350 million convention hotel planned for downtown, making Austin only the second Texas city to feature the famed brand, the company told the American-Statesman on Tuesday.

Fairmont said it will manage the 50-story, 1,000-room hotel for which Manchester Texas Financial Group plans to break ground early next spring, with a projected opening in 2015. Manchester will build its hotel — to be named the Fairmont Austin — on land that is now a parking lot at East Cesar Chavez and Red River streets just east of the Austin Convention Center.

At 580 feet, the hotel would be the second-tallest building in Austin's skyline, after the 56-story Austonian.


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Old Posted Jun 8, 2012, 9:24 PM
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Fairmont has the hotel listed under their list of newest hotels under development. Scroll down to the last one. This is the only Fairmont Hotel under development in the western hemisphere.

http://www.fairmont.com/development/
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Old Posted Dec 30, 2012, 12:54 AM
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any news
Haven't heard any recent news, but confident that it will start sometime next year.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2013, 2:00 AM
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whats keeping them from starting now?
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2013, 2:34 AM
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It's moving through the development review process with the City of Austin. The city's emerging projects list says it will start in March.

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...erRSN=10838081
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Fuck yes! That means this project is almost certain to be built.
     
     
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