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Old Posted Jun 7, 2013, 11:43 PM
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Here's another photo of the model with a different angle showing the floating cloud.

http://images.texas.ynn.com/media/20...Paul-00901.jpg

http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_st...oo-park-design
Just WOW! THat is really exciting!
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2013, 1:35 AM
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This article has a few new renderings from MVVA of what the project would look like. It seems to show that raised structure not being there, or at least it is covered by a grassy area. There's also an overhead view of the area near the Fairmont Hotel.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/bl...-unveiled.html
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Jun 6, 2013, 5:03pm CDT UPDATED: Jun 7, 2013, 7:52am CDT
Photos: Waller Creek project unveiled

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Austin Business Journal

Design firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. presented its vision for transforming downtown Austin's Waller Creek from a mostly stagnant and underused public space into one of the most exciting urban parks around.

The creek, which runs parallel to I-35 downtown, has had a history of dangerous and sometimes fatal floods. The city of Austin initially sought to control runoff by building a tunnel that flows into Lady Bird Lake. The $146.5 million project is expected to open 28 acres of downtown to development.
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Old Posted Jun 8, 2013, 3:12 AM
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This article has a few new renderings from MVVA of what the project would look like. It seems to show that raised structure not being there, or at least it is covered by a grassy area. There's also an overhead view of the area near the Fairmont Hotel.

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/bl...-unveiled.html
I love how the "great lawn" in Waterloo park seems cantilevered over the creek! That's friggin cool!
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I'm really liking the idea of different environments/settings with this development. It'll offer a lot of different types of uses in one place. Some of it is going to be open and airy while some spots will be more intimate and almost wild and remote.

If that elevated "great lawn" is anything like I'm thinking it is, then it'll be incredible. Imagine a massive sloped grassy lawn that is facing downtown. Imagine the Doug Sahm Hill in Butler Park, only about 3 times as large. I would imagine this will become a favorite viewing spot on July 4th.
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I Imagine a massive sloped grassy lawn that is facing downtown.
It's going to have some great views of the eight story Holiday Inn Express a few blocks South.
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The lawn looks like a great idea. I'm just not onboard with that poppy thing. I've disliked it since the design first came out.
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I really wish I was on board with you guys on this, but I was personally looking forward to the concept that was proposed a long time ago. A more urban take closer to SanAntonio's Riverwalk with shops, cafes, hotels and businesses lining the creek. This just looks like something we already have, great lawns and trails along a river (creek). Oh well, I can always go to SA for my riverwalk fix.
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http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/a...-creek-project
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City leaders OK new Waller Creek project
Efforts now turn to fundraising


Updated: Thursday, 20 Jun 2013, 5:36 PM CDT
Published : Thursday, 20 Jun 2013, 2:46 PM CDT

Kevin Kline

AUSTIN (KXAN) - Austin City Council has approved design plans for a new outdoor recreation space along Waller Creek.

The 1.5 mile development will include several park areas including an oak-covered grove, an outdoor music space and several bridges across the creek downtown.

Members of the Waller Creek Conservancy say they'll need at least $100 million initially.
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Austin City Council approved the final design for Waller Creek Thursday, sending the project into the construction phase.
The Waller Creek development project will reclaim about 28 acres of downtown and prepare them for development.

There will be rules for the businesses along Waller Creek which do not apply to others in downtown. For instance, the number of bars will be limited and only allowed on conditional use.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 7:26 PM
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Love this project and this design. I love that it takes large area out of the flood plain AND preserves large amounts of park downtown

So Very happy this is do turn into a "riverwalk" like SA. Love that for what it is there.... but this will be Austin!

In another 20 years we will all be happy the city had to vision to keep this part of nature in the middle of what will be an incredibly vibrant city!
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Ugh. That poppy looks like a giant vagina.
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Ugh. That poppy looks like a giant vagina.
I think it is a beauiful organic shape! ( much like vaginas!) ...
It will be a large sculptural canopy!
Can't wait!
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 8:04 PM
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Agree to disagree, obviously.
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I like vaginas a lot.
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I like vaginas a lot.
Not big giant ones that get used by a lot people I bet.
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Not big giant ones that get used by a lot people I bet.
Those are the most experienced ones.
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I like vaginas a lot.
Well yeah, when they're attached to a beautiful girl. But I don't want to watch a concert under a giant one.
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And now we know why Georgia O'Keeffe loved painting poppies.
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2013, 11:57 PM
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And now we know why Georgia O'Keeffe loved painting poppies.
I lol'd.
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Ok, first of all, it looks more like a giant toilet seat from above than a vagina, never seen a white vagina before anyway.
And how the hell do so many of you know who Georgia O'keeffe is? I had to google her to get the...haha...joke...Guess I am culturally challenged. But getting back to the giant diaper on sticks, or toilet seat if you will, I foresee it blowing away with the first major wind gust.
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