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Old Posted Jun 13, 2018, 9:44 PM
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It's not glass..... somewhere in a post or article there is a discussion of the material.... Maybe in the Towers article that's up now.... sorry I can't remember where the quote is.
Yeah, I saw it somewhere too. I believe it is the same material they are using on the parking garage/podium.
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Old Posted Jun 14, 2018, 2:25 AM
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Yeah, glass panels of this size would be vulnerable even at ground level; on top of a 58-story building the wind load would be insane. Mesh makes a lot more sense there.
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Old Posted Jun 18, 2018, 2:50 PM
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The Skyline construction cam now shows the cantilevered section of the 34th floor finally wrapped up in glass.
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Old Posted Jun 25, 2018, 4:38 AM
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Taken this morning from the pedestrian slinky bridge.

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Taken this morning from the pedestrian slinky bridge.

Great picture. You know as much as I'm starting to appreciate some of these CVCs, it's ironic that eventually the capitol dome will be obscured by those Bald Cypresses. But that's fine by me, the more trees, the more shade and beauty.
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The first pic shows three distinct clusters. Rainey from that angle would pretty much only improve from north to south. Pic #4 is the money shot imo. That's the one I would put on a post card, remember those?? I love how it peaks in the middle and tapers off on each side. Its kind of a false persona in that when viewed from south or north that Wizard of Oz effect is spread out much more than that picture indicates and the density disappears and appears quite disjointed, at least for the moment. The next skyline pic from the ACL Fest is going to be different yet again.

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Old Posted Jun 28, 2018, 9:22 AM
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Pic #4 is the money shot imo. That's the one I would put on a post card, remember those?? I love how it peaks in the middle and tapers off on each side.
Here's almost that same angle from March 2009

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Old Posted Jun 28, 2018, 11:26 AM
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Pic #4 is the money shot imo. That's the one I would put on a post card, remember those?? I love how it peaks in the middle and tapers off on each side.
Yes, this one is beautiful. I really like how all these buildings are different from each other, not just uniform glass boxes.
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Yes, this one is beautiful. I really like how all these buildings are different from each other, not just uniform glass boxes.
Is that sarcasm I detect?
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I have to say, the view from MoPac in the photo above reinforces how great this building is in my mind. A lot of the stacked-box "jenga" towers we've seen around look a bit chaotic and gimmicky, whereas this one is far more restrained. I remember when I realized the shifts in the masses were only east-to-west, creating the exact angle above where the building looks like it rises straight up, I thought it would defeat the purpose of offsetting floors at all. Now I feel like it neatly distills the concept to a simple, elegant form. No complaints...until we see the finished crown, that is.
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Is that sarcasm I detect?
Not at all, there is an interesting mix of colours and shapes. I actually like glass boxes going all the way, appropriately, to The Glass House below, but one can easily have too much of a good thing.

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^I love that. There is something so fundamental about bringing the outside in. I never have my blinds drawn. I want to see the greenery outside in the daytime and the stars and moon at night. I cringe over houses without good natural light/views. They feel claustrophobic and artificial. I only need shelter from the elements, but it's the environment that I want to be reminded that I'm part of.
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^I love that. There is something so fundamental about bringing the outside in.
This is what the best Mid-century Modern architecture examples were all about. Blending the inside and the outside, positioning the house within the lot to take advantage of natural lighting and landscape. Conantum in MA was designed like that.
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Yes, I think the Independent really is the product of a peaking MCM renaissance... I do however think it will age fairly nicely with its little Aeon Flux futuristic touches.
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I hope we have an Art Deco renaissance soon
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The mechanical screen is up on one side. It's taking a while to get it installed.


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Speaking of taking a while, The Proper is taking a long time to get its exterior on.
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