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Old Posted Jun 7, 2019, 1:18 PM
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Agreed, however, other cities have used Historic, entertainment or other designations for areas to keep taxes low to help prevent running out the established businesses and changing the character of an area . I do not know what can be done in Austin, in Texas, however, at some point something needs to be tried to preserve whats left. That is if the citizenry and landowners and business owners and government care to.
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Old Posted Jun 11, 2019, 12:41 PM
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That first level corner is also sagging compared to the ones above. Has to be intentional and if not, then they have a very serious problem on their hands....
Looked at it directly yesterday. It's not sagging, the angle from which the photo was taken created and optical illusion.
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Old Posted Jun 24, 2019, 4:33 PM
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Old Posted Jun 30, 2019, 6:53 PM
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Facade will be going up soon. Looking forward to seeing the color of glass, hopefully not blue.





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Old Posted Jul 1, 2019, 8:36 PM
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I just realized that this tower will still be one of our taller office buildings. Even though the floor count is no more than One American Center and one floor less than Frost, the highest occupied floor of this building should be a little higher than Frost's highest which if I remember correctly is at 400 feet.
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I just realized that this tower will still be one of our taller office buildings. Even though the floor count is no more than One American Center and one floor less than Frost, the highest occupied floor of this building should be a little higher than Frost's highest which if I remember correctly is at 400 feet.
Yeah, Frost's highest office floor is 33, and it's at 400 feet. The highest floor in this one will be at 378 feet. The reason for the big gap is the really tall mechanical screen/main roof parapet this one has. The main roof slab height is 392 feet, but the mechanical screen goes up to 446 feet. The One American Center's highest floor, the 32nd, is at 371 feet, but it only tops out at 401 feet.
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Yeah, Frost's highest office floor is 33, and it's at 400 feet. The highest floor in this one will be at 378 feet. The reason for the big gap is the really tall mechanical screen/main roof parapet this one has. The main roof slab height is 392 feet, but the mechanical screen goes up to 446 feet. The One American Center's highest floor, the 32nd, is at 371 feet, but it only tops out at 401 feet.

Interesting, I didn't consider that the mechanical screen was going to be that high, I figured that there may have been some larger floor to ceiling plates to account for the difference. Well I will take back my previous statement. Once the other new office towers are complete, this building will not really be that tall.
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Old Posted Jul 23, 2019, 8:29 PM
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First row of glass is going up on the West side of the building. Hard to get an idea of how it will look yet but it's not blue, looks almost like the Bank of America tower on Congress.

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Man, if it ends up being as dark as it looks there, then this building might end up looking pretty wicked. I like the idea of something a little more dark and imposing to contrast all the happy-go-lucky sky blue towers.
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Old Posted Jul 24, 2019, 12:15 AM
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Man, if it ends up being as dark as it looks there, then this building might end up looking pretty wicked. I like the idea of something a little more dark and imposing to contrast all the happy-go-lucky sky blue towers.
Well Parsley is an oil company so yea, something dark, imposing, evil, demonic sounds about right for their HQ.
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Man, if it ends up being as dark as it looks there, then this building might end up looking pretty wicked. I like the idea of something a little more dark and imposing to contrast all the happy-go-lucky sky blue towers.
I hope so too. It could be our tiny version of 55 Hudson Yards. In person, New York's 55 Hudson is a strikingly beautiful tower. I love it. In fact, the entire Hudson Yards project is mindblowingly gorgeous.
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It's now visible from the Long Center. Such a great gap to fill. Now if Lincoln would just move on 6X and/or the Republic and fill the biggest gap we have...
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Well that's not what I was expecting. Maybe its highly reflective black glass that looks like mirror because of the angle, but it doesn't look black to me.
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It seems to be the color(s) of whatever it is reflecting.
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Austin by Jim Nix, on Flickr
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2019, 6:41 AM
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2019, 8:23 PM
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^^ I like that you're taking pics from different perspectives, corvairkeith

Keep it up! I would love to see more
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Nice pic updates!
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2019, 12:04 AM
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I'm thinking I like their choice of glass. Dark and reflective. Could be a deal maker for me despite its somewhat boring design. Tall, dark, and shiney.
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