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Old Posted Oct 2, 2019, 1:27 PM
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In terms of what we saw pre daming times that is true, however the Colorado River has overflowed it's banks twice in the last 8 years. The first time since the dam's were built. 2013 and 2015.
AviationGuy's claim is accurate. The river did not flood downtown in 2013 & 2015...the creeks flowing into Lady Bird Lake (aka the lower Colorado River) did. In fact, during those floods (and several others), down flow of the river was not the major cause of downtown damage by any recent flood. Again, it was flow from the creeks which lead into LBL.

The dams have saved downtown Austin from major floods caused by down flow, of the Colorado River, from the Hill Country.
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2019, 11:19 PM
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Some great updates.
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2019, 9:56 PM
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AviationGuy's claim is accurate. The river did not flood downtown in 2013 & 2015...the creeks flowing into Lady Bird Lake (aka the lower Colorado River) did. In fact, during those floods (and several others), down flow of the river was not the major cause of downtown damage by any recent flood. Again, it was flow from the creeks which lead into LBL.

The dams have saved downtown Austin from major floods caused by down flow, of the Colorado River, from the Hill Country.
DT is higher up so would take a lot to overflow that side but the river did overflow its banks. You can see pictures showing that it did and away from the Creek outflows. There is Meteorological data that also shows that. The issue is not upstream flooding but prolonged intense rainfall over the city proper which can flow into Ladybird Lake at such a high rate, that the city cannot send the water through Longhorn Dam quickly enough. In both cases that is what happened. A combination of factors play a part in why this occurred from continued urbanization along the creeks drainage basins i.e. increased impervious cover, to more extreme rainfalls and the frequency that we are seeing them increase. It's not the same as a huge flood wave coming from upstream, but it is an issue that the city has to deal with and will be dealing with on a more frequent basis in the future especially along the lower shorelines. Higher shorelines will not be affected.

I did not say anything about DT flooding but it definitely flooded the lower shoreline along the river. You can see pictures of the Stevie Ray Vahn statue surrounded by water up to the top of the podium where the statue sits.
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Old Posted Oct 5, 2019, 1:19 AM
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The Stevie Ray Vaughan statue had water nearly up to his elbows in one of those floods. At that point, the water would have been about 4 feet deep. Still, I don't really consider the shoreline and trails to be "downtown". The south side floods more than the north because it's lower in elevation. Some of the shoreline north of the river is upwards of 30 feet higher than the river is, whereas the south shore is pretty much right at the water's edge, and it doesn't take much to put it under water. Goldenboot is right, of course, the worst flooding in and around downtown that happened in the Memorial Day flood was mostly because of Shoal Creek on the west side of downtown around 8th & Lamar and a few blocks east toward West Avenue. It also flooded pretty bad between 10th & Lamar, and around 12th & 15th Street. House Stadium Park was pretty much under water.

SRV Statue/shoreline during the Halloween flood.
https://www.google.com/search?q=stev...ih=937#imgrc=_

West side of downtown during the Memorial Day flood.
https://www.google.com/search?safe=o...uact=5#imgrc=_
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Some great updates.
I have to respectfully disagree. This thread is crap for updates because there is too much to post about for a single thread. One needs to visit the Austin sub-forum for actual updates.
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I have to respectfully disagree. This thread is crap for updates because there is too much to post about for a single thread. One needs to visit the Austin sub-forum for actual updates.
If you pay for my travel and lodging, I'll revisit Austin and see for myself.
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If you pay for my travel and lodging, I'll revisit Austin and see for myself.
How about a free trip to the Austin sub-forum instead:

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/forumdisplay.php?f=446
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 9:16 PM
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Way to go AUS!!!

With today's announcement, AUS, in 2020, will have scheduled non-stop flights to 10 international gateways (with the possibility of more to come...)!


- Amsterdam [KLM (A333)]
- Calgary [WestJet (B738)]
- Cancun [Southwest (B738), Spirit (A319), Sun Country (B738) & United (B738)]
- Frankfurt [Lufthansa (A333)]
- London-Gatwick [Norwegian (B789)]
- London-Heathrow [British (B744 & B773)]
- Mexico City [Aeromexico (E190)]
- Paris-Charles de Gaulle [Norwegian (B789)]
- San Jose del Cabo [Southwest (B738)]
- Toronto [Air Canada (E175)]
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 11:12 PM
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That’s awesome news! I would love a Tokyo direct flight hope that’s next hehe
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Old Posted Oct 24, 2019, 11:43 PM
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It's really 9 international destinations but 10 international airports.

I wouldn't count London twice even if AUS has flights to both Heathrow and Gatwick.
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Congrats on the CDG pick up!

Looks like Norwegian is already looking at Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Rome, Barcelona and/or Madrid from AUS.

Also, it seems the airport has been in close talks with two Asian SkyTeam members: Korean Air and China Eastern...hummmmm.


Way to go, AUS!!!
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Old Posted Oct 28, 2019, 9:27 PM
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I'm surprised these haven't been posted over here yet...Or maybe they have and I missed it.


1) 311 West Seventh - New, ~40-story development near 6xGuad is working its way through the city entitlement process now:




2) The Railyard - A new development on the site where the old Railyard condos are. My cousin used to live there. Great location - had lots of fun there. Karlin Real Estate (Los Angeles) paid just under $1500/SF for the ~1.62 ac property (a record). They are marketing the following for the site. Could be Austin's first supertall:






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^ Wow!

Anyone know projected height of the railyard?
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^ Wow!

Anyone know projected height of the railyard?
It seems to be around 1,100'. BUT that is a vision in a marketing flyer. The good news is that Karlin who was marketing the site is the one who bought it. They will be going tall, but no site plan has been submitted yet.
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Holy moly, hope its a supertall, Austin needs one bad.
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Holy moly, hope its a supertall, Austin needs one bad.
Suspect it’s only a matter of time. Austin is a phenomenon.
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It seems to be around 1,100'. BUT that is a vision in a marketing flyer. The good news is that Karlin who was marketing the site is the one who bought it. They will be going tall, but no site plan has been submitted yet.
Agree. Karlin spent a record amount (over $100 million) for the land and they'll want to see a return on that investment.

There are no height impediments on that land. And, one would not market the site without already having an idea of the project in mind. The brochure was quite detailed.
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Old Posted Oct 31, 2019, 1:31 AM
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Yes bring on the super tall in Austin!!
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Awesome! This city is always coming up with something new and exciting!
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