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Old Posted May 4, 2017, 1:22 PM
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Cielo posted a 360 photo of the progress on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/cieloproper...type=3&theater
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Hopefully this is LED lighting?

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I think honestly that I'm totally fine with this being so close to the other buildings around it. Say what you want about the design (It's another 400' blue or green? rectangle) but I like the fact that the developer is actually putting more than one substantial building on one city block.

I've started to get extremely tired with developers forcing themselves to use an entire block, and essentially filling empty space with a podium i.e. the Fairmont.
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Old Posted May 31, 2017, 5:39 PM
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The Fairmont is one of the few buildings where a podium makes sense since it actually needs large floorplates for ballrooms. The JW Marriott is the same. Even the W needed one with the Moody Theatre being there. The only one I'm really critical of is AMLI on 3rd, which is made worse when you realize most of the podium is parking with a small amount of retail fronting 2nd Street and it's topped with only a 18-story tower. And there's AMLI Downtown and the two office buildings flanking city hall. Those buildings were a good stepping stone almost 20 years ago to making downtown denser, but they seem sort of out of place now.
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Hopefully this is LED lighting?

It seems so. Eh...looks like all white yet again, would be nice if they change colors. White is cool because it can be seen well from far away but seeing as how the building is going to be mostly blocked, why not have a changing mixture of colors? Would go well with our lovely bridge.
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Agree, color would be nice.
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It seems so. Eh...looks like all white yet again, would be nice if they change colors. White is cool because it can be seen well from far away but seeing as how the building is going to be mostly blocked, why not have a changing mixture of colors? Would go well with our lovely bridge.
Lol, greedy hobbitses. Jk.

I like it because it will light up Shoal Creek down below at night. The white light on the Bowie is like having a Moontower down there at night and this one will light up that next bend in the creek. (fwiw I think it would be cool to put a new Moontower at the new library next to the bridge at the end of 2nd Street).

The Grove, Huts, Frank and Angies, Irenes, a place in the bottom of 360, a place in the bottom of 3rd and Shoal, Prosper hotel restaurant. Add those together and you've got a little 'riverwalkish' restaurant district along Shoal Creek lit up by these night lights. Also the Independent could have a restaurant, the new library should have coffee shop and outdoor seating. Add in Block 185 and feed into 2nd Street district. I just love the way our city/grid is being woven together and I'm excited to watch it develop (I am a greedy hobbitses as well).
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It seems so. Eh...looks like all white yet again, would be nice if they change colors. White is cool because it can be seen well from far away but seeing as how the building is going to be mostly blocked, why not have a changing mixture of colors? Would go well with our lovely bridge.
It should look nice from the Pfluger bridge, Lamar, Mopac, Zilker Park....
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From this view you can see Third + Shoal, but it will soon be blocked by Austin Proper.



Untitled by Darius Fontenette, on Flickr
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Here are some pictures from my early morning flying today. Not spectacular, but hopefully I'll get better with more practice.











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Really great pics, you're really in a groove there. And luckily focus in on just the things a skyscraper aficionado would want to see.

I now predict that the electrical substation gets moved or sunken within the next 10 years -- probably less. That's too valuable a piece of land to be taken up by that kind of infrastructure.
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I now predict that the electrical substation gets moved or sunken within the next 10 years -- probably less. That's too valuable a piece of land to be taken up by that kind of infrastructure.
Man, I wish. I wouldn't be surprised if it takes longer than that, but the optimist in me hopes you're right!
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Great pics!

Man, I would really love to see that electrical substation moved and then redeveloped and the last Green Water block redeveloped and see you do some aerial photos hovering over Shoal Creek looking down that new canyon.

Also, I can't get over how small the footprints are of Third+Shoal and Austin Proper. I don't know why I was expecting bulkier buildings. These are really quite small.
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Man, I wish. I wouldn't be surprised if it takes longer than that, but the optimist in me hopes you're right!
Yeah, I'm probably an optimist -- and certainly no engineer, and have no real sense of what it would take to do something like that. But I could see 1) that parcel's value increasing by leaps and bounds pretty quickly, and 2) the city asking for help/money in relocating the substation from a potential developer.

It's a pretty big lot, and as the rest of the Green Water development fills up, it's gonna be more and more valuable.
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Great pics!

Also, I can't get over how small the footprints are of Third+Shoal and Austin Proper. I don't know why I was expecting bulkier buildings. These are really quite small.
They could actually share the use of one crane.

AusTexDevelopement, I really enjoy your photography and updates. Thank you!

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They could actually share the use of one crane.

AusTexDevelopement, I really enjoy your photography and updates. Thank you!
rode my bike over there the other day, I could not believe how close there are to each other. WOW.

This area is going to be mind blowing.
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