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Old Posted Jul 17, 2013, 5:15 PM
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Soil-retention system plans showed up on the City's FTP server (PDF), maybe we're inching closer.
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2013, 1:35 AM
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They also have the site plan linked with the elevations. Bottom of this link:

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...ullPlanSet.pdf

The building elevations also do a good job of showing what the building will look like. They're planning to have 4 flagpoles on the mechanical roof facing Lavaca Street that will become the highest flying flags in Austin.

The first height we saw came from a conceptual plan that only showed the number of floors and not the design. That height was 295 feet to the mechanical roof.

This one is much more detailed and most recent.

The heights are:

329 feet 11 inches to the top of the 4 flagpoles.
305 feet 2 inches to the mechanical roof. (the official architectural height).
284 feet 11 inches to the main roof.
269 feet 7 inches to 24th floor (top floor).
269 feet 7 inches to 24th floor setback.
88 feet 10 3/8 inches to podium roof/hotel amenity deck.

Since this building will have a hotel and residential, there will be two pools. The hotel pool is on the 7th floor while the residence pool is on the 24th floor setback.

The south elevations also show that they are planning to incorporate the Gingerman/Ghost Room facade in the design. I think this will turn out to be a nice building. It looks like they're planning to pay attention to detail. If this building was completed today it would be the 25th tallest building in Austin.
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Old Posted Jul 18, 2013, 7:26 PM
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I was always curious why that rendering was so "red".... Well turns out it will be a red brick building! ( so says the elevations)
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Old Posted Jul 20, 2013, 12:46 AM
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Doh! Was looking at the FTP server on my phone and forgot to go back and check the big file. I like it when the individual pages get posted. Viewing the all-in-one PDFs can get pretty sluggish.

I'm diggin' the details too.
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2013, 3:42 PM
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Thanks to Urbannizer who posted these in the other thread.

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The building looks good. It looks like there is brick on the base. Does anyone know what the exterior materials are?

I lament the loss of Waterloo Brewing Co. with its great beer, food and roof deck for great sunsets. The Ginger Man was also a great building with its back patio. I am feeling that our city's warehouse entertainment area is going to be history before long. Building after low rise building that once had thriving nightlife are being torn down for high rise towers with less sq.ft. for rent, much higher rents and a loss of character and sense of place.
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The building looks good. It looks like there is brick on the base. Does anyone know what the exterior materials are?

I lament the loss of Waterloo Brewing Co. with its great beer, food and roof deck for great sunsets. The Ginger Man was also a great building with its back patio. I am feeling that our city's warehouse entertainment area is going to be history before long. Building after low rise building that once had thriving nightlife are being torn down for high rise towers with less sq.ft. for rent, much higher rents and a loss of character and sense of place.
I thought multiple blocks of the warehouse district have been designated historical landmarks? Also hasn't the Waterloo Brewing Co. been out of business for a long time?
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2013, 5:21 PM
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The building looks good. It looks like there is brick on the base. Does anyone know what the exterior materials are?
It is a mostly brick structure. If you click on the site plan linked above in Kevin's post, the elevations do a good job of pointing out the different materials.
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It is a mostly brick structure. If you click on the site plan linked above in Kevin's post, the elevations do a good job of pointing out the different materials.
Brick will look good in that part of town.
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Old Posted Jul 29, 2013, 7:34 PM
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I thought multiple blocks of the warehouse district have been designated historical landmarks? Also hasn't the Waterloo Brewing Co. been out of business for a long time?
Yes Waterloo is long gone...The land owner was going to sell or build something back in the last boom [2001 I think], but the deal did not happen. In the interim Waterloo sold everything before the land owner asked to extend the lease. Then the building was torn down.

Can you provide a link or info on the blocks that at designated historical. Much Appreciated.
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Can you provide a link or info on the blocks that at designated historical. Much Appreciated.
The City's Planning Department's Historic Preservation Office provides a list of historic landmarks.
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I am really excited to see this come to fruition, any word on the schedule for this?
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I agree, it'll be a fun addition to the heart of our city. As of last week I heard that they're slated to break this November. One thing that bodes well for it is that Hotel ZaZa is aiding in driving its timeline.
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That would great if they did break ground this November.
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That would great if they did break ground this November.
This and the Fairmont.
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Is Robert Grattan (Austin Business Journal) just getting the data wrong or are these towers taller than what has been outlined in the past?

-Gables/Hotel ZaZa/Gables (RG says 26 stories...I've never heard anything more than 24)

-Fairmont (RG says 50 stories...Site plan seems to state 47; however, I too have heard that the tower may end up being 50 stories tall).

I just wish we all could be on the same page.

Either way, I can't wait for their groundbreakings.
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Old Posted Nov 12, 2013, 3:09 AM
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It's November, we need this tower to break ground!
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