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Old Posted Oct 20, 2014, 5:02 PM
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So wouldn't that be 21 total, 14 of which are 400-499'? Not quite enough to have the same amount as Dallas+FW+SA+CC. Or am I missing 4?
You're right, I forgot to subtract those four. There are 10 planned that are over 400 feet, but only 6 of those are 400-499 feet. So those 6 plus the 8 we already have is 14.

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That list forgets about the Tower of the Americas AND I'm not sure that it has the correct height for Marriott Rivercenter, unless I'm misreading elsewhere the 546'.
Yes, but observation towers aren't typically counted as high rises since they don't function the same way. And that 546 foot height for the Marriott Rivercenter is way off when you view it on the skyline. The Grand Hyatt is clearly taller than its roof is, and I've seen the elevations for the Grand Hyatt, so I trust its height.

I remember seeing a 446 foot height for the Marriott Rivercenter listed somewhere back in the late 90s. The tallest I've ever been able to measure it at, using Google Earth, is 455 feet. That's to the spires. Also, I've never been able to count more than 37 floors for it above the street, although, there might be one level in the base without windows. If you look on Google Earth you'll see what I mean. There are 2 levels below the street level on the Riverwalk also. Obviously, if you measure from the riverwalk level then it's taller. Oddly enough, the tallest I've been able to measure the Weston Center (above the street) is also 455 feet.
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Observation towers are visually a part of the skyline, so if we're talking about the visual impact of a skyline they should be clearly included.
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I agree, but I was only talking high rises. By the way, I grew up being jealous (still am) of San Antonio for the Tower of the Americas. I really love it and try to visit it every time I'm there. I can remember going on field trips in elementary school to the Institute of Texan Cultures, and being more interested in the tower than anything else.
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This is disappointing news...especially since Magellan has stated in the past that it was "not afraid of going tall" in Austin. Guess they may actually be...
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I wouldn't freak out over that picture just yet. I agree that I don't think the model the guy was working on was finished. He was clearly still working on it.
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The site plan address is 501 Brazos now. It had previously been on San Jacinto.

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...erRSN=11232989
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I'm curious as to which hotel concept(s) will be included within this project. Magellan has obviously worked with Raddison Blu in the past...however, I'm not so gung-ho for that concept.
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Any word on how the new plans fared at the city council hearing yesterday?
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They haven't put it up yet, but when they do it should be here:

http://www.austintexas.gov/departmen...uncil-meetings

Video version.
http://www.austintexas.gov/department/atxnc
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The site plans shows that it was approved. But there are no files.

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...=searchByOther
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KVUE just mentioned something about a 47-story hotel that is coming soon and they showed a shot of this area. Watch their news tonight to see what they say.
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The only story about hotels didn't mention anything about the 5th and Brazos site. I think the preview was about the Fairmont which in the story, they corrected the count to 37.
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They may have said 37-story. I didn't exactly hear it clearly since I was walking out of the room at the time. I posted that here since this is the only 47-story hotel that's planned at the moment.
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The site plans shows that it was approved. But there are no files.

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...=searchByOther
That is just the completeness check that was approved. The site plan hasn't officially been submitted, but should be soon.
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That is just the completeness check that was approved. The site plan hasn't officially been submitted, but should be soon.
Thanks for the clarity. I was wondering what "CC" stood for.
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The site plan was posted on the city's website. Don't shoot the messenger...

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

402 feet 4 inches to the mechanical penthouse roof

385 feet to the main roof.

373 feet 4 inches to the 36th floor. This is the highest occupied floor.

181 feet 8 inches to the 17th floor setback.

62 feet 4 inches to the podium @ 5th floor.
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The site plan was posted on the city's website. Don't shoot the messenger...

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

402 feet 4 inches to the mechanical penthouse roof

385 feet to the main roof.

373 feet 4 inches to the 36th floor. This is the highest occupied floor.

181 feet 8 inches to the 17th floor setback.

62 feet 4 inches to the podium @ 5th floor.

Bang, Bang you're dead.

This is a lot more disappointing than the Fairmont.

If they went without the hotel component it would be understandable. But if there is still a hotel component this is a serious downgrade.
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You already know I was going to chime in as soon as I saw this.... WTF....WTF....What tha F♡CK!n Sh!@t is this???? I'm soooooooo tired of seeing crap like this!!! I'm so over it!
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Disappointed with the height reduction in what had appeared to be a building with some promise. Yes, this will be another generally broad/squat, ~400' building that's east/west aligned on the east side of Congress with a general lack of aesthetics. Still, it's better than a parking lot. Let's hope that this inspires the next developer to try and come up with something that breaks the mold by creating a new signature tower for Austin.
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