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While this doesn't exactly contribute to the skyline since it's basically just another wall connected to the adjacent building, the density here is really something. I would love to check out some of these smaller hotels sometime and see what the views are like of the street below and of the Riverwalk. I really like the palm trees, too. I'm always jealous of San Antonio's landscaping in downtown.
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While this doesn't exactly contribute to the skyline since it's basically just another wall connected to the adjacent building, the density here is really something. I would love to check out some of these smaller hotels sometime and see what the views are like of the street below and of the Riverwalk. I really like the palm trees, too. I'm always jealous of San Antonio's landscaping in downtown.
That's very true. Imagine the street life when the hotel is built and the apts at the maverick are finished.
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While this doesn't exactly contribute to the skyline since it's basically just another wall connected to the adjacent building, the density here is really something. I would love to check out some of these smaller hotels sometime and see what the views are like of the street below and of the Riverwalk. I really like the palm trees, too. I'm always jealous of San Antonio's landscaping in downtown.
I like Palms and I know why they plant them, but given our weather I don't understand why anyone plants anything other than a shade tree. I'm pretty sure this area in particular has room with the wider sidewalks
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I like it from this angle, the infill that it provided looks pretty sweet.
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Walked by the site this week and Houston St. in front of the hotel is closed off temporarily. Looks kinda cool with this hotel being constructed and the next door Maverick Apartments being renovated.

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Terrific shots. At this scale on downtown's narrow streets, I'd take any number of "street wall" 7-10 story buildings like this over one 800 ft skyscraper isolated by parking lots and retaining walls.
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Terrific shots. At this scale on downtown's narrow streets, I'd take any number of "street wall" 7-10 story buildings like this over one 800 ft skyscraper isolated by parking lots and retaining walls.
I TOTALLY agree with your statement! We don't want a very tall skyscraper in the middle of nothing just like in Oklahoma City.


At least SOMEBODY "gets it"!!!
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I TOTALLY agree with your statement! We don't want a very tall skyscraper in the middle of nothing just like in Oklahoma City.


At least SOMEBODY "gets it"!!!
I didn't want to name any names, but... yeah that's a good example.
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I didn't want to name any names, but... yeah that's a good example.
I do remember Charlotte being like that with the Bank of America Tower, but now seeing it today, more skyscrapers were built around it so it doesn't pull an OKC.
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I do remember Charlotte being like that with the Bank of America Tower, but now seeing it today, more skyscrapers were built around it so it doesn't pull an OKC.
Yup! You can't get a second 800 footer without the first.

Although, a few 500-600 footers would be nice.

Like it or not, cities are defined, to a degree, by their skylines. Let's face it, Tulsa has more buildings over 500 feet than OKC, or San Antonio.

But then, I just don't "get it".
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Yup! You can't get a second 800 footer without the first.

Although, a few 500-600 footers would be nice.

Like it or not, cities are defined, to a degree, by their skylines. Let's face it, Tulsa has more buildings over 500 feet than OKC, or San Antonio.

But then, I just don't "get it".
....and downtown Tulsa is among the most boring downtowns in existence. It also has more skyscrapers over 500 ft than Nashville, Austin or Portland (among others). I'll take any of those downtowns over Tulsa's any day, and I think most people would agree with me there. Which is not to be mean to Tulsa, it's a surprisingly nice place. But this fixation with tall buildings gets ridiculous at a certain point.
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....and downtown Tulsa is among the most boring downtowns in existence. It also has more skyscrapers over 500 ft than Nashville, Austin or Portland (among others). I'll take any of those downtowns over Tulsa's any day, and I think most people would agree with me there. Which is not to be mean to Tulsa, it's a surprisingly nice place. But this fixation with tall buildings gets ridiculous at a certain point.
Didn't say their DT was better, or that there are more attractions there than here, or Austin, or whatever. I simply made mention of a fact.

And this is a skyscraper page, so surprising, I know, that someone here would be interested in skyscrapers.
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I snapped a couple photos today. This project is sure moving slowly, but it looks nice having a crane downtown.

https://flic.kr/p/NX1D8q
https://flic.kr/p/P1fnb8
https://flic.kr/p/N3oWJu
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long time lurker, finally made an account. here's a photo i took a few nights ago of the HGI. coming along very slowly.

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Thanks for the update theOGalexd , had been wondering about this project just last week.
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