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Old Posted Feb 13, 2014, 9:06 PM
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Even the word bland has a vague and subjective meaning... the monarch, shore and spring aren't bland to me. The ashton and four seasons are bland. This design is bland but maybe because it looks like its just a rough draft and not the final design?
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2014, 4:16 AM
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I just meant that a lot of residential highrises are bland. Look at Honolulu, Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, Miami and most of Florida's residential highrises. Texas' coastal cities are the same way. Most of them are white and boxy with a few exceptions thrown in. Part of them being white is just smart planning since they reflect sunlight and stay cooler in the summer.
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2014, 9:42 PM
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Some of these are GORGEOUS! And they would fit in very well in Austin - Obviously not all of them, but some of these are very nice!

600 Brickell 68 floors 903ft Office/Hotel/Residential --Proposed (Brickell)


100 S Biscayne 75 floors 900ft Office/Residential --Proposed (CBD)


Met 3 74 floors 866ft Residential --Approved (CBD)


1101 Brickell 74 floors 849ft Office/Residential --Approved (Brickell)


Brickell CitiCenter 1 76 floors 808ft Residential/Office --Approved (Brickell)


Flatiron 70 floors 794ft Office/Residential --Proposed (Brickell)



Brickell CitiCenter 2 69 floors 790ft Residential/Office --Approved (Brickell)
Four Seasons 64 floors 789ft Office/Hotel/Residential --Completed 2004 (Brickell)


Paramount Park 68 floors 756ft Residential/Hotel --Approved (CBD)


Lynx 75 floors 745ft Office/Hotel/Residential --Approved (CBD)


Brickell CitiCenter 3 69 floors 740ft Residential/Office --Approved (Brickell)
-for image see above-

Infinity II 65 floors 736ft Residential --Approved (Brickell)


1501 Biscayne 66 floors 700ft Residential --Proposed (Upper East Side)
1601 Biscayne 64 floors Residential --Proposed (Upper East Side)
1601 Biscayne 62 floors Residential --Proposed (Upper East Side)
1701 Biscayne 62 floors Residential --Proposed (Upper East Side)
1501 Biscayne 61 floors Residential --Proposed (Upper East Side)
1701 Biscayne 58 floors Residential --Proposed (Upper East Side)
-Graphic of complex, click on PACked Map graphic. Complex #7:-
http://www.miami.com/multimedia/miam...t/archive/pac/

Marquis 63 floors 679ft Residential/Hotel --Construction (CBD)


1490 Biscayne 65 floors 657ft Residential --Approved (Upper East Side)


Capitol Brickell I 57 floors 649ft Residential/Office --Proposed (Brickell)


900 Biscayne 63 floors 649ft Residential --Construction (CBD)


600 Biscayne 62 floors 649ft Residential/Office --Approved (CBD)


Florida Grand Opera 57 floors 649ft Residential/Office --Proposed (Upper East Side)
-rendering pending-

Chelsea 52 floors 649ft Residential/Office --Approved (Upper East Side)


One Herald Plz 64 floors 649ft Residential --Proposed (Upper East Side)
One Herald Plz 64 floors 649ft Residential --Proposed (Upper East Side)


City Square 62 floors 640ft Residential --Proposed (Upper East Side)
City Square 62 floors 640ft Residential --Proposed (Upper East Side)


Riverfront West 1 630ft Residential --Approved (CBD)


1490 Biscayne2 60 floors 619ft Residential --Approved (Upper East Side)
-see 1490 Biscayne for rendering-

Met 2 46 floors 617ft Office/Hotel --Approved (CBD)
(The one on the right)
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Old Posted Feb 16, 2014, 11:35 PM
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Oh yes, I agree that a lot of the residential towers in Miami are stunning and I could definitely see towers like that here.
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Old Posted Feb 18, 2014, 8:30 PM
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Austin American-Statesman:

Austin Developer Plans 37-Story Condo Tower Downtown
http://www.statesman.com/news/busine...-downto/ndSLn/

In front of the paywall for a change.
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2014, 7:46 PM
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That lists the height as 430 feet with 39 floors, but that's only to the main roof according to the stacking plan on that page. It'll probably still be around 450 feet.
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Hope the city council approves it tomorrow.
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I think this is the best angle rendering from the site plan.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2014, 1:15 AM
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Hope the city council approves it tomorrow.
Let us know what happens with the vote because I'll have classes all day...

If I were to put money down, I'd say it gets approved, with Morrison and Tovo casting "Nay" votes, despite all of the neighbourhood associations they claim to vote in the interests of who've thrown their support behind this project.

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Old Posted Apr 22, 2014, 2:56 AM
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Let us know what happens with the vote because I'll have classes all day...

If I were to put money down, I'd say it gets approved, with Morrison and Tovo casting "Nay" votes, despite all of the neighbourhood associations they claim to vote in the interests of who've thrown their support behind this project.
Those two are also supposed to be big supportes of affordable housing and were in full support of the fund developers have to pay into to get density bonuses. But yet they vote no on these projects denying the affordable housing fund of money, and they help increase rents because they want to limit the supply of apartments. It's pretty clear that they are really just against development and use the affordable housing issue as a smoke screen.
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Old Posted Apr 22, 2014, 5:41 AM
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This tower is sleek and attractive.

The pace we have reached in SW downtown is dizzying.
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I'd really need to see a more traditional "computer-generated" rendering of this building because the watercolor version makes it look like wood and stucco, which is very odd to me. Let's see one of those beauty shots at sunset that firms like to produce so often these days.

I'll hold my judgement, but I am not a fan at this point in time.
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It's fugly.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2014, 3:22 AM
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Wow I really like that, much better than the initial rendering. Easily one of my favorite projects underway for Austin right now.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2014, 3:34 AM
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I agree. I'm not jumping on the ugly band wagon for this:

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I agree. I'm not jumping on the ugly band wagon for this:
That's good. You should definitely have your own opinion.

It reminds me(in spirit, not exact design of course) of the clump of buildings in the middle of this... Broadway and about 69th in NYC. All those buildings are from the 60's I think.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7786...mRIA!2e0?hl=en
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Do we know how the vote went yesterday? They posted a video on ATXN but I'm having trouble getting it to load.
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Old Posted Apr 23, 2014, 3:46 PM
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That's good. You should definitely have your own opinion.

It reminds me(in spirit, not exact design of course) of the clump of buildings in the middle of this... Broadway and about 69th in NYC. All those buildings are from the 60's I think.
https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7786...mRIA!2e0?hl=en
And your opinion is wrong.
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