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Old Posted Jul 8, 2014, 3:19 AM
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Ready for some really exciting news? I'm hearing that this (mixed-use) tower will very likely be over 700 feet.
Who are your sources for this?
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Hell yea! I can't wait to see what will come to fruition
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2014, 5:18 AM
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Little birdies.
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Old Posted Jul 8, 2014, 5:52 AM
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Little birdies.
I would believe him! sirkingwilliam has been saying get ready for skyscraper announcements for over a year now. haha

But, 700ft!?!? Oh my gosh, this is exciting! Again, what if CPS tries to compete with the height?! I mean, it could happen.
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Ready for some really exciting news? I'm hearing that this (mixed-use) tower will very likely be over 700 feet.
Now that would be awesome. Not to mention beyond all my expectations. Something around 725 would be a dream come true. Would also be more than enough to give us our spot back for tallest building in Texas outside of Dallas/Houston.
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Man, after so many decades of stagnation downtown, 700ft would be insane.

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While not the powerful force it once was around here, the good folks of COGSADCAJA can still bring the wet blanket. Ha.

I think the "let's not get too far ahead of ourselves" vibe is a good one. There is a reason we haven't had anything happening of this type in 25 years.

Let's hope something gets built. Then, we can all start pulling for anything that isn't primarily BROWN. Then we can raise the bar and hope for 400, be thrilled with 500, or blow our minds with 600 or 700.
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While not the powerful force it once was around here, the good folks of COGSADCAJA can still bring the wet blanket. Ha.

I think the "let's not get too far ahead of ourselves" vibe is a good one. There is a reason we haven't had anything happening of this type in 25 years.

Let's hope something gets built. Then, we can all start pulling for anything that isn't primarily BROWN. Then we can raise the bar and hope for 400, be thrilled with 500, or blow our minds with 600 or 700.
I understand what you are saying, but I don't think that we have to completely lower our expectations. We deserve a tower with a beautiful design as much as any other city.

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That's great news!
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2014, 4:40 AM
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I'm really hoping you guys get something nice and big with this one. I'll be happy, too. I'm actually going to be in San Antonio on Thursday and plan to head downtown for some photos. Maybe next time I'm in town this baby will be under construction. While the construction boom in Austin has been fascinating to watch, educational and oh so very cool, I have to admit I've missed going to San Antonio to see taller buildings. I pretty much never visit Dallas and I'm rarely ever in Houston, but I get to San Antonio a few times a year every year. It'll be sweet to see something big get built in San Antonio.
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I'm really hoping you guys get something nice and big with this one. I'll be happy, too. I'm actually going to be in San Antonio on Thursday and plan to head downtown for some photos. Maybe next time I'm in town this baby will be under construction. While the construction boom in Austin has been fascinating to watch, educational and oh so very cool, I have to admit I've missed going to San Antonio to see taller buildings. I pretty much never visit Dallas and I'm rarely ever in Houston, but I get to San Antonio a few times a year every year. It'll be sweet to see something big get built in San Antonio.
You guys up in Austin have had quite a boom the past decade. Total transformation of the skyline. Doesn't show any signs of letting up either. The great thing about Austin and San Antonio is our downtown's are completely different and put out different vibes, be it from the atmosphere to the building stock " Glass vs Brown". Two very unique downtown's with a ton of character. Houston and Dallas not so much. Hopefully this project and the others go through and we finally get our own little boom down here.
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Let me just say, this is the first domino to fall.

The SA skyline will look completely different by 2020.
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Let me just say, this is the first domino to fall.

The SA skyline will look completely different by 2020.
I'll Hold you to that! I can only hope the time we have all been waiting for is finally here. You're pretty reliable for downtown information/projects. So I'm hoping that truly is the case.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2014, 8:43 AM
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I'll Hold you to that! I can only hope the time we have all been waiting for is finally here. You're pretty reliable for downtown information/projects. So I'm hoping that truly is the case.
The domino effect I am talking about is in regards to the downtown skyline only.

The urban core development domino fell a couple of years ago.
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Old Posted Jul 9, 2014, 9:15 PM
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Can't wait to see what the building will look like! I really hope CPS goes with a tower as well and not find existing space downtown.
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This is some great news, yall. It'll be a little weird seeing a building that's taller than the TOA but it's something I could definitely get used to right away lol
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Robert Rivard on 13 July, 2014 at 00:48

The new Frost Tower, depending on its orientation and the new buildings that might surround it, probably can rise 40-50 stories.

“It will look iconic on the 10 o’clock news, which is the top 30 feet of the tower,” Smith said, “But equally important to me is that first 30 feet, what we live with on the street, and how it fits with the block, the neighborhood, and life and work downtown. It has to make for a compelling walk down Houston Street and it absolutely has to embody the things that Frost Bank stands for: quintessentially Texan, authenticity, integrity, a proud hometown name and brand.”

The Weston Urban/Frost Bank project timeline goes something like this:

Aug. 18, 2014: 10-day evaluation period by city staff ends. City staff invites competing proposals within 60 days.

Oct. 18, 2014: Deadline for any competing proposals to be submitted to city staff.

First quarter, 2016: Break ground.

First quarter, 2018: Complete building.
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Wow, so are we looking at getting renderings in October?
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Love that panorama, Kevin.
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