HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Texas & Southcentral > Austin

Homewood Suites at East Avenue in the SkyscraperPage Database

Building Data Page   • Austin Skyscraper Diagram
            
View Full Map

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #41  
Old Posted Mar 3, 2016, 3:18 AM
The ATX's Avatar
The ATX The ATX is offline
Right here, right now
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Suburban Low-rise
Posts: 5,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by drummer View Post
I'd love to see a better rendering than that...other rendering thing.
That rendering makes me think of the floating rocks/air islands in Avatar.
__________________
Austin on Urban Planet:
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/forum/215-austin/
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #42  
Old Posted Mar 3, 2016, 3:29 AM
wwmiv wwmiv is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin -> San Antonio -> Columbia
Posts: 3,313
I don't think we need to see more to know that it's just filler and that it'll sadly never be blocked by anything else because of the location.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #43  
Old Posted Mar 3, 2016, 7:30 AM
Nickelplate's Avatar
Nickelplate Nickelplate is offline
Sh*t happens
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 190
I can't wait for the Microtel with the Waffle House in the bottom to pop up next...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #44  
Old Posted Mar 3, 2016, 2:23 PM
drummer drummer is offline
德克萨斯人 y'all
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Asia by way of Texas
Posts: 1,911
Quote:
Originally Posted by The ATX View Post
That rendering makes me think of the floating rocks/air islands in Avatar.
Avatar might be offended by this post.
__________________
人无完人
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #45  
Old Posted Mar 3, 2016, 2:26 PM
The ATX's Avatar
The ATX The ATX is offline
Right here, right now
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Suburban Low-rise
Posts: 5,009
__________________
Austin on Urban Planet:
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/forum/215-austin/
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #46  
Old Posted Mar 3, 2016, 10:24 PM
Tech House's Avatar
Tech House Tech House is offline
Harbinger of Skullduggery
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 749
Quote:
Originally Posted by the Genral View Post
I don't know what to make of this yet. I'm going to need to see more renderings before I can render an opinion. But if they accent the bird shit yellow with terra cotta or dark brown, I'm going to have to put my foot down and not allow them to build this....thing...
Yes, this is a situation where the color choice is critical to the visual effect. Many hotels use colors as part of their branding, and a quick perusal of Homewood Suites images on Google shows that the company is quite fond of colors that mimic the various substance excreted by human orifices. https://www.google.com/search?q=home...w=1536&bih=774

However, it's not a totally lost cause, as they do have a couple of examples of color schemes that could work out alright.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #47  
Old Posted Mar 4, 2016, 12:31 AM
drummer drummer is offline
德克萨斯人 y'all
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Asia by way of Texas
Posts: 1,911
Quote:
Originally Posted by The ATX View Post
For the record, I live in the same mountain range where that movie was filmed, albeit a bit farther north pushing closer to the Himalayas. The mountains don't float in the air. Highly disappointing.
__________________
人无完人
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #48  
Old Posted Mar 8, 2016, 7:05 PM
Br1ggzMilago Br1ggzMilago is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 3
I am counting down the days until the IHOP is demolished.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #49  
Old Posted Apr 18, 2016, 9:07 PM
The ATX's Avatar
The ATX The ATX is offline
Right here, right now
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Suburban Low-rise
Posts: 5,009
The crane base is up.
__________________
Austin on Urban Planet:
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/forum/215-austin/
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #50  
Old Posted May 6, 2016, 4:56 AM
The ATX's Avatar
The ATX The ATX is offline
Right here, right now
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Suburban Low-rise
Posts: 5,009
There's a crawler crane on the site that is dangling a crane section. So I suspect the crane for this beauty is going up Friday. Too bad this one couldn't fit in somewhere by Indigo or Hyatt House.
__________________
Austin on Urban Planet:
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/forum/215-austin/
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #51  
Old Posted May 6, 2016, 5:12 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
400 feet tall
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: sunshine and taco trucks on every corner
Posts: 43,794
Oh yeah, I meant to post about this the other day. Did they use the same crawler crane for The Independent?
__________________
it's just a jump to the left and then a step to the right.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #52  
Old Posted May 6, 2016, 5:15 AM
The ATX's Avatar
The ATX The ATX is offline
Right here, right now
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Suburban Low-rise
Posts: 5,009
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas View Post
Oh yeah, I meant to post about this the other day. Did they use the same crawler crane for The Independent?
They have had a crawler on the site for at least a week I think. I thought maybe the tower crane was going was going up last weekend, but it didn't.
__________________
Austin on Urban Planet:
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/forum/215-austin/
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #53  
Old Posted May 12, 2016, 2:26 PM
The ATX's Avatar
The ATX The ATX is offline
Right here, right now
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Suburban Low-rise
Posts: 5,009
This project has had the slowest tower crane erection ever. (There's a viagra joke in there somewhere.) This permit filing from this morning indicates that it won't go up until mid-June:

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...erRSN=11531614
__________________
Austin on Urban Planet:
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/forum/215-austin/
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #54  
Old Posted May 13, 2016, 1:34 AM
the Genral's Avatar
the Genral the Genral is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: 3rd house on the right
Posts: 2,146
Quote:
Originally Posted by The ATX View Post
This project has had the slowest tower crane erection ever. (There's a viagra joke in there somewhere.) This permit filing from this morning indicates that it won't go up until mid-June:

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...erRSN=11531614
Maybe they could project some porn on the surrounding buildings, and oh yeah, add a truck load of viagra to the tower crane base. But better call
a metal worker if the erection lasts more than 5 hours or permanent damage could occur.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #55  
Old Posted May 19, 2016, 1:17 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
400 feet tall
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: sunshine and taco trucks on every corner
Posts: 43,794
Tower crane plans. It'll be 247 feet tall before the first jump.

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...rane_PLANS.pdf
__________________
it's just a jump to the left and then a step to the right.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #56  
Old Posted Jul 5, 2016, 5:36 AM
corvairkeith's Avatar
corvairkeith corvairkeith is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 718
Strange that there is still no crane.





Reply With Quote
     
     
  #57  
Old Posted Jul 6, 2016, 3:33 PM
Jdawgboy's Avatar
Jdawgboy Jdawgboy is offline
Representing the ATX!!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Austin
Posts: 3,768
Yea not a lot of work going on judging by the pictures you posted unless they are from the 4th. Looks like the base is about ready so the tower crane should be going up any day.
__________________
"GOOD TIMES!!!" Jerri Blank (Strangers With Candy)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #58  
Old Posted Jul 12, 2016, 1:35 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
400 feet tall
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: sunshine and taco trucks on every corner
Posts: 43,794
I saw a mobile crane parked in the median between the main lanes of I-35 and the access road today across the street from the construction site. So they may be putting the crane up soon.
__________________
it's just a jump to the left and then a step to the right.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #59  
Old Posted Aug 2, 2016, 11:40 PM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
400 feet tall
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: sunshine and taco trucks on every corner
Posts: 43,794
8/1

__________________
it's just a jump to the left and then a step to the right.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #60  
Old Posted Oct 21, 2016, 5:44 PM
corvairkeith's Avatar
corvairkeith corvairkeith is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 718
10/20/16

It's starting to rise but we still don't have a decent rendering. I'm not too optimistic that this will be any better than the hotels going in at 9th and Red River.

Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Texas & Southcentral > Austin
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 2:37 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.