HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     

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

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #221  
Old Posted Apr 23, 2017, 6:15 AM
wwmiv wwmiv is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Austin -> San Antonio -> Columbia -> San Antonio
Posts: 3,412
okay.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #222  
Old Posted Apr 23, 2017, 1:19 PM
the Genral's Avatar
the Genral the Genral is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: 3rd house on the right
Posts: 2,393


I pretty much followed the suggestion from a previous post, 5 above ground parking, 20 floors office. The height in this modification is exactly the same, and from this angle, this isn't half bad, except now the parking garage looks puny.

Last edited by the Genral; Apr 24, 2017 at 3:58 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #223  
Old Posted Apr 24, 2017, 1:46 PM
Jdawgboy's Avatar
Jdawgboy Jdawgboy is offline
Representing the ATX!!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Austin
Posts: 4,042
Unhappy

Quote:
Originally Posted by the Genral View Post


I pretty much followed the suggestion from a previous post, 5 above ground parking, 20 floors office. The height in this modification is exactly the same, and from this angle, this isn't half bad, except now the parking garage looks puny.
I could live with that, even if the bottom half wasn't covered in glass which would look pretty good as well but it fits better with the parking podium reduced. The tower part is proportionally more visually appealing than it's current design.
__________________
"GOOD TIMES!!!" Jerri Blank (Strangers With Candy)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #224  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2017, 5:58 AM
AustinGoesVertical AustinGoesVertical is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 410
Quote:
Originally Posted by the Genral View Post


I pretty much followed the suggestion from a previous post, 5 above ground parking, 20 floors office. The height in this modification is exactly the same, and from this angle, this isn't half bad, except now the parking garage looks puny.
Very Cool
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #225  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2017, 8:13 PM
Maximusx1 Maximusx1 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 52
Quote:
Originally Posted by the Genral View Post


I pretty much followed the suggestion from a previous post, 5 above ground parking, 20 floors office. The height in this modification is exactly the same, and from this angle, this isn't half bad, except now the parking garage looks puny.
That looks fabulous. Congratulations, you are now a world renowned architect
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #226  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2017, 12:36 AM
the Genral's Avatar
the Genral the Genral is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: 3rd house on the right
Posts: 2,393
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximusx1 View Post
That looks fabulous. Congratulations, you are now a world renowned architect
I just re sculptured a turd, that's all...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #227  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2017, 6:32 AM
The ATX's Avatar
The ATX The ATX is offline
<Here
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: 6EQUJ5
Posts: 5,659
The Design Commission voted unanimously at the 04/24 meeting to not recommend the density bonus needed to build this project as it currently stands. So it's still a work in progress.

The amount of parking was the issue with the commissioners. Public parking garages are part of Brandywine's business, so incorporating more parking than normal for such a project was done on purpose to allow for significant public use of the parking garage.

The Downtown Alliance spoke in support of the project because of the amount of parking. They see a lack of downtown parking as a serious issue.

The sky lobby (and glass elevators) is planned as a public space.

Here are some fuzzy screen captures from the Design Commission presentation.

There it is peeking up above one of the Silicon Labs buildings next to the W.



Here are some street level shots presented by the landscaping architect.





Design Commission Meeting Video, Item 3A:
http://austintx.swagit.com/play/04242017-1214
__________________
Austin on Urban Planet:
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/forum/215-austin/
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #228  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2017, 6:58 AM
lzppjb's Avatar
lzppjb lzppjb is online now
7th Gen Central Texan
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 2,484
The guy on the bench looks like such a creep, just staring at the hot chick on the phone.

Reply With Quote
     
     
  #229  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2017, 11:03 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
Duck and covfefe
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: stuck in the middle with you
Posts: 44,700
I don't know. Even with the strange design and a large amount of parking, it at least appears to contribute nicely to the street level. Besides, if this thing has a public observation deck I'll be happy with whatever it looks like while I'm looking out the windows at everything else.
__________________
it's just a jump to the left and then a step to the right.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #230  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2017, 12:07 PM
AustinGoesVertical AustinGoesVertical is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 410
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas View Post
I don't know. Even with the strange design and a large amount of parking, it at least appears to contribute nicely to the street level. Besides, if this thing has a public observation deck I'll be happy with whatever it looks like while I'm looking out the windows at everything else.
The Sky Lobby being public is a very cool development in all this. The street interaction looks great as well. I still love the upper part of this design. I actually don't mind the aesthetic of the parking podium - I just wish it were smaller. Will this not be able to go forward until a significant design change? Without it, seems like there's no bonus. We're going to end up with Fifth and Colorado 2.0 aren't we? Not sure the negative podium outweighs all the other positives. I'm behind this one.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #231  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2017, 2:36 PM
lovethecity lovethecity is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 17
My frustration with this isn't the amount of parking but it's the inefficient use of space for the parking. Like someone mentioned before, just put a few levels underground, or make the garage valet - it could be 1/3 the size and still fit the same number of cars. Is it really still profitable to have levels of public garage rather than office space?? In this city??
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #232  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2017, 6:31 PM
Jdawgboy's Avatar
Jdawgboy Jdawgboy is offline
Representing the ATX!!!
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Austin
Posts: 4,042
So the Downtown Austin Alliance thinks that there is a lack of parking? in what universe?

There was plenty of parking during SXSW. The garage that I parked at just about daily never got filled up. There isn't a lack of parking by any means. If there's an issue, it's that people may not know that there are many garages that are open in the evenings and weekends.

The only other thing that I can think of that the DAA may be pushing for is increasing weekday public parking since there are fewer parking garages available for public use during office working hours. The parking garages available can fill up sometimes in which case your wandering around trying to find street parking and that can be a hassle. I don't have too much of a problem finding street parking but I don't mind walking distances either. Not everyone is inclined or able to walk 5+ blocks from where they park.

I agree with lovethecity that it's more an issue with inefficient use of parking. There's parking space available but it's closed off to public use during the day.
__________________
"GOOD TIMES!!!" Jerri Blank (Strangers With Candy)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #233  
Old Posted May 18, 2017, 6:45 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
Duck and covfefe
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: stuck in the middle with you
Posts: 44,700
The design commission is meeting on this one on May 22.

http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=277064
__________________
it's just a jump to the left and then a step to the right.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #234  
Old Posted May 24, 2017, 2:06 PM
The ATX's Avatar
The ATX The ATX is offline
<Here
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: 6EQUJ5
Posts: 5,659
Quote:
Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas View Post
The design commission is meeting on this one on May 22.

http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=277064
Reps for the developers didn't even attend the meeting. The sole purpose of this meeting was to get the proper amount of no votes against the FAR increase because there were not enough commissioners present to vote at the last meeting. The future is not bright for this project.
__________________
Austin on Urban Planet:
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/forum/215-austin/
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #235  
Old Posted May 24, 2017, 5:00 PM
AustinGoesVertical AustinGoesVertical is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 410
Quote:
Originally Posted by The ATX View Post
Reps for the developers didn't even attend the meeting. The sole purpose of this meeting was to get the proper amount of no votes against the FAR increase because there were not enough commissioners present to vote at the last meeting. The future is not bright for this project.
In this iteration or the overall project? Could this be scrapped entirely?

As much as people hate this, it had some cool features, like the sharp edges, the glass elevators, good street interaction, and the public sky Lobby.

It will be a sad day when we get a 14-story box that could just as easily be off a highway in a business park or a repaved surface parking lot.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #236  
Old Posted May 24, 2017, 6:52 PM
Geckos_Rule's Avatar
Geckos_Rule Geckos_Rule is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Austin
Posts: 161
Quote:
Originally Posted by AustinGoesVertical View Post
In this iteration or the overall project? Could this be scrapped entirely?

As much as people hate this, it had some cool features, like the sharp edges, the glass elevators, good street interaction, and the public sky Lobby.

It will be a sad day when we get a 14-story box that could just as easily be off a highway in a business park or a repaved surface parking lot.
Wouldn't it be nice if they kept all of the cool features of this, without making it a boring blue rectangle, or without making it 80% parking?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #237  
Old Posted May 25, 2017, 8:56 PM
MMOnsii MMOnsii is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 5
This building is fuuuuuuuuuuuuugly!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #238  
Old Posted May 26, 2017, 4:36 AM
MichaelB MichaelB is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: North edge of Downtown
Posts: 2,727
I feel like I just have to stick up for this design now and then..... If nothing else, just to see some of you bristle.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #239  
Old Posted May 26, 2017, 4:47 AM
The ATX's Avatar
The ATX The ATX is offline
<Here
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: 6EQUJ5
Posts: 5,659
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelB View Post
I feel like I just have to stick up for this design now and then..... If nothing else, just to see some of you bristle.
I've always liked it too. I hope Brandywine doesn't just give up on it. Based on Design Commissioners' comments, I think this will get the go ahead if they put some of the parking underground and/or increase the height of the "diamond" on the "band". The ratio of office levels to visible parking levels is the problem.
__________________
Austin on Urban Planet:
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/forum/215-austin/

Last edited by The ATX; May 26, 2017 at 5:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #240  
Old Posted May 26, 2017, 4:58 AM
The ATX's Avatar
The ATX The ATX is offline
<Here
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: 6EQUJ5
Posts: 5,659
During the April Design Commission meeting the Brandywine Rep said the Romanian sculptor Brancusi's work was the inspiration for the design. Here's the sculptor's Wikipedia biography:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consta...3%A2ncu%C8%99i


These were shown at the April meeting as two pieces of art that inspired the building's design:

__________________
Austin on Urban Planet:
http://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/forum/215-austin/
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 7:13 AM.

     

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