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Old Posted Feb 9, 2017, 6:00 AM
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True, i only say that because the roof of Tower Life is about '404, and the rendering currently puts it there. I'm totally fine with whatever height we get
Yes. Agreed. It will be a nice addition to the skyline.
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Old Posted Feb 9, 2017, 5:59 PM
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For a building that height I wish it had more style. It will be right next to the prettiest skyscraper in town, if not the entire state.
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Old Posted Feb 9, 2017, 6:18 PM
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For a building that height I wish it had more style. It will be right next to the prettiest skyscraper in town, if not the entire state.
I could see that. Make it look more like the W in Austin. That's 36 floors and still very pretty for a glass box, to me at least.
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For a building that height I wish it had more style. It will be right next to the prettiest skyscraper in town, if not the entire state.
I don't mind the style so much because I think it will look much better in the flesh than this render. It reminds me how everyone in Austin complained about the Seaholm development but it looked good finished.

The problem with this building is that gigantic blank wall facing south. I'm assuming that's where the elevator shaft will be located but if there is a north-facing wall that looks like this one then PLEASE send this packing.
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I really like the height, but man, they need to go back to the drawing board for the design. If it's going to share the skyline so close to the Tower Life Building I really hope it's better than that. Love the height, though, it's easily 400 feet.
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I could see that. Make it look more like the W in Austin. That's 36 floors and still very pretty for a glass box, to me at least.
I actually like the W in Dallas more then the W in Austin.
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Old Posted Feb 10, 2017, 4:03 PM
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I actually like the W in Dallas more then the W in Austin.
That one is pretty too! I forgot about that one.
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I don't mind the style so much because I think it will look much better in the flesh than this render. It reminds me how everyone in Austin complained about the Seaholm development but it looked good finished.

The problem with this building is that gigantic blank wall facing south. I'm assuming that's where the elevator shaft will be located but if there is a north-facing wall that looks like this one then PLEASE send this packing.
Seaholm looks better with age, too, as the blank wall to the north now has a beautiful pattern on it from weathering.
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Wait...so, this building actually got approval from the hysterical (historical) Committee? That's surprising! I want this built already! We need more of these types of buildings downtown. San Antonio needs more centralization versus decentralization of community development. This project, among a few others right now, helps visualize San Antonio's full potential in achieving a downtown metropolitan, that mixing the old with the new, and with pedestrian and tourism gaining more of a visual and aesthetic presence.
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Wait...so, this building actually got approval from the hysterical (historical) Committee? That's surprising! I want this built already! We need more of these types of buildings downtown. San Antonio needs more centralization versus decentralization of community development. This project, among a few others right now, helps visualize San Antonio's full potential in achieving a downtown metropolitan, that mixing the old with the new, and with pedestrian and tourism gaining more of a visual and aesthetic presence.
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Wait...so, this building actually got approval from the hysterical (historical) Committee? That's surprising! I want this built already! We need more of these types of buildings downtown. San Antonio needs more centralization versus decentralization of community development. This project, among a few others right now, helps visualize San Antonio's full potential in achieving a downtown metropolitan, that mixing the old with the new, and with pedestrian and tourism gaining more of a visual and aesthetic presence.
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This hasn't been approved by the HDRC.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2017, 5:23 AM
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This hasn't been approved by the HDRC.
Oh, that just breaks my heart. I read the developers wanting to start construction this time next year. Oh, man! Well, this better happen! God! When will SA downtown learn to incorporate the new with the already old. And not just salivate over beige slum buildings.
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Oh, that just breaks my heart. I read the developers wanting to start construction this time next year. Oh, man! Well, this better happen! God! When will SA downtown learn to incorporate the new with the already old. And not just salivate over beige slum buildings.
It hasn't been approved because there has been nothing official design presented. The final design is still being worked on. Needless to say, the final design will be approved. No need to worry.
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It hasn't been approved because there has been nothing official design presented. The final design is still being worked on. Needless to say, the final design will be approved. No need to worry.
Is it the fact that they already secured funding for the building? Just curious, what makes you think it will have no issues and will definitely be built?
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Until it is approved, there is a reason to worry. I will be very interested in seeing their proposed final design. Hope it comes out soon.
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Rendering from the link!

Can we please get this one going?
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Can we please get this one going?
We may soon have update in a few months time...

https://www.bisnow.com/events/san-an...Market-734#ath
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Came across this link today. The bottom of the page has a different rendering than what we've seen (although it's small) and some info on the amenities. As Fryguy said, hopefully we'll get some more solid info next week.

I admittedly don't know much about this site, but if the info on it is to be believed, it looks like they are aiming to begin construction by the end of the year.

https://rsreb-5.com/projects.html
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2017, 5:35 PM
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I'm glad it's gonna be pretty tall. But that thing is basic next to the Tower Life. lol

oh well, yay for construction at the end of the year!
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Old Posted Sep 22, 2017, 8:41 PM
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I'm glad it's gonna be pretty tall. But that thing is basic next to the Tower Life. lol

oh well, yay for construction at the end of the year!
Everything looks basic next to the Tower Life Building!
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