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Old Posted Mar 30, 2018, 12:13 AM
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ColDayMan and KevinFromTexas do Austin



Back in November ColDayMan messaged me letting me know he'd be visiting Austin, so we met up and walked around downtown for a bit, and then visited a few spots outside of downtown.

















































































































































































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So Asian, losing..no wait, already lost its American soul.

Looks like some second or third even fourth tier city in Asian... nothing but full of tall apartment buildings.
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austin did a great job hiding its 1980s skyline. it's unrecognizable. great pics!
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Ah, the Fall of 2017. I remember those days with such fondness.
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Great pics, guys.

Miami, Chicago, and NYC have all probably added more tall towers in the past 10 years than Austin, but I'd venture no American skyline has seen as impactful a change in the past decade as Austin.

(And yeah, superficially it's starting to look SE Asian in style and texture)
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These came out great, Kevin! You're an amazing tour guide and thank you for this. I'll post my photos later on (I'm so backlogged, it's ridiculous...including a trip a couple of years ago I took meeting the forumer posting above this post).
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These came out great, Kevin! You're an amazing tour guide and thank you for this. I'll post my photos later on (I'm so backlogged, it's ridiculous...including a trip a couple of years ago I took meeting the forumer posting above this post).
No worries Chris, I still haven't worked up the pics we took either.
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Hard to believe how much that skyline is filling in. Looking good. But the thing I loved most about Austin was the food!

Thanks for the photos.
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Impressive, Austin is certainly coming to its own with that skyline.
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Crazy growth. So many great vantage points. I’ll be there in a few weeks to see it myself.
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Wonderful! I haven't been to the Austin part of TX yet but the vegetation is really intriguing, seems to have a healthy mix of damn near everything.
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Nice tour. Austin's skyline is really coming along nicely and the surrounding topography seems atypical (in a really good way) of a major Texas city. The greenery and hills look really nice.

I remember reading awhile back that Austin was getting a new tallest. Any word when/if construction is/has started on that?
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Nice tour. Austin's skyline is really coming along nicely and the surrounding topography seems atypical (in a really good way) of a major Texas city. The greenery and hills look really nice.

I remember reading awhile back that Austin was getting a new tallest. Any word when/if construction is/has started on that?
The Independent. It's almost topped out now since I took these.

It's the building on the left. It'll be 690 feet with 58 floors. Our current tallest, The Austonian, is just 7 feet shorter.



You can see it here on the right.

We're also getting another new tallest, 600 Guadalupe, after this one that is confirmed to be 842 feet with 65 floors. There was a discrepancy in the listed start date on the site plan, but it ranged from this November to April of 2019 to either January or February of 2020. That building would rise in this photo to the left of the Austonian.

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Great job guys! Boomtown...
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Thanks for clearing that up! Awesome to hear you guys will get another tallest right after this one (which looks good from the renders and recent pics I just looked at).
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So Asian, losing..no wait, already lost its American soul.

Looks like some second or third even fourth tier city in Asian... nothing but full of tall apartment buildings.
Your comments on so many threads, often of this exact sentiment, are rather amusing given this is a skyscraper enthusiast forum. Austin's original skyline was hideous, how is this worse!?
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Great job guys ! Austin looks purdy !
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I've given up trying to understand any of Murphy's comments. He comes across as the saddest/crankiest person on this forum.
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I've given up trying to understand any of Murphy's comments. He comes across as the saddest/crankiest person on this forum.
He seems to dislike Asian cities because of their high-rise residential development in the central core, and makes negative comments about non-Asian cities like Vancouver and Austin by referring to them "Asian" "Asian-ish". Any city with a lot of Downtown residential towers is doing something right by me.
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What is a tower crane doing along the shore of Lake Austin in a neighborhood that contains nothing but multi-million dollar homes? Are tower cranes now being used to build mansions?

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