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Old Posted Apr 18, 2018, 1:48 AM
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Austin's "2nd downtown" in the making, though, at this point I'd call it our 2nd skyline and take a wait and see approach to printing any other labels.

Still, to be talking about the possibility of 360-foot buildings outside of downtown would have been unheard of even a few years ago. Technically Austin has already had some decently tall buildings outside of downtown for decades thanks to the UT Campus and West Campus, but those two neighborhoods make up the same skyline that downtown does. Plus, in 2014 the first 200+ foot tall building came to the south shore just across the river from downtown, but again, that building is part of the downtown skyline, especially since downtown wraps around that area as the river turns.

The Broadmoor and Domain developments will be the first time we've truly had buildings of that height in a skyline defined separately from downtown. 360 feet will be way taller than anything currently outside of downtown. Excluding the UT Campus, West Campus, and the south shore area, the tallest building outside of downtown now is 159 feet. 360 feet tall would have been Austin's 3rd tallest building up until 2004 when the Hilton and Frost Bank Tower were finished that year. 360 feet today would be Austin's 21st tallest.

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This is great news. North Austin has already been changing rapidly, and property values in the Mopac/Braker/Parmer area are rising significantly. I have a friend who lives near Metric and Parmer, and his 80s neighborhood is seeing dramatic increases (mostly land value). People who live in Austin should hold on to their properties as long as they can. I realize property taxes are a huge problem for many, though.
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Oh, yeah, and then there's that "other 2nd downtown" - The Catalyst project on East Riverside Drive in Southeast Austin. If that one happened it would be another significant skyline outside of and separate from downtown and UT, but it does have a UT connection.

This one has a lot more opposition, though, since it would be replacing an existing neighborhood of large apartment complexes that are mostly inhabited by UT students.

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Proposed Riverside makeover will harm students

Published on April 9, 2018 at 8:09 pm
BY RYAN YOUNG

Traffic on Interstate 35 permitting, the student apartments at Riverside are just a 15-minute UT shuttle ride from campus. Surrounded by aging strip malls, bisected by the quiet Country Club Creek and neighboring the forests of the Ray G. Guerrero River Park, this student community is quiet, peaceful and laid-back — everything that West Campus is not.

By choosing to live in Riverside, students trade closeness to campus for ample parking, tennis courts and green spaces. It’s the kind of relaxed living arrangement that Marina Flores, a fourth-year sociology major who lives in the Ballpark Apartments, appreciates. “It’s just more enjoyable to get away from campus … to not be surrounded by all that all the time,” Flores said.

But Riverside may not stay that way for long.

A cocky Los Angeles developer is eyeing Riverside to construct a supersized “urban village.” If approved by the city, the plan would demolish the Ballpark East student apartments and build 160-foot skyscrapers in their place.

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Personally:

I actually wouldn't consider Catalyst a distinct skyline, given the number of VMU developments and development opportunities between it and downtown proper. It would simply be another midrise offshoot from the downtown highrise core a la West Campus.
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I'm still laughing at "160' SKYSCRAPERS" ........ just a bit of an over reaction!
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Yeah, that area is definitely going to see future high rise development as an extension of the downtown core, still, at this point, those two areas are fairly separate. I've said it before, but I think eventually Riverside Drive will be lined with high rises with a little more bulk as they fill in the lots around it. The East 7th Street corridor is another one I'd expect to eventually upzone.
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It says " 160 foot skyscrapers," no?
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Hey guys,

I was in Austin on April 4th and took the following images, sorry I took so long to get them up. There are many more on my Flickr (mostly of The Independent).

Can anyone help me determine the project names for any photo titled 'Austin....'

Much appreciated!



70 Rainey by Hunter, on Flickr

500 W 2nd St by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin Skyline by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 11 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 12 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 13 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 14 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 17 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 18 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 19 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 20 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 28 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 29 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 48 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 51 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 52 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 53 by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 54 by Hunter, on Flickr

Fairmont Hotel, Austin by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 55 by Hunter, on Flickr

Fairmont Hotel, Austin by Hunter, on Flickr

Fairmont Hotel, Austin by Hunter, on Flickr

Fairmont Hotel, Austin by Hunter, on Flickr

Fairmont Hotel, Austin by Hunter, on Flickr

Fifth &amp; West by Hunter, on Flickr

Fifth &amp; West by Hunter, on Flickr

Proper Hotel &amp; Residences by Hunter, on Flickr

SXSW Offices by Hunter, on Flickr

SXSW Offices by Hunter, on Flickr

The Independent by Hunter, on Flickr

The Independent by Hunter, on Flickr

The Independent by Hunter, on Flickr

The Independent by Hunter, on Flickr

The Independent by Hunter, on Flickr

The Independent by Hunter, on Flickr

The Independent by Hunter, on Flickr

The Independent by Hunter, on Flickr

The Independent by Hunter, on Flickr
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Hey guys,

I was in Austin on April 4th and took the following images, sorry I took so long to get them up. There are many more on my Flickr (mostly of The Independent).

Can anyone help me determine the project names for any photo titled 'Austin....'

Much appreciated!

500 W 2nd St by Hunter, on Flickr

Austin, Texas 51 by Hunter, on Flickr
I'll post their names on your flickr account. In this first photo, that's not 500 West 2nd. That's Third + Shoal.

In the 2nd photo, 500 West 2nd is the dark blue tower on the right. Third + Shoal can be seen on the far left. The building in the middle is Austin Proper.

By the way, these are great looking photos. You should post these in the "My City Photos" forum.
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I'll post their names on your flickr account. In this first photo, that's not 500 West 2nd. That's Third + Shoal.

In the 2nd photo, 500 West 2nd is the dark blue tower on the right. Third + Shoal can be seen on the far left. The building in the middle is Austin Proper.

By the way, these are great looking photos. You should post these in the "My City Photos" forum.
You're a lifesaver!

Just updated all the names on Flickr according to the info you provided.
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No problem. I enjoyed looking at the photos. The ones of the Fairmont Hotel especially are really good, as are the ones of the Independent.
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Wow! Excellent photos!
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Nice pics!
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Nice pics! Enjoyed them.
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Yeah, that area is definitely going to see future high rise development as an extension of the downtown core, still, at this point, those two areas are fairly separate. I've said it before, but I think eventually Riverside Drive will be lined with high rises with a little more bulk as they fill in the lots around it. The East 7th Street corridor is another one I'd expect to eventually upzone.
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