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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 12:53 AM
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Whatever, infill is infill. Cant ever have enough of them.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 1:30 AM
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I know we dislike this project, but I don't remember seeing these posted here. They were posted by JoninATX with a credit to AusTexDevelopment on SkyScraperCity.





I know it's a huge wasted opportunity, but it's still a significant improvement over what's there now at the street level and that would be a pretty cool place to work.
The street level looks great, Michael Hsu is fantastic local architect. . .I can live without the tower. Looking forward to having that block be activated by all that retail on ground floor. It gets a 9/10 in my book.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 1:46 AM
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It seems to me like whoever hired Michael Hsu didn't take advantage of his ability. I love his work, and even if there is no height, I wish they would have allowed him to design something more interesting for that spot. sure it will be ok though
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 3:12 AM
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The street level retail in the rendering looks like typical modern European design.

Looks cool
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 5:26 AM
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Thats pretty progressive... for 1950. Yuck.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 5:17 PM
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Wuthering heights: Waller Center building may not be Austin's tallest

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Staff Writer- Austin Business Journal

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/bl...ay-not-be.html

The Waller Center development – a $500 million, three-building project that has long been thought to contain Austin's tallest building – won't be breaking any height records for the city, the head of the development company for the center said Thursday.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 6:41 PM
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Robert Grattan
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http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/bl...ay-not-be.html

The Waller Center development – a $500 million, three-building project that has long been thought to contain Austin's tallest building – won't be breaking any height records for the city, the head of the development company for the center said Thursday.
Noooooo!!!
Actually, I was a bit concerned that with the Waller Center and the Fairmont right next to each other the skyline was going to look pretty lop-sided from the South, even with Spring and the completed 311Bowie on the West side. Maybe a 550–600 foot/40–45 story structure would look good there.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 7:17 PM
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I'm looking at between 600- 650 for the tallest building. Even if it doesn't break The Austonian height, it's still going to have a major impact on the skyline either way.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 8:20 PM
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I'm looking at between 600- 650 for the tallest building. Even if it doesn't break The Austonian height, it's still going to have a major impact on the skyline either way.
Well they just said it wont be Austin's tallest.

You guys should settle, they never mentioned which building will be the one surpassing it. It could be the Austonian, yes but it could also be the Fairmont too, which by all measures is meant to be quite a bit taller than the Austonian.

We should wait for more detail.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 8:25 PM
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Well they just said it wont be Austin's tallest.

You guys should settle, they never mentioned which building will be the one surpassing it. It could be the Austonian, yes but it could also be the Fairmont too, which by all measures is meant to be quite a bit taller than the Austonian.

We should wait for more detail.
Fairmont will be shorter than the Austonian by ~100 feet. The building will be 10 feet taller if they decide to go with the spire for the design.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2013, 8:29 PM
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Fairmont will be shorter than the Austonian by ~100 feet. The building will be 10 feet taller if they decide to go with the spire for the design.
What? I thought the spire was a definite? Did they change the design? What does it look like now?
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Thats pretty progressive... for 1950. Yuck.
Yeah, we know.
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It seems to me like whoever hired Michael Hsu didn't take advantage of his ability. I love his work, and even if there is no height, I wish they would have allowed him to design something more interesting for that spot. sure it will be ok though
Hsu? Good luck hearing yourself think in there.

I have *never* stepped foot in anything designed by that guy that wasn't horribly loud.
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Old Posted Sep 7, 2013, 2:59 AM
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Hsu? Good luck hearing yourself think in there.

I have *never* stepped foot in anything designed by that guy that wasn't horribly loud.
what are you talking about? I'm talking about the exterior of the project... If you think that exterior is loud then yikes
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Old Posted Sep 9, 2013, 7:53 PM
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Where is everyone?

My calendar says it is the 9th of September...and no posts for two days! Are we all just burnt out by the news and announcements lately that we have just needed a breather? Or is my connection to the Forum stuck?

Wait the last post is dated on the 6th....three days.
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2013, 1:01 AM
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My posts are so good, people need several days to digest their brilliance....
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2013, 1:16 AM
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So what projects will we see break ground in the next 1 to 3 months????
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Fairmont is supposed to break ground in November.
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2013, 2:16 AM
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I got caught in the rainstorm today in downtown. I hope it keeps raining like this, we need it bad.
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Old Posted Sep 10, 2013, 2:24 AM
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I took this shot today after the rain was clearing up, I must say my photography skills are improving in certain aspects.

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