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Old Posted Jun 8, 2010, 4:26 PM
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Exactly, maybe some rock columns? Also, maybe something to to break up the simplicity of exterior wall of the offices that are facing inward, a geometric design carved or placed on it would look great as well.
I know, I could do a crazy conglomeration of disproportionate squares and rectangles like the Grand Hyatt!!!

haha j/k...but yeah like i said before i left those sides blank cause i couldn't get the window textures to align right, so i pretended that it was blank because the offices faced out into an atrium lol

i've read yall's suggestions...and maybe soon when i get some spare time, version 2.0 will come your way
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Thanks guys! Here's the final version:

Suroeste
-825' mechanical penthouse
-800' roof
-Mixed-use

The two sides with windows and balconies are condos, the two sides w/o any windows are offices that look out into a 800' atrium.

Come to think of it, if you made the flat sides the offices then you could make the sloped sides the condos and have a really cool sloped stacked balcony thing going on.
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^^^ Hmmm...that would be super time consuming to draw 3-d balconies on there....but it would be super cool....hmmmmmmmm.....
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Old Posted Jun 21, 2010, 6:03 AM
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It's been awhile, but here's the newest one. It would be the new tallest in San Antonio....


Adidas Tower
56 stories
782 ft.



Here's the crown with the famous Adidas logo....



The trademark three stripes are incorporated into the design....



Here it is from ground level



Elevation



Comparison to the current tallest....



And since this is my "new tallest" for the city, here's a pic with the tallest buildings of the other 5 largest cities in Texas....




The main reason why I did this design is because I love Adidas. It's my favorite shoe. And if they ever decide to build a new HQ, here's my design. And like I mentioned before, this includes the logo and the three stripes style you would see in all of the company's gear, but it's black and white with silver trim for the Spurs. Since Adidas makes uniforms for the NBA and since you have the Spurs, I thought it would just fit. This building would be located in that big lot on that Martin, Jefferson, Pecan, 3rd and Broadway block.... on the Jefferson side, mainly.
OMG!!! I want this building in San Antonios downtown ...... but they're just ideas :/
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Here's something I whipped up a few years ago...use your imagination to put windows and I'm too lazy to get a bigger image...also, I think it's over 1200 feet tall so it's unfeasable unless you want to make the Tower of the Americas look ridiculous...

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Here's something I whipped up a few years ago...use your imagination to put windows and I'm too lazy to get a bigger image...also, I think it's over 1200 feet tall so it's unfeasable unless you want to make the Tower of the Americas look ridiculous...

Great looking building! very San Antonio, cathedral-like. I've always felt like the only way that this city would ever get a building with some greater height is if we built it oursleves, with taxpayer money. A municipal building or monument, something along those lines; something the people could get behind, and maybe even attract more visitors. It worked for the Alamodome.
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"The Giraud" Apartments & Condominiums

Here's my contribution:

"The Giraud" Apartments & Condominiums - 364 ft.
Augusta/Soledad/Giraud/Riverwalk



http://www.flickr.com/photos/fireout...7624359481490/

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Nice. Looks like you could probably get a decent going rate for these; they look safe with the patrol car going by. Has San Pedro Creek turned into a linear park? I ask since the apartments at Martin/Santa Rosa have been replaced with a high-rise. It also looks like we might've had a couple new office buildings sprout up around Travis Park???
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The tallest buildings in Texas!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...dings_in_Texas
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As someone who works around that area, I can definitely see the Giraud complex working there. I appreciate how you made it look like many different architectural styles built densely together. The only thing I'd change is trees lining Augusta and Soledad streets. Thanks for sharing.
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Santa Rosa Tower

Thanks for the input guys. It was pretty helpful. Could use some input on some others I made.

Santa Rosa Hospital Expansion:
Santa Rosa / Houston / Camaron / Travis

Existing Rosa Verde Tower
Santa Rosa Tower - 346ft
Parking Garage
San Pedro "Springway"



http://www.flickr.com/photos/fireout...7624403910510/

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I like the doubling up of the garage, but personally, I think it might be at least 50 ft. too tall (for its surroundings). Perhaps it might be because I've gotten used to parking lots. I do, however, like SP Creek as a linear park. Maybe the base could be pushed up to Houston St.; give us a street entrance and not an awkward post-urbanist design/feel like the Main Library.
Eh, what the hell, I like it. Now just give us something to replace Soap Works.
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Maybe the base could be pushed up to Houston St.; give us a street entrance and not an awkward post-urbanist design/feel like the Main Library.
Thanks Miaht. You know I thought about that, but I love those oak trees along Houston Street, wanted to keep them. Plus Houston Street
is so narrow, I just imagine congestion on that street, similar to what I see at the Nix everyday. So I'm putting the street entrance on the Travis side where I added some metered parking. I also thought I'd make the garage a little larger for public parking, to help accomodate the Alameda Theater events or whatever else might go on in the area.


Sketchup Rocks!
Here's another.

Frost Bank Tower

New Headquarters Building for Frost Bank - 612ft
Houston / Camaron / Travis / Flores

Frost Bank Headquarters a7 by Fireoutofclay, on Flickr

more pics at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fireout...7624441821392/

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^^^ Hmmmm....interesting
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Wow! That tower would look so cool in our skyline. Looks to be about 50 stories or so. Nice work.
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Frostbank tower.

That tower would be a great addition to SA skyline. I have one suggestion though. Or maybe a little favor to ask.
Could you do something with the Crown of the building.. Do something like Glass and metal. Kind of like the Austin one..At least just to see what it looks like. Please... please... please....
thank you.
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Could you do something with the Crown of the building.. Do something like Glass and metal. Kind of like the Austin one..At least just to see what it looks like. Please... please... please....
thank you.
Wow, so many ways to do this. I'm no architect, but I gave it a try. Tried 2 relatively simple combinations, hope you like. Thanks.


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Thanks guys.



Wow, so many ways to do this. I'm no architect, but I gave it a try. Tried 2 relatively simple combinations, hope you like. Thanks.

OMG the second models looks better than what I imagined. Now That's the kind of Buildings we need to have in oue skyline.
Thank you By the way for replying to my post.
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No prob Mercury, and thanks for the compliment. Here's another for you guys. I drew this one up about 5 years ago. Thanks to Sketchup I get to "3d" my drawing. Tell me what you think, a mock hdrc if you will... Miaht could use your input, you've made some good points previously.

Northern Wall Village
Travis / Alamo / Third / Broadway

Mixed used community:
Boutique Hotel, Lofts, Apartments, Condos, Retail, (you decide which is which), parking garage, plaza

Tallest Building: 476ft



http://www.flickr.com/photos/fireout...7624533392430/

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Awesome!!!
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