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Old Posted Mar 10, 2011, 7:52 PM
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Houston / St. Mary's / Travis / Riverwalk

Building #3 St. Marys & Travis

Office Headquarters (?)

368 ft



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Old Posted Apr 21, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Hotel San Antonio de Valero

Thanks Paul, got another one. This one is good for a chuckle. Well, I like it anyway.

Avenue E / Third / Bonham

Hotel (condos top 5 floors) / Retail / Entertainment (?)

263 ft





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Lets put condos on the top 5 floors of that one....

How about apartments/condos above retail on the skinny lot near the Embassy Riverwalk and Rand Bldg.? Something in the 150-200ft range would be nice.
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Lets put condos on the top 5 floors of that one.....
OK, done. Good idea, maybe Phil Collins would buy one.

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How about apartments/condos above retail on the skinny lot near the Embassy Riverwalk and Rand Bldg.? Something in the 150-200ft range would be nice
I thought the same thing. I started one on that lot a while back, only instead of retail at the bottom of Houston side I put in a new Texas Theater . I placed a parking garage on the Travis side, with apartments above. I was a little uninspired by it, so I left it and started something else. I'll play with it again; I'm sure retail can fit in there, maybe a cool bar. Thanks.
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I can't help to think that this rendering looks a whole like One Congress Building in Austin.



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OK, done. Good idea, maybe Phil Collins would buy one.



I thought the same thing. I started one on that lot a while back, only instead of retail at the bottom of Houston side I put in a new Texas Theater . I placed a parking garage on the Travis side, with apartments above. I was a little uninspired by it, so I left it and started something else. I'll play with it again; I'm sure retail can fit in there, maybe a cool bar. Thanks.
Entrance to the garage on Main St. side, retail on both Houston and Travis side (we can't have another Embassy Suites wall-along-Travis disaster,) parking underground or on 2+ floors and limited, there's plenty of on-street around.
Hope I didn't ask for too much.
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Entrance to the garage on Main St. side, retail on both Houston and Travis side (we can't have another Embassy Suites wall-along-Travis disaster,) parking underground or on 2+ floors and limited, there's plenty of on-street around.
Hope I didn't ask for too much.
Hmm... not too tall an order. Although I don't like the idea of having a garage entrance on a one way street (Riverbend Garage drives me crazy), I will try it your way. I'll try to have something to show you this week.

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. Although I don't like the idea of having a garage entrance on a one way street (Riverbend Garage drives me crazy), I will try it your way. I'll try to have something to show you this week.
It wouldn't be too bad; traffic from both directions of Travis would still have full access, and Houston St. W to E traffic would be the only ones that would really have to circle the block.
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The Brooklyn

Here's a quick one:


Brooklyn / Alamo / 6th / Avenue E

Condos / Apartments / Retail(?) / Ballroom(?)

268 ft





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Old Posted May 4, 2011, 8:49 PM
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Texas Theater

Ok miaht, this is what I came up with for that block. I figure I should get your input before I finish it up. I put the items in there like you asked. I added a parking entrance / exit on Main Street side as well; apparently left turns are not allowed on Soledad Street from Houston Street. I'll revisit this thing later and resubmit with whatever changes are made.

Houston / Soledad / Travis / Main

Theater, condos, penthouses, (parking garage 4 or 5 floors, half underground), retail at base on Soledad, Main, & Travis.

159ft





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Emily Morgan Hotel & Susanna Dickinson Apartments

As promised:



210ft

E Houston / Avenue E / Travis / Third / Bonham
Emily Morgan Street: between Avenue E and Bonham

Addition Includes:

Condos on top 2 floors of expansion. Apartments on Emily Morgan St side

Office / Retail ? Restaurant? on North Building

I created glass/steel bridge structures to attach the old building to the expansion.

Kept the existing buildings on the lot. The History Shop can remain or maybe be a lobby area or expanded museum. I guess that old house by Bonham can be rented out for parties, be a bar &grill, or just stay whatever it is now.

multi-level undergound parking along expansion area

& some cool publlic art

Thanks to Sketchup & Building Maker

more pics at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fireout...7629115962683/

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Old Posted Apr 5, 2012, 5:24 AM
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HEB Plaza Building

Thanks Lando.

Yet another fantasy:

Martin / Cameron / Salinas / Pecan

Taller Building 380ft
Smaller Building 310ft

Office Building
Large Conference Area or Hydrofarm (or both)
3 or 4 level Underground Parking Garage


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Also cleaned up that strip of San Pedro Creek
Picture more trees around the area; I had to minimize to keep the file small

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HEB should build a high rise DT for there HQ. Looks nice. you should send it to them
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Old Posted May 22, 2012, 5:52 PM
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Dallas Towers

Thanks Adtobias.

Here's another:

Dallas Towers by USAA

Augusta / McCullough / Dallas / Brooklyn

352ft.

Residential building, active and retired military

Conference & Reception Space

Parking Garage (it may be too small)




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Old Posted Jun 26, 2012, 7:05 PM
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One Republic Center

Got another one:



E Commerce / S. St. Mary's / Market / Navarro

836ft


Texas Monument / Mixed Use

Museum or Institute of Texan Cultures? / Civic Center? / Convention Space? / Hotel? / City and State Offices?

The five concrete mixture or metal heads on top: I picked Sam Houston, Stephen F.Austin, Moses Austin, Juan Seguin, and William Travis (i know, its debatable)

Five of the "six flags" (ceramic mosaics) above permanantly positioned.

I am picturing at least 35 additional large statues of varying sizes and materials inside and outside the building. Tons of artwork.

Underground Parking (entrance tbd)


more pics at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fireout...7630292272430/
Thanks to Sketchup and Google Earth

This was inspired by the 1912 Alamo Heros Monument Rendering:
http://www.drtl.org/Research/Images/Tower.gif
According to emporis.com, it would have had a museum with displays from all counties


http://farm1.staticflickr.com/151/42...680642d0_m.jpg
A few years ago I went to Houston to deliver a sculpture to an artist that worked out of this yard. The heads were amazing lined up like that. I also found this very inspirational.

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Navarro Plaza



Navarro / St. Mary's / Villita

Mexican Consulate, Public Restrooms, Bridge connecting to Parking Garage.

It may not be a building, but I think it compliments its surroundings.

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Old Posted Feb 12, 2013, 8:19 AM
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Jack White Apartments & 2 Parking Garages




Navarro / Villita / Jack White / Nueva

153ft.

New Parking Garage on Nueva and at the base of Apartment Building. Existing parking garage next to Apartments.

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Can you do one for Hemisfair? I like The 836 foot skyscraper, but it looks like it is not to scale with the surrounding buildings. The Drury plaza hotel is between 300-400 feet tall. I wish I knew how to do these designs. Nice work.
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