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Old Posted Oct 31, 2017, 11:41 PM
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That...is a great angle. There is a formidable gap to the left of the W. But it seems different gaps appear at different angles. At least 500 West and the Independent not only fills a big gap, but also does a magnificent job tying the western edge of the skyline to the rest of it. There used to be a western edge cluster that seemed sort of seperated from the main part of dt. The skyline is truly starting to look like it belongs to a city of almost 1 million. Now if we can get 600 Guadalupe built, we could almost put a fork in it.
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Old Posted Nov 12, 2017, 9:55 PM
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Anyone have a guess/clue on how many floors are left? I'm guessing 16-18?
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Anyone have a guess/clue on how many floors are left? I'm guessing 16-18?
The 40th floor is U/C, so 18 it is.
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Old Posted Nov 13, 2017, 2:03 AM
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Pic looking north from library


Pic from Nov 11th from the 6th floor of the new library.
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2017, 2:04 AM
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I forgot all about the turd sculpture garden. Looks great!
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2017, 5:24 AM
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I was hoping they would at least paint those wormy looking sculptures.

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Old Posted Nov 18, 2017, 4:37 PM
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Those sculptures are weird and creepy, how long will they be there?
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Those sculptures are weird and creepy, how long will they be there?
Until the apocalypse, unfortunately. But the sculpture fits right in with the ridiculous fence behind it and the wonderful substation behind that. Where I come from, we call those layers of shit. With all the great buildings in that section of downtown, there seems to be a disproportional amount of eyesores,
including the railroad tracks and rail bridge over the river.
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Until the apocalypse, unfortunately. But the sculpture fits right in with the ridiculous fence behind it and the wonderful substation behind that. Where I come from, we call those layers of shit. With all the great buildings in that section of downtown, there seems to be a disproportional amount of eyesores,
including the railroad tracks and rail bridge over the river.

so true

Wouldn't mind the tracks if they were actually being utilized...
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2017, 11:49 PM
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Those balconies are pretty small. If they were any smaller, they would be considered Juliets.
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It's really starting to look like Austin's version of Hudson Yards, what with a U-shape of new buildings opening up to the water. And the substation kind of acts like our Vessel.

Actually, something like the Vessel would be a pretty cool feature to replace the substation with.
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Haha, I was gonna say...the Vessel would be a lot cooler than the substation.
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Haha, I was gonna say...the Vessel would be a lot cooler than the substation.
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What's with the greenish colored glass? Is it opaque glass?
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What's with the greenish colored glass? Is it opaque glass?
The glass isn't colored any different. There's concrete/material behind those particular panes of glass.
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Old Posted Nov 24, 2017, 8:04 PM
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The glass isn't colored any different. There's concrete/material behind those particular panes of glass.
Are you sure? I don't think that's the case. The reflectivity is different. It looks like obscure glass to me. Look at the glass adjacent to the balconies.
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