Originally Posted by migol24
Does the building get wider as it reaches the top or is it just an illusion of some sort that only I see?
Rendering illusion, I think.
I do like the base. The asymmetry on each face and myriad of rectangular/L-shaped areas and setbacks, indoor/outdoor integration and faux-floating staircase subtly remind me of the Usonian Frank Lloyd Wright homes.
The lower tower smaller windows seem to have a copper reflection in the renders. Different color glass maybe?
All that said, here is something that will make you sad. Check out the building the same group (Magellan and Wanxiang) are doing in Nashville. It's only 33 stories, but wow is it awesome. I wonder, would Austinites trade the 47 story height for a design like this one?
(link from BuildingATX site / image from the Tennessean online: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20...ry-SoBro-tower