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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 6:00 AM
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Cool AUSTIN | Austin Proper | 397 FEET | 32 FLOORS | U/C

http://skift.com/2015/01/21/viceroy-...-hotels-brand/
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Viceroy Hotels’ Founder to Launch New Proper Hotels Brand

Greg Oates, Skift

With the rise of so-called urban “innovation districts” rearranging so many downtown cores so quickly, there’s been a lack of hotel product to keep pace that aligns with the startup and creative professional crowds swarming to them.

In Austin, scheduled for opening in mid-2017, the Austin Proper will be a new 35-story, 250-room contemporary high-rise hotel. It’s located at the Green Water Treatment Plant redevelopment that’s extending the borders of Austin’s buzzy 2nd Street District.

“Green Water Treatment Plant is a great example of an innovation district,” says De Lowe. “It’s a warehouse district that’s now the center of the booming downtown Austin area in the southwest quadrant that’s walkable with great retail, offices and restaurants, etc.”










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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 1:23 PM
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well i wonder how their financing is. I REALLY like the building and i want it built!
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Love the odd-angled set-backs here. Has a ton of personality. I actually hope the color holds, though it could just be for the render.

Reminds me of a cross between the Pyramid in NYC on 57th and something out of Mirror's Edge.
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Love the odd-angled set-backs here. Has a ton of personality. I actually hope the color holds, though it could just be for the render.

Reminds me of a cross between the Pyramid in NYC on 57th and something out of Mirror's Edge.
Agreed. DT needs lighter colors to offset all the dark. I really like the colors of Vancouver's skyline. Hopefully ATX will trend that way.
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Yeah, I think the color in the model would complement 360, Seaholm and Northshore.
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This is in my top 5 like Frost, Monarch, Seven, Austonian for our city, this will be nice smallish building tucked in there, kinda like Spring only slightly bigger (wide not tall). Good thing for the condo buyers is that that view to the hill country will remain as the new Austin Library, and Power plant are what would be in its immediate view.
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Old Posted Jan 23, 2015, 10:23 PM
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This is in my top 5 like Frost, Monarch, Seven, Austonian for our city, this will be nice smallish building tucked in there, kinda like Spring only slightly bigger (wide not tall). Good thing for the condo buyers is that that view to the hill country will remain as the new Austin Library, and Power plant are what would be in its immediate view.
If you meant the electrical substation when you referenced the "power plant." the city is slowly downsizing that Austin Energy substation.
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The designer is Handel Architects. Here's a link to their website and their Facebook page

So far, nothing about this project on either page.
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Nothing yet about Austin but my oh my do they have an impressive portfolio of buildings! For instance they're the team behind two Millenium Towers, one completed in San Francisco and one under construction in Boston, that are or will be among each cities tallest, as well many many more buildings across the globe. Granted the Austin building, if it comes to fruition, (and boy do I hope it does!) will just be status quo from a height perspective. However, it will certainly stand out from a design perspective. And, once completed it'll anchor what looks to be the most dense cluster of hi-rises in our downtown. Granted that'll be right around 400 ft, but a nice canyon effect nonetheless. I cannot wait to see it!


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The designer is Handel Architects. Here's a link to their website and their Facebook page

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What is the building shown immediately to the south, across 2nd and immediately west of Northshore? Has that been approved, and do we have a page for it?
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What is the building shown immediately to the south, across 2nd and immediately west of Northshore? Has that been approved, and do we have a page for it?
It's supposed to be basically a twin for Northshore. We don't yet have a concrete design.
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What is the building shown immediately to the south, across 2nd and immediately west of Northshore? Has that been approved, and do we have a page for it?
The map labels it as "residential"

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I like it. I think it's one of the better recent proposals for Austin. Hope it gets built.
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the "big picture" planning of the 4 blocks was smart in that the
southern 2 block have towers running N/S and the northern 2 block have towers running
E/W.
That allows for the most views possible of the river AND Hills.
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I hope the tower next to Northshore won't be a twin. Northshore isn't a bad tower design wise. It's grown on me especially since they changed the color from brown to white but having a second one would be too much.

It would be nice if it was a signature tower with a unique design yet would still complement the neighboring towers.

There's no doubt that when all is said and done this will be the densest area in terms of tower clustering. Although if those projects on the east edge of DT by Fairmont get going, that area could challenge it.
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I hope the tower next to Northshore won't be a twin. Northshore isn't a bad tower design wise. It's grown on me especially since they changed the color from brown to white but having a second one would be too much.

It would be nice if it was a signature tower with a unique design yet would still complement the neighboring towers.

There's no doubt that when all is said and done this will be the densest area in terms of tower clustering. Although if those projects on the east edge of DT by Fairmont get going, that area could challenge it.
I agree. I'm not a fan of twin towers at all.

What I'd really like is something outstandingly and outlandishly colorful... like, say, William Beaver House or Hotel Porta Fira.
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I agree. I'm not a fan of twin towers at all.

What I'd really like is something outstandingly and outlandishly colorful... like, say, William Beaver House or Hotel Porta Fira.
OMFG, I wasn't familiar with either but I just looked at pics and wow, that would be epic to have something worthy of global recognition like that. Not that I care so much about the recognition, I'd really just love to see some more adventurous architecture, provided that it wouldn't block, or detract from, the view of the Proper.
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Those buildings look like they're poisonous. lol
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