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Cool AUSTIN | Brackenridge Campus | Up to 7 Towers | ? Feet | ? Floors | Proposed

5 towers. From the photograph of the model in the link it looks like three of the towers are at least 400 feet tall while one of them might be pushing 500 feet. It's kind of hard to tell.

http://communityimpact.com/2015/10/2...-brackenridge/
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Central Health reveals plans for Brackenridge
Proposal includes health-centered public market

By Kara NuzbackOctober 26, 2015

With the Medical District to the east and the Innovation Zone to the west, Central Health plans to redevelop the University Medical Center Brackenridge campus into a hub of healthy activity.

Preliminary plans for the Brackenridge redevelopment include realigning Red River Street and creating an open-air public market.

Plans are also in the works to create a pedestrian market in the center of the campus with food vendors and retail space.

Central Health - http://communityimpact.com/2015/10/2...-brackenridge/
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Wow. I had no idea this is what was going to happen to that site.
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This should have it's own thread since it's not part of the Medical Center project. But anyway, this has always been envisioned as six tours, and the map accompanying the article shows six as well. But the model shown looks like five. I'm guessing the model should be considered the most accurate.


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Conceptual renderings of this project were posted somewhere a while back, but here's one that I don't think has been posted yet:


http://www.centralhealth.net/
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Exciting and refreshing to see plans for towers outside of the downtown core. This will really help create the feel of a larger city, and it bodes well for what will become of the medical district in general. Now let's just hope that there are eager investors willing to make it happen.
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Looks good. It'll connect well to the medical school and the northern fringes of downtown - now if only we could get the state-owned land to catch up!
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This should have it's own thread since it's not part of the Medical Center project. But anyway, this has always been envisioned as six tours, and the map accompanying the article shows six as well. But the model shown looks like five. I'm guessing the model should be considered the most accurate.


Maybe that middle blue tower on the right is just not visible in the model due to the angle. I think it's on the right, but behind that front tower.
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I just realized what looks like two towers on the left side of the model photo is really one building, and the two shorter ones are just out of view between the taller ones. If you look at the map the two towers in the lower left of the photo are on top of a single base. So this is 7 towers, although two are better described as mid-rises.
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I just hope the final designs are anything but rectangles and squares. We have more than enough of that now. Hopefully they are just generalized place holders because they look exactly like some of the buildings going up.
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This development is so unexpected. I so hope it happens. What a horrible space. I just hope that people don't come out of the woodwork to save "the place where my Grandfather was born".

I hope it is designed well, but truthfully ANYTHING is better that was is there now.

Are there local forces that don't want this to happen? Other than market forces, what could keep this from fruition?
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I just hope the final designs are anything but rectangles and squares. We have more than enough of that now. Hopefully they are just generalized place holders because they look exactly like some of the buildings going up.
They're just stacking plans. I counted 32 levels on one of them, and the other seems to about the same. Considering these are office space that'll make it close to 500 feet.

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This development is so unexpected. I so hope it happens. What a horrible space. I just hope that people don't come out of the woodwork to save "the place where my Grandfather was born".

I hope it is designed well, but truthfully ANYTHING is better that was is there now.

Are there local forces that don't want this to happen? Other than market forces, what could keep this from fruition?
I can't imagine anyone wanting to save Brackenridge. It's not historic. The main tower is from the mid-70s, and the children's hospital is from the mid-80s. The real old Brackenridge Hospital building is long gone. It was demolished in 1983. My brother was one of the last babies born in that building. My sister was born at the current Brackenridge tower, though. I was born in San Antonio. I can't say I'll be sorry to see Brackenridge go. My grandfather died there and my dad was treated there for cancer.
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Yeah, the tower is ugly, too...so it's not even a relatively modern (~30-40 years), good-looking tower. I say get ride of it and build something quality and useful.
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Wouldn't the green building be built on top of an existing CVC along the existing Red River, the one that got the city in trouble over the height of the water intake?

If so, they should just move the CVC to be the top of whatever that grey building is at the base of the green building. Create a public space or rooftop park to view the capitol and forget about modifying the water intake.

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pretty sure the cvc stops at the creek line or where the current red river street is.
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pretty sure the cvc stops at the creek line or where the current red river street is.
Yup, one dead-ends right at Red River, although if they planned on building south to 12th St, there's another skinny one that crosses over 35.

https://www.preservationaustin.org/u...idors_map1.pdf
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An article from the American-Statesman on the redevelopment potential of the Brackenridge Hospital Tract in downtown.

"The development could have as much as 3.7 million square feet of space, and buildings as tall as 35 to 40 stories. Proposed uses include a hotel, housing, restaurants, shops and a new medical office building."

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/busi...emium-referral
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15-20 years?

But I want it nowwwwww.
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15-20 years?

But I want it nowwwwww.
My thoughts exactly. It's "only" six or seven towers, so I don't see that taking 20 years.
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Hey, ATX...you should change that Au avatar so that the atomic number is 39 ('39).
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