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Cool SXSW HQ (1400 Lavaca) | 179 Feet | 12 Floors | U/C

The address is 1400 Lavaca, and the building is being designed by Gensler. Renderings will be available later this month. From the ABJ:

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/ne...ice-tower.html


The site plan:

https://www.austintexas.gov/devrevie...erRSN=11607450
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Would be fantastic to get something lively in this part of town!
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Twelve floors is not much to get excited about. But a Gensler building following the Great Streets guidelines is much better than what's there now:


http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/ne...ice-tower.html
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Twelve floors is not much to get excited about. But a Gensler building following the Great Streets guidelines is much better than what's there now:


http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/ne...ice-tower.html
I agree that a Gensler building there will be great. And I'm not one to say things like this, but the trees on that property are fantastic and I hope there is some effort to preserve them.

FWIW I work across the street from this building so I can monitor with a birds eye
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This is across the street from that long planned "Capitol Terrace" tower (SW corner of that intersection). That building is also planned to have 12 floors. I think it was an American-Statesman article that said that one would be 163 feet. Anyway, it likely won't even be as tall as the Doubletree Hotel across the street.
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Well now...

The American-Statesman has an article on it now.

http://www.mystatesman.com/news/busi...y-austi/ntCmL/
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Looks nice! The news just the developer will preserve the trees! Yay!
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Nice. That's about the best we could have hoped for in a 12-story office building.
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It reminds me of a building in San Antonio from the early 80s on Loop 410.


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Nice. That's about the best we could have hoped for in a 12-story office building.
I agree. I like the curves....much better than a 12-story box. Speaking of boxes, what is the nondescript box in front? It doesn't appear to be a massing of an existing building.
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I agree. I like the curves....much better than a 12-story box. Speaking of boxes, what is the nondescript box in front? It doesn't appear to be a massing of an existing building.
That must be the parking garage sticking out of the whole.

Yay for the trees! Beautiful building!
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I doubt the SXSW folks need more than a couple of floors. This building will be home to a lot of lobbyists. Ditto for the remodel happening about a block away.
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Here's the other rendering from the Statesman article. It's easier to see that the square portion is attached to the building.

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Here's the other rendering from the Statesman article. It's easier to see that the square portion is attached to the building.

Thanks. The curve was throwing me off in the other rendering.
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There are three backup files with extensive building information on the Design Commission's website. The elevations are included. The building is 169' feet to the roof per the elevations. But there is another reference to the height being 171' which would account for mechanical. There is a meeting tomorrow about granting a density bonus.

Design Commission:
http://austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boa...tings/22_1.htm

Another rendering from one of the backup files:


From one of the backup files:
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The building elevations are only listing those two rooftop boxes seen here on either end of the building. The highest part of the building is that center rooftop box, but its height isn't listed on the elevations. I measured it with a piece of paper and marked it, then compared the height. I used the roof line of that center rooftop box and went down to the main roof line, which is at 158.5 feet. Then I used my two lines I drew and went down the building to see if they lined up with any of the floor heights. The floor to floor height of the 11th floor is 15 feet, which just so happens to match the lines I drew. So adding 15 feet to the 158.5 foot main roof line gives you a height of 173.5 feet for that highest roof top box in the center of the building.

Maybe someone else can measure the elevations to see if they get anything different.

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On my screen it's about 2.5 inches.
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I hope this helps, the top most roof is 6' higher than the highest measurement.

The 10' measurement is proof of scale. (PDF-XChange Viewer)

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What does the rear look like? How much of a view will south facing hotel rooms have once this is built? Right now those hotel rooms next door have a pretty sweeping view of downtown.
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