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Old Posted Aug 5, 2019, 7:37 PM
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I don't know if it's been posted but the site is up. http://www.6xguadalupe.com I think it has some new renders and some 360 interior panoramas I haven't seen before.
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I don't know if it's been posted but the site is up. http://www.6xguadalupe.com I think it has some new renders and some 360 interior panoramas I haven't seen before.
Nice find. The brochure linked to on the site is new as well.
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I don't know if it's been posted but the site is up. http://www.6xguadalupe.com I think it has some new renders and some 360 interior panoramas I haven't seen before.
That's a beautiful ass rendering. Can't wait for this to be up!
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2019, 8:18 PM
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I’m seeing lots of lighting at night, excited for that
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The Independant in one of the pics has a nicer looking crown. Despite the varied opinions about this building, its going to be a game changer. It looks high quality from top to bottom with more amenities than perhaps anything else downtown.
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Either they keep going back-and-forth between the designs or one of these are old renderings.

Here's the one Urbannizer found on http://www.availdevelopment.com/6-guadalupe



And here's the current one showing on the http://www.6xguadalupe.com/ website.



I really hope they go with the second one because it's a way stronger look IMO.
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Either they keep going back-and-forth between the designs or one of these are old renderings.

Here's the one Urbannizer found on http://www.availdevelopment.com/6-guadalupe



And here's the current one showing on the http://www.6xguadalupe.com/ website.



I really hope they go with the second one because it's a way stronger look IMO.
I'm not sure they are all that different. Maybe in the height of the back-lit portion of the crown? I think the rest is all artistic license in how the model is lit.
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I prefer the first. New rendering is giving me VE vibes (much smaller crown).
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George Blume told me that they were wanting to light something like 11 feet of the crown. I'm pretty sure the first rendering is showing more than 11 feet being lit. The 2nd one seems to be more to scale with what I'd estimate is 11 feet of lit crown.

I have to say, I prefer the first rendering also because it seems to be a bit more "polished" than the 2nd. The facade seems to be better contrasted and the garage facade has a little more detail than in the 2nd rendering, which is kind of bland. Also, I want to see this beauty from 20 miles away with the crown lit up, not a ribbon of light around the parapet. 11 feet is 1.30% of 848 feet.

The podium in the 2nd one also appears a bit different. The 2nd rendering is missing the glass terrace over the podium, which was a feature that I really liked. It would have made that space still usable during our rainy springs and winters.
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The top of the first one is way more incoherent and reminds me of the top of The Independent. The top of the second one is way cleaner and not a mess. The only renderings on http://www.availdevelopment.com/6-guadalupe show how truly messy the design is.
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They’ve accentuated that vertical stripe in the later rendering — which i hope is reflected in the actual building. That could be just as unique as a well lit crown at night.
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I noticed on the second render, the more recent, they hide the parking podium that faces the Historic Bremond Block. Perhaps they do not want us to see detail or lack of detail that will face 1800's houses. Glass would be respectful, however, they are giving us something that looks suburban and car warehouse like. I fear the worst on an otherwise nice build.
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It's pretty much always had that vertical strip of lights. I'm guessing that's the main hallway where you'll find the elevator bank on each floor.

Honestly, I'll be happy with the 2nd rendering version. I was just hoping for some dramatic lighting to make this thing visible from afar. Other than that, I do like the design of the 2nd rendering a wee bit more. The renderings they have on the building's website is the design I was hoping they were going with - particularly, this view: http://www.6xguadalupe.com/wp-conten...-1920x1948.jpg and this one - http://www.6xguadalupe.com/wp-conten...-1920x1439.jpg. I like the facade details. The contrast of the glass and mullions is something I really like. It also appears to be more silvery than blue, which will probably be a good thing since if they also build The Republic it'll be nice to have them contrast each other a bit.
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Just guessing--VE is a way of life, makes things viable, so if they have nixed some of that amazing crown, understandable, then that probably knocks the height down a bit. Looks like we're in the 835-840 range now. Not a disaster!
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They have a pdf on the building page that shows the stacking plan listing it as 840 feet, but that height doesn't go all the way to the lowest point at street level.

It's on page 7.

http://www.6xguadalupe.com/wp-conten...chure_2019.pdf
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The ONLY thing I don't like about this building is that narrow piece that extends vertically half way up on the upper section on the south wall. It annoys me.
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They have a pdf on the building page that shows the stacking plan listing it as 840 feet, but that height doesn't go all the way to the lowest point at street level.

It's on page 7.

http://www.6xguadalupe.com/wp-conten...chure_2019.pdf
Which seems to be at least the height of that door/entryway. Easily 8'-9' in height.
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The formal E-Review construction permit filing with the City's responses was added to the construction permit today. If anyone is interested in permitting minutiae...

https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...rtyrsn=1126127

It seems like they still have a fair amount of things to care of. But that will not affect the start demo and excavation start next month.
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Technically, we've already done that twice. They bill the Tower of the Americas as being 750 feet and that the observation deck is at 75-stories. But the roof of the tower is at 622 feet, and the observation deck is at 560 feet. Only the antenna goes up to 750 feet. The main roof of the Austonian, which includes a non-public outdoor observation deck, is 75 feet higher than the observation deck of the Tower of the Americas at 635 feet, a full 13 feet higher than the roof of the tower.

And actually, the FCC registration for the antenna atop the Tower of the Americas listed it as 729 feet the last time I checked. I don't know if they've added to it since then. And I don't know why they've billed it as 750 feet all along. Maybe they dismantled part of it or were rounding up or measuring from some low point in the plaza around the tower.

Still, I love the Tower of the Americas, and I consider it to be one of the things San Antonio has that I wish Austin did also. I still try to visit it every time I'm in San Antonio. I don't even care if Austin has taller buildings than the tower. I still view the Tower of the Americas in a special way.
That's funny. I have an intense dislike for the Tower of the Americas. It looks like an air traffic control tower. Ugly as sin. It's a shame San Antonio has not updated/modernized its outer shell, at least.
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Not groundbreaking news, but the parking lot on site stopped taking reservations and monthly parking contracts.
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