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Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Posted: 09 Aug 2017 11:08
by I45Tex
Been seeing features online about 600 Guadalupe (downtown block bounded by 6th, Guadalupe, 7th, and San Antonio). Initial proposal has ground floor retail with 500Ksf office below 300+ luxury apartments, but if they increase either component then the floor count could increase from 62 into the "mid-70s." Have yet to see a filing with the aviation authorities.

http://buildingatx.com/2017/08/austin-new-tallest-6th-guadalupe-tower-lynd-lincoln-renderings/

http://www.statesman.com/business/exclusive-austin-tallest-tower-planned-for-west-sixth-and-guadalupe/

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Posted: 09 Aug 2017 11:13
by Tivo_Kenevil
Austin Has the bet Downtown of all the Texaplex cities.
This will only make it better.

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Posted: 09 Aug 2017 12:25
by tamtagon
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Austin Has the bet Downtown of all the Texaplex cities.
This will only make it better.


Oh, I don't know... :)

San Antonio has been rockin' a downtown gathering place for almost 300 years; it's unlike any other, and it's better.

I sure do like the surge in Austin's skyline! I'd rather see a spire than a flattop, though.

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Posted: 15 Jan 2018 18:51
by I45Tex
Update - the developers asked the FAA for 847’ feet above grade. A study is being conducted since anything above 499’ would be an obstruction to air navigation under the Code of Federal Regulations Section 77.17 (a) (1)


https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 2657&row=2

https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/77.17


(But never fear, tamtagon, someone in SA has asked for a 900’ Ferris wheel...)

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Posted: 15 Jan 2018 19:41
by tamtagon
That Ferris Wheel craze ought to be done by now, right?