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Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby tamtagon » 19 May 2017 10:21

^Thanks. What about extending the trail along Harwood Street, to Klyde Warren Park?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby soco » 19 May 2017 11:22

That is being looked at quite extensively. There are a number of opportunities with that link, and several obstacles that will have to be addressed. Its doable, but ultimately it will come down to funding to make it happen.

On that note, NCTCOG selected a project for funding that would effectively create a dedicated bike/ped connection from the Houston Street bike lanes, through the lower McKinney Ave. area and connect to KWP along Harwood and other streets. Funding is still contingent on Regional Transportation Council approval, and that is expected in the coming month or so.

This does not create a connection to the Katy Trail along the northern end of Harwood, but perhaps this project can be considered 'Phase I'.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby JohnMcKee » 19 May 2017 11:26

Looks like those glass bottom/sided cantilevered pools for the penthouses actually happened. I know they were floated on the original design but I'm pretty sure they said they might not happen if the penthouse buyers didn't want to pay the significant costs to make them a reality.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby willyk » 19 May 2017 15:03

Those pools are wow--any idea of the amount of the upcharge?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby CTroyMathis » 20 May 2017 13:17

Pretty good views from/of Reverchon. . . (taken last weekend)

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Very interesting & good news about the bike & ped connections.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby tamtagon » 20 May 2017 16:03

that's a weird lookin clarinet

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby kingpin » 04 Jun 2017 16:15

6/4/17

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby kingpin » 11 Jul 2017 16:47

7/11/2017

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby eburress » 11 Jul 2017 18:55

I wish they had done more with the rear of this building. The front is great but the rear was a complete afterthought.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby R1070 » 11 Jul 2017 19:09

The glass on the top is not my favorite and it's boring.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby joshua.dodd » 12 Jul 2017 15:55

It's a good bookend for this side of town.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby JohnMcKee » 12 Jul 2017 18:18

R1070 wrote:The glass on the top is not my favorite and it's boring.


At that height with that much open terrace I'm pretty sure that is more a design necessity so you don't have to bolt down every piece of furniture so it doesn't blow onto 35 and kill people in a bad thunderstorm but I could be wrong.
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby R1070 » 12 Jul 2017 18:26

I just think the glass fins on top could have been more dramatic.

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Postby flyswatter » 12 Aug 2017 11:37

"View from the 31st Floor of the Penthouse Suite" posted on Reddit this morning:

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby Dmkflyer » 12 Aug 2017 16:39

What a great view!!

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby kingpin » 24 Sep 2017 15:50

9/24/17

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby R1070 » 24 Sep 2017 19:21

How many years has that crane been up now? lol

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby Tucy » 28 Sep 2017 16:30

R1070 wrote:How many years has that crane been up now? lol


Good question. The building has been under construction for almost three years. When do they expect to complete this thing?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby buildingswithlegs » 28 Sep 2017 21:26

Tucy wrote:
R1070 wrote:How many years has that crane been up now? lol


Good question. The building has been under construction for almost three years. When do they expect to complete this thing?


The instagram says "The wait ia almost over... opening soon"

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby maconahey » 10 Nov 2017 18:25

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby R1070 » 10 Nov 2017 19:42

This building just seems odd with that lot next to it being so low density.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby eburress » 11 Nov 2017 10:22

R1070 wrote:This building just seems odd with that lot next to it being so low density.


Not to mention how little thought went into the building's rear.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby buildingswithlegs » 11 Nov 2017 13:57

R1070 wrote:This building just seems odd with that lot next to it being so low density.


The low density gives this tower such great views... perfect for sales, weird for city planning.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby tanzoak » 11 Nov 2017 15:30

buildingswithlegs wrote:
R1070 wrote:This building just seems odd with that lot next to it being so low density.


The low density gives this tower such great views... perfect for sales, weird for city planning.


It's not a "city planning" thing, really. The Bleu Ciel lot is allowed 6.5 FAR, the same as what allowed immediately to the south (though the plots with those two little houses/bar only allow 4.5). To the west across Harwood is actually allowed up to 10.0 FAR. Dallas still has plenty of zoned capacity in this area to grow and densify, those lots just haven't done so yet.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby tanzoak » 11 Nov 2017 15:47

Real talk, though, it's sad how tall of buildings we get built and it still isn't really that dense because so much is taken up by parking. A 33 story building ultimately being just 6.3 FAR because most of the lot is a parking garage is lol-sad. Places like Skyhouse and M+O are just 4.0, i.e. the same density as a 4-story building that takes up the whole parcel.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby KTuser » 13 Nov 2017 10:36

any update on plans to connect N Harwood to the trail?

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Postby kingpin » 14 Nov 2017 23:08

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby rasec33 » 27 Nov 2017 21:43

Why is it taking so long to finish this building? Didn't they start construction on December 2014?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby R1070 » 27 Nov 2017 21:55

And the top of the building is not as striking as it was proposed. kinda blah.

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Postby I45Tex » 27 Nov 2017 22:08

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 4488&row=2

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/pu ... =327561271

It appears their crane’s airspace obstruction permit finally expired in February and was eventually re-filed without explanation in April.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby Tnexster » 28 Nov 2017 21:15

Just an observation about the color, the tower is not nearly as blue as I was expecting and in fact from a distance looks almost black, or at least very dark blue.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby joshua.dodd » 29 Nov 2017 02:01

It's god awfully ugly.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby eburress » 29 Nov 2017 09:39

Tnexster wrote:Just an observation about the color, the tower is not nearly as blue as I was expecting and in fact from a distance looks almost black, or at least very dark blue.


It looks to me that all the shadows from the balconies are affecting the way the building looks overall, making it appear much darker and less blue than I'm sure was intended.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby rasec33 » 30 Nov 2017 18:34

Any idea how many apartments have been sold?

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby cowboyeagle05 » 01 Dec 2017 08:52

This like the many other Harwood District projects seems like just another dusty book on a shelf. It appeals to a certain customer that is far removed from the action of the rest of the city.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby dallaz » 01 Dec 2017 19:01

I don’t know if this was mentioned, the exterior lights are on. The building was lit in blue LED lights strips behind the glass panels on the crown. I wasn’t able to take a picture.

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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Postby R1070 » 01 Dec 2017 21:58

I saw it tonight. I like it.


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