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

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

Postby kingpin » 24 Dec 2016 14:30

Construction begins on Bleu Ciel condo tower in Dallas' Uptown neighborhood
http://www.dallasnews.com/business/business/2014/12/08/construction-starts-today-on-bleu-ciel-condo-tower-in-dallas-uptown-neighborhood

Developer Harwood International is starting construction this afternoon on the first Uptown condo tower to be built since the recession.

The 33-story Bleu Ciel residential high-rise will be built on North Harwood Street near the entrance to the Dallas North Tollway.

The luxury residential high-rise was designed by HDF LLC and architect Wilmotte & Associes S.A. of Paris.

The project will include groundfloor retail space and has access to the Katy Trail.

The building is scheduled to open in late 2016 or early 2017.

Harwood International also built the nearby 31-story Azure condo tower starting in 2005.

Bleu Ciel will have more than 150 residences starting in price near $750,000 and range in size from 1,300 to more than 7,000 square feet..


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http://bleucielliving.com/

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Re: Harwood District: Blue Ciel

Postby kingpin » 24 Dec 2016 14:31

12/24/16 Update

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Re: Harwood District: Blue Ciel

Postby clcrash19 » 25 Dec 2016 01:09

How many floors left on this one? 2 or 3?

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Re: Harwood District: Blue Ciel

Postby buildingswithlegs » 26 Dec 2016 09:00

Would love to see a pic from the Belmont hotel or somewhere in West dallas to see how this one is effecting the skyline

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Re: Harwood District: Blue Ciel

Postby vman » 27 Dec 2016 07:15

I went to Southlake this weekend and noticed a sign advertising Blue Ciel off 114 near the airport. It said something like "stop commuting". I wonder if a ad like that will help the building attract buyers.

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Re: Harwood District: Bleu Ciel (375 FT / 33 ST)

Postby CTroyMathis » 27 Dec 2016 17:10

I think there are 6 or 7 more floors to go.

From a lunch walkabout today:

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

Postby Tnexster » 02 Jan 2017 12:31

Wow, that is an impressive pic.

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

Postby kingpin » 02 Jan 2017 14:08

1/2/17
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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 Tnexster » 11 Jan 2017 09:40

That is a big building, how are sales?

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

Postby clcrash19 » 11 Jan 2017 13:03

What are we looking at 3 or 4 more floors or is it capped at 30 stories?

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

Postby Tnexster » 11 Jan 2017 16:30

It's 33 floors but don't know where they are now, looks like maybe they are near the top.

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

Postby R1070 » 11 Jan 2017 18:35

I was thinking this building was going to be taller than 400'. I don't recall seeing 390', did the height get reduced?

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

Postby CTroyMathis » 19 Jan 2017 11:04

Here's a page showing 390':
http://harwoodinternational.com/development/bleu-ciel/

FAA no-hazard determination in 2013 for 400':
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 9249&row=5

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

Postby joshua.dodd » 19 Jan 2017 18:30

What floor are they on?

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

Postby R1070 » 19 Jan 2017 20:48

joshua.dodd wrote:What floor are they on?


I believe they are working on 31 now.

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

Postby R1070 » 19 Jan 2017 20:50

CTroyMathis wrote:Here's a page showing 390':
http://harwoodinternational.com/development/bleu-ciel/

FAA no-hazard determination in 2013 for 400':
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 9249&row=5


It's funny that the FAA site says 400 feet and 32 floors and the Harwood site says 390 feet and 33 floors.


Hmm... lol


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

Postby DPatel304 » 20 Jan 2017 16:26

Had no idea the owners went to the same high school as me...

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

Postby CTroyMathis » 21 Jan 2017 09:05

R1070 wrote:
CTroyMathis wrote:Here's a page showing 390':
http://harwoodinternational.com/development/bleu-ciel/

FAA no-hazard determination in 2013 for 400':
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 9249&row=5


It's funny that the FAA site says 400 feet and 32 floors and the Harwood site says 390 feet and 33 floors.


Hmm... lol


Perhaps the 390' was all that was needed after permission for up to 400'. And, the elevator's highest button to push will indeed be 32. The penthouse is two floors, but, the 33rd floor is basically a finished-out, landscaped, accessible private rooftop for I believe two units. . . with pools. And, probably dirty martinis.

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

Postby tamtagon » 21 Jan 2017 10:02

CTroyMathis wrote: The penthouse is two floors, but, the 33rd floor is basically a finished-out, landscaped, accessible private rooftop for I believe two units. . . with pools. And, probably dirty martinis.


I know that's right

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

Postby Tnexster » 21 Jan 2017 12:33

I like this building, height, size, placement on the skyline and it looks like it is going to be very popular but it doesn't seem to be as blue as I would have thought.

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

Postby Thymant » 23 Jan 2017 19:37

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

Postby DPatel304 » 23 Jan 2017 20:02

Great pictures! Thanks for the update!

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

Postby Tnexster » 30 Jan 2017 11:30

Looks like this has topped out.

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

Postby ContriveDallasite » 30 Jan 2017 14:27

She's a beauty. Anyone know what they plan on doing around the base of this building. Quite a lot of empty space.

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

Postby tamtagon » 30 Jan 2017 14:54

ContriveDallasite wrote:She's a beauty. Anyone know what they plan on doing around the base of this building. Quite a lot of empty space.


from what I'm able to recall, the initial promotion cited a couple restaurant types, boutique grocery, bike shop and some sort of piazza action to Katy Trail, also a significant sculpture. It's going to be very nice, very welcoming & inviting that's for sure. This is going to be the most important public area of all Harwood Dallas Inc.

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

Postby R1070 » 30 Jan 2017 18:56

Tnexster wrote:Looks like this has topped out.


Hmm... then it's only 31 floors instead of 33.

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

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 16 Feb 2017 16:36

How many units will blue ciel have? I suspect not many given its ultra luxurious.

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

Postby R1070 » 16 Feb 2017 18:38

I still just don't see how they are going to have the 33 floors they are saying.

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

Postby Tucy » 17 Feb 2017 08:00

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:How many units will blue ciel have? I suspect not many given its ultra luxurious.


Approximately 158

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

Postby Tnexster » 17 Feb 2017 10:32

R1070 wrote:I still just don't see how they are going to have the 33 floors they are saying.


How many are there? Has anybody stood there and counted?

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

Postby Tucy » 17 Feb 2017 13:04

On their website, it shows the pool level as being the 6th floor. Starting with that, and counting the floors in the photo above, I get to 32 stories. Reasonable chance that there is no 13th floor. If so, in reality, it's a 32 story building (and that's assuming there are really 5 floors below the pool level.) In construction pictures I've seen, the base appears to be more like 3 floors than 5. Are they counting below grade levels, in addition to a non-existent level 13 in order to come up with 33 stories? It's looking more like a 30-story building than 33.

If the 390 foot height is accurate, I guess we should have been skeptical all along about it being 33 stories. That would only be 11.8 feet per floor. That would be rather miserly for "ultra luxury" condos.

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

Postby Thymant » 01 Mar 2017 12:34

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

Postby eburress » 01 Mar 2017 13:19

How funny. At first glance, with those pastel-ish colored houses in the foreground, that almost looked like Alamo Square park in San Fran!

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

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 01 Mar 2017 15:30

eburress wrote:How funny. At first glance, with those pastel-ish colored houses in the foreground, that almost looked like Alamo Square park in San Fran!


My thoughts exactly

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

Postby lakewoodhobo » 01 Mar 2017 15:56

Thymant wrote:Taken by me:

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One of my good friends lives in one of those. I actually stayed there for over a year until I bought my home in Oak Cliff.

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

Postby Matt777 » 01 Mar 2017 18:34

eburress wrote:How funny. At first glance, with those pastel-ish colored houses in the foreground, that almost looked like Alamo Square park in San Fran!


I've always thought the same thing! I sometimes drive by these just for this view. Is the empty land city owned? It would make a lovely little park. However, I'm sure it's just waiting for the right developer.....

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

Postby kingpin » 09 Mar 2017 17:28

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 09 Mar 2017 18:23

lakewoodhobo wrote:
Thymant wrote:Taken by me:

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One of my good friends lives in one of those. I actually stayed there for over a year until I bought my home in Oak Cliff.


Where is this exactly

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

Postby CTroyMathis » 09 Mar 2017 18:54

Go to Knight Street to get that great view. Fairly close to the Market Center Station. Off of Harry Hines.

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

Postby Thymant » 19 Apr 2017 19:06

Dual glass bottom pools coming along:

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

Postby homeworld1031tx » 20 Apr 2017 12:10

Very nice. Surprised to see them installing the glass by crane. That must be a pain.

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

Postby Tnexster » 18 May 2017 15:27

No word on condo sales.

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

Postby willyk » 19 May 2017 02:59

Did they connect it to the Katy Trail. With VP finally getting some restaraunts, walking down the trail to dinner would be a nice option.

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

Postby soco » 19 May 2017 09:59

The connection to the Katy Trail from the north end of Harwood St. has not yet been installed, but it is still the plan to do so. The City is working with Harwood International on the mechanics of getting the connection built. I don't have an estimated timeline other than ASAP.


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