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Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

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Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Postby I45Tex » 09 Aug 2017 11:08

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/

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

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 09 Aug 2017 11:13

Austin Has the bet Downtown of all the Texaplex cities.
This will only make it better.

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

Postby tamtagon » 09 Aug 2017 12:25

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.

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

Postby I45Tex » 15 Jan 2018 18:51

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...)

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

Postby tamtagon » 15 Jan 2018 19:41

That Ferris Wheel craze ought to be done by now, right?

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

Postby Tnexster » 07 May 2018 20:49

Is this tower going to be a go? Can't find any additional info on it.

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

Postby Tnexster » 22 Aug 2018 22:51

Looks like this is still happening, planned to break ground this year.

https://austin.towers.net/the-word-on-t ... ower-plan/

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

Postby Tnexster » 26 Aug 2018 16:55

Another fresh tower in Austin, this one may be pretty nice looking and will have some interesting features. However, look at all the parking....looks familiar.

https://austin.towers.net/at-last-heres ... ice-tower/

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

Postby I45Tex » 26 Aug 2018 19:32

In cross-section this fresh tower's sloping faces might start to add up to something on the skyline -- especially now that nearby 308 Guadalupe's tapering pyramidal proposal just got a hundred feet taller this week...

https://austin.towers.net/downtown-aust ... -increase/

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Postby Tnexster » 27 Aug 2018 21:46

Unique looking building, and with all that development they still have surface lots around.

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

Postby Tnexster » 29 Aug 2018 17:22

Just for fun here is another new one going up in Austin

Here’s a Snazzy New Look at Downtown Austin’s 5th & Brazos Tower

https://austin.towers.net/heres-a-snazz ... zos-tower/

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 29 Aug 2018 21:13

Wow Austins crushing it. How many downtown apartment towers do they have in the works? Seems like DT Dallas is behind them in this regard.

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Postby DPatel304 » 29 Aug 2018 21:26

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Wow Austins crushing it. How many downtown apartment towers do they have in the works? Seems like DT Dallas is behind them in this regard.


I don't know the actual number, but yeah, their Downtown area has been killing it this past decade. It's quite fascinating to watch. It's not surprising that Austin beats Dallas in this regard, because they lack other districts like Uptown, Victory Park, Deep Ellum, etc.. I guess if you took all the demand for housing in urban Dallas, and crammed it all into the CBD, you'd get something like Austin here as well, but because our urban core is significantly bigger, it's taking longer to fill out.

In Austin, the majority of the height is Downtown, with not much going on outside of that. There are some high-rises in the west campus area, and some dense development going on on the east-side, but there is nothing like Uptown or Victory Park competing with their Downtown area there.

I will say that I am quite envious of how many new condos are being built in Austin versus Dallas. That's definitely an area we are lacking in, and it doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.

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

Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 29 Aug 2018 21:55

DT Dallas isn't doing to bad... I forget AMLI (46 stories), Hall (28 stories), and Flora (39 stories) are currently underway... Sometimes you forget to appreciate what you have as they say...

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

Postby DPatel304 » 29 Aug 2018 22:20

I'm definitely happy with the way things have progressed in Dallas thus far. I like that our urban core is bigger, as it gives us more room to grow. Austin's Downtown area is quickly running out of space, which is a good problem to have, but not exactly at the stage they are currently in.

I think we are close to reaching the tipping point in Downtown Dallas and, as long as the economy keeps up, we'll see some crazy growth and change over the next decade. Houston seems to be in a bit of a slump economically, and Austin is reaching a point where it's getting harder and more expensive to build, which puts Dallas in a really good position to steal the spotlight.

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

Postby Mr. Amsterdam » 31 Aug 2018 08:07

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Wow Austins crushing it. How many downtown apartment towers do they have in the works? Seems like DT Dallas is behind them in this regard.


Houston's also doing really well. Dallas does seem to be lagging in comparison. See the bottom of this page with a compilation of under construction and proposed for buildings with 500 ft+ in Dallas/Austin/Houston.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthr ... 82&page=15

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

Postby flyswatter » 31 Aug 2018 11:20

The Houston and Austin CBD have always "felt" smaller than Dallas CBD, so it feels like they need to build up instead of out like they can in Dallas. In reality the loop around downtown Dallas (bounded by 35-30-366-348) is about 6 miles while the loop around downtown Houston is slightly less at 5.3 miles (10-45-69).

Of course the "feeling" of a neighborhood is always different than reality.

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

Postby Tnexster » 31 Aug 2018 14:30

It's taken a long time for Dallas to absorb the excess in CBD, I really feel like we have just recently arrived at the point where builders feel comfortable with new product inside the inner loop. I would expect downtown to see mor in the years to come. Houston likes to build up, doesn't always mean it's good. Austin does a better job of building up and making sure everything has street level presence.

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

Postby Tnexster » 03 Oct 2018 20:09

51-Story Rainey Street District Condo Tower Announced at 44 East Avenue

https://austin.towers.net/51-story-rain ... st-avenue/

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

Postby DPatel304 » 03 Oct 2018 22:54

Tnexster wrote:51-Story Rainey Street District Condo Tower Announced at 44 East Avenue

https://austin.towers.net/51-story-rain ... st-avenue/


It's really incredible how much Rainey St has transformed in such a short period of time. I really wonder how long it will be before these high rises start complaining about the noise from the nearby bars. I'm honestly surprised it hasn't happened already, because Rainey St. gets more loud/rowdy than Uptown, and the high rises are much closer in proximity than they are in Uptown.


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