Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 14 May 2020 17:30

Austin taking over!

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Postby I45Tex » 14 May 2020 20:33

Lincoln Property Co's 6 X Guadalupe (pronounced "Sixth and Guadalupe"), this Ryan Cos BBVA tower, and current Austin tallest The Independent all have flat boxy tops. Unless their architects change that, they will all just be backdrops to the Railyard proposal (assuming it goes ahead) --

https://austin.towers.net/wp-content/up ... aa8tnu.jpg

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Postby Tnexster » 18 May 2020 16:59

I always feel like something is missing from the Austin skyline. Maybe that Railyard proposal would help but I'm not sure.

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Postby Tnexster » 25 May 2020 14:53

Tnexster wrote:I always feel like something is missing from the Austin skyline. Maybe that Railyard proposal would help but I'm not sure.



This might help.......

Here’s Tower 5C, Bringing 41 Eye-Catching Floors to Fifth and Colorado

https://austin.towers.net/heres-tower-5 ... -colorado/

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Postby texasstar » 26 May 2020 08:06

^OMFG

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Postby exelone31 » 26 May 2020 10:13

Woo, that's a looker right there.

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Postby clcrash19 » 26 May 2020 14:30

Thats so sick

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Postby I45Tex » 26 May 2020 14:59

What is that super reflective glass going to melt on the ricochet?

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Postby Tnexster » 14 Jun 2020 16:30

Here’s a Closer Look at the Tower Headed for Fourth and Brazos Downtown

Nice looking and looks to be 64 floors.

https://austin.towers.net/heres-a-close ... -downtown/

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Postby Tnexster » 14 Jun 2020 16:35

The Chicago Architects Behind Downtown Austin’s Rising Skyline

https://austin.towers.net/the-chicago-a ... g-skyline/

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Postby Tnexster » 23 Aug 2020 11:01

Meet Block 16, a Downtown Austin Tower Plan Surprising Enough for 2020

https://austin.towers.net/meet-block-16 ... -for-2020/

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 06 Nov 2020 00:22

https://austin.towers.net/downtown-aust ... reek-site/

Austin getting Texas tallest...

I'm telling you Austin out shinning Houston and Dallas Right Now.

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Postby texasstar » 06 Nov 2020 08:00

If they build that monster, Tivo. I'll have to agree with you.

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Postby DPatel304 » 06 Nov 2020 08:57

That's great news for them!

I still don't agree about Austin 'out shinning Houston/Dallas' though..haha, but we're all on the same team, and Texas, as a whole, is doing tremendously well!

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 06 Nov 2020 10:27

DPatel304 wrote:That's great news for them!

I still don't agree about Austin 'out shinning Houston/Dallas' though..haha, but we're all on the same team, and Texas, as a whole, is doing tremendously well!


Nah, we definitely not on same team lol Ppl hate Dallas, facts!

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Postby DPatel304 » 06 Nov 2020 10:32

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Nah, we definitely not on same team lol Ppl hate Dallas, facts!


I'm aware of the inferiority complex :lol: (Not that I view Dallas as superior, but it does feel like other people do seem to have some sort of complex with Dallas).

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Postby CTroyMathis » 16 Nov 2020 12:37

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:https://austin.towers.net/downtown-austins-first-supertall-tower-plan-arrives-at-waller-creek-site/

Austin getting Texas tallest...

I'm telling you Austin out shinning Houston and Dallas Right Now.


Looks like the article basically got the requested building height right for that 98 Red River site.
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 81&row=359
(If you go that FAA link, look closely haha. Someone accidentally put Dallas in there. It's clearly this project, though, with correct county and project names also there. And, the map.)

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Postby Tucy » 01 Dec 2020 11:38

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:https://austin.towers.net/downtown-austins-first-supertall-tower-plan-arrives-at-waller-creek-site/

Austin getting Texas tallest...

I'm telling you Austin out shinning Houston and Dallas Right Now.


On that note, downtown Austin has 12 buildings over 350 feet tall currently under construction.

Greater downtown Dallas (CBD and Uptown) has added/is adding 13 such buildings, since 1990 (plus another 1 nearby, The Crossing).

FWIW, in the same 30 year period, greater downtown Houston (CBD and Midtown) have added/is adding 19 such buildings (plus another 10 in the nearby Texas Medical Center and another 5 in the nearby Montrose/River Oaks area).

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Postby I45Tex » 11 Dec 2020 20:52

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Austin taking over!


Still unexpected:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... california

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 11 Dec 2020 21:08

I'm telling u!

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Postby I45Tex » 12 Dec 2020 11:58

Can Apple's Cupertino spaceship office levitate and fly to the North Austin campus also?

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Postby Tnexster » 15 Jan 2021 11:16

Atlanta Might See This Austin Tower Before Austin, Somehow

https://austin.towers.net/downtown-atla ... n-somehow/

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Postby Tnexster » 28 Sep 2021 12:27

44 East Avenue Tops Out 49 Floors of Condos in the Rainey Street District

https://austin.towers.net/44-east-avenu ... -district/

Just topped out and this 49 floor tower is already sold out. Not something you ever see in Dallas.

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Postby LongonBigD » 28 Sep 2021 15:45

I’ve always wondered how many of these high rise condos are sold to politicians who have their money and influence thanks to everyday joe citizen. Same goes for all their tangential attorneys and lobbyists.

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Postby Tnexster » 30 Dec 2021 09:20

Here’s Our First Glimpse of the Tower Headed for West Sixth and Rio Grande

https://austin.towers.net/heres-our-fir ... io-grande/

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Postby Tnexster » 16 Feb 2022 15:34

With Financing Secured, the Travis Tower Is Ready To Rise Near Rainey

https://austin.towers.net/with-financin ... ar-rainey/

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Postby Tnexster » 19 Apr 2022 14:42

Future:ATX | Rainey Street District | Texas' Tallest Tower | 2022 | Construction and Development

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN-dKj19QJs

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Postby potatocoins » 19 Apr 2022 15:25

Tnexster wrote:Future:ATX | Rainey Street District | Texas' Tallest Tower | 2022 | Construction and Development

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zN-dKj19QJs


Very excited to see this one come to fruition, good for them!

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 20 Apr 2022 10:43

Cries in Dallas*

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Postby potatocoins » 20 Apr 2022 10:52

Haha, I am a bit envious of some of the height happening in Austin. However, Texas (as a whole) has been extremely stagnant on this front for decades now. Perhaps Austin proposing this tower may re-ignite some competition on who can have the tallest in Texas again.

Also, given how much space we have in the CBD, I'd rather take 4-5 shorter towers over one super tall.

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Postby IcedCowboyCoffee » 20 Apr 2022 14:06

potatocoins wrote:Haha, I am a bit envious of some of the height happening in Austin. However, Texas (as a whole) has been extremely stagnant on this front for decades now. Perhaps Austin proposing this tower may re-ignite some competition on who can have the tallest in Texas again.

Also, given how much space we have in the CBD, I'd rather take 4-5 shorter towers over one super tall.

Nothing would thrill me more. We can worry about skyscraper heights when it makes sense for us to build them again.
I'm less envious of Austin's supertall and more envious of so much being built simultaneously in one small area. :(

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Postby potatocoins » 20 Apr 2022 14:13

IcedCowboyCoffee wrote:I'm less envious of Austin's supertall and more envious of so much being built simultaneously in one small area. :(


Agreed. They are in a place where they are running out of space which means a super tall makes sense, which is a great problem to have.

It's definitely a double edged sword that we have so much space in urban Dallas. On the one hand, I'm excited to see that our urban core could be so much more, on the other hand it's going to take sometime before we more bustling urban space.

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Postby Addison » 21 Apr 2022 11:04

Tech money is a beast.

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Postby tamtagon » 21 Apr 2022 13:14

potatocoins wrote: ...Perhaps Austin proposing this tower may re-ignite some competition on who can have the tallest in Texas again.


That would be fun

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Postby undefinedprocess » 21 Apr 2022 23:51

Agree with the sentiment regarding taking 4-5 shorter towers (still would like em above 450' but beggars can't be choosers)... Do wish we could get that 893' tower from Hunt's Northend redevelopment... Hotel & condos? Yes please.

Just an FYI, I am adding *some* Austin projects to my development tracker in case anyone's interested. Some, not all, because adding every ATX project would be a full-time job, and I'm not a charity. :lol:

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Postby Tnexster » 29 Jun 2022 12:38

Sixth and Guadalupe is Already the Tallest Building in Austin


https://austin.towers.net/sixth-and-gua ... in-austin/

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Postby I45Tex » 26 Jul 2022 17:42

Photographic evidence of the dangerous spread of chunkypox.

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 27 Jul 2022 13:41

I've not heard that term, and I am now in love!!! Chunkypox that's a keeper. Sadly both Dallas and Austin have it.
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