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

Posted: 24 Dec 2016 14:30
by kingpin
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/

Re: Harwood District: Blue Ciel

Posted: 24 Dec 2016 14:31
by kingpin
12/24/16 Update

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Re: Harwood District: Blue Ciel

Posted: 25 Dec 2016 01:09
by clcrash19
How many floors left on this one? 2 or 3?

Re: Harwood District: Blue Ciel

Posted: 26 Dec 2016 09:00
by buildingswithlegs
Would love to see a pic from the Belmont hotel or somewhere in West dallas to see how this one is effecting the skyline

Re: Harwood District: Blue Ciel

Posted: 27 Dec 2016 07:15
by vman
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.

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

Posted: 27 Dec 2016 17:10
by CTroyMathis
I think there are 6 or 7 more floors to go.

From a lunch walkabout today:

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https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/ ... 3181561860

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

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 12:31
by Tnexster
Wow, that is an impressive pic.

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

Posted: 02 Jan 2017 14:08
by kingpin
1/2/17
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 09:03
by maconahey
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 09:40
by Tnexster
That is a big building, how are sales?

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

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 13:03
by clcrash19
What are we looking at 3 or 4 more floors or is it capped at 30 stories?

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

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 16:30
by Tnexster
It's 33 floors but don't know where they are now, looks like maybe they are near the top.

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

Posted: 11 Jan 2017 18:35
by R1070
I was thinking this building was going to be taller than 400'. I don't recall seeing 390', did the height get reduced?

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

Posted: 19 Jan 2017 11:04
by CTroyMathis
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

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

Posted: 19 Jan 2017 18:30
by joshua.dodd
What floor are they on?

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

Posted: 19 Jan 2017 20:48
by R1070
joshua.dodd wrote:What floor are they on?


I believe they are working on 31 now.

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

Posted: 19 Jan 2017 20:50
by R1070
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

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

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 15:19
by clubtokyo

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

Posted: 20 Jan 2017 16:26
by DPatel304
Had no idea the owners went to the same high school as me...

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

Posted: 21 Jan 2017 09:05
by CTroyMathis
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.

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

Posted: 21 Jan 2017 10:02
by tamtagon
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

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

Posted: 21 Jan 2017 12:33
by Tnexster
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.

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

Posted: 23 Jan 2017 19:37
by Thymant
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Posted: 23 Jan 2017 20:02
by DPatel304
Great pictures! Thanks for the update!

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

Posted: 30 Jan 2017 11:30
by Tnexster
Looks like this has topped out.

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

Posted: 30 Jan 2017 14:27
by ContriveDallasite
She's a beauty. Anyone know what they plan on doing around the base of this building. Quite a lot of empty space.

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

Posted: 30 Jan 2017 14:54
by tamtagon
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.

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

Posted: 30 Jan 2017 18:56
by R1070
Tnexster wrote:Looks like this has topped out.


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

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

Posted: 03 Feb 2017 12:15
by maconahey
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Posted: 16 Feb 2017 08:43
by maconahey
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Posted: 16 Feb 2017 16:36
by Tivo_Kenevil
How many units will blue ciel have? I suspect not many given its ultra luxurious.

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

Posted: 16 Feb 2017 18:38
by R1070
I still just don't see how they are going to have the 33 floors they are saying.

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

Posted: 17 Feb 2017 08:00
by Tucy
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:How many units will blue ciel have? I suspect not many given its ultra luxurious.


Approximately 158

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

Posted: 17 Feb 2017 10:32
by Tnexster
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?

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

Posted: 17 Feb 2017 13:04
by Tucy
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.

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

Posted: 01 Mar 2017 12:34
by Thymant
Taken by me:

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

Posted: 01 Mar 2017 13:19
by eburress
How funny. At first glance, with those pastel-ish colored houses in the foreground, that almost looked like Alamo Square park in San Fran!

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

Posted: 01 Mar 2017 15:30
by Tivo_Kenevil
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

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

Posted: 01 Mar 2017 15:56
by lakewoodhobo
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.

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

Posted: 01 Mar 2017 18:34
by Matt777
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.....

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

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 17:28
by kingpin
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 18:23
by Tivo_Kenevil
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

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

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 18:54
by CTroyMathis
Go to Knight Street to get that great view. Fairly close to the Market Center Station. Off of Harry Hines.

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

Posted: 19 Apr 2017 19:06
by Thymant
Dual glass bottom pools coming along:

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

Posted: 20 Apr 2017 12:10
by homeworld1031tx
Very nice. Surprised to see them installing the glass by crane. That must be a pain.

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

Posted: 01 May 2017 11:32
by maconahey
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Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Posted: 18 May 2017 14:35
by dpl-1202

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

Posted: 18 May 2017 15:27
by Tnexster
No word on condo sales.

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

Posted: 19 May 2017 02:59
by willyk
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.

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

Posted: 19 May 2017 09:59
by soco
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.