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Fryguy Mar 17, 2018 4:35 AM

The shape of this design reminds me of the AC Hotel that should have been built downtown, sadly.

I love it. It's bett than the AC, it just as a similar shape.

micahinsa Mar 17, 2018 5:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Rynetwo (Post 8122923)
taller than the area can handle?

What does that even mean?

JACKinBeantown Mar 17, 2018 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by SAguy (Post 8122952)
Are you all not tired of seeing these wall like buildings?

This first one is the Grand Hyatt. If approved, the next one will be Hemisfair. And now? I feel like we are just settling cause of the height.

Here's hoping HDRC says, no.

Yes. This is a boring, uninspired design that is not worthy of its location. Don't settle for half-assed just because an empty lot will get taller.

Rynetwo Mar 17, 2018 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by micahinsa (Post 8123126)
What does that even mean?

At 260 feet this will already be by far the tallest building in that area.

UltraDanPrime Mar 17, 2018 2:24 PM

I must be "boring" because I think this is really cool! & I like the curved building at hemisfair also!

Fryguy Mar 17, 2018 3:04 PM

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Originally Posted by UltraDanPrime (Post 8123286)
I must be "boring" because I think this is really cool! & I like the curved building at hemisfair also!

Where is that "not-taking-the-bat" picture?! 🤔

Spoiler Mar 17, 2018 4:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Fryguy (Post 8123312)
Where is that "not-taking-the-bat" picture?! 🤔

What do you have against bats?

UltraDanPrime Mar 17, 2018 6:02 PM

Not trying to "bait" anyone at all. I really think that. I also appreciate reading everyones opinions regardless of what they are!

UrbanTrance Mar 17, 2018 10:43 PM

Not bad. I am annoyed by wall like buildings but at least this one is glass.

AwesomeSAView Mar 17, 2018 11:01 PM

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Originally Posted by UltraDanPrime (Post 8123286)
I must be "boring" because I think this is really cool! & I like the curved building at hemisfair also!

No, lol, YOU are not boring. YOU just know good modern architecture when you see it!:cheers:
Not like some of these tall rectangle boxes popping up left and right in some U.S. cities, and building them very quickly I may add. You wonder about the quality of these buildings.

KevinFromTexas Mar 17, 2018 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Rynetwo (Post 8123241)
At 260 feet this will already be by far the tallest building in that area.

Yep. It would be the tallest between downtown and the Broadway Tower. It's about a mile from the next taller building in downtown and 2 miles from the Broadway Tower. It would definitely stand out.

By my count, at 260 feet, this would be San Antonio's 3rd tallest outside of downtown. The Broadway Tower is 282 feet tall and the Towers on Park Lane is 274 feet.

It would also be San Antonio's 14th tallest building if it were complete today. The Frost Bank Tower will push it to 15th tallest, and the Thompson Hotel & Residences would push it to 16th tallest.

micahinsa Mar 18, 2018 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 8123601)
Yep. It would be the tallest between downtown and the Broadway Tower. It's about a mile from the next taller building in downtown and 2 miles from the Broadway Tower. It would definitely stand out.


I don't think it's possible for anything to stand out more and look awkwardly out of place than the Broadway Tower.

Restless 1 Mar 18, 2018 1:05 AM

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Originally Posted by micahinsa (Post 8123653)
I don't think it's possible for anything to stand out more and look awkwardly out of place than the Broadway Tower.

I think it looks fine. The approach on Hildebrand toward Broadway coming from 281 is a nice veiwshed. You see the Broadway, the building behind it, and off in the distance, the Towers at Park Lane.

JACKinBeantown Mar 18, 2018 2:05 AM

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Originally Posted by UltraDanPrime (Post 8123286)
I must be "boring" because I think this is really cool! & I like the curved building at hemisfair also!

Please don't take it there. Nobody said anything about you.

My opinion is that this building had a halfway decent start to its design. I wasn't crazy about it but I'm pretty sure I said that I thought it was acceptable. I don't like the glass box addition. To me it looks like the architect was given a 15-minute deadline to add 200,000 square feet of space and that's all they could come up with in a short amount of time. It's easy to design a glass box. You start with a box, then you don't do anything else. My opinion. If you like the diesgn, then you'll be happy with it... good for you. :cheers:

Restless 1 Mar 18, 2018 2:37 AM

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Originally Posted by JACKinBeantown (Post 8123703)
Please don't take it there. Nobody said anything about you.

My opinion is that this building had a halfway decent start to its design. I wasn't crazy about it but I'm pretty sure I said that I thought it was acceptable. I don't like the glass box addition. To me it looks like the architect was given a 15-minute deadline to add 200,000 square feet of space and that's all they could come up with in a short amount of time. It's easy to design a glass box. You start with a box, then you don't do anything else. My opinion. If you like the diesgn, then you'll be happy with it... good for you. :cheers:

I'm inclined to believe that this design is more massing that anything. It seems as though this change came up suddenly, and this rendering was done quickly.

UltraDanPrime Mar 18, 2018 2:43 AM

Jack! Come on man, don't be so defensive! I was just making a little fun of myself because I really like a couple buildings that most aren't to happy with. You don't like this, we get it!

Fryguy Mar 18, 2018 3:08 AM

This project reminds me of a smaller version of Block 71 in Austin. Mixing classic with modern. It's perfect.

Boquillas Mar 18, 2018 3:31 AM

This is a very nice little office tower for San Antonio. The “boring” box on top has some wonderfully nuanced and carefully considered design elements. The interior columns set back from the corners create a nifty false cantilever and, from inside, no doubt some very open panoramic corner office spaces. The bottom podium “box” is broken up nicely. Clean recessed balconies, staggered heights for the “segments”, and doubly asymmetric with curtain wall to the south and the recessed glass divider to the north. And I like the scale of the elements at street level. Very contemporary, much like some of the better small scale stuff happening here in Denver.

AwesomeSAView Mar 18, 2018 4:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Restless 1 (Post 8123663)
I think it looks fine. The approach on Hildebrand toward Broadway coming from 281 is a nice veiwshed. You see the Broadway, the building behind it, and off in the distance, the Towers at Park Lane.

I TOTALLY agree 100% with this comment from Restless. :cheers:

AwesomeSAView Mar 18, 2018 4:42 AM

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Originally Posted by UltraDanPrime (Post 8123728)
Jack! Come on man, don't be so defensive! I was just making a little fun of myself because I really like a couple buildings that most aren't to happy with. You don't like this, we get it!

You're absolutely right!:cheers:
What is wrong with people actually LIKING the building?:shrug:


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