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ryan5021 May 21, 2007 5:01 AM

FYI, construction has started on the 10 story Drury Inn on 1-10 and 1604.

Texan101 May 21, 2007 7:42 AM

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Originally Posted by ryan5021 (Post 2847842)
FYI, construction has started on the 10 story Drury Inn on 1-10 and 1604.

Yeah i drove by there last night, Bout time! Ill make sure to get some shots when it really gets going. Its only 5 mins from me.

sirkingwilliam May 21, 2007 2:20 PM

10 story at the SW corner of 10 and 1604, 14 story more inland on the NW corner of 10 and 1604 and half a dozen (?) stories on the SE corner of 10 and 1604. Not too bad.

KevinFromTexas May 22, 2007 12:58 AM

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Originally Posted by sirkingwilliam (Post 2848187)
14 story more inland on the NW corner of 10 and 1604

Do you have anymore info on that? Any articles, or links? What companies are involved with it? I don't think I've got that one listed for San Antonio's list.

sirkingwilliam May 22, 2007 1:12 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 2849269)
Do you have anymore info on that? Any articles, or links? What companies are involved with it? I don't think I've got that one listed for San Antonio's list.

Hotel Talavera, at The Rim development. I was off by one story, it's actually going to be 13 stories. Ive counted 14 floors but an article I just read states 13. BTW, check out this Google map showing The Shops at La Cantera, The Rim and La Joya. Look how big Th Rim is compared to the two others.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...&t=k&z=13&om=0

KevinFromTexas May 22, 2007 1:40 AM

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Originally Posted by sirkingwilliam (Post 2849291)
Hotel Talavera, at The Rim development. I was off by one story, it's actually going to be 13 stories. Ive counted 14 floors but an article I just read states 13. BTW, check out this Google map showing The Shops at La Cantera, The Rim and La Joya. Look how big Th Rim is compared to the two others.

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UT...&t=k&z=13&om=0

Oh ok, the Hotel Talavera, yeah I have that one listed. Has that one begun construction yet?

And is the Staybridge Suites at Sunset Station finished yet? I know it was topped out, and the outside is complete. Are they still working on the inside? Is it open yet?

sakyle04 May 22, 2007 2:00 AM

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And is the Staybridge Suites at Sunset Station finished yet? I know it was topped out, and the outside is complete. Are they still working on the inside? Is it open yet
looks like we're still going through interior finish-out.

21bl0wed May 22, 2007 8:49 AM

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Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 2849358)
Oh ok, the Hotel Talavera, yeah I have that one listed. Has that one begun construction yet?

Well...im not sure if its technically u/c yet. There's def. nothing above ground..but its really hard to tell since theres so much stuff u/c in that area, and there's no signs specifying whats what..

sirkingwilliam May 22, 2007 9:36 AM

Seeing how leasing for The Villages at The Rim began a while ago and Hotel Talavera will be built along with the Villages, I would expect construction soon on it.

AndresAndujar May 29, 2007 9:16 PM

The two low rise brown buildings are in fact the former San Antonio Water System headquarters (beyond) and the chilled water plant in the foreground. CPS pipes and sells chilled water to many downtown developments such as the Hilton, the Hyatt, Rivercenter, Marriott and the Convention Center. That is why you don't see big cooling towers at those locations.

The 10 year Convention Center master plan will likely show expansion onto this site. The street will be re-directed.

sakyle04 May 29, 2007 9:47 PM

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The two low rise brown buildings are in fact the former San Antonio Water System headquarters (beyond) and the chilled water plant in the foreground. CPS pipes and sells chilled water to many downtown developments such as the Hilton, the Hyatt, Rivercenter, Marriott and the Convention Center. That is why you don't see big cooling towers at those locations.

The 10 year Convention Center master plan will likely show expansion onto this site. The street will be re-directed.
very good to hear about this.

it is nice to hear that things we hope for, are indeed thought of by the important people who will one day make the planning decisions.

Texan101 May 31, 2007 5:31 AM

Had to go downtown today, so while stopped at a light figured id take a few updates of the Hyatt.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...owerMay001.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...owerMay002.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f3...owerMay003.jpg

KevinFromTexas May 31, 2007 5:22 PM

^ Cool. Those lower floors are insanely high! They almost look to be about 20 feet high. :crazy:

sakyle04 May 31, 2007 7:54 PM

Vidorra Update 05/30/07
 
Vidorra Update:
Email from Vidorra says that the tower crane is expected to be assembled by late June or early July.

Also stated that the building is over 50% pre-sold.

http://www.garrisonpartners.com/vido...nstruction.jpg

Complex01 May 31, 2007 8:52 PM

Someone correct me if i am wrong, but i thought they had changed the exterior (Grand Hyatt) so that the glass was more of a rectangle then just a glass square. Hmm i dont know. Still getting taller...

:shrug:

sakyle04 May 31, 2007 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Complex01 (Post 2870166)
Someone correct me if i am wrong, but i thought they had changed the exterior (Grand Hyatt) so that the glass was more of a rectangle then just a glass square. Hmm i dont know. Still getting taller...

:shrug:

Was that something you noticed somewhere? Or was it maybe just for the condo floors?

I really don't know about that one...

Complex01 Jun 1, 2007 2:50 AM

:previous:

http://img93.imageshack.us/img93/146...grandsazu4.jpg

You notice in the rendering how the glass for the hotel portion looks like a rectangle seperated by a "concrete square". Well looking at the current facade, they are just using squares. I was under the impression that they were not going to use the squares, and use rectangles (for the glass)...

sakyle04 Jun 1, 2007 3:06 AM

^^ I see it Complex...

Umm, do you think this makes the building looks slimmer? Sort of like how fat people aren't supposed to wear horizontal stripes....

Maybe this will slim up the great wall.

kornbread Jun 2, 2007 3:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Complex01 (Post 2870938)
You notice in the rendering how the glass for the hotel portion looks like a rectangle seperated by a "concrete square". Well looking at the current facade, they are just using squares. I was under the impression that they were not going to use the squares, and use rectangles (for the glass)...

If you go to the Arquitectonica site and zoom in on the flash image you can see that the windows are square. It looks rectangular because every other span is a darker color. In the latest pictures of the cladding, you can see the indented area between the two windows that will eventually be darker.

Look at pictures 9&10 of their Houston Convention Hotel project to get an idea of what it might look like (less the multi-color). Picture 9 is a shot where the light doesn't really show the color, while picture 10 is a staight-on view with the color visible.

JACKinBeantown Jun 2, 2007 4:22 PM

Comparing Texan101's photos (18 floors) to the rendering, it looks like it's just over half the height of the main building roof.


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