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wwmiv Aug 19, 2013 4:21 AM

It speaks negatively to your taste.

lzppjb Aug 19, 2013 4:25 AM

I like the W.

As for this one, I like the shape. I hope they work on the finish. And I also hope there no twin.

NYC2ATX Aug 19, 2013 5:08 AM

My favorite thing about the design is the fact that the orientation of the step-down feature is towards the lake. When I saw the preliminary sketch that's been passed around for a bit, I was meh about it, but I like how it declines to the shore and Cesar Chavez. The brown color is a bit of a surprise but at the same time, some of Austin's most well-known pre-Frost Tower buildings are clad brown. This will definitely help balance the overwhelming splash of blue glass that's been used on most recent projects, especially if the glass also tints black or brown. As far as the finishes, I'm in wait-and-see mode, but the shape is good. :tup:

KevinFromTexas Aug 19, 2013 5:10 AM

This does seem to be moving forward.

I wonder what this means for the designs, footprints and size (height) of the buildings.

http://www.statesman.com/news/busine...wn-site/nZRLP/
Quote:

Updated: 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 | Posted: 12:00 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013
Trees to be saved at downtown Austin site

By Sam Womack
American-Statesman Staff

After reaching a compromise with Austin city officials, a development company says it will move forward with a new design that allows several large oak trees to stay rooted on the site of the former Green Water Treatment Plant downtown.

However, the deal to keep the trees comes at a cost: Space for public safety offices and nonprofit use have been eliminated.

The ATX Aug 19, 2013 5:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KevinFromTexas (Post 6236974)
This does seem to be moving forward.

I wonder what this means for the designs, footprints and size (height) of the buildings.

http://www.statesman.com/news/busine...wn-site/nZRLP/

The article says the building was reduced by 70K square feet to accommodate the trees. It also said construction will start in early 2014.

The ATX Aug 19, 2013 5:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lzppjb (Post 6236955)
I like the W.

As for this one, I like the shape. I hope they work on the finish. And I also hope there no twin.

How about a reverse twin in that the stair step is on the opposite side of the building?

Jdawgboy Aug 19, 2013 5:51 AM

I do not like it at all.

JACKinBeantown Aug 19, 2013 1:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wwmiv (Post 6236952)
It speaks negatively to your taste.

Please discuss this building, the W, or anything else to do with architecture, Austin or anything at all related to the subject of this thread and forum. Please do not insult me or others. Have a nice day. :tup:

MightyYoda Aug 19, 2013 4:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hill Country (Post 6236979)
How about a reverse twin in that the stair step is on the opposite side of the building?

Actually, I could get behind that. Also I still think this design could be good with more emphasis on the glass work for the south facing side. A light blue to lighten the building up and either wavy glass or a pattern similar to one57 in New York to emulate water.

The ATX Aug 23, 2013 6:22 PM

SSP gets a mention in the Austin Business Journal concerning this project:

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/bl...ing-shape.html

KevinFromTexas Nov 19, 2013 2:09 AM

Block 1 Residential water & waste water. This is for the 415 foot 38-story building.

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...&WW%20Plan.pdf

Urbannizer Feb 16, 2014 10:54 PM

2/15

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5502/...f99dfd3d_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7321/...be2b6da7_b.jpg

Jdawgboy Feb 17, 2014 4:51 PM

At what point can we move this over to the under construction section?

shakman Feb 17, 2014 9:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jdawgboy (Post 6455978)
At what point can we move this over to the under construction section?

When work on the foundation starts. I hope this work happens very soon.

MightyYoda Feb 18, 2014 7:51 PM

I know they did initial digging on the site before planting grass seeds for erosion. How far do they need to go down or are they doing underground parking?

KevinFromTexas Jan 22, 2015 12:18 AM

Goldenboot from the forum found these new renderings of one of the towers at Green Water. This block (block 188) was previously planned as a 234 foot 19-story hotel. Plans now are calling for a 35-story hotel/residential tower with 250 hotel rooms and 120 residential units.

They're calling it "Austin Proper"

http://www.thekorgroup.com/propertie...n-proper.shtml

http://i.imgur.com/igiMI0v.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/X9abtLV.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/6lsHmWE.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/27t7qFQ.jpg


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