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Old Posted May 6, 2018, 3:02 PM
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Dang, I knew those guys owned a lot of land in Midtown, but that's even more than I thought! Thanks for the maps. very exciting.
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Another article with more renderings:
https://www.virtualbx.com/constructi...-office-tower/
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https://sanantonio.legistar.com/Legi...|Text|&Search=

Site plan with the stacking plan, plus the renderings we've already seen.
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“San Antonio has had a decades-long history of building mediocre, mid-rise office buildings with a mediocre, mid-rise hotel next to it,” Neff said, noting that this will instead be a building that is “going to be admired by its neighbors.”


https://therivardreport.com/board-to...wer-go-for-it/
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“San Antonio has had a decades-long history of building mediocre, mid-rise office buildings with a mediocre, mid-rise hotel next to it,” Neff said, noting that this will instead be a building that is “going to be admired by its neighbors.”


https://therivardreport.com/board-to...wer-go-for-it/
'Nuff said!


Looks like Neff Sho 'Nuff it the nail on the head.
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Old Posted May 22, 2018, 2:46 AM
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“San Antonio has had a decades-long history of building mediocre, mid-rise office buildings with a mediocre, mid-rise hotel next to it,” Neff said, noting that this will instead be a building that is “going to be admired by its neighbors.”


https://therivardreport.com/board-to...wer-go-for-it/

Finally, someone speaking out! This is a major BREAKTHROUGH!!!
This building will look AWESOME!
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Old Posted May 22, 2018, 3:41 AM
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Finally, someone speaking out! This is a major BREAKTHROUGH!!!
This building will look AWESOME!
As often as we seem at odds, I have to agree. Perhaps a paradigm shift is coming, and a willingness to engage with the big boys. Mediocre has been the flag of San Antonio for too long.
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Old Posted May 22, 2018, 7:39 AM
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The design for me right now is so so. It just looks like generic modern architecture. I'm actually not a fan of modern architecture because its simplicity sometimes can make it a bit boring. San Antonio has better buildings outside of downtown than this design that are 3 decades old. You guys seriously have some of the best postmodern non-downtown buildings in the state. Suburban office buildings sometimes can be boring, but San Antonio seriously has some really nice postmodern office buildings.
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Old Posted May 22, 2018, 11:43 AM
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I did a Google search of "I-10 Houston suburban office buildings". This fits right in.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C....0.fuDFNE1cKqU
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I did a Google search of "I-10 Houston suburban office buildings". This fits right in.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C....0.fuDFNE1cKqU
It would fit in there and it will bring modern to lower Broadway in San Antonio.

FYI almost all of the I-10 buildings have separate garages behind them and this one will not.
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Old Posted May 22, 2018, 2:21 PM
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It would fit in there and it will bring modern to lower Broadway in San Antonio.
I don't fall into the "modern is always good" camp. Sometimes it is... if it's imaginative and works well with its established surroundings. Frost Tower is modern and is amazing. This is not in the same league as Frost. It's not butt-ugly, but it's far from jaw-dropping gorgeous too. I give it a 5 out of 10.
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Is the opinion that it will fit in on I10 in Houston a complement or put down? I don't understand why we are talking about I10 in Houston.
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Put down. But it would complement what is already there.
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Old Posted May 22, 2018, 2:33 PM
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Site plan with the stacking plan, plus the renderings we've already seen.
Damnit! That sucks. Apparently, the breaks in the glass are not LEDs. I thought the breaks in the glass were going to be LEDs ;( (page 33). Well, I hope they add some kind of cool lighting effect to the building. It would definitely stand out more, especially against the highway and the overall darkness of the area.
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Old Posted May 22, 2018, 11:17 PM
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Put down. But it would complement what is already there.
For you maybe, I like driving into Houston from Katy and seeing all the varying styles of modern design.

That said, I like this building for the spot it is being built. I like the moden style because I like the overall project. (Not because I want modern)
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For sure Rynetwo. Made that drive a handful of times myself, & your spot on. That's why I was kinda perplexed by the comment.
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I appreciate that drive into Houston too. It's the first real feel of tallish buildings in a very tall city. But the architecture is lacking when compared to others, in my opinion. That's how I feel about this building too. Am I happy it's going up? Yes. Is it as good as Frost or the Tower Life? Not by a long shot.
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I think the comment is more an observation of that style of architecture being redundant since it's been done in so many cities. Admittedly, there are some buildings like that in Austin that I cringe about since they're not original, for example, glass box X 20 = meh.

I think the building will look ok. I'm sure the facade will be nice. My main gripe is the flat roof. That's really the thing that bugs me about modern architecture. It's building tops that make them stand out.
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I think the comment is more an observation of that style of architecture being redundant since it's been done in so many cities. Admittedly, there are some buildings like that in Austin that I cringe about since they're not original, for example, glass box X 20 = meh.

I think the building will look ok. I'm sure the facade will be nice. My main gripe is the flat roof. That's really the thing that bugs me about modern architecture. It's building tops that make them stand out.
Agreed. They could easily build like something like this, little spear type thing sticking out from the top, over 281/35. That would be pretty neat hanging over the street to the south. This is the best example i could find in my head.

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^Well, ok then. I mean, there are buildings in Downtown Austin that I don't think are worthy of their location because of their design, and I wish I could exile them to more suburban locales outside of downtown where they'd be more impressive. Their height would at least be something in those areas but in downtown, their design just doesn't cut it.
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