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Old Posted Jun 9, 2020, 3:19 PM
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I'll be thoroughly underwhelmed/disappointed with this building unless there's some surprisingly cool lighting. Right now, it feels very bland and corporate.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2020, 3:29 PM
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I'll be thoroughly underwhelmed/disappointed with this building unless there's some surprisingly cool lighting. Right now, it feels very bland and corporate.
At 446' it's a perfect building for skyline massing
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2020, 3:32 PM
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At 446' it's a perfect building for skyline massing
Are you suggesting that taller wouldn't have been better in that spot? It's prime, up-front real estate and our skyline would look much better with something taller there IMO. Or even just something with personality.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2020, 3:42 PM
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I think it's a very good height for that lot. Maybe up to around 510' or so could have been better but that area of Downtown seems better for larger and shorter buildings
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2020, 4:01 PM
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Are you suggesting that taller wouldn't have been better in that spot? It's prime, up-front real estate and our skyline would look much better with something taller there IMO. Or even just something with personality.
personally taller is better but the reality is a glass 446' that lacks any unique qualities...a perfect massing tower for a blossoming skyline
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2020, 8:05 PM
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I'll be thoroughly underwhelmed/disappointed with this building unless there's some surprisingly cool lighting. Right now, it feels very bland and corporate.
Yeah. The more I see it the more meh it becomes.
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Old Posted Jun 9, 2020, 10:32 PM
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i don't know if you guys have been paying attention the past 4 months but taller is not better except for movie shots and post cards
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i don't know if you guys have been paying attention the past 4 months but taller is not better except for movie shots and post cards
And mountains. I hate me a short mountain. It would be nothing more than a hill.
I see no point making suggestive remarks about the design right now, what's done is done, but if I did....I would have suggested they shit can the ridiculous bump out and convert that extra square footage into additional floors. Just like several other buildings including the Frost, this one is simply 10 floors short of a homerun. Damn all these hills.
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Old Posted Jun 10, 2020, 12:27 AM
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And mountains. I hate me a short mountain. It would be nothing more than a hill.
I see no point making suggestive remarks about the design right now, what's done is done, but if I did....I would have suggested they shit can the ridiculous bump out and convert that extra square footage into additional floors. Just like several other buildings including the Frost, this one is simply 10 floors short of a homerun. Damn all these hills.
this building serves a purpose, that purpose is density and massing, job well done
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Have to agree with the "Meh" sentiments.
I hate filler.
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Remember when we thought this was going to have dark glass like the Bank of America Tower and would stand out from it's neighbors. Yeah, about that.

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Remember when we thought this was going to have dark glass like the Bank of America Tower and would stand out from it's neighbors. Yeah, about that.
It's hard not to be blue while reflecting the sky.
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Old Posted Jun 12, 2020, 9:57 PM
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The glass is definitely darker than its neighbor. I was driving down S. Lamar earlier and could see that the building is darker where it wasn't reflecting.
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