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Old Posted Aug 9, 2007, 3:51 PM
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The people at the sales office told me that the mechanical penthouse would operate similar to a lantern. The squares will be glass and lit up at night. I wonder how bright it will be though?
Seems like I read that the top would use some of the colors used on mosaic that is on the Convention Center. So that would mean it would be multi-colored.
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Old Posted Aug 10, 2007, 4:22 AM
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Seems like I read that the top would use some of the colors used on mosaic that is on the Convention Center. So that would mean it would be multi-colored.
No, the mosaic colors the article was talking about will be between the windows on the north and south faces of the building. They are visible in this picture.


From what the sales office told me, the lantern would be lit up with regular old white light. BTW those mosaic colors look very similar to the burnt orange of UT and the Maroon of A&M haha.
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2007, 10:10 PM
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Here are some photos taken from the 24th -26th floors of the Grand Hyatt last week:























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Old Posted Aug 18, 2007, 11:05 PM
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Very nice pix!!!
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Old Posted Aug 18, 2007, 11:10 PM
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Awesome. So how did you pull that off?
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Very cool
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2007, 3:23 PM
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once this hotel is complete. is there going to me another highrise hotel in the works. and does san antonio need another 30 40 50 floor hotel
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2007, 6:00 PM
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Those pictures are amazing!

Who knows if there will be another high-rise until something is announced, but from previous pictures we have from Andres, there will be... Where have you been man!?!?
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2007, 8:31 PM
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once this hotel is complete. is there going to me another highrise hotel in the works. and does san antonio need another 30 40 50 floor hotel
Everything is all shady. There is nothing official for another highrise hotel on the way. So until then im not going to believe anything on here that someone might post up thats "unofficial"

I don't think san antonio needs another 30/40/50 floor hotel at the current time..but just cause it doesn't NEED one doesn't mean one shouldn't get built..and can't be profitable.
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Old Posted Aug 19, 2007, 8:53 PM
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Drove right by there last week. The hotel's huge, both in height and width.
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Everything is all shady. There is nothing official for another highrise hotel on the way. So until then im not going to believe anything on here that someone might post up thats "unofficial"

I don't think san antonio needs another 30/40/50 floor hotel at the current time..but just cause it doesn't NEED one doesn't mean one shouldn't get built..and can't be profitable.
Well, it seems that about every 20 years the city has a hotel highrise boom. '68, '88, and '08.
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Well, it seems that about every 20 years the city has a hotel highrise boom. '68, '88, and '08.
True that. All it would take is someone....Cough...AT&T...Cough.....to get the ball rolling on a new business tower. Although it's a pipe-dream at this point, being optomistic sure feels good.
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I would probably crap a brick if one day I walked in here and saw "'832 ft. official - AT&T tower - SA"

even if it were 500 ft. and had a really nice design

but someone should get the ball rolling because there's still potential for a really nice downtown and Austin's is going through some big things as it is
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