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Old Posted Jul 20, 2008, 10:04 PM
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Here is my own representation. Some of the models are done by priller and another guy named Doug. I don't now how to create a face on a twisting tower like this without splitting the face in half. Those who use sketchup may or may not know what I am talking about.
That's really nice! Very well done. Yes, I do know what you're talking about the twisting surfaces. The free version of SketchUp just doesn't support them or other "organic" surfaces, so you have to simulate them.
     
     
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Old Posted Jul 25, 2008, 10:49 PM
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We can only hope the official rendering look so good. Keep it up guys!
     
     
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It's too bad they don't just make the 70 story tower mix use with office space, and the shorter one (5th & con.) just condos & retail
     
     
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the building looks very austin.
     
     
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the building looks very austin.
Does Austin have a style yet? skyscraper-wise, that is. Well, if it doesn't yet
this will certainly get one going!
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i'm hoping their still undecided about this project so that maybe they'll make it a 900 or 1,000 footer... austin really needs to get up there. austin, as a city alone is one of the largest cities in the america.
     
     
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I hope this starts construction soon.
     
     
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This building is amazing and its time Austin gets something this tall. Whats at this location now? I surely hope its just a parking garage or lot and not some historic buildings.
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Here's a few screen shots from Live Maps showing the block.

To the right of the black office tower, there is a 5-story bank building from about 1959 I believe. Behind it is a 4-story parking garage. To the left of it (north) is a 7-story apartment building that also has some parking in it. And there's also another ~7 story building, which I think has some office and retail space in it. It's probably the oldest building on the block.


You can see the 4-story parking garage and the 7-story apartment/parking structure here.


Same view, zoomed out.


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No loss there, thanks for that.
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thymant, love your avatar. hopefully the t. stacy bldg will have some resemblance to the proposed waldorf-astoria in chicago:



     
     
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Yeah I agree if austin could get something similar to that it would be great!
     
     
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I hope with as much time that has been put into this project, the outcome is well worth the wait.
     
     
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any news on these towers?
     
     
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any news on these towers?


I wish there were some... I'm waiting...

Any recent updates yet? 14 days since the previous post, an unusual wait in a skyscraper boom like this.
Also, the time between the last 4 posts is unusually long, in days: 51, 9, and 14
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Post Tom Stacy News!

Finally what we have been waiting for, some more recent news!
With people waiting so long, this will boost up our T. Stacy Complex morale!
New and details, coming right up!
Here it is, from the Downtown Austin blog, take it away blog and quote!

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Is 5th & Congress Moving Forward?

The massing of 5th and Congress as rendered by priller.


Tom Stacy Condominium Tower @ 501 Congress, 830 FT And 70 Foors



Over at SkyscraperForum, one of my favorite online hangouts, a discussion of the T. Stacy project at 5th Street @ Congress Av. has been rekindled. Back in January it was reported that Tom Stacy’s team had secured 30 month $44MM loan towards partially funding the development of a full city block along Congress Ave. With a stranglehold on the capital markets, nearly all planned projects have been put on hold leaving general contractors and construction crews looking for work. With some capital in hand T. Stacy is uniquely postured. As construction costs continue to drop, now might be the perfect time to being construction of a project with this scale.
-Jude
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Well, guys, realize that this building is extremely speculative and, at this point, is fairly unlikely to be built, at least as it is shown in the rendering. I'm hope I'm wrong about that, but I don't see a building of that size and expense (the twisting tower is doubtless more pricey to build) being funded any time soon.

I would bet the only part of this project we'll see any time soon is the 10-story parking garage in the front.
I'm also doubtful, but the irony of recessions are favorable economic conditions to begin construction. I've heard from other downtown developers that construction costs are down 25% from 2007. Other members of this forum might corroborate this. A discount of that magnitude can have significant positive impact on a developers' pro forma, or at least help wash the surplus in office space until the market rebounds.

Until this discussion was rekindled on this forum, I didn't think much about this project. But, as I find myself saying more often... I'm cautiously optimistic we could see construction this year.
Presented originally by Downtown_Austin
The website is: http://downtownaustin.wordpress.com/2009/06/13/is-5th-congress-moving-forward/

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