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Old Posted May 1, 2008, 1:59 PM
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^^^ Cool. The only building that had its lights on though was Tower Life
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Here's a side-by-side comparison of the Weston Centre and the Marriott Rivercenter that I put together on Photoshop. Both pics are from Google Street View (inside the newest version of Google Earth) and are both about 806' away from the base of each building. I lined up the bases, and...yep, the Weston is as tall or barely higher than the spires on the Marriott. Weston for #1 lol.

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Did you notice that in your pic of the MR, you can actually see the WC in the background? That's pretty trippy!
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Did you notice that in your pic of the MR, you can actually see the WC in the background? That's pretty trippy!
wow, ya. what a crazy angle!! do you have a special lens for that type of shot?
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I was downtown yesterday, and the Vidorra looks amazing! Two would be even sweeter though, and along with the Alamodome would really create that multi-dimensional "canyon" effect that's so impressive in many cities.

There was also a wheel-based crane pretty close to Muni Auditorium, but I didn't have time to check it out. Anybody know what that is?
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Check out the Grand Hyatt in the distance, looks impressive from here

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Marriott Courtyard on the right

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Nice shot. How many floors on the Courtyard?

And does anybody have an update on Vidorra?

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Check out the Grand Hyatt in the distance, looks impressive from here

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Did I miss photos of the finished plaza? If so I am dying to see them so please direct me to them. Thanks!
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There was also a wheel-based crane pretty close to Muni Auditorium, but I didn't have time to check it out. Anybody know what that is?
I think the crane you saw was the crane being used on the extension of the river.
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Vidorra is topped out. I wish I had a picture but I forgot my camera last time I was there.
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Vidorra is topped out. I wish I had a picture but I forgot my camera last time I was there.
Yeah the Vidorra looks amazing on the other side of 37 but does anyone know the status on the Vidorra 2?, If it would be built or whats going on with that project?
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One thing I am disappointed about is the lighting of the Grand hyatt at night. The only thing thats lit up is the mechanical penthouse on the top. I hope in time they can at least light up some of the limestone on the side of the building or something. The building at night looks pretty dull.
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They also need to do something with the mechanical penthouse on the GH, that gray looks very drab, fix it up please...

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Beautiful!
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Very cool skyline shot by our own elmariachi there. Go, elmariachi!

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Nice shot. How many floors on the Courtyard?
17 floors.
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I'm really liking what the Grand Hyatt has done for the skyline...and I'm also liking the fact that the penthouse seems to be lit multi-colored.
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