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Old Posted Jan 26, 2018, 2:45 AM
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Today they did a cement pour – thus far, this is the fastest they've ever done a floor. It only took them a week. Well, half a floor. Either way, if they go at this rate, they will finish on time. It was definitely a nice sight.
I've been watching the webcam daily. They definitely are picking up the pace. I think the mild weather recently in SA after the cold spell was a nice reprieve that motivated them personally, while they've certainly mastered the process after 10/11 floors now.

The irregular shape of the building combined with the uniquely tilting columns obviously required a learning curve. Now that they've "learned" it they can do it somewhat by rote. I look forward to watching the tower rise at a relatively brisk pace.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2018, 5:11 AM
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I've been watching the webcam daily. They definitely are picking up the pace. I think the mild weather recently in SA after the cold spell was a nice reprieve that motivated them personally, while they've certainly mastered the process after 10/11 floors now.

The irregular shape of the building combined with the uniquely tilting columns obviously required a learning curve. Now that they've "learned" it they can do it somewhat by rote. I look forward to watching the tower rise at a relatively brisk pace.
I don't know if you were arching on Sunday, but I was shocked at how much they did with the garage. And the fact that they worked on Sunday. For me, if this was my project, I would have crews working 24/7 on different aspects of the building. In the end, you would save money.
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2018, 5:42 PM
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Yeah, the garage is flying. And the building is now clearly taller than it is wide.

Anybody know when they'll start putting up glass?
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2018, 10:33 PM
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Yeah, the garage is flying. And the building is now clearly taller than it is wide.

Anybody know when they'll start putting up glass?
Awhile back Gen. manager for the site, I believe, would begin glass work in February 2018. I remember that being said because, based on past work pacing schedules, I believed it to be a joke, but based on the past two weeks, this could in fact be possible.
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Messing around in photoshop... i'm not very good... but to give perspective!

dude, this is cool! Great perspective
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dude, this is cool! Great perspective
Agreed.
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The view of the construction from the 35/I10 interchange gives a good perspective on the massing of this.

Unfortunately, I was driving and could not snap any pic, but if you happen be in that area, check it out.
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Is it just me or is the garage portion turned sideways in this rendering?


https://thefrosttower.com/wp-content...ost-West-1.jpg
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If you go to the webcam at night you can see that they're starting to do interior work on the lower floors. They're lit up quite brightly and all the scaffolding is gone, so you can really see what's going on inside.

https://app.oxblue.com/open/kdc/frostbank
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Old Posted Jan 30, 2018, 2:42 PM
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If you go to the webcam at night you can see that they're starting to do interior work on the lower floors. They're lit up quite brightly and all the scaffolding is gone, so you can really see what's going on inside.

https://app.oxblue.com/open/kdc/frostbank
I saw that the other day!

Also i wanted to comment on someone else's comment saying that the floors are rising faster. They really are. It used to be 2.5 weeks per floor now it's about 1.5. Looks like top out will really be this summer. yay!
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I always wondered - why don't they use steel anyone in high-rise construction? One WTC used both steel and concrete. I miss seeing how steel would rise at construction sites.

so, I am thinking, if they finish another floor at one week from now (half that is), they should be done by summer. And we should be seeing glass next week.
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I always wondered - why don't they use steel anyone in high-rise construction? One WTC used both steel and concrete. I miss seeing how steel would rise at construction sites.
Cash money. Unless you have to use a more expensive material, why would you?
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Well, this is relevant to absolutely nothing but mildly interesting nonetheless.

I was reading the Rivard Report article on the Hays Street apartment complex, and read that the developers had hired a new design firm, GRG Architecture. When I went to check out their website, I noticed a rendering for an alternate design for the Frost tower (from the homepage of their site). No idea if they ever submitted anything, maybe it was just one of those conceptual challenges or something, but it's an interesting image to see what someone else would've done with the space:

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Jeezus. That would've been awesome.
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I'm happy they chose the design they did. I wish it were taller, but it's certainly a much better design than this one... one that people will talk about in a positive way. Plus, the retail element will be better for the neighborhood than what this one does.
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Well, this is relevant to absolutely nothing but mildly interesting nonetheless.

I was reading the Rivard Report article on the Hays Street apartment complex, and read that the developers had hired a new design firm, GRG Architecture. When I went to check out their website, I noticed a rendering for an alternate design for the Frost tower (from the homepage of their site). No idea if they ever submitted anything, maybe it was just one of those conceptual challenges or something, but it's an interesting image to see what someone else would've done with the space:

OMG. I think it is now possible to be sexually aroused by architectural design. lol

That is such a beautiful design. I love the idea of surrounding the entire building with trees. I always felt it was a poor decision to use ALL the space for the building. A more compacted design is always most efficient.

Nevertheless, I love the current the design. We do need a few more mid-sized high rises before we go and start building 700+ footers. Let's see with time if the current design was the smart move.
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Well, this is relevant to absolutely nothing but mildly interesting nonetheless.

I was reading the Rivard Report article on the Hays Street apartment complex, and read that the developers had hired a new design firm, GRG Architecture. When I went to check out their website, I noticed a rendering for an alternate design for the Frost tower (from the homepage of their site). No idea if they ever submitted anything, maybe it was just one of those conceptual challenges or something, but it's an interesting image to see what someone else would've done with the space:


Ahhhh, Nahhhh, sorry....
Like the current design 100%

The Frost tower will be an iconic and unique tower!
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Old Posted Feb 3, 2018, 5:16 PM
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Blurry progress pics from the San Pedro Creek improvements website:

https://spcproject.org/construction-.../martin-south/
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That early version of Frost may have been the source of the early reports in this thread that this project was going to be much taller. I like both versions, but the one U/C is better.
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