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Old Posted Apr 8, 2018, 5:22 AM
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I noticed on Saturday Night Live tonight they had a Black Panther skit where they showed the outside of a movie theatre that was screening it, and to my surprise, it was actually the Paramount Theatre. I'll post a clip if I can find one.
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I noticed on Saturday Night Live tonight they had a Black Panther skit where they showed the outside of a movie theatre that was screening it, and to my surprise, it was actually the Paramount Theatre. I'll post a clip if I can find one.
I noticed that too! It looked like a really crappy Photoshop job on a years-old photo. The changed the "State" sign to "eatSe", doctored the marquee and I think the background a bit, looked really strange. But with the pedicab out front and the buildings visible, it was unmistakably the Paramount.

If I had to guess, they googled "Movie Premiere" and something with the Paramount showed up... and they doctored it.
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I noticed on Saturday Night Live tonight they had a Black Panther skit where they showed the outside of a movie theatre that was screening it, and to my surprise, it was actually the Paramount Theatre. I'll post a clip if I can find one.
Here is the clip. The tree by the STATE/EATSE sign looks shorter than it was in the 2007 Google Streetview.

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Old Posted Apr 9, 2018, 1:37 AM
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That's also missing the Paramount "blade" that was restored a few years ago.

http://society.blog.austin360.com/20...-theatre-sign/
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Shout out to my architect (Barron Custom) for 3 Max Award nominations for my home in Zilker. (Low Country Urban)

Thank you Felicia Foster.

Best Custom Home $250-500k
Best outdoor space <$75K
Best Master Bath >$50k

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Old Posted Apr 23, 2018, 7:30 AM
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Did anyone else watch the Fear the Living Dead tonight with Dell Diamond as a featured location?
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Did anyone else watch the Fear the Living Dead tonight with Dell Diamond as a featured location?
I recorded it, may watch it tonight just because it was filmed local but the last episode of Walking Dead will be a hard act to follow. Its kind of cool that all those actors were just 5 miles from my house.
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Talk about a blank wall. This is a NYC (Brooklyn) proposal.


https://ny.curbed.com/2018/4/2/17188...-1595-broadway
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Maybe if they cover the cement walls with some gray metal panels it would look awesome.
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From the hospitality desk: some Austin market data points:

BISNOW: Y'all Come Back Now: Texas Hospitality Sector Taking Off

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Austin continues to outperform the rest of Texas with occupancy remaining well over 70% throughout 2017. The city benefits from hosting a large number of festivals each year, including SXSW and ACL. Last year Austin ranked among the top five cities experiencing a hotel boom, according to STR. Austin's skyline is being transformed by the hospitality industry. Marriott is working on a 31-story hotel by the convention center. A 37-story Fairmont, a 32-story Aloft and a 24-story Hotel ZaZa are also underway. Austin has reaped the rewards of that growth through its hotel occupancy tax. The city got about $75M in 2017, triple the amount collected 15 years ago. (Hear more about Austin's hospitality sector at Bisnow's Austin Hospitality: The Future World-Class City June 19.)
https://www.bisnow.com/houston/news/...king-off-87369

COMMUNITY IMPACT: As downtown hotel boom continues, Austin’s arts scene enjoys the benefit

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Just before the South by Southwest Conference and Festival, Austin’s largest hotel opened its doors. The Fairmont Austin is 598 feet tall with 1,048 rooms, 36 more rooms than the JW Marriott.

Michael McMahon, Fairmont Austin director of sales and marketing, said hotel executives and the developer recognized a market that was loaded with demand, too low on supply and an attractive destination for visitors.

“It’s a bucket list city that you might not know is on your bucket list yet,” McMahon said.

According to data from San Antonio-based hotel consulting firm Source Strategies, 5,772 hotel rooms were added in the city between 2012 and 2017. That is 2,566 more than the number of rooms added in the 10 years prior. In the last eight years, the city’s hotel occupancy tax revenue has nearly doubled, from $46.8 million in the 2010-2011 fiscal year to an estimated $93.3 million in FY 2017-18. There are plenty of reasons those visitors fill hotel rooms downtown. Dewitt Peart, CEO of the Downtown Austin Alliance, says he hears from tourists that Austin’s downtown is safe, clean and walkable. Justin Bragiel, general counsel for the Texas Hotel & Lodging Association, pointed to the Austin Convention Center and Visit Austin as important drivers of the hotel and tourism economy.
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Paul Vaughn, senior vice president of Source Strategies, says supply for hotel rooms in Austin still trails demand. Even with more than 5,000 new hotel rooms added in Austin between 2012 and 2017, the occupancy rate in Austin in 2017 was 76 percent, up from 54 percent in 2002.

Revenue per available room, a key factor in determining the hotel industry’s success, was $113.25 in Austin in 2017, a figure Vaughn says is significantly higher than any other Texas city.

“I don’t think you’re going to see demand drop off. The market is still undersupplied; you’re still catching up,” he said.
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Talk about a blank wall. This is a NYC (Brooklyn) proposal.


https://ny.curbed.com/2018/4/2/17188...-1595-broadway
It's pretty obvious that this was designed with the idea that something will eventually fill that corner though. You see lots of older buildings in NY like this that are blank brick walls where either a building next to it used to exist, or a tall one next to it was never built. This kind of design is pretty typical for dense cities with lots of zero lot line development.
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Where is drummer? I wonder if China took his internet away.
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Where is drummer? I wonder if China took his internet away.
I'm still around! I've not been able to get on as much recently - not due to internet (though that's been getting worse) so much as a really busy workload lately, especially with more travel. Hoping it slows down soon. I've been reading every once in a while but not consistently enough to post anything of value.
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I'm still around! I've not been able to get on as much recently - not due to internet (though that's been getting worse) so much as a really busy workload lately, especially with more travel. Hoping it slows down soon. I've been reading every once in a while but not consistently enough to post anything of value.
Glad you're ok, I as getting a bit worried about you
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http://video.statesman.com/Portion-o...aylistId=15517

Some drone video over Shoal Creek. Part of the trail and cliffs collapsed during the last rain we had.
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Check out this new supertall that Chicago is getting. Actually, they're getting multiple ones (it is Chicago after all), but this one might just be the best looking supertall I've seen in years. This is proposed for the former "Chicago Spire" proposal that was cancelled about a decade ago.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=1#post8190099

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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/980/4...ce9e0ddd_h.jpg
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/951/2...cad374b1_h.jpg
http://a4.pbase.com/o10/06/102706/1/...0516114629.png
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Check out this new supertall that Chicago is getting. Actually, they're getting multiple ones (it is Chicago after all), but this one might just be the best looking supertall I've seen in years. This is proposed for the former "Chicago Spire" proposal that was cancelled about a decade ago.

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...=1#post8190099

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http://a4.pbase.com/o10/06/102706/1/...0516114629.png
Wow, love it!

Glad/sad that the Spire hole is finally going to be covered up It's been a choice piece of accidental urban art for going on a decade now.



Man, sometimes I miss Chicago. Such an awesome city.
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we will get much better architecture in Austin after we show we the buyers for $1500/2000 per foot.

We can do it, but it might take a couple decades.

That building is bad ass!
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