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Old Posted Apr 28, 2018, 10:04 AM
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2018, 10:57 AM
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Sweet! I love to top of the brick portion of the building, that mixed with the glass portion... really cool!
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I just noticed that the original renderings actually showed it with only 16 floors, but I remember TheATX saying it would have 18 occupied floors. These new renderings are showing 17. So maybe it grew a bit?

The facade is more interesting on this version. And it gained a pool on the amenity deck.
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2018, 2:02 PM
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I can’t wait for this and the project next to it to get built. I hope some great companies and retail gets put there.
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2018, 2:41 PM
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Well it's an improvement. I'll give it that.
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2018, 5:09 PM
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Maybe I’m just lacking in vision but I was expecting the changes to be a bit more dramatic.

Other than the pool it mostly looks the same.
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2018, 7:49 PM
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Well, I'm not lacking vision, this development will look stunning from the highway

Like I said a " PHOENIX SHALL ARISE"
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Old Posted Apr 28, 2018, 8:20 PM
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Maybe I’m just lacking in vision but I was expecting the changes to be a bit more dramatic.

Other than the pool it mostly looks the same.
It was a two week window, dramatic changes were not going to happen. There not going to just scrap their plans and re-design this development.
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Old Posted Apr 29, 2018, 3:11 AM
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I need to see the lighting for this building at night to fully judge. I do like the lines running vertically against the glass.

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Old Posted Apr 29, 2018, 11:04 AM
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I need to see the lighting for this building at night to fully judge. I do like the lines running horizontally against the glass.
The top section is really throwing me for a loop.

The renderings almost make it look like that section is a bit transparent—as if they’re just showing the massing and they’ll figure out the exterior later.

I can’t quite tell if it’s glass, or steel, or if there’s some kind of extra facade.
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Old Posted Apr 29, 2018, 1:36 PM
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Maybe I’m just lacking in vision but I was expecting the changes to be a bit more dramatic.

Other than the pool it mostly looks the same.
I wasn't. It's pretty much what I was expecting... more detail on a very average design. Something you'd expect in the outskirts of Houston.
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Old Posted Apr 29, 2018, 2:07 PM
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The top section is really throwing me for a loop.

The renderings almost make it look like that section is a bit transparent—as if they’re just showing the massing and they’ll figure out the exterior later.

I can’t quite tell if it’s glass, or steel, or if there’s some kind of extra facade.
I see what you mean. Interestingly, however, I remember the historical review board stating that they wanted the crown to be changed to something more unique; to something that would stand out. I'm not sure they addressed that here.

Either way, one thing can definitely be said about this project - it is perhaps the first tall building in or near downtown to be fast tracked like this at current. I am guessing they feel something big developments are coming and they want in on being the first to provide high end office space, other than the new Frost Tower. I have said it many times before and I will say it again here: We should hear about something major coming to downtown SA by year end. If we don't, then this building boom will be short lived and all we can do is hope for another building boom in the near future. I'm not in the business, but forecasting and analyzing are all about the same. I am just hoping for something in the W. Pecan St. and N. Flores St. area - traffic isn't too bad, nearby parks and retail are developing for future workers, and revitalized streets and sidewalks are currently or soon to be in the works. Too bad that hotel in front of Weston Centre pulled out, that would have helped jump start the area.
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The modifications to the building are subtle, but do add dimension to the structure. The vertical enhancements on the upper floors of the building are reminiscent of the new Silverline center in Tysons Corner, VA. This building is beautifully lit at night and adds interest to the suburban landscape.
http://www.silverlinecenter.com/gallery.html
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Old Posted Apr 29, 2018, 8:03 PM
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The updated design elements move the building into the realm of being not embarrassing, but it's still nothing to get excited about. The top could use some tapering... that would help polish the turd a little more.
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Old Posted Apr 29, 2018, 8:14 PM
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The modifications to the building are subtle, but do add dimension to the structure. The vertical enhancements on the upper floors of the building are reminiscent of the new Silverline center in Tysons Corner, VA. This building is beautifully lit at night and adds interest to the suburban landscape.
http://www.silverlinecenter.com/gallery.html
If this development is lit like this at night, very nice!!!

And that's something you do NOT see on the outskirts of Houston.
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Old Posted Apr 29, 2018, 9:35 PM
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The modifications to the building are subtle, but do add dimension to the structure. The vertical enhancements on the upper floors of the building are reminiscent of the new Silverline center in Tysons Corner, VA. This building is beautifully lit at night and adds interest to the suburban landscape.
http://www.silverlinecenter.com/gallery.html
Wow! Thanks for adding this. I love that building!
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@JACKinBT, embarrassing really?! I really like reading your posts, don't always agree, but hey! we all have our own opinions, that being said, do you really think it's that bad?!
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Old Posted Apr 29, 2018, 10:00 PM
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I really like what Pelli Clarke (the same architect doing the Frost here in SA) did with McKinney and Olive in Dallas:

http://pcparch.com/project/mckinney-olive

It's got a larger footprint to work with, but it's basically the same height (20 floors) as this project, and is a stunner. There's also a really lovely green space streetside that interacts well with the parking garage:

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☝️that's cool
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Old Posted Apr 30, 2018, 12:26 PM
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@JACKinBT, embarrassing really?! I really like reading your posts, don't always agree, but hey! we all have our own opinions, that being said, do you really think it's that bad?!
Than you, and likewise... I appreciate your posts too.

I said it's not embarrassing. And yeah, that one in Dallas is cool.
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