HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture > Completed Project Threads Archive

 

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #21  
Old Posted Aug 16, 2008, 2:46 PM
Chicago Shawn's Avatar
Chicago Shawn Chicago Shawn is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,789
Wow that looks awesome. The architecture is really bold too, often these mega projects seem to use a bland post modern aesthetic so that it "blends" with the surrounding community. Can't wait to see this get underway, I hope the market holds out and rebounds for this fully built out.
     
     
  #22  
Old Posted Sep 3, 2008, 11:20 PM
migol24 migol24 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Francisco, Austin
Posts: 1,179
i don't like the trammel crow proposal... i hope those pictures are rough images and not exactly what they will look like. i would've liked the stratus properties much better... very modern. but we'll see how the trammel crow buildings will pan out in the future.

i especially liked how the stratus properties included the rest of downtown. so you'd get an idea what it would look like. for whatever reasons... i guess the city just wanted another 700 footer. i see will wynn everyday where i work... maybe i'll let him know about it.
     
     
  #23  
Old Posted Sep 3, 2008, 11:23 PM
alexjon's Avatar
alexjon alexjon is offline
Bears of antiquity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Downtown/First Hill, Seattle, WA
Posts: 8,340
So, about all that parking and Austin's walkscore...
__________________
"The United States is in no way founded upon the Christian religion." -- George Washington & John Adams in a diplomatic message to Malta
     
     
  #24  
Old Posted Sep 3, 2008, 11:51 PM
migol24 migol24 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Francisco, Austin
Posts: 1,179
also forest city... one of the proposers for the greenwater treatment plan has also a building included in their powerpoint. the building is called Ovation and was proposed for 6th and nueces. they also happen to be the firm that designed 360... and it's telling by the architectural structure that it's by the same designers. here's a link to the renderings. http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...%3Den%26sa%3DN

does anyone have any idea about this building? i have not heard of it anywhere else except on the powerpoint presentation for the greenwater proposal. and it is not one of the buildings included for the proposal. ps
(i don't know how to post the picture... can anyone please help me so i can post the image directly on the screen?)
     
     
  #25  
Old Posted Sep 5, 2008, 8:25 AM
NThomas's Avatar
NThomas NThomas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 204
Posted.

     
     
  #26  
Old Posted Mar 13, 2009, 4:37 AM
Thymant's Avatar
Thymant Thymant is offline
Hopeful Graduate
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 598
Any new updates?
     
     
  #27  
Old Posted Mar 13, 2009, 4:06 PM
priller's Avatar
priller priller is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,984
I believe the Green water treatment plant is scheduled for demolition sometime this year. After that? Don't know......
     
     
  #28  
Old Posted Mar 13, 2009, 11:41 PM
Urbannizer's Avatar
Urbannizer Urbannizer is offline
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: SXSW
Posts: 8,525
     
     
  #29  
Old Posted Mar 14, 2009, 5:56 AM
KevinFromTexas's Avatar
KevinFromTexas KevinFromTexas is offline
I ♥ NY
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: down the street from the taco trailer
Posts: 48,646
I like the green building techniques, but man, they have got to work on those designs! They look like Sim City buildings. The solar array seems like a waste of land also.
__________________
I love chicken, I love liver, Meow Mix Meow Mix please deliver - Dr. Evil

Garth, marriage is punishment for shoplifting in some countries. - Wanye
     
     
  #30  
Old Posted Mar 14, 2009, 6:28 AM
pyropius pyropius is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Posts: 273
Solar array: nice gesture, but doesn't belong downtown.
     
     
  #31  
Old Posted Mar 14, 2009, 8:34 AM
Raining Inside Raining Inside is offline
BANNED
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: ASATex Megaplex
Posts: 536
The Green site seemed to be pretty deserted have since the plant was decommissioned. But last week I noticed there was a lot more activity. By activity I mean people at the site. I have no idea what they were doing because it looked like they were doing a lot of walking around.
     
     
  #32  
Old Posted Mar 14, 2009, 4:56 PM
H2O H2O is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 578
Isolation of utilities tied into the plant has been going on for a couple months already. Actual deconstruction of the plant will begin within a month or two.

The solar array is on top of the electrical substation that serves Downtown. The substation will not go away, although the footprint is being shrunk to make room for the new Central Library. The solar array was just a concept in the RFP submission and will not likely happen unless Austin Energy decides to add more solar to all of their properties.
     
     
  #33  
Old Posted Mar 15, 2009, 4:49 AM
Thymant's Avatar
Thymant Thymant is offline
Hopeful Graduate
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 598
Well thats good news!
     
     
  #34  
Old Posted Jun 11, 2009, 9:31 PM
AustinSkyscrapers's Avatar
AustinSkyscrapers AustinSkyscrapers is offline
Going Up ___///|||
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 700
Quote:
Originally Posted by ()_T View Post

A really nice project here guys! It looks like a city on its own with trees, a power plant (Abandoned though), solar panel field, lots, roads, a major road, a stream, a park, courts, swimming pool, and skyscrapers! "Green Water City". I really want these buildings to be built. It may even be a new borough in Austin!
__________________
-------------------------------------
Austin, SkyscraperPage Forum, Me!
-------------------------------------
A Note:
New Tallest In Austin
"Curiosity killed the cat"


Last edited by AustinSkyscrapers; Jun 13, 2009 at 3:23 PM.
     
     
  #35  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2009, 5:10 AM
NThomas's Avatar
NThomas NThomas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 204
Will the Trammel Crow buildings be using those solar panels over the substation or will Austin Energy used the collected power?
     
     
  #36  
Old Posted Jun 13, 2009, 3:26 PM
AustinSkyscrapers's Avatar
AustinSkyscrapers AustinSkyscrapers is offline
Going Up ___///|||
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 700
Quote:
Originally Posted by NThomas View Post
Will the Trammel Crow buildings be using those solar panels over the substation or will Austin Energy used the collected power?
All we have to say is the city. This will really boost the skyline look, like some steroids were injected into Austin! This skyscraper boom sure is going!

Is anybody sure of a 900-1000 footer by 2013 and a 1000+ footer by 2015?
__________________
-------------------------------------
Austin, SkyscraperPage Forum, Me!
-------------------------------------
A Note:
New Tallest In Austin
"Curiosity killed the cat"

     
     
  #37  
Old Posted Jun 14, 2009, 1:10 AM
StevenW's Avatar
StevenW StevenW is offline
Baltimore's Rep in SC.
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Born in Baltimore, Live in Newberry, SC.
Posts: 1,623
Dang!!! Austin is booming!!
__________________
"My mind is on Baltimore, my heart is in San Francisco and my soul is in South Carolina."
     
     
  #38  
Old Posted Jun 15, 2009, 7:03 PM
AustinSkyscrapers's Avatar
AustinSkyscrapers AustinSkyscrapers is offline
Going Up ___///|||
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 700
Quote:
Originally Posted by StevenW View Post
Dang!!! Austin is booming!!
Yes we are booming. 6th fastest growing city since 2000. We have a city pop. of 700,000+ and a metro pop. of 1,000,000+.

Happy to live here. I am actually in a suburban area though.
__________________
-------------------------------------
Austin, SkyscraperPage Forum, Me!
-------------------------------------
A Note:
New Tallest In Austin
"Curiosity killed the cat"

     
     
  #39  
Old Posted Jun 16, 2009, 3:58 AM
NThomas's Avatar
NThomas NThomas is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Lubbock, Texas
Posts: 204
Quote:
Originally Posted by AustinSkyscrapers View Post
All we have to say is the city. This will really boost the skyline look, like some steroids were injected into Austin! This skyscraper boom sure is going!

Is anybody sure of a 900-1000 footer by 2013 and a 1000+ footer by 2015?
Huh?
     
     
  #40  
Old Posted Jun 17, 2009, 6:19 PM
AustinSkyscrapers's Avatar
AustinSkyscrapers AustinSkyscrapers is offline
Going Up ___///|||
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 700
What do you mean by "huh"?
__________________
-------------------------------------
Austin, SkyscraperPage Forum, Me!
-------------------------------------
A Note:
New Tallest In Austin
"Curiosity killed the cat"

     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
 

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Buildings & Architecture > Completed Project Threads Archive
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 2:07 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.