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Old Posted Jan 9, 2018, 2:41 AM
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Thanks for the photo, jaga.

Question: Do the same workers assemble the scaffolds and forms for the floors and then lay the rebar and do the pours, or are there multiple crews who each specialize in those things?
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2018, 6:20 AM
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[IMG]Frost Bank Construction by Raul Medina III, on Flickr[/IMG]
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[IMG]Frost Bank Construction by Raul Medina III, on Flickr[/IMG]
The layout of the building in this building is breathtaking. Once this tower is complete, I feel others, like myself, will have a strong appreciation for many of our older building, including the newer ones made to look old. Added to that, the Arts and (hopefully) Kallison Square and Canopy, will dramatically impact our view of downtown in similar photos as the one above.
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You can see from this screen grab from the web cam that they're installing the rail for the construction elevator on the right side of this pic... up to the 7th floor so far.[IMG][/IMG]

I snapped this pic yesterday as they were just getting started.
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Old Posted Jan 9, 2018, 6:11 PM
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Awesome photo, Raul!

Wanna post it in the San Antonio Skyline thread?
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=229901

That view will be even better in a few years when Frost is finished, plus JMJ on the right and Thompson on the left.
Bonus: you can't see the Grand Hyatt!
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2018, 1:31 AM
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[IMG]Frost Bank Construction by Raul Medina III, on Flickr[/IMG]
Can someone use to imagine to photoshop in the Arts, the JMJ and the frost maybe the Canopy, too. ?
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That BBVA Compass signage on top of that one building is so tacky.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2018, 1:59 PM
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I haven't seen this rendering before. It shows a lot of detail on the facade of the garage. Looks good!

(Sorry about the size.)

https://kdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2...01_cropped.jpg
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I haven't seen this rendering before. It shows a lot of detail on the facade of the garage. Looks good!

(Sorry about the size.)

https://kdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2...01_cropped.jpg
It's not the same garage that is to be built. It's a completely different design. For instance, for security reasons, there will not be an outdoor stairwell.
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Old Posted Jan 10, 2018, 7:14 PM
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Ah. What about the facade?
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That BBVA Compass signage on top of that one building is so tacky.
You are correct. Tacky and trashy.
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That BBVA Compass signage on top of that one building is so tacky.
It looks great at night though.
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It looks great at night though.
Yeah, beautiful at night. But to completely undo the top two floors for it? That's a poor design indeed. They should have just added it to the top where that unfinished steel is.
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2018, 2:02 AM
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The HDRC should've had a say in it. That building is almost 30 years old.
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2018, 1:20 PM
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Question: Do the same workers assemble the scaffolds and forms for the floors and then lay the rebar and do the pours, or are there multiple crews who each specialize in those things?
Most often, they are all different companies. A general contractor is hires one to place the forms, one to place the rebar, and one to place the concrete.
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2018, 1:42 PM
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Most often, they are all different companies. A general contractor is hires one to place the forms, one to place the rebar, and one to place the concrete.
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Ah. What about the facade?
Facade should be completely different. It's suppose to have a light blue and clear tint similar to the Santa Monica Civic Center Parking Structure (I don't know how to post pictures on here, so look it up, it's really nice) minus the LED colored lights at night.

On another note, I really hope they clad the pillars with a tile or marble, because at current it looks ugly. I took some up looks pictures the other day at the site.
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Damn! The cam is iced over lol
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I drove by the construction site last night both the San Pedro Creek project and the new tower will definitely be a boon to the area.
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Old Posted Jan 17, 2018, 4:19 AM
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This building combined with the creek redevlopment is going to make the neighborhood.
The tower is situated against and existing tree-lined park, it will have its own tree-lined
street which will also have several stores, cafes, other retail(?) along an expansive sidewalk.

The opposite side has just as many trees, so the potential is there to match it with retail
plus office/living/hotel space.

Hey, there's already a Domino's and some cool looking joint on the corner already.

The corner on Google maps:
https://www.google.com/maps/@29.4264...7i13312!8i6656


The building:

https://thefrosttower.com/wp-content...ost-West-1.jpg


Raul's awesome photo:
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