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Old Posted Jun 4, 2009, 5:19 PM
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~I have found it interesting that there were no threads on 7 Rio, an approved skyscraper in Austin. So I went on to create it. Here it is, the official thread for 7 Rio, The Living High Rise®

This thread is composed with information from many sources. Websites are listed in the references section of this post.


Name: 7Rio
Nickname(s): The Living High Rise®
Location: 615 W. 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
Zone: Warehouse District
Neighborhood: West End
Borough: Downtown
Height: 400 feet
Floors: 34 floors
Use: green residential skyscraper
Units: 160
Cost: >$50 million
Completion: 2008* *Originally planned construction in 2008, the construction start time is now undetermined.
Architect(s): Rhode-Partners
Designer: ArchiCAD
Companies: Bury + Partners, Inc., CLB Partners, Ltd., Johnson Consulting Engineers, Inc.
Status: Planned (Approved)-Design Phase (Considered On-Hold at the moment)
Phone: 512-472-1118, (512)-980-4020 (Ron Cibulka@CLB Partners)
Site: http://www.clbpartners.com/projects/...=45&type=state http://www.7thandriogrande.com/

7 Rio


Zoomed in images of 7 Rio:





The Location:



To see a satellite map, or a street view of the area, go to this link:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&cl...image&resnum=1

Rhode Partners Design Austin's Greenest High-rise with ArchiCAD Boston, June 18, 2008 - Groundbreaking is slated for 3Q 2008 on an eco-friendly residential tower in Austin, Texas, that aims to be a centerpiece of both urban sustainability and the city's downtown revitalization efforts.

7 Rio Condominiums, designed with ArchiCAD by Austin architects, Rhode Partners, is a 34-story luxury high-rise residential community being built near the Texas capital's cultural and political epicenter. Nearly 400 feet high, the 158-unit "point-tower" building will be seeking LEED Silver certification and four stars under the Austin Energy Green Building Program, the country's first comprehensive program to encourage using sustainable building techniques in residential and municipal construction. The building will have six levels of structured parking, 27 residential levels, and 7,300 square feet of retail space.

"We designed 7 Rio to be both disciplined and beautiful, making a stunning addition to the Austin skyline", said Brett Rhode AIA, principle with Rhode Partners. "We believe our approach to sustainable design elevates the building beyond luxury, resonating with Austin's environmentally conscious population."

Using a Building Information Model (BIM), Rhode Partners organized 7 Rio into four distinct tiers of varying unit sizes. The building's exterior reflects these tiers, visually representing the wide variety of interior spaces within. The building's exterior is clad with a rain-screen system of expanded aluminum accented by glass fins which vary subtly in color. Deep balconies with glass guardrails offer expansive views of the "Live Music Capitol of the World" and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. The building's rooftop consists of amenity spaces, a dramatic pool and roof gardens.

"Rhode Partners is one of the first Austin-based architectural firms to fully utilize BIM to coordinate all aspects of building design and to produce 3D databases of its projects," said Joanna Hartman AIA, Design Manager for the project. "Our use of ArchiCAD made every phase of the 7 Rio project - from cost estimating to marketing - run smoothly and on schedule, while providing a wealth of real-time data for the owners and building partners.

Information from Downtown Austin Emerging Projects:

Plans are on hold for a 32-story condominium tower at W. 7th Street
and Rio Grande by Dallas-based development company CLB
Partners. The 158-unit project will also have about 7,400 square feet
of new retail space on the ground floor. The project, being designed
by local architectural firm Rhode-Partners, is expected to cost more
than $50 million.

Information from the Kris Colquette Realtor site:

7 Rio Condos Austin are to be located at West 7th Street and Rio Grande Avenue, 7 Rio is a 34-story high-rise residential condominium community in downtown Austin, the cultural and political hotspot of the capital city of Texas. This 160-unit development, reaching 400 feet in height, will be an environmentally conscious "green building" comprised of six levels of structured parking, 27 residential levels, and 7,300 square feet of retail space. The residences showcase spectacular downtown and capital views. From the two-story roof-top amenity deck, the panoramic sunsets will be simply breath-taking.

7 Rio will be an architecturally stunning addition to the Austin skyline, it will also be a significant contributor to downtown revitalization efforts. Furthermore, green building design and construction should appeal to the environmentally-conscious population. CLB Partners’ commitment to the downtown residential market has proven to be a key factor in the growth of Austin's urban community.

Information from Austintowers.net:

7Rio Tower (Pending)
Seventh & Rio Grande
34 Floors / 160 Units
Originally planned for completion in 2009 -- now hoping to begin construction by Fall 2009
www.clbpartners.com

7Rio Tower CLB Austin Condo

7Rio Tower
Seventh & Rio Grande
Originally Planned for Completion in in 2009

Overview
- 34 Floors / 420 Feet
- 160 Units
- Units from 900 - 5000 SF
- Unit Types: -
- On site of Ranch 616 which will be incorporated into the building. Supported by the neighborhood Association. Developer has already completed two other projects in Austin.

Pricing
- Least Expensive Unit: $300,000 ($333/SF)
- Most Expensive Unit: $4,000,000
- No firm pricing has been announced.

Amenities
- Concierge: Y
- Pool: Y
- Gym: Y
- Parking: Y
- Rooftop terrace and spa

Construction Information
- Originally Planned for completion in 2009
- Current Phase: Planning Design
- Zoning Status: -
- Budget: $50 Million
- Total SF: Unknown
- Cost / SF: Unknown
- Developer: CLB Partners, Ltd
- Architects: Rhode Partners

Sales Information
- Sales Office: No
- Broker: -
- Phone: -
- Website: www.clbpartners.com

From 512 Downtown:

This condominium tower project is planned for construction at the intersection of 7th street and Rio Grande Avenue with an expected 7,400 sq. ft. of new retail space on the ground floor. Local architectural firm Rhode Hurt is the designer and Dallas-based CLB Partners is the developer.


"Flash" Information from page 78 of AUSTIN | Projects & Construction II:

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The 34-story 7 Rio – on Seventh and Rio Grande – is still in the design phase but developers plan to have the first units available in spring 2009.
Emporis® Facts on 7 Rio

- The building site is directly north of Katz's Deli. The building will wrap around the Ranch 616 restaurant.
- Unit sizes will range from 900 square feet to 5,000 square feet.
- The tower is made up of 2 levels below ground for parking. The first floor will contain street level retail, followed by 4 levels of parking. Above that will be 25 floors of residential units.
- Features 7,400 square feet of street level retail.
- The building will be 96 feet wide, (north/south direction), and 112 feet long, (east/west direction). This will make it one of the skinniest skyscrapers in Austin.

Warning:This building is not to be confused with 21 Rio, a 236 feet residential building topped out in Austin
Also, this information is not new. (Dates back to 2008). I just wanted to make a thread.

Individual Building Construction Threads In Austin

-The Austonian: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=124186
-W Austin Hotel & Residences: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=131005
-Spring: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=139543
-Ashton: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=140005
-Four Seasons Residences: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=146741

Individual Building Proposal Threads In Austin

-T. Stacy Towers: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=131529
-21C Museum Hotel & Residences: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=132887
-Novare/Andrews Urban Towers: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=125062
-Nahua Tower: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=148482
-Downtown Marriott Complex: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=131142
-Seaholm Plaza Hotel: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=124788

Austin City Compilations

-AUSTIN | Projects & Construction II: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=124346
-AUSTIN Update Thread: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=104192

-References:

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=282914
http:// www.graphisoft.com/company/press_zone/7rio.html (If you are using Google and the link appears to be broken, click Google Search and click the very first result). (If the address cannot be found, type the words "graphisoft, 7Rio" in your browser's built-in toolbar web searcher or your web searcher's page, click return or enter, and click the very first result, excluding sponsered links.)
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=124346
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...124346&page=78
http://www.kcaustin.com/7-rio-condos-austin.htm
http://www.austintowers.net/at/condo..._partners.html
http://www.512downtown.com


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Old Posted Jun 4, 2009, 5:36 PM
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Good news! What a good location for a tower too. With so many towers along the water, this one ought to provide some depth to the skyline.
     
     
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Old Posted Jun 4, 2009, 6:16 PM
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The status of this project is listed as "Approved" or "On Hold". If it's not under construction, it's going to be moved to the Highrise Proposals subforum.
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This is my First Thread.

This thread on 7 Rio is actually my first one. You may congratulate me if it seems good for a first thread. I also started my account on May 25th of this year and already have 100 posts. You may congratulate.
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I would say this project is DOA for the near term, unless someone has some intel that indicates otherwise.
     
     
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I would say this project is DOA for the near term, unless someone has some intel that indicates otherwise.
Why would you say that this project is DOA?
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I also started my account on May 25th of this year and already have 56 posts. You may congratulate.
You know, there's a lot to be said for lurking. Iv'e been reading this forum every day for over a year. I regestered about 6 months ago because I got sick of being blockled out of the forums because of high traffic. In the six months or so that that I've been an active member this has to be my 3rd or 4th post. Only because I don't post unless I have something to contribute. This isn't a chat room.
Just my two cents, take it for what it's worth

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You know, there's a lot to be said for lurking. Iv'e been reading this forum every day for over a year. I regestered about 6 months ago because I got sick of being blockled out of the forums because of high traffic. In the six months or so that that I've been an active member this has to be my 3rd or 4th post. Only because I don't post unless I have something to contribute. This isn't a chat room.
Just my two cents, take it for what it's worth
Well, you can find something to contribute. What do you mean by lurking?
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You know, there's a lot to be said for lurking. Iv'e been reading this forum every day for over a year. I regestered about 6 months ago because I got sick of being blockled out of the forums because of high traffic. In the six months or so that that I've been an active member this has to be my 3rd or 4th post. Only because I don't post unless I have something to contribute. This isn't a chat room.
Just my two cents, take it for what it's worth
I beg to differ, while this is not an actual chat room where people can chat live, that doesn't mean that people can't have a conversation or a debate on a forum. In fact people do get to know one another over time in this forum because they do chat and debate.
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why the name "Rio"? Because of Rio Grande, Rio de Janeiro, some river in Austin, or what?
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Because it'd be at 7th Street and Rio Grande.

In the central part of downtown Austin, the north-south streets are named for the major rivers that run through Texas, and the east-west streets are numbered, for the most part.
     
     
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Ya. Your correct pyropius. I'm still not sure whether "Rio" is a reference to its location at 7th Street and Rio Grande, or the river Rio Grande.
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thanks for the explanation. "River Rio Grande"... thats quite the redundancy
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I'm still not sure whether "Rio" is a reference to its location at 7th Street and Rio Grande, or the river Rio Grande.
Rio Grande street in Austin is named for the Rio Grande (river), so both interpretations are correct. All north-south streets through downtown (except Congress Avenue) are named for rivers in Texas, in order, West-to-East = Southwest-to-North. The Rio Grande is on Texas' southwest border with Mexico and [the] Red River --- the Eastern-most street downtown before "East Avenue" (now I-35) --- is on Texas' northern border with Oklahoma, before it flows into Arkansas and Louisiana.
     
     
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Rio Grande street in Austin is named for the Rio Grande (river), so both interpretations are correct. All north-south streets through downtown (except Congress Avenue) are named for rivers in Texas, in order, West-to-East = Southwest-to-North. The Rio Grande is on Texas' southwest border with Mexico and [the] Red River --- the Eastern-most street downtown before "East Avenue" (now I-35) --- is on Texas' northern border with Oklahoma, before it flows into Arkansas and Louisiana.

So both are correct. Ah I was thinking that. Just to make sure.
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