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Old Posted Aug 3, 2020, 3:31 PM
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100% agreed with myomi above (i may argue this change happened a while ago) Rainey St. bars were very cool from inception till about 2015 or 16.

It was a row of unique houses, cocktails, music and people. Whenever container bar come in the vibe of the bars/lifestyles changed, just seemed way more commercial.

The houses slowly started to move/torn down...the bars that perhaps were more typical of west 6th trickled in, the condos moved in bringing more people, now it was less the people who went there to see rainey and now mixed in with normal austinites, the high rises went up taking away the "neighborhood" aspect

not all these things are or were "bad", some of these things just moved further east is all. but they have led to rainey not being "unique" in any way
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Old Posted Aug 3, 2020, 6:51 PM
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I think Rainey had a really cool vibe from about 2008 to about 2011 and has basically been West 6th douche-vibe ever since. It was always temporary and since the heydey of Lustre Pearl ended nothing of real value will be lost.

the South Dallas douche vibe has been on steroids for the last few years for sure, but then again West 6th has also somehow gotten worse as well.

I always feel bad for the handful of holdout actual nice spots in areas that become trash. :stares in Casino El Camino:
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Old Posted Aug 3, 2020, 8:20 PM
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I know this may be an unpopular opinion. However I think 90 Rainey signals the beginning of the end for Rainey street as we know it and what could have been. A full street with houses turned to bars and restaurants, surrounded by highrises always gave such an amazing vibe. But that will be permanently taken away once actual towers are built on Rainey. Millennium (now Camden) Rainey obviously was the first. But its location on the end muted some of its effect. However with 90 Rainey moving forward, and potentially the project at 62 East Ave, there will be major tears to the fabric of this district.

I know the area was always just temporary. However, I still feel it's unfortunate that we couldn't do more to more permanently capture the unique feel this area has.
Agreed
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Old Posted Aug 4, 2020, 11:00 PM
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Looks like Whole Foods will add another tower near it's current HQ's.

https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/n..._news_headline
It's not really much of a tower. Just 5 floors according to the article, and this FAA permit lists it as 73 feet.

Building - 73 feet.
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...7415807&row=18

Crane 1 - 331 feet
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...7325021&row=17

Crane 2 - 261 feet
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...7447665&row=19
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2020, 12:58 AM
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Heh, a crane 4.5 times as tall as the building. Don't see that every day.
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Old Posted Aug 7, 2020, 3:33 AM
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Any car nerds? The Porsche dealership starting look really nice! Reflective material being installed. (Taken from Total wine parking lot lol)

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Old Posted Aug 19, 2020, 4:06 AM
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A site plan was filed for "...construction of a mixed-use high rise..." at 203 W. 10th. This is the Texas Bankers Association building across from the Governor's Mansion. The Capitol Dominance overly will limit the height.

https://abc.austintexas.gov/public-s...pertyrsn=92258
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Current streetview of the site:


This building isn't historic, it's from the 80s if I remember an old Towers article correctly.
There was an FAA permit posted today for the building with a height of 123 feet.

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...48616606&row=6
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2020, 3:44 PM
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Here's a new rendering of the building being built on the old AISD HQ property at 6th and Baylor. Per the ABJ, construction has slowed because of the pandemic, but they still intend to build on the property.

[IMG]https://media.bizj.us/view/img/11844690/1111-w-6th-st-south-bldg-updated-viewssouth-only2*1200xx3840-2160-0-0.jpg[/IMG]

https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/n...wn-austin.html

EDIT: well dang, the jpg isn't posting for some reason. Anyone know how to troubleshoot?
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Old Posted Aug 27, 2020, 6:34 PM
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2020, 5:51 PM
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Looks like Hotel Van Zandt is getting a new paint job. Not sure how I feel about it.

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Old Posted Aug 30, 2020, 6:18 PM
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Oh boy...
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2020, 6:23 PM
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I always liked the dark color.
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Old Posted Aug 30, 2020, 10:53 PM
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I always liked the dark color.
Me too!
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2020, 12:55 AM
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Taking a cue from the Hilton...?
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2020, 1:07 AM
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buh buh buh beige??? That will only bring more attention to an already boring, dated looking building. At least the darker brown color sort of disguised how plain it really is. Maybe they are trying to save money on the air conditioning bill (lighter colors reflect heat instead of absorbing it) or make it stand out better from all the new buildings around them. Either way, I'm not a fan of all beige, or a two tone fiasco. Man, I'm starting to dislike paintable high rises.
Well....as long as it is not any shade of yellow.
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2020, 1:14 AM
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Looks like Hotel Van Zandt is getting a new paint job. Not sure how I feel about it.

noooooooo.... it was the only thing that made it feel.... less generic.
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2020, 6:14 PM
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It's like after a few yrs they decided to make their building look boring. It makes perfect sense. Maybe?
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Old Posted Aug 31, 2020, 6:30 PM
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Just drove by. Looks to be repairs or maybe primer. Doesn’t look like new paint.
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Old Posted Sep 8, 2020, 10:27 PM
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Random shot from a drone vid of those Transwestern apartments at the billboard site
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Old Posted Sep 9, 2020, 12:57 AM
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Just drove by. Looks to be repairs or maybe primer. Doesn’t look like new paint.
Biked past this weekend. They are removing the surface! That's a major repair for that age building!
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