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Old Posted Jan 3, 2021, 2:21 AM
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I have to be honest, I find the juxtaposed shapes on this one to be quite jarring. Not as bad as KPF’s Hudson Yards, but it still just looks odd. There was a proposal about 20 years ago in Denver called the Trango Tower which had some similarities (and basically the same height) by Richard Keating. It’s shape against the sky was much more elegant.

That being said, go Austin! Last I was there was 2 years ago (after previously having been there in 2000). It was like a completely different city.
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Maybe this is an unpopular opinion, but I like the new design MUCH better. Major improvement to the site plan too.
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Posted today by Urbannizer in the main thread for this project in the Austin sub-forum. Signage is going up around the site:

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Old Posted Jan 9, 2021, 9:14 PM
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Old Posted Jan 25, 2021, 2:46 AM
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not that it matters much, but we're back at 1,022 feet for now. Here's a side by side of the two best renderings:

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Old Posted Mar 2, 2021, 6:15 AM
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Site plan revision has been filed now.

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Looks like it's time for Wells Fargo Plaza in Houston to add that ornamental top the developers nixed 40 years ago.
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Looks like it's time for Wells Fargo Plaza in Houston to add that ornamental top the developers nixed 40 years ago.
Any renderings of what that was gonna look like?
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Old Posted Mar 2, 2021, 6:28 PM
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Any renderings of what that was gonna look like?
None that are very good, but:

http://www.keatingarchitecture.com/projects/details/60
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Man I kinda wish that had been realized.
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Sigh. Every skyscraper being built in the US is just: big rectangle, but with slightly irregular geometry to make it "distinctive." It's like high modernism but lacking all conviction, and it seems like a rut we've been in for 25 years now.

Like, if you're going to the trouble to build the tallest building in Texas, wouldn't it be worth adding 1-2% or whatever to the budget to at least give it a truly distinctive profile? You could become an icon for the whole state. Imagine if Frost Bank Tower were a supertall!
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^ agreed 100%

also a requirement: trees, trees, trees. because we're so green!
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Not that it matters much, but we're back at 1,030' for height from 1,022' based on the best available info.
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FAA permits for the building...

Work schedule is listed as 01/10/2022 to 10/10/2025.

1,034 feet - 98 Red River - Corner D
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...74692262&row=0

1,033 feet - 98 Red River - Corner A
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...4654130&row=17

1,023 feet - 98 Red River - Corner B
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...4689806&row=18

1,023 feet - 98 Red River - Corner C
https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external...4690836&row=19
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I like it! Nice to see Austin's first Supertall moving forward especially during these uncertain times. At least everywhere else... ;-)
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