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Old Posted Mar 9, 2021, 3:36 PM
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Awesome. Still love it.

I hadn’t noticed that white vertical stripe on the park-facing side before — seems accentuated here.
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Old Posted Mar 10, 2021, 5:24 AM
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If this had a spire, it would be a mini version of the WTC 1.
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Old Posted Mar 12, 2021, 4:34 AM
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Heh, it basically looks like they took the Indeed Tower and stretched it up another few hundred feet.
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These balconies are new, yes? I don't remember seeing those before. Outdoor space was always a popular amenity, but it is really a hot commodity in new construction thanks to Covid.

I like it. These balconies break up the shard-like glass wall.

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Old Posted Mar 22, 2021, 12:43 PM
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Yeah, I normally don't like balconies...but enjoy this change and also think we'll see a lot of that in the post covid world. I wonder where the art museum will be? Just inside? Or adjacent to the base?
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2021, 2:21 AM
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Looking at the elevations of other skylines in bigger cities, they tend to average several towers above 700-800 feet which really gives them that big presence from far away. I know driving/flying to Houston downtown really looks .... present. Austin certainly has a lot of density in the 400-500 range, but you can't really see much from a distance other than the Austonian and the Independent poking out.

Though even the Indeed tower is really poking out.

Downtown will eventually get that big-city feel once more stuff pops in the 700-800 range.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2021, 4:15 AM
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I wonder where the art museum will be? Just inside? Or adjacent to the base?
We still don't know what kind of museum will be included in the updated version of this project. But I think "art museum" is a safe bet. I just hope it's a little more significant than the more common "art gallery" that is sometimes included in the stuff needed to get density bonuses.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2021, 4:58 AM
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We still don't know what kind of museum will be included in the updated version of this project. But I think "art museum" is a safe bet. I just hope it's a little more significant than the more common "art gallery" that is sometimes included in the stuff needed to get density bonuses.
I sure hope it rivals any great art museum in the nation.
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2021, 6:45 AM
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I sure hope it rivals any great art museum in the nation.
For what it’s worth (and not much), I would love to see a museum that focuses on Central Texas and southwestern artistic culture, even if that means a healthy dose of cosmic-cowboy kitsch for example. It’s not that I like it it on a personal level necessarily, but it is nonetheless representative of our region - our home. I wish for Austin to host worldly-cultural, cosmopolitan institutions someday, but also wish to see a full expression of local culture flourish as a base to grow upon first. We have a symphony, ballet, art museums, etc, but what makes them uniquely Austin? We built a statue for SRV - that is uniquely Austin. I love the museums, musical ensembles and institutions in Dallas and Houston, but they sometimes feel contrived in their setup - aspiring to be another prominent, historic place rather than the unique places they are. Hopefully the museum can be curated in a way that teaches us much about the many backgrounds and artistic expressions that make up the Central Texas experience to both enlighten us as the people who call it home, and the world which watches on. Better yet, make it the Willie Hugh Nelson Museum of Arts and Culture and call it a day.
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For what it’s worth (and not much), I would love to see a museum that focuses on Central Texas and southwestern artistic culture, even if that means a healthy dose of cosmic-cowboy kitsch for example. It’s not that I like it it on a personal level necessarily, but it is nonetheless representative of our region - our home. I wish for Austin to host worldly-cultural, cosmopolitan institutions someday, but also wish to see a full expression of local culture flourish as a base to grow upon first. We have a symphony, ballet, art museums, etc, but what makes them uniquely Austin? We built a statue for SRV - that is uniquely Austin. I love the museums, musical ensembles and institutions in Dallas and Houston, but they sometimes feel contrived in their setup - aspiring to be another prominent, historic place rather than the unique places they are. Hopefully the museum can be curated in a way that teaches us much about the many backgrounds and artistic expressions that make up the Central Texas experience to both enlighten us as the people who call it home, and the world which watches on. Better yet, make it the Willie Hugh Nelson Museum of Arts and Culture and call it a day.
I think I know what you mean ....but SRV, Willie Nelson and "cosmic cowboy" stuff isn't what goes into a museum, but rather an exhibit or hall of fame. I see something like that more on 6th street (in a gallery), not a multi-million dollar development where AMoA was once destined to go.

The museum component will likely be our first "Modern" art museum, in line with Kimball or Ruby City in SA.
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It looks as if soil sampling is being done just off the curb of this block in Guadalupe St. I don't know if that could be related to this or not. If not, I'd assume it is rail related.

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It looks as if soil sampling is being done just is being done just off the curb of this block in Guadalupe St. I don't know if that could be related to this or not. If not, I'd assume it is rail related.
I think they are doing soil samples for the underground station right now.

That said, I have noticed that the farmers market has moved onto the street and out of the parking lot. Not sure when that happened.
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 3:30 AM
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That said, I have noticed that the farmers market has moved onto the street and out of the parking lot. Not sure when that happened.
It's been in the street for some time now. Pre-pandemic at least.
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