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Old Posted Apr 20, 2021, 4:34 PM
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Nice vantage point, deerhoof! I like what I'm seeing on Rainey Street also
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 7:35 PM
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 7:37 PM
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Beautiful! I can't wait to see this thing finished and lit up.

What is the lighting strategy on this one, by the way?
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 7:46 PM
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Beautiful! I can't wait to see this thing finished and lit up.

What is the lighting strategy on this one, by the way?
Its hard to say, from the looks of this rendering it doesn't seem like there will be any sort of lighting on top.



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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 10:07 PM
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It should be a capital crime for not lighting this one.

I saw Indeed Tower last night from Congress and then along Riverside into Southeast Austin, and man is it really adding to the skyline at night. I'm also really still bothered by The Austonian not being lit. It's too nice a building to not be lit. The Independent, however, is beautiful at night. It's really turned out to be one of the best lit buildings in Austin. I love the purple and green lights. It's a very unique look. I'm totally fine with the W being dark, and actually, I think it takes on a really cool look at night not being lit. I sort of feel the same way about Northshore, but I think it would have looked better with lights. It's really a shame it didn't have LEDs running along the roof and southern facade edges. I also wish that they'd put some lights on the San Jacinto Center again. It had good lighting throughout the 80s and 90s and then went dark sometime after. I like the lighting job the did with 100 Congress when they renovated the lighting, but the lights were malfunctioning last night flickering on and off on the bottom two tiers. It looked like an old neon sign from the 1930s.
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Old Posted Apr 21, 2021, 11:24 PM
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I would absolutely love this building even more if the outline of the curve and crown were lit at night
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Amazing pic! It doesn't look like the vertical LED lights are lit on the Facebook office tower though...I believe you should be able to see them from this angle. It really enhances this angle when they are on.
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I mean the curved facade almost seems to glow without any lighting in that picture, I think no matter what it's going to stand out at night. But I be they will do some good lighting. Pelli has a lot of great lighting on his towers. The Petronas in KL have one of the best lighting schemes I've ever seen, and more recently the Salesforce tower is great, and last weekend I saw the Frost tower in SA and it really has a great presence at night.
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How are they installing the panels of the "sail" portion? Is it by crane, or with workers on elevators, or from the inside?
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How are they installing the panels of the "sail" portion? Is it by crane, or with workers on elevators, or from the inside?
From the inside.
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I keep imagining how awesome it's going to look on the mornings when Ladybird is engulfed in low-hanging lake fog and it makes it look like this thing is actually on the water.
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