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Old Posted Aug 11, 2019, 3:09 PM
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This is a go. They look to be moving fairly quickly. It's getting pretty exciting!!
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2019, 3:13 PM
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That's funny. I have an intense dislike for the Tower of the Americas. It looks like an air traffic control tower. Ugly as sin. It's a shame San Antonio has not updated/modernized its outer shell, at least.
I mean, I know it's not some beautiful masterpiece of architecture, but that's ok. I actually prefer the rigidity and simplicity of its design and the imposing form of it.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2019, 3:20 PM
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So wait, thought it was 67 stories? Just noticed the thread title was changed to 65..
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2019, 3:33 PM
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It's been listed as 65 floors for a while. The 848 foot set of building elevations list the 66th level as being the main roof. I believe there's an amenity level of some sort on the main roof (the 66th level) - so that might be the true top floor if it's open to the building's tenants and residents. I believe the 67th level, which isn't actually numbered in the elevations, is most likely mechanical.

The site plan hasn't been approved yet, so we can still change it once we see the final elevations once it's approved and released.
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2019, 5:06 PM
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I mean, I know it's not some beautiful masterpiece of architecture, but that's ok. I actually prefer the rigidity and simplicity of its design and the imposing form of it.
One of the rare times I actually disagree with you, Kevin. (The second sentence... I agree with the first.)
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2019, 7:14 PM
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It's been listed as 65 floors for a while. The 848 foot set of building elevations list the 66th level as being the main roof. I believe there's an amenity level of some sort on the main roof (the 66th level) - so that might be the true top floor if it's open to the building's tenants and residents. I believe the 67th level, which isn't actually numbered in the elevations, is most likely mechanical.

The site plan hasn't been approved yet, so we can still change it once we see the final elevations once it's approved and released.
Yeah, 67 is mechanical, and there is no 13th. So 65 is the actual floor count.
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That's funny. I have an intense dislike for the Tower of the Americas. It looks like an air traffic control tower. Ugly as sin. It's a shame San Antonio has not updated/modernized its outer shell, at least.
Y'all need to remember the Tower of the Americas was designed for the 1968 World's Fair (aka HemisFair). At that time, it was a futuristic and design-forward structure. Nobody would have imagined where skyscraper design and technology would be today ~55 years ago when they began to design this tower. Give them a break.

Furthermore, I'd love to hear your pitch on selling the taxpayers of SA to spend the millions on a renovation of this tower (easily more than $100M to make any significant change to the tower). Where is the return on that investment (other than making it prettier for some)?


Off soapbox...can we get back to talking about 6xGuad now, please???
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There goes my vacation plans shot to hell....
You may still be in luck, Genral. On their last day of business only, they are offering a 5% discount. Just image, you, a significant other, and an uncountable amount of bedbugs and a staff that really doesn't give a shit.

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Old Posted Aug 11, 2019, 10:41 PM
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and there is no 13th.
This is really still a thing??
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Old Posted Aug 11, 2019, 10:46 PM
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This is really still a thing??
More often than not with hotels. But it's rare with residential and office towers.
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More often than not with hotels. But it's rare with residential and office towers.
I'm pretty sure Cousins Properties' office buildings don't have 13th floors. The number 13 isn't just unlucky for Americans. There are a lot of foreign countries that consider it very unlucky. If you are trying to attract foreign capital to invest in or buy your project, it can actually make a difference. Particularly if that capital is Asian.
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You may still be in luck, Genral. On their last day of business only, they are offering a 5% discount. Just image, you, a significant other, and an uncountable amount of bedbugs and a staff that really doesn't give a shit.


But just think, you could trash the room like a rock star and it wouldn't matter (check with the front desk staff first).
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Think of all the free mini-soaps you could walk away with. And so many individual shampoo and conditioners!

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ATX, that's freakin funny! So is the 5% discount. Just the other day I wiped my butt with $6 and threw a quarter in the toilet afterwards for good luck. They should be throwing a free party for a send off like Pitch and Putt.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 2:54 AM
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But just think, you could trash the room like a rock star and it wouldn't matter (check with the front desk staff first).
Haha! Please don't trash--they're donating everything to the Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore
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Haha! Please don't trash--they're donating everything to the Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore
That's awesome to hear! Glad that they are contributing to the community.
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Old Posted Aug 13, 2019, 4:33 PM
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Haha! Please don't trash--they're donating everything to the Austin Habitat for Humanity ReStore
They can't donate the drywall!
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Old Posted Aug 15, 2019, 10:19 PM
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Not affiliated with this project but a friend of mine let me glance at a construction schedule. Looking like mid to late September demolition and mid to late October start of excavation. He assured me this thing is good to go
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2019, 1:38 AM
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Does Austin have enough construction workers to cover all these projects?? I feel like the whole city is under construction lol
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Old Posted Aug 16, 2019, 1:42 AM
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Does Austin have enough construction workers to cover all these projects?? I feel like the whole city is under construction lol
Whenever I drive by a section of the highway under construction, I always see one dude working and three others standing there watching him, so I'm gonna go with "yes".
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