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Old Posted Oct 20, 2021, 9:05 PM
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From a skyscraper nerd's standpoint though, I'm loving Austin right now
Bingo. Lived in Austin since ‘83.

I always saw myself moving to a proper city. Instead the city came to me.

Austin is my first love, and will be my last love. So grateful this city exceeded my expectations. My wife and I see ourselves retiring in a condo downtown spending all of our kids college money on beer.
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2021, 10:09 PM
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I was going to say that on the other hand, San Antonio has the second worst skyline behind Phoenix for a city it's size!
SA has nice street level density, but pre-Frost tower I'd have to agree that PHX/SA/ORL were tied for worst big city skylines lol.

Fingers crossed that after Weston finishes this new residential tower, it gets the attention of other developers and spurs some more high rise development downtown lol.

There's always nice looking proposals here but for whatever reason they fade into the abyss.
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Old Posted Oct 20, 2021, 11:03 PM
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Austin and San Antonio complement each other so well. A little something for everyone.
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Bingo. Lived in Austin since ‘83.

I always saw myself moving to a proper city. Instead the city came to me.

Austin is my first love, and will be my last love. So grateful this city exceeded my expectations. My wife and I see ourselves retiring in a condo downtown spending all of our kids college money on beer.
That's awesome you've been priveliged to see 40+ years of changes to a once sleepy college town/state capital. Spoiled! Plus I'm sure you bought a home while they were cheap and can sell for a small fortune and get that condo downtown! Well done. Austin might be getting pricier according to Texas standards but it's still decent. It's not out of reach for many still. Just gotta plan and make your moves. No need to live in the Indy or something and spend $3k+ a month on rent. Still plenty of alternatives to experience a boomtown like Austin and be near the urban core. I really like what's going on with the east side. That area used to be so industrial. I haven't lived in Austin long at all, just a few years and even in that short time I'm stunned by the city's growth. And I lived near Chicago for ten years. Talk about a proper city!
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Oh not triggered at all. I lived in SA for probably 5 years. That's awesome you're a native! I think most people who have spent any amount of time in both cities will conclude similarly. Such a gosh darn charming city, San Antonio. They're both wonderful places in their own way. From a skyscraper nerd's standpoint though, I'm loving Austin right now
I am right here with ya!

I really hope 415 compliments Austonian....I know back in the day there were talks about an actual twin Austonian in the old children's museum site (correct me if I'm wrong?). I'd love to see two frosty lit crowns around the same height.
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I'd love to see two frosty lit crowns around the same height.
Same! That's every austinite urbanist's wet dream LOL. That, and a frost tower twin. So much frost. Free frosties for everyone on this board
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Same! That's every austinite urbanist's wet dream LOL. That, and a frost tower twin. So much frost. Free frosties for everyone on this board
Frost twin would be excellent but add 200 to 300 more feet to it.
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A right of way closure permit was filed today for "internal demolition" of the site. The dates haven't been added to the permit as of this post.

https://abc.austintexas.gov/public-s...rtyrsn=2018844

The project is apparently financed and ready to go once approved. But the density bonus is not recommended by Staff at today's DC meeting. Missing retail/public space was the reason.
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The project is apparently financed and ready to go once approved. But the density bonus is not recommended by Staff at today's DC meeting. Missing retail/public space was the reason.
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