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Old Posted Nov 18, 2019, 7:53 PM
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Old Posted Nov 18, 2019, 8:10 PM
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Drove by this morning and there's a bucket dozer on site. Excavation looks imminent.
Yup. According to this right of way closure permit, the six months of excavation starts on 11/23 and goes through May 2020.

https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...rtyrsn=2018658
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Yup. According to this right of way closure permit, the six months of excavation starts on 11/23 and goes through May 2020.

https://abc.austintexas.gov/web/perm...rtyrsn=2018658

How deep are they going? The podium will be massive as it is, didn't realize they were going to dig down so the podium will be even bigger than I thought.
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 12:28 AM
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How deep are they going? The podium will be massive as it is, didn't realize they were going to dig down so the podium will be even bigger than I thought.
IIRC, it's 40'.
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Old Posted Nov 19, 2019, 9:42 PM
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A permit for two tower cranes was filed today.

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This truly surreal to me even though I knew this was going to eventually happen through a friend in the know even if he was off by a few floors. I guess I will hold my applause until it goes from prep to u/c. Maybe then it will totally sink in the significance of this project. This time we won't be disappointed. I'm hoping we will see a skyline impact by this time next year, or am I being a little optimistic?
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This truly surreal to me even though I knew this was going to eventually happen through a friend in the know even if he was off by a few floors. I guess I will hold my applause until it goes from prep to u/c. Maybe then it will totally sink in the significance of this project. This time we won't be disappointed. I'm hoping we will see a skyline impact by this time next year, or am I being a little optimistic?
It should be above ground by then, but it probably won't have a big impact yet. They have six month of excavation, and it always takes a while to get above ground from deep pits like this one will have.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2019, 11:23 PM
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I don't see a height on the cranes for this. Will at least one of these cranes hit 1000ft?
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I don't see a height on the cranes for this. Will at least one of these cranes hit 1000ft?
I think it was mentioned a few pages back that the crane will be somewhere in the 900-1,000 foot range, can't remember the exact number.
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i don't see a height on the cranes for this. Will at least one of these cranes hit 1000ft?
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 12:46 AM
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The crane operator could probably see my house from there
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 4:36 PM
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^^^And that Good Sir IS; hither and yond and round about!

It will be exciting when they rise the crane that last time to its full height. It will be the Tallest Structure Austin will have seen. (temporary attachment) Now waiting for excavation to commence. I am still not in the fan category yet, however, hoping for the best with the garage screening facing the historic Bremond Block.

But WOW, what a building. What a game changer for the city and skyline.
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Makes me wonder if any archeological survey was done on that lot since it sits next to the historical house where Governor Sam Houston would occasionally go to dinner.
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 11:41 PM
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Old Posted Nov 21, 2019, 11:58 PM
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Wait, what? That doesn't sound like a political question to me.
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Wait, what? That doesn't sound like a political question to me.
I think that was in reference to the supposed curse that someone did on the block in 1984:

https://austin.towers.net/in-loving-...lyn@towers.net
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In 1984, former Austin street minister Tony Hearn laid a curse on property where the hotel is planned because he wanted a homeless mission built there. He mixed red-wine vinegar with food coloring and circled the land pouring the blood-like concoction. The curse, he said, would prevent anybody from making money off the property if they didn’t consider the interests of the poor.
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2019, 12:30 AM
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I think that was in reference to the supposed curse that someone did on the block in 1984:

https://austin.towers.net/in-loving-...lyn@towers.net
That's actually amazing, and quite interesting haha.
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Old Posted Nov 22, 2019, 10:50 PM
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Crane plans. This shows the location of them. It'll be the one along Guadalupe that reaches the full height. The "hook height" - the height the hook can clear, is 865 feet. The peak will reach 925 feet according to what the FAA permit said. The shorter crane will still clear 516 feet at the hook.

ftp://ftp.ci.austin.tx.us/ATD_AULCC/...%20Install.pdf
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