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Old Posted Aug 17, 2022, 4:54 PM
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To be considered a "supertall" the building has to be 300m (~984') or taller. Also, one could easily achieve supertall status with 54 floors. There are examples of this all over the planet.
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Interesting, interesting. Would love to see what a supertall with a half-block footprint looks like.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2022, 5:39 PM
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Maybe he got it mixed up with the Railyard Condos site?
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...Or 3rd & Congress?
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Supertall status is 984.252 feet/300 meters. Streeeeeeetch those floors.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2022, 8:30 PM
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This bit of info is from loonytoony guys. He doesn't post anything that he does not have an idea of what's going on behind the scenes. He's been spot on over the last few years with regards to DT highrises. Take notice when he posts.
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This bit of info is from loonytoony guys. He doesn't post anything that he does not have an idea of what's going on behind the scenes. He's been spot on over the last few years with regards to DT highrises. Take notice when he posts.
I don't think anyone is doubting loonytoony's validity. At least, I'm not.

Oh...as two points of reference - Bank of America Tower in Atlanta is 55 stories and 1,023' tall and the BOA Tower in NYC is 55 stories and 1,200' tall. However, both are in the ballpark of 950' to the roof.

So, one doesn't really need to "stretch" the floors. Just add some architectural piece to the crown of the building to get extra height.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2022, 9:09 PM
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I don't think anyone is doubting loonytoony's validity. At least, I'm not.

Oh...as two points of reference - Bank of America Tower in Atlanta is 55 stories and 1,023' tall and the BOA Tower in NYC is 55 stories and 1,200' tall. However, both are in the ballpark of 950' to the roof.

So, one doesn't really need to "stretch" the floors. Just add some architectural piece to the crown of the building to get extra height.
Very true indeed. (speaking of Indeed, totally random I know but they have their logo in Rainbow colors on their HQ Tower for the Pride Parade, saw it lastnight walking)
But I digress... Was just pointing out he is a reliable source.

Isn't one of the NYC towers currently under construction 54 floors and will be over 300 meters... So yea there are many examples of tall buildings that don't necessarily have a ton of floors.
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Those supertall ~55-story buildings are offices. This one is apartments, so the design/uses will need to change to get to that height.
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This bit of info is from loonytoony guys. He doesn't post anything that he does not have an idea of what's going on behind the scenes. He's been spot on over the last few years with regards to DT highrises. Take notice when he posts.
The big question is did I connect the right dots. What was mentioned will dethrone 98RR.
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The big question is did I connect the right dots. What was mentioned will dethrone 98RR.
Gulp. That would be . . . crazytimes. Were the dots about location in the city? Or developer? or specific project? I've gotta ask, even if you can't share ...
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I’m guessing it could be:

3rd & Congress
The Railyards Site
Post office site across from 6xGuad
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I’m guessing it could be:

3rd & Congress
The Railyards Site
Post office site across from 6xGuad
The Railyards is my vote -- it's been out there percolating long enough, and the renderings absolutely suggested major height.

Isn't 3rd and Congress still in dispute? I can't remember from day to day what WC is and isn't contesting.

And of course the Post Office site will outlast all of us, and finally go tall sometime in late 2080.
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Gulp. That would be . . . crazytimes. Were the dots about location in the city? Or developer? or specific project? I've gotta ask, even if you can't share ...
I’ve shared about as much as I feel comfortable doing at this point, but those are all good questions

I know you guys wanted more but hope you understand my position. For what it’s worth I consider this a tier one rumbling. The parties involved or not small players.
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I’ve shared about as much as I feel comfortable doing at this point, but those are all good questions

I know you guys wanted more but hope you understand my position. For what it’s worth I consider this a tier one rumbling. The parties involved or not small players.
Understood. Like I said, I had to ask even if you couldn't share.
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I’ve shared about as much as I feel comfortable doing at this point, but those are all good questions

For what it’s worth I consider this a tier one rumbling. The parties involved or not small players.
Thank you, Loonytoony!

So, you're saying this thing may have some serious legs?!? Do you have a clue on when more information may be made available?
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Thank you, Loonytoony!

So, you're saying this thing may have some serious legs?!? Do you have a clue on when more information may be made available?
Wait, this thing will be mobile?
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Yes. Giant columns at its base.
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Could this tower break the 1100' mark? Add a 200' spire on top of that and now were talking.
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Could this tower break the 1100' mark? Add a 200' spire on top of that and now were talking.
I'd rather have a crown, one that complements Frost Bank's crown.


By the way, why has the crown remained dark? Are they no longer wanting to light it?? Seriously its an icon of the city, it's a terrible waste not to light it.
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