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Old Posted Dec 13, 2004, 5:15 AM
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SAN ANTONIO | Grand Hyatt Hotel | 424 FT / 129 M | 34 FLOORS

I'm not sure what the height of the building but it is defintly taller than 500 feet. The Marriott Riverwalk, right next door is over 300 feet.It looks like something that you would find in NYC. I love it, hopefully the green and blue will be lit at night.

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Old Posted Dec 13, 2004, 5:18 AM
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The 454 foot Tower Life is in the back.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2004, 5:27 AM
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It is so different from the historical architecture in downtown. I't looks really slendor, which is cool, it's growing on me. Any kind of new skyscraper is good news,
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I like it.
     
     
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i'd definitely like to see more angles/images, but of what i see, i definitely like. the large glass sections w/ colorful treatments are quite attractive and the form seems pretty solid. i wonder how that red wall will turn out, tho?
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This will put S.A's skyline in a higher tier of skylines.
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how many rooms? i like how it has squarish floorplates, not the big, nasty, rectangular ones common to hotels (see denver's convention hotel).
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In the journal, one of the captions says it will be 525 feet. It looks great, hopefully this one gets built.
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I like it. It is very colorful. Hope it gets built.
     
     
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It's not bad. It's colorful. I like this trend of the US's mid-sized cities getting new tallest building which are residential or hotel or both. Um, now let's see them get built.
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It is colorful, i really like it.I wouldn't classify S.A a mid sized city, it has nearly 2 million people.Some of you might classify cities this size as mid sized.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2004, 6:21 PM
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^Yeah it's quite large. I should have said large cities outside the big three( NYC CHI and LA).
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It's 1,000 rooms. And the Tower Life building is 404 feet plus the 150 foot antenna. Judging by this rendering it will be in a location that will not block the view between the Tower of the Americas and the Riverwalk... so that's good. And I kinda like the design. So all-in-all I think it's a big win for San Antonio.
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I'd like to see a rendering with more of the SA skyline to get a good idea of the overall effect.
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If this hotel does get built, where will it rank among SA's tallest?
     
     
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it looks at least 600 feet, but the article says 525 feet. If so it would be about almost as tall as the marriot Rivercenter.It is more slendor so it looks taller.
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If there is no spire then the new building would actually be taller than the Marriott. The Marriott's height is 441 feet to the roof / 545 feet to the spire.
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cool.
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Old Posted Dec 13, 2004, 11:10 PM
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i though it was 490 feet.
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Those colors scare me.
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