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  1. As of this writing, you have 4,705. With that level, you can recommend demolishing the Menil, Williams Tower, the BOA Center (heck, even a Whataburger) and receive polite discourse. I have 337. I can barely recommend demolishing a Citgo gas station...
  2. I have wanted to say that so badly, but thankfully you said it first and have more "reputation points" than me to deflect any bullets If you didn't know the significance of the building and the fact it is owned by the same people behind the high-rise, a passerby would immediately think some old lady refused to sell her home and stuck it to the developer, a la the old man in "Up".
  3. @rgarza, are those lights: 1) "windows" through the concrete wall? 2) light panels behind the glass tubes? 3) or do I have it all wrong and these are lights external to the glass and are actually shining on the outside?
  4. I don't get down to downtown very much, but damn--I didn't realize that the Preston and Texas Tower were right next to one another...I thought they were a block or two apart. It's so exciting to see this much density in new construction!
  5. Retrofit vs. tear down and build new... Unlike Sears, I don't see the Fiesta as an historically or architecturally significant structure. I hope it is more than just a paint job and build-out of the interior. Also, that parking lot?
  6. I say this as an Aggie, but this building's design is about as underwhelming as any building built at the main College Station A&M campus the last two decades. I don't know if this is a problem of "government buildings" where pressures to keep costs down trump any sort of architectural statement a private company may be motivated to make. At least it improves on what was there...
  7. For a brief moment, I envisioned those lighting panels as a giant LED screen, broadcasting Coca Cola advertisements or other such crap to create our own "Times Square"...
  8. This is probably the best parking garage concealment/decoration I've seen on the new round of developments. Randall Davis could learn a thing or two!
  9. Ah, you're right! I didn't catch that they were at the same Kipling address (kinda obvious in retrospect). Makes sense to move it into the building and then demolish the old one!
  10. wow, I was off. Thanks for not making feel TOO stupid
  11. Nah, it is $300K to renovate the interior. If anything, this looks to cement it's place in the neighborhood for the next few years
  12. For the laymen around here (me), by curtain wall, are you referring to the below-ground walls that are put up once the foundation has been excavated, or is that something else?
  13. Looking at the old vs. new renders, it looks as if the pavilion-looking structure on the right side has been changed in favor of a more standard glass box. Could just be a cropping issue, but I kinda liked the older look better.
  14. rgarza, do you know what material the curved ceilings are made of? In some pics it looks like fabric sails (with what looks like grommets along the edge), while others look like plaster.
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