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  1. It's a massive stadium as it now. Looking forward to the construction of the south end.
  2. Here are a few photos I took with my phone camera.
  3. We have multiple highrise condo and apartment towers in Downtown like the Austonian which at 56 floors is the tallest all residential highrise west of the Mississippi River. As far as hotels with a residential component, the W and Four Seasons are the only two at the moment, however there are several other high end luxury hotels such as the Driskill and the Intercontinental Steven F. Austin Hotel. The Driskill is a gorgeous building built in the 1890s. Very upscale and Lavish. One of the gems of the city. The Steven F. Austin was built in 1924 and is also a beautiful building. There are also
  4. Interesting take but Austin has become more than a feel good destination since you posted. Not only in national and international events but also in convention business. So many of the larger conventions have wanted to go to Austin but the lack of hotel rooms kept them from coming. The question of whether Austin can have two convention center hotels is pretty clear now. The JW Marriott is still under construction and it is already booked up through 2020 with conventions. That sends a clear message that Austin can indeed handle another 1,000+ hotel. The office market in Downtown Austin is the t
  5. Im half and half on the recent renderings. I really think there will be new ones released by summer. This is a huge project with a very prominent location. With this project and the Fairmont across the street, these towers will totally dominate over I-35 coming in from both north and south.
  6. This is completely false! I go Downtown on a weekly basis and there is plenty of parking. I have no problems at all parking in Downtown. What is wrong making Downtown more pedestrian friendly? To be a great city it is a must. The only dedicated bus lanes are on Guadalupe and Lavaca Streets. In fact ALL BUT ONE bus still travels down Congress Avenue which in turn has helped both the traffic and pedestrians that use Downtown's main street. The Red line for the Metro Rail only goes to the Convention Center which is pretty lame considering it should go through to the west side of Downtown. Th
  7. Awesome photo's! Proud of my city.
  8. Downtown Austin is currently the only area in the city that is zoned for major highrise towers though that will change once the remaining lots open for development are snatched up. There is a series of Capitol View Corridors that radiate from the State Capitol Building. In these areas, buildings are not allowed to be built over 15 floors.However outside of the CVC's there are lots that have no height limit therefore a developer could build as tall as they deem feasible. There are also some other specific height overlays such as the Riverfront Overlay which keeps highrises from being built r
  9. This is likely not the final design as this project is still being tweeked. A New York City based company has signed on as the financial backer and the tallest tower may still rise over 50 stories.
  10. Austin has specific zoning regulations that keep highrises from being built outside of Downtown which is why Austin's Downtown is growing up so rapidly. This hotel is on track for groundbreaking in a few months.
  11. What? How in the world could you like the first design? It was horrible! Thank goodness that they redesigned it because this is much more elegant and 100 times better than what the originally proposed.
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