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Got to take a hardhat tour of the site yesterday. Still a lot of work to be done. They're shooting for an October 26th grand opening, with about the first 15 or 16 floors complete at that time. The 39

Cool picture from their FB page.  

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4) the certainty that anyone lurking about the back of the shack deserves an eyeful of buoyant Mollusk glory on full display. B)

I am totally comfortable in my skin and don't give a crap who see me.

I lived about 9 floors up in a hirise in Toronto and I had no curtains. I had better nights rest sleeping in a semi basement apt in Miami. My window right now faces a blank wall and that is totally fine by me.

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http://urbanland.uli.org/planning-design/city-almost-no-limits/

 

This article is mainly about the lack of zoning here, but there was an interesting tidbit about the market square tower

 

 

 

the 40-story Hines Market Square tower, featuring a mix of luxury residential and commercial space that will offer amenities ranging from a virtual golf simulator to a grocery store, 

 

Did we know about this?  I don't remember anything about the virtual golf simulator, and I didn't know if the grocery store was anything more than a rumor.

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It is.  Which is why I'm glad the residential tower next to it is of similar scale.  It "neutralizes" the garages impact somewhat.

 

Both it and Hines' residential tower will be about the same height or a little taller than Calpine/717 Texas. They should serve to make the garage just sort of vanish in to the density rather than be the doorstop on the NE side of downtown.

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In other news, it looks like we're finally going to get an idea of what the mysterious north side of this will look like...  :)

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It is.  Which is why I'm glad the residential tower next to it is of similar scale.  It "neutralizes" the garages impact somewhat.

They should really put some murals or ads or something to break the monotony of that garage

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Peering between the building and garage, it looks like they are building in walkways between the two. Either that or they are taking all the space they can for those floorplans since the balconies would be extremely odd.  

 

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The photo from May 2 looked like it had one less floor, so I'd say one floor a week give or take.  At that rate it'll be done in 30 more weeks or so?  About 7 months I would guess anyway.  Probably longer than shorter.

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