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This strikes me as a 'Bank of the Southwest' type project.  Overly ambitious as a result of the times and never gets built.  Hope I'm wrong as this would be awesome, but it just feels that way.

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https://austin.towers.net/demolition-at-the-6-x-guadalupe-tower-site-could-arrive-next-month/

 

To build the new tallest tower in Austin, you’ve got to break a few eggs — or, in this case, demolish a completely unremarkable hotel. In other words, the Extended Stay America now occupying the famously “cursed” former home of the late Alamo Hotel at the northwest corner of West Sixth and Guadalupe Streets is not long for this world,

with recent city documents pointing to its demolition sometime next month.

 

Once the site’s cleared, groundbreaking can begin for the 6 X Guadalupe mixed-use tower by developers Lincoln Property Company and Kairoi Residential — Lincoln can’t confirm to us exactly when the old hotel’s getting knocked down, but permit filings related to street closures around the site during the demolition describe work starting on September 3 and lasting until October 15. It may also interest you that the Extended Stay America hotel isn’t taking reservations at this location after the end of August — that seems as good a sign as any that we’re about to get some action here.

 

http://www.6xguadalupe.com/

 

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Will be the 5th tallest in Texas when complete.

 

Lincoln Property Company and Kairoi Residential announced on Sept. 3 that construction on the 66-story office and residential tower at the corner of Sixth and Guadalupe streets has commenced...


https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2019/09/03/demolition-right-around-the-corner-to-build-6-x.html?iana=hpmvp_aus_news_headline

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https://www.newswire.com/news/kairoi-residential-lincoln-property-company-and-divcowest-have-closed-21022826

 

AUSTIN, Texas, October 28, 2019 (Newswire.com) - Kairoi Residential, Lincoln Property Company, and DivcoWest have finalized a joint venture to develop the 6xGuadalupe mixed-use tower in downtown Austin, Texas. Both Lincoln Property Company and Kairoi have extensive experience owning and developing in downtown Austin, and San Francisco-based DivcoWest has a long history in the marketplace and is known for its long-standing relationships with technology tenants. 



 

Mobilization for construction commencement has begun and the official demolition of the existing Extended Stay hotel is currently set for Tuesday, Oct. 29.

 

 

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This photo is from yesterday.  Construction has re-started after the brief shutdown due to confusion between the City and State SiP Orders.  The brief shutdown did cause both crane installations to be postponed until later this month.

 

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Posted (edited)

This project has had a crap ton of renderings followed by crap tons of updated renderings.  Two of my favorites are these two night time renderings.  They were posted on the architect's Instagram. But they were later deleted, and there is no other source to credit as far as I know.  But I saved them:  

 

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The re-scheduling of the crane installations has been firmed up according to the right of way closure permits.  They will both be going up between 04/30 and 05/08.  There will be 25 flat bed truck deliveries of crane pieces.

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On 4/30/2020 at 5:42 PM, The Hills said:

This project has a live webcam!  The first crane pieces arrived onsite today.

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I see two tower cranes for this project. Thanks for the webcam link.

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Looks like they have shut down for the day. As close as this tower crane is to the building next door it appears to me it's going to be a luffer tower crane.  Guessing it could possibly be a Comansa LCL 280. I guess the fact they are closing the streets for 2 weekends is to erect the other tower crane in the center of the build on the second weekend.

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So it's taller than the building next to it. Then may not be a luffer after all.

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1 hour ago, hindesky said:

So it's taller than the building next to it. Then may not be a luffer after all.

 

It's a Comansa.  But I don't know if they means it can only be a luffing crane. 

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11 minutes ago, The Hills said:

 

It's a Comansa.  But I don't know if they means it can only be a luffing crane. 

A luffing tower crane means it has a boom/jib that can raise or drop depending on where it wants to reach. They are sometimes used in tight spaces or if near another crane or building. The construction camera doesn't show the top portion of the crane so I can't see. Here is an example of a luffing tower crane.

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Austin has started getting a lot of luffing cranes in the past year or two as tower density increases.  West Campus towers are mostly built with luffing cranes nowadays.  Here's a recent photo of the West Campus neighborhood by Urbannizer.  It almost reminds me of Houston due to so many towers next to small structures in a seemingly haphazard pattern of development.  :)

 

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FB friend who is a tower crane operator nearby took this pic. Not a luffer tower crane after all but since I couldn't see the height of the building next to it I guessed wrong.

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This is the photo in my previous post.  I wanted to point out that a 773' tower is planned on the corner at center-right by the two date palms.  The developer and General Contractor (Ryan Companies) stated yesterday that they are still planning to break ground on the tower in January 2021.  It's called the BBVA Bank Tower, but it is mostly residential.  Having an 848' and 773' tower so close together will make for a nice central skyline peak.

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Here's a rendering of the BBVA Bank Tower.

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This one won't be lonely at the top for too long hopefully.  Elevations were released today for an 823' foot tower called 4th & Brazos.

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16 hours ago, The Hills said:

This one won't be lonely at the top for too long hopefully.  Elevations were released today for an 823' foot tower called 4th & Brazos.

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Dang. All these 800+ foot buildings and that place is going to start getting a little uppity.

 

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1 hour ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Dang. All these 800+ foot buildings and that place is going to start getting a little uppity.

 

 

LOL  That shipped sailed quite some time ago.

 

Is this an office tower?

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15 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

 

LOL  That shipped sailed quite some time ago.

 

Is this an office tower?

 

And if this goes on for too long, they might get downright arrogant...

 

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42 minutes ago, Houston19514 said:

Is this an office tower?

 

It's just like the other 65-story 800 footer - office on the bottom and apartments on top.

2 hours ago, H-Town Man said:

 

Dang. All these 800+ foot buildings and that place is going to start getting a little uppity.

 

 

We're only going after Dallas right now.  Houston is safe.

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