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65-Story Mixed-Use Tower - 600 Guadalupe St.


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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 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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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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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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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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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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You're right that the majority of Austin's highrises are condo, apartment, dormitory or hotel, with negligible floor depths.  The skyline appears wider and busier with these slender facades.  
 

There's also a secondary visual illusion resulting from the fact that AFAIK 20 years ago they had only two buildings with roofs that reached the 350' mark (plus only ten, including UT and the State Capitol, between 250' and 350' -- not far ahead of Corpus Christi's skyline at the time).  Placed alongside such short buildings, the slender ones have gotten even more sense of height since there's nothing chunky for comparison.

 

600 Guadalupe has a pretty chunky massing, but for office the floorplates are not exceptionally deep.

https://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?searchID=96230337
 

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On 2/11/2022 at 12:46 PM, Montrose1100 said:

@Urbannizer Is this building really that large or does it just seem so relative to the slimmer towers Austin has?

It it’s pretty large in person. The site sits higher than buildings that are closer to the river-can see it out from multiple areas of town yet it only just made it to the halfway mark. 

 

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1 hour ago, kennyc05 said:

Do you guys think their skyline is starting to look better than ours? 🤔

They have one sky line, we have at least six. Downtown, Texas Medical Center, West loop/Galleria area, Greenway/Upper Kirby, Energy Corridor and Allen Pkwy/Memorial Drive. They do have some cool looking buildings I wish we could have but we clearly have way more high rises than Austin's Skyline.

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