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It was nice to meet you!  Thanks for coming out.   Here's my photos of the mat pour this morning.        

Hines contacted me asking if they can use my photos and videos for their social media.    

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2-3 (looks like the garage was either 8 or 9 floors) more floors until this thing gets to the residential section. I would say we have 3 weeks to a month until this part is finished. Hopefully after the garage section is finished it's going to speed up dramatically, especially considering how slender the residential section is. 

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^^^ must say with absolute certainty, that this particular HINES edifice is being constructed like a FORTRESS.  WOW!  the massive columns, the sheer perfection and clean lines everywhere, unlike anything i have ever witnessed.  simply incredible construction... 

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I prefer the current design. Its a more mature version than the previous. I like this idea of a beautiful glass object sitting on the edge of a very pristine "table" of stone. Not all updated designs are "value engineered" from my own experience. The glass on the bottom is the same glass on the tower portion. If VE was what they were preoccupied with then they would have done this throughout the entire building. Probably the most expensive part of this building is the structure. The "twist" and profile they have set up is actually going to be nice to see how they pull off including the illusion they are doing with the glass coming to an edge at the middle of the tower portion. Again if VE was so important then this would have been one of the first things to go. The crown also doesn't look like a VE either, but more of a simplification of the tower form itself. Honestly the top crown in the original has no relation to what is going on in the tower at all. The new design the crown looks more of blend of what is happening throughout. Also we have had the "updated" render for a couple years now? There hasn't been any changes since then that I'm aware of. Anyway, just an an opinion from an industry professional. I could be wrong.

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Count me as one for team glass. That said, this tower has the potential to easily be the best residential tower in town in terms of architecture in my mind. The bar is low.

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I am sure Hines will make this look good. The stone will look nice, but Glass is would have been cool too.

 

Hines is a pro. I like stone. I appreciate diversity of materials.

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On 5/25/2020 at 11:54 AM, Luminare said:

. The "twist" and profile they have set up is actually going to be nice to see how they pull off including the illusion they are doing with the glass coming to an edge at the middle of the tower portion. 

the twist is easy, it's all in the floor plates and their angle relative to the building and to the floor above it.

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It looks like the ground floor is primarily glass, so it's not going to be like some giant forbidding bluff a la 700 Louisiana.

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11 hours ago, jmitch94 said:

This is already a great area now and I'm sure this will add more to the scene. I just hope some of my favorite places don't get priced out like Warren's. 

 

OMG, don't even think that thought!  😉

 

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15 hours ago, jmitch94 said:

This is already a great area now and I'm sure this will add more to the scene. I just hope some of my favorite places don't get priced out like Warren's. 

That's why I asked earlier in this thread what exactly is protected from demo. Either a pricier establishment will take over or idk. 

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The building isn't going anywhere, but most establishments are pricier than Warren's. It'll just come down to the rent, and I have no idea who owns that building or if they're likely to sell.

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11 hours ago, tangledwoods said:

not to split hairs, but that is architectural precast concrete not stone.

And it already had lots of chips in them. I wonder how they will repair them?

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 And it already had lots of chips in them. I wonder how they will repair them?

 

The chips are fairly easy to patch.  The precast company has all the color mixes and can send out small patch kits.  When done correctly they are indistinguishable from the rest of the wall.  Plus all the joints will end up getting caulked which helps hide some of the edge damage. 

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