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#51 JBB

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 10:54 PM

Very nice.

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Posted 19 September 2017 - 11:08 PM

Seems like it just needs the artwork set up and then wait for some of the shops and stores to get going and this is going to be a really fantastic stretch of street.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:22 AM

I still would like to see the southside of Crimson's building lit up at night. The owner ought to leave the lights on in that unit.


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Posted 20 September 2017 - 09:13 PM

One thing I found odd about the new street is that it is white and during a sunny day all the white from tthe streets and sidewalk make it extremely bright when you are driving along. Does anyone have an idea why there is no asphalt.

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Posted 20 September 2017 - 10:58 PM

Concrete is more durable than asphalt.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:14 AM

Concrete is more durable than asphalt.

Concrete can be more durable than asphalt if built properly, but that is not always the case. Poorly built concrete streets can be less durable than well built asphalt streets. It all depends upon the quality of the materials and craftsmanship.

#57 pelligrini

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:17 AM

The shiny white will dull down over time, especially the street. All those colored concrete pavers will dull too.

 

I took off my sunglasses when taking some photos and it was overly bright. Hopefully the landscaping and trees will fill out quickly.


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Posted 29 September 2017 - 07:24 PM

With the exception of the artwork installation, I'd say this is done. All the pavement is down, lights working, looks good.

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:07 PM

The sculptures are in place and the street was dedicated this morning. It's done!

#60 John T Roberts

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Posted 08 October 2017 - 04:40 PM

Austin, on my way home from downtown last night, I drove home down Main, and the sculptures look nice.  I really like the look of the street. 



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Posted 08 October 2017 - 07:01 PM

I saw them after getting home from The Fair last night. 


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Posted 08 October 2017 - 08:58 PM

I like the way they look but I wish they were a bit thinner... they look like they are overwhelming the sidewalk a bit. Other than that they look pretty good along the street

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:28 AM

If you ask me they look like oversized trash cans.  Not impressed.


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#64 pelligrini

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:34 AM

Haha, I was thinking the same thing. Trash cans for giants.

 

I assume they light up, which would probably look cool at night. Daytime... not so much.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:35 AM

Yes they do, but the street lights seem to overwhelm the lighting in the, umm, sculptures.


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#66 pelligrini

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 11:42 AM

If the bottoms also integrated a street refuse can the shape might be a little more appropriate.

 

I noticed a few had benches right behind them too. I don't think a lot of attention was put into the placement of the sculptures either. Sight lines around corners are impacted as well.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 12:15 PM

You're totally disregarding the ethos the artist is trying to express.


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Posted 13 October 2017 - 01:32 PM

Yea, which is why I let you say it first...


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