The building will be 50 feet wide, 95 feet long, and approximately 275 feet tall.
I'll get that on SketchUp when I get back home.
Jeriat, are you going to model the building's massing so we can see how it will look as proposed?
I'm curious if it would be visible from the most common perspectives or angles of the skyline (west from Amon Carter, east from Gateway Park). From west Burnett Plaza might block it.
Regarding height, I don't know how John got to the 275' number but its worth pointing out that hotels tend to have really short floor to floor heights, so a 25 story hotel will be shorter than a 25 story office building.
I am also a little sad they have chosen a site where an existing building is that could be renovated. Would prefer to see it take the place of a surface parking lot. Understandably, they probably want it to be walkable within the Downtown core and to the Convention Center, and potentially (as suggested by another Forum member in another thread) some land owners might not be sellers at the moment.
John (or any other architect): is there a name for the current design trend of the offset window patterns? It is definitely what is happening in facade design today.
I don't have a problem with that but do think the design could be refined and improved a little with some tweaks.
I do like the idea of a really slim building, as it won't block out much natural light to the street, but gets some good density with really small footprint. I do wonder where they'll have a valet garage. Not sure what's available to them close by, as some guests will certainly arrive by car.