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#1 Austin55

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 03:10 PM

Purely hypothetical. Let say a building of 500 feet or so. Where do ya'll think would be the best location for such a building?

 

 



#2 Jeriat

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 03:52 PM

I've already made PLENTY of suggestions on this one.

Would like to get other people's thoughts on it.

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Posted 11 March 2016 - 11:27 PM

Our 6 tallest towers are between 447 and 567 feet, so I would hope for a new tower outside of that height range.

 

Originally, I would have said the current AT&T building, but since that's not feasible, I will go with the Block TU site. You would be able to see the tower from many angles at the Block TU site, though it would stand off to the side when looking from the north or south. The AT&T site would stop that from being an issue.

 

Although I've heard support for the XTO/Landmark site, a tower there would be sandwiched between Burnett Tower and 777 Main when looking from Highway 121.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 02:36 PM

One area I would consider would be somewhere along Texas Street (which could be renamed "Park Place" with all its surface lots and garages and a city hall that blends in by trying very hard to look like a parking garage although it may not be quite that attractive). I think this would help fill in the skyline gap between 777/Burnett and Omni as viewed from 121 or from the southwest.

 

On the south side of the east end of the street there are a couple of lots. I think the one next to Jennings may be too small, but if I built on the other I'd like to build a companion building on the smaller lot to tie the streetscape in more closely with the buildings to the east. Retail/dining/etc. there would be convenient to the FWCC & Omni.

 

There is a small windowless building on the northeast corner of the larger lot that might have to be dealt with. Not sure if its part of the physical plant for city hall or what. Or maybe it's the oldest remaining example of small windowless buildings and should be protected. Not much street interaction, if that's important.

 

There are other lots further to the west that may help the skyline a bit more from some angles, but if you're trying to generate foot traffic they may be a bit too isolated just yet. Skylines are nice and make pretty postcards; compelling street scenes make better ones in my opinion and if I had the money to build a tower I'd have little interest in doing so just to make the skyline prettier.



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Posted 14 March 2016 - 08:36 AM

Has anyone noticed how our tallest towers form a triangle?

 

I believe this alignment is what creates our nice skyline from different POVs...I nominate 501 W Lancaster. Right next to the Lamar St connector. Thoughts?

 

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 03:09 PM

One area I would consider would be somewhere along Texas Street (which could be renamed "Park Place" with all its surface lots and garages and a city hall that blends in by trying very hard to look like a parking garage although it may not be quite that attractive). I think this would help fill in the skyline gap between 777/Burnett and Omni as viewed from 121 or from the southwest.

 

On the south side of the east end of the street there are a couple of lots. I think the one next to Jennings may be too small, but if I built on the other I'd like to build a companion building on the smaller lot to tie the streetscape in more closely with the buildings to the east. Retail/dining/etc. there would be convenient to the FWCC & Omni.

 

There is a small windowless building on the northeast corner of the larger lot that might have to be dealt with. Not sure if its part of the physical plant for city hall or what. Or maybe it's the oldest remaining example of small windowless buildings and should be protected. Not much street interaction, if that's important.

 

There are other lots further to the west that may help the skyline a bit more from some angles, but if you're trying to generate foot traffic they may be a bit too isolated just yet. Skylines are nice and make pretty postcards; compelling street scenes make better ones in my opinion and if I had the money to build a tower I'd have little interest in doing so just to make the skyline prettier.

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Posted 18 March 2016 - 10:04 AM

Purely hypothetical. Let say a building of 500 feet or so. Where do ya'll think would be the best location for such a building?

 

 

 

May be hypothetical now, but there is the developing Trinity Uptown aka Panther Island area.  Height restrictions in the TRV master plan?  BUT, if no height restrictions and I don't think there should be, and if I were a real estate tycoon with influence, I'd want to market the whole area like a mini Las Vegas with high-rise hotels, condominiums, entertainment venues, and casinos.  But, alas, this is still Cowtown and the Stockyards are just to the north.​ 



#8 John T Roberts

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Posted 02 April 2016 - 03:58 PM

I think the best place is on the old Landmark Tower site.  It's a shame they are only building a parking garage on that block.



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Posted 02 April 2016 - 06:09 PM

Welcome Back John !!!




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