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#1 Austin55

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 12:57 AM

Despite the name, this is not on Penn street downtown, but Pennsylvania in the Med district in Near South. 


The proposed structure is designed by Huitt-Zolars with Hasen Build and Development doing some work on it as well. It's proposed to be 5 or 6 floors of medical office, but I believe there may be some residences included. The rendering shows "PPG", but I'm pretty sure this is not related to the paint company.

 

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 07:50 AM

Austin, the address of 1111 Pennsylvania puts the building on the south side of the street.  Your description sounds like you are placing it on the north side of the street. 



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:20 PM

I just realized I'd already talked about this on the forum. This is definitely an intimidating neighbor for the Oxshear House. 

 

 

A 6 story medical office is planned at 1,111 Pennsylvania, adjacent to the Oxshear House. There is an existing MCM building there, which will likely be torn down.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 09:41 PM

Even though earlier today, I looked it up on Google Maps and I realized it would be next door to the Oxsheer House, I did drive by there this afternoon.  I do agree with you in that it will be intimidating to the historic home.  However, our Preservation Ordinance does not prescribe a buffer for historic buildings.  The only relief that is there legally, is what is laid out by the Zoning Ordinance.  Deed restrictions, easements, and other elements may provide some buffers, but that would be based on the individual property.



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Posted 26 March 2017 - 11:27 PM

So would it replace just the current 1111 Pennsylvania, or the adjacent buildings as well?  EDIT:  Looks like it would take out 1101-1115


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 07:42 AM

I'm thinking it will take out 1101-1115, which is everything on the block facing Pennsylvania, except the Oxsheer House.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:20 AM

The scale of the concept would almost require that.  Too bad, I kind of like those mid-century medical offices (although they're not very striking for people driving by I suppose).


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:22 AM

I do like this building but I do agree it is out of place in the location they are proposing. I do believe it would look great somewhere in the area

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:33 AM

I don't know... it's closer to 30. I believe they're working to have that stretch of the Near Southside build bigger and taller in the future.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 11:41 AM

It's on a block adjacent to Harris Methodist which has several buildings over 6 floors.

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:24 PM

This building looks weird to me. I'm not a fan.


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Posted 25 July 2017 - 07:43 PM

Drove by this address earlier today and I noticed that all the buildings sans the Oxsheer House have a temporary metal fence around them. I suppose that means they will be demolished sometime in the near future.

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 10:25 PM

This building looks weird to me. I'm not a fan.

 

PAS, you are one of my favorites. Often when designs do not line up harmoniously, you point them out to all of us. :)

 

However, this building can be appreciated for being artistically interesting.  I am not particularly learned in architecture; but, for me, this building has the feel of a Frank Lloyd Wright piece.  Just my personal opinion.



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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:25 AM

Don't worry- I'm not an expert in architecture, either.

 

I took an architecture class in high school, but my teacher hardly knew anything about architecture. He was not an architect. Most class days consisted of designing things using architecture software.


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Posted 26 July 2017 - 11:38 AM

High school level classes are going to be more about the lower level processes of design (like drafting/CAD) and not so much the grand, sweeping high-level aspects of aesthetics and design.


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