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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!



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Austin's New Supertalls Are Getting Higher And Higher

Posted 02-28-2024 at 06:33 PM by case44

Seems like just a few days ago when Austin's downtown debuted a then-juggernaut called The Austonian. At the time, it was Texas' tallest condominium tower, at 56 stories and had become the Capital City's tallest structure. For a while, it appeared to stay that way.

Now, just look at Austin.

In recent years, a few more skyscrapers came into view and the city's building craze just got aggressive. Well, don't look now, but things are really starting to heat up as Austin is challenging Houston for Texas' overall tallest building. In an era where Oklahoma City is actually challenging the aforementioned (along with Chicago and New York City) for America's tallest tower, and Lubbock still has crickets (and I don't mean the street name ), Austin continues to get weirder in its own way. Bloomberg Business mag and website is even recognizing this:


If only it could slow down a little bit....

Thanks to Elon Musk and all the tech peeps in Central Texas who turn innovation into pure gold, people are pouring in with new jobs, new ideas, and developers with dazzling doodling skills. The Wilson Tower and the Waterline, two new high-rises, will be gracing the Austin landscape in the near future. The former, in fact, opens this year while the latter is still two years away. Meanwhile, that Frost Bank Tower from two decades ago is not far from being obscured by the many surrounding structures that now dot the downtown presence. Austin's architectural future certainly is bright, so long as planners don't get completely carried away.

Now, if they could just do a number up on the Caprock in Lubbock....
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    It's out of control there. I remember when the only skyline Austin really had was the UT Tower and the Capitol. My, have things changed!
    Posted 03-12-2024 at 03:36 PM by malfunction malfunction is offline

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