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Old 04-26-2007, 10:48 AM
 
Location: In San Antonio
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i want info on a tower.....At&t could build a nice highrise or hehe a supertall...maybe in the range of 45 to 65 stories.....so maybe a hight of 650 to 700 ft tall......whoa ! ! ! !
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:52 AM
 
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My understanding is that there is an ordnance that will not allow any building taller then the space needle here in SA. Is that correct?

As many problems as the elevators have had, you'd think they'd gut it, make it taller so that we can have a nice view of skyscrapers.
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Old 04-26-2007, 10:58 AM
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Location: san antonio - 210
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My understanding is that there is an ordnance that will not allow any building taller then the space needle here in SA. Is that correct?
That is incorrect, and it's actually called The Tower of the Americas or The Tower for short.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:40 AM
 
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I asked because I thought the Hyatt was supposed to be 50+ stories high and then went down to 30+?
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:47 AM
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I asked because I thought the Hyatt was supposed to be 50+ stories high and then went down to 30+?
That's becuase it was another developer who proposed the 50+ story Sheraton hotel as opposed to the 30+ Hyatt Grand which is under construction now.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:48 AM
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The 50+ Sheraton was basically a GO until 9/11 happened and the developer lost funding.
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:53 PM
 
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Insightful, thanks
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:19 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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ive driven through houston 3 times in the past two weeks and I continue to be amazed at the sheer number of tall buildings. And it's not just in downtown, there's something like an 80 story building south of 610. It would be great if SA could get a couple of 60+ buildings downtown to lend some height to the skyline, as well as to have some 25-40 story office towers spread out around the city. The only height outside the CBD seems to be at the intersections of I-10/410 and the San Pedro/410/airport area.

Last edited by oldmanshirt; 04-26-2007 at 04:21 PM.. Reason: clarification
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:25 PM
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Houston has no zoning restrictions which is why you have highrises all over that city. Which is why they also have strip clubs and bars across from churches and schools.
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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Houston has no zoning restrictions which is why you have highrises all over that city. Which is why they also have strip clubs and bars across from churches and schools.
Bull****. People exaggerate it a bit.
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