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View Poll Results: Who do you think will build a new tallest in the state?
Austin 8 30.77%
Dallas 10 38.46%
Houston 8 30.77%
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Old 06-02-2020, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Belton, Tx
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Which city do you think will build the next tallest building in the state: Houston, Dallas or Austin?
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Old 06-02-2020, 02:30 PM
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Location: Fort Worth
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Honestly, it could be either one of these cities, but I'm just betting on Houston for now.
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Old 06-02-2020, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Belton, Tx
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Right. I'm leaning towards Austin right now because they've been getting taller and taller proposals but agree with you on Houston's chances since they already have the state's current tallest. Not sleeping on Dallas but it seems like Austin and Houston have been building more towers. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:25 PM
 
Location: "The Dirty Irv" Irving, TX
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Right. I'm leaning towards Austin right now because they've been getting taller and taller proposals but agree with you on Houston's chances since they already have the state's current tallest. Not sleeping on Dallas but it seems like Austin and Houston have been building more towers. Maybe I'm wrong.
Austin's Tallest Building is the 18th Tallest in the State 690 ft. Now yeah, there is a pretty big cluster that are in the low to mid 700s but there are 4 over 900.

I would bet Dallas builds the next tallest one, mainly because in the next several years I think it has a better economic outlook than Houston.

I will add this...I doubt we will build the new tallest building in Texas in the next 10 years.
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Old 06-02-2020, 07:52 PM
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Default Dont expect to see a 1000 foot building any time soon

You may be better asking which city is going to see more skyscrapers built. I dont see any building exceeding the 1000 foot mark. Maybe, just maybe Austin may get one but I wouldn't hold my breath.
Dallas is likely out. Houston and Austin already have buildings in the 800 foot range under construction.
All 3 Cities have a constant flow of high rises being built. I'd say Houston probably has the most going up lately.
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:25 PM
 
Location: C.R. K-Tex
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Austin's Tallest Building is the 18th Tallest in the State 690 ft.
200 meters is considered the upper limit for low-rises in Houston. North America is not a hotbed of skyscraper construction that it was 50 years ago when the Sears Tower was built. Most of the supertalls are now in Asia, the current hotspot for skyscraper construction.

Condos/apartment buildings aren't considered (true) skyscrapers.

The business community in DFW and Austin has been hostile to skyscrapers, preferring the suburbs. The Tech industry prefers the low-rise suburban corporate campus overwhelmingly--Apple's newest HQ being the premier example.

The last company to locate in a CBD within the Metroplex was AT&T moving from S.A. in 2008. Toyota and State Farm notably chose to locate in the suburbs.

The Energy industry has long preferred to lease space in skyscrapers and office buildings in DT Houston, Galleria, and in the suburbs. From the urban form and layout, Houston lacks the low-rise corporate campus that most cities in the U.S. accumulate in their suburbs.
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Frisco, TX
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All three have a pretty good chance honestly.

Austin is building A LOT of high rises, but I don’t think any of them will crack the one thousand foot mark. Isn’t there some requirement that the state capitol must be visible from the Brazos?

I don’t know of any specific plans in Dallas or Houston. Houston probably has a taller skyline overall compared to Dallas. Trying to outbuild other cities' skyscrapers is kind of passé and is really only done in the Middle East and Asia. They’re just too expensive and are just vanity projects.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:45 PM
 
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People are often mentioning Houston being the most likely but not mentioning why. The reason is that the Hines headquarters is in Houston, and they are the most likely to build the tallest in the state. But I can't see a building surpassing the Texas Commerce Tower anytime soon.
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Old 06-02-2020, 11:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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Austin is planning 37 towers in 2020, not sure if the tallest, though. Several 60 or 60+ stories.
The new Land Development Code in Austin would allow developers to build buildings with no floor-area ratio and unlimited height.
https://www.kvue.com/article/money/e...8-64fd41ce3c0e

Ryan Cos., architect Page Southerland Page and banking firm BBVA USA plan to build a 60-story downtown Austin skyscraper that will have both office and residential space.
The new tower, which will be the second-highest in Austin and one of the tallest planned in Texas. don't know how advanced the construction is right now.
Still several levels lower than the 75-story 600 Travis building in Houston.
https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/n...wn-austin.html
Also Dallas has ambitious plans:
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Old 06-03-2020, 09:20 AM
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Location: Fort Worth
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People are often mentioning Houston being the most likely but not mentioning why. The reason is that the Hines headquarters is in Houston, and they are the most likely to build the tallest in the state. But I can't see a building surpassing the Texas Commerce Tower anytime soon.
Texas Commerce Tower?
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