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Old Posted Mar 1, 2016, 7:24 AM
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Fairmont Austin May Get A Sister Project

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Last week, Manchester Texas Financial Group outlined a proposal to the City of Austin Historic Landmark Commission to relocate three old, but not landmarked, buildings. The houses would be relocated directly across 3rd street, landing on a wedge of land that already shared by the Trask house and Castlemen Bull house (which was also moved to its current location).

The question at hand is will the HLC be cooperative. This effort is running parallel to a preservation effort for the nearby Palm School. Michael Van Falkenberg the lead designer of the Waller Creek District Master Plan is in support of the effort.

Below are the conceptual renderings presented to the HLC. This design is not confirmed, and the status of the project seems dependent upon the HLC’s guidance. The conceptual renderings do reveal the scope of the vision, which is impressive, and would be a boon for the Waller Creek Conservancy and Palm Park.
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Judging from this rendering and the night one, I'd say it's probably between 600 and 620 feet. The main roof of the Austonian is 622 feet. This new tower looks to be about level with that point, even though its block's sea level elevation is almost 10 feet lower.

The Fairmont, seen here to the left, is 456 feet to the roof. And the Hilton, which you can just barely see peeking around the right corner of the new tower, is 377 feet.

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Manchester got the OK from the city to move the historical houses on the site to make room for this. I was worried about that. But their was no public dissent at the meeting, and the vote was 10-0 in favor.
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Manchester got the OK from the city to move the historical houses on the site to make room for this. I was worried about that. But their was no public dissent at the meeting, and the vote was 10-0 in favor.
Now that White Lodging has moved forward on their Marriott project across the convention center, I doubt it'll be long before we hear more movement from Manchester on this tower.
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I wonder what this tower will mean, though, for the eastern expansion of the convention center.
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