Hmmm…. I wouldn’t say these renderings show a design that is inspired. Certainly my design expectations for 21c are high. Below is a [hopefully] early rendering of the hotel and museum portion taken directly from the 21c website.
The Skyscraper crew is not happy 🙁
Garreth Wilcock says
I’m looking forward to see if these get updated and re-released.
Personally, I would like there to be alot less green. I’m happy for energy efficient and sustainable buildings – not that kind of green. But grass? Seriously? Who wants water sucking grass in the middle of town?
Jude Galligan says
Interesting. To me, because it’s in the Rainey St district and runs along the bank of Waller Creek this seems like a terrific place for grass.
Compared to the original rendering this building looks horrible. Not only did they move this project from dead downtown to the east side of downtown, but the killed the condo tower, and the hotel looks like it was something designed to be on the UT campus in the late 70’s.
The redesign and movement of this project are stunning, and just goes to show how much this economic downturn is affecting cities even as strong as austin.