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  1. A couple of views from Calkins.
  2. Some progress on the windows on this one.
  3. Lots more images in the PDF.
  4. Proposed before and after:
  5. Jonny B'z progress, with an update on the final product.
  6. Updated images were sent out by the ECA. These look like an improvement to me. More info/images here.
  7. I think these are new images of this project. More in the pdf here.
  8. It does make the vents a bit less visible.
  9. Is it these guys?
  10. Some movement on this one. The car wash is gone, replaced by two piles of rubble.
  11. Renderings were sent out to nearby residents.
  12. In a surprising turn, it looks like Elk Brewing is moving forward: http://therapidian.org/elk-brewing-under-full-construction
  13. It's been over a year since I ate there last, but I recall it being pretty good. He does a nice jerked chicken, especially if you like spicy food. I had beans and rice and a couple other side dishes, but can't recall much about them now... I think I used them mainly as a refuge from the heat of the chicken. I'd definitely recommend giving it a try.
  14. Indeed. The build up to the announcement irked me, and an inbox full of messages using identical language to tell me this was a 'Big Deal', left me with the impression that I was being sold something I might not want. But it's starting to grow on me... It's very early in the process, so specific critiques are probably foolish, but I do have one issue that I hope they address. An event like SXSW is continually successful because everything about it reinforces the idea that Austin is the Place for that event. The name (at least from my spot on the map), the bands, and the surrounding culture all make sense in that specific location. The use of the Calder is a small nod to this concern, hinting at the impressive collection of sculptures already assembled around town, but is there much else to tie together location and event? If this event proves a success, what
  15. I'm having a little trouble reconciling the two images, but might they be private suites to eat, drink, and watch a concert from?