Monday, June 4, 2007
Our Home -- Next Year
Thought that I would give you a look at the 360 Condominiums, our home to be.
This 44-story building at Third and Nueces in the heart of downtown Austin opens next April, if all is on schedule. (And they seem to be ahead of schedule at this point.) The condo that Linda and I have purchased is on the tenth floor, looking east back towards the downtown skyline. I went into Fireworks and outlined our windows with red marks here. (You can click on the photo for a bigger look.)
I took this shot a couple of weeks ago while standing in front of the new Ballet Austin Butler Dance Education Center just southeast of the 360. At this point, they have 22 stories up on the 360 and they aren't slowing down! Our new home will be a 2/2 and will be right across the hall from the exercise facility and one floor above the swimming pool terrace. The lower white building you see in the foreground is a state of Texas parking garage and it will stay there -- so our view is safe.
It will be a huge lifestyle change for us to go from our 3000 square foot home on 2/3 acre to a 1225 square foot condo, but we're ready to make the move. To say the least, this is an exciting time for us.
A note from Linda, who is in Denver but will be back midweek:
"And. . . at the moment our header picture shows our condo in an earlier stage in the background with the locally infamous Intel 'shell' being razed in the foreground. It has gotten higher since February!"