Welcome to Austin, all ye visitors to SXSW. You’re gonna love Austin. We all do. You’re about to find out why Austin, Texas makes every Top Ten list anyone ever thought of. Continue reading
It’s time for end-of-year portfolio assessments. The giant wrecking ball that’s tormented Austin for the last five years or so has yielded some major long-term losses, like Las Manitas, The Tiniest Bar in Texas, Little City, the Joseph’s mural, the Bitter End … Continue reading
It takes a whole lotta cranes to hoist up a new Marriott in downtown Austin, where change is changing faster than you can say change. The upcoming architecture at 2nd Street and Congress Avenue, above, demonstrates the pattern of change … Continue reading
A pack of Wrigley’s Spearmint gum could relieve fatigue for just a nickel, but no longer, as a new Marriott hotel in downtown Austin has already encased an iconic wall mural in steel. The Congress Avenue landmark wall that featured ads … Continue reading
IT TAKES A WHOLE LOTTA CRANES to hoist up a new Marriott in downtown Austin, where change is changing faster than you can say change. Above, the upcoming architecture at 2nd Street and Congress Avenue demonstrates the pattern of change … Continue reading
Though I didn’t know it then, Vanishing Austin really began in 2004. In a 2010 interview crafted by SuperCityMedia, still appearing on Austin-Architecture.com, I explained the origins and motivations behind my drive to record an Austin I feared was vanishing. True then, still true now? Judge for yourself, and I’d love your feedback on my take—that no matter how much things change, the more they stay the same.