SkyscraperPage Forum

SkyscraperPage Forum (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/index.php)
-   City Compilations (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/forumdisplay.php?f=87)
-   -   PITTSBURGH | Development Rundown II (http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=196266)

Austinlee May 24, 2012 7:02 PM

$238 million is a pretty good sized tower though. Sounds promising if they go that route. I'll pretend i didn't see that clipart drawing.

BrianTH May 24, 2012 7:02 PM

No plaza at least!

But otherwise that looks incredibly generic. Hopefully a hypothetical anchor tenant would ask for something a little more distinctive.

chiaroscuro May 24, 2012 7:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CubicalRebel (Post 5711822)
Some intern was told this morning, "quick, put something together in sketchup for today's announcement."

No. This is the final design. Except they will be scaling back to 10 floors.

markson33 May 24, 2012 7:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CubicalRebel (Post 5711822)
Some intern was told this morning, "quick, put something together in sketchup for today's announcement."

That's really what it looks like.

Quote:

It's decided then. Renovated 6 story building!
Yup.

Austinlee May 24, 2012 7:08 PM

The post-gazette didn't post any lame ass drawing. The trib must've pulled that directly out of their ass.

Anyway, the tower is contingent on a major tenant. Let's hope they find one. That's a great location for such a tall tower.

chiaroscuro May 24, 2012 7:09 PM

Who are the going to get as a street level retail tenant? Stuckey's?

BrianTH May 24, 2012 7:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austinlee (Post 5711826)
$238 million is a pretty good sized tower though. Sounds promising if they go that route.

If my math is right, that is about $308/sqft. Isn't that a little low?

BrianTH May 24, 2012 7:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrianTH (Post 5711840)
If my math is right, that is about $308/sqft. Isn't that a little low?

To answer my own question, I guess not:

http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/...f-office-buil/

I might have been thinking about prices including land acquisition.

TBone7281 May 24, 2012 7:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Austinlee (Post 5711835)
The post-gazette didn't post any lame ass drawing. The trib must've pulled that directly out of their ass.

Anyway, the tower is contingent on a major tenant. Let's hope they find one. That's a great location for such a tall tower.

No, looks like they just got a hold of the actual clipart instead of what channel 4 did... take pictures of the presentation and crop it. :haha:

Slideshow

Here are a couple of the "better" images from the slideshow.

http://www.wtae.com/image/view/-/141...venue3-JPG.png

http://www.wtae.com/image/view/-/141...venue2-JPG.png

http://www.wtae.com/image/view/-/141...venue4-JPG.png

AaronPGH May 24, 2012 7:41 PM

I am switching my vote towards the renovation of that building. BEAUTIFUL. The tower? Puke-worthy.

BrianTH May 24, 2012 7:47 PM

I like it better seeing the western half. Still pretty ugly, though.

Private Dick May 24, 2012 8:43 PM

So we don't really know much more than we did yesterday, except that the rendering shows us a design that we're not too crazy about.
http://www.wtae.com/image/view/-/141...venue3-JPG.png

Reminds me a little of the Four Seasons tower in Miami, but not nearly as tall or attractive.
http://www.ownrealty.com/entry_image...e_227_31_1.jpg

Private Dick May 24, 2012 8:44 PM

Sorry, double post

themaguffin May 24, 2012 8:48 PM

hopefully burns and scalo beats them to whatever big tenant(s) they know are out there.

Jonboy1983 May 24, 2012 9:32 PM

Call me crazy, nuts, a moron, a jerk, whatever, but that design is growing on me. Granted, at first I thought it wasn't that much to look at, but after looking at the slideshow courtesy of WTAE, it is more of a modern twist on some of the 1960s era tall box architectural designs IMO. The rennovated version of the existing itsn't bad either. I do like the classical architecture.

BrianTH May 24, 2012 9:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jonboy1983 (Post 5712012)
Call me crazy, nuts, a moron, a jerk, whatever, but that design is growing on me. Granted, at first I thought it wasn't that much to look at, but after looking at the slideshow courtesy of WTAE, it is more of a modern twist on some of the 1960s era tall box architectural designs IMO.

I don't think you are crazy. Contemplating it, I really think it is just the box on the southwest corner, upper half, that is bothering me. Make that a bit more interesting and I think I could like this design.

pghusa May 24, 2012 9:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chiaroscuro (Post 5711750)
Anyone else find it an odd coincidence that they announced it would be 33 floors?

Not only did I notice that, but if this turns out like One Oxford Centre (and they get a consortium of anchors and not a name-seeking anchor) it will retain the:

350 Fifth Avenue title.

Guess what comes up for 350 Fifth Avenue?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/350_Fifth_Avenue

chiaroscuro May 24, 2012 10:12 PM

Official press release:
http://www.oxforddevelopment.com/wp-...se-Sheets2.pdf

On their website, if you scroll to the right 3 slides, they show the building integrated with the skyline:
http://www.oxforddevelopment.com/

Austinlee May 24, 2012 10:47 PM

I think the problem is just that the drawing is extremely low detail since they probably aren't going to pay for a team of architects to design something unless they get their anchor tenant.

That would really be a super block though with two 30+ story skyscrapers going up at once...

markson33 May 24, 2012 11:10 PM

Yeah it's growing on me a little. Detail would definitely help. If the glass facade and streetscape is similar to PNC Three it could be half decent.


All times are GMT. The time now is 3:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.