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Old Posted Sep 20, 2018, 8:49 PM
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Old Posted Sep 23, 2018, 1:07 AM
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Geez, should of just made it all tinted glass as the cladding. That hopscotch pattern shit is fugly!
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Old Posted Oct 2, 2018, 2:13 PM
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I'd say the renderings look better than the finished product.

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I'd say almost anything looks better than the finished product.
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This is awful.
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 5:17 AM
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I think it looks fine. Not every building is a damn Hagia Sophia.
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 10:55 AM
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I think it looks fine. Not every building is a damn Hagia Sophia.
Ditto. It's not great, but it's not really all that ugly either. Just kind of bland. I do think it tends to look worse in photos than in person though. In person it kind of adds a depth to the skyline that enhances both the skyline and the building.

But then I think Vue32 is fine and really even a handsome building at times or from certain angles or vistas, so what do I know.
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 1:52 PM
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Its a huge upgrade to that stretch and looks pretty much exactly what the 2nd render looks like.

It's still pretty ugly, though.
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 2:52 PM
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When I was scooping my cat's litter this morning I thought I saw this tower in his litterbox.
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 7:33 PM
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^Is beautiful socialist building, comrade photographer.
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 7:41 PM
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From that angle, that building looks 45 years old.
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Old Posted Oct 3, 2018, 7:49 PM
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It's facing the concrete barrier of a highway.... It's in a totally desolate area..... Maybe the community center in front will add something.... Maybe..... It's uh.....

Who am I kidding? This is a total turd. Still better than nothing I suppose, but man, it really tests that sentiment.
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you know the facade looks bad when the best part is the temporary plywood.
I understand why this developer had to cut corners...but it's still a shame because the original render was so good and interesting...and really didn't look all that expensive
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Old Posted Oct 8, 2018, 4:21 PM
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you know the facade looks bad when the best part is the temporary plywood.
I understand why this developer had to cut corners...but it's still a shame because the original render was so good and interesting...and really didn't look all that expensive
The original rendering / facade design was a premium of close to $10 million. Between the concrete slab moving in and out every other floor causing additional metal panels and roofing and the curtain wall system it was a no-brainer to switch it to a standard window wall project to cut costs.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2018, 1:10 PM
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Needs some murals on the east and west facades.
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Old Posted Oct 11, 2018, 1:39 PM
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^ The east side has windows. The west side needs another building.
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