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Old Posted Nov 3, 2018, 4:55 PM
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Northern Virginia got HQ2 from Amazon.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/03/amaz...dquarters.html
I could easily see this decision blowing up in their faces in the long run. I still genuinely believe that Boston, ATL, Dallas/Austin, and Chicago(maybe even Philly) were infinitely better locations than NoVA/DC. Sears 2.0 disaster
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2018, 5:30 PM
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Lol all that says is that they are reportedly talking more specifically with one Northern Virginia location than the others and:

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Amazon has held detailed discussions about the possibility of opening its second outpost in Crystal City, including how quickly it could move employees, its physical plant and how it could make the decision public, people close to the process told the publication.
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It's possible that Amazon may also be in similar talks with other cities considered finalists, the report cautioned.
So literally nothing to see here folks, as has been the case since this whole circus was announced, no one will know where it's going until it's announced.
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2018, 5:35 PM
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^ Yeah. I mean for DC it's positive that there's "talks" going on apparently but even the sources this came from weren't saying it's absolutely going there. TBH though I stopped caring a few months ago about whether it went to Chicago or NYC (though I have my own opinions about where it should go). This thing has been too drawn out, but maybe that's by design. Maybe they were just too dumb to realize it would create a frenzy when they announced it last year.
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^ Yeah. I mean for DC it's positive that there's "talks" going on apparently but even the sources this came from weren't saying it's absolutely going there. TBH though I stopped caring a few months ago about whether it went to Chicago or NYC (though I have my own opinions about where it should go). This thing has been too drawn out, but maybe that's by design. Maybe they were just too dumb to realize it would create a frenzy when they announced it last year.
Yeah, I'm over it. It all seems a bit dystopian, like the hunger games for a post-industrial society.
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That article is just more stupid speculative gossip that we have already seen. I'm sure Amazon has had those exact same discussions with the other cities that are in the running. Its part of the decision making process, they need to know those figures to make a final decision. Although I personally believe that the company will anchor its HQ2 in the DC area in the end anyways.
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Old Posted Nov 3, 2018, 10:32 PM
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Oh god the gray paint on the apparel mart is spreading.
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oh good lord what in the living fuck
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Also don't those dickwads know what painting brick does in this climate? They will have to rebuild the outer course of all that brick in 10 years after the moisture they are trapping turns it to moosh.
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Cedar street left gray painted abortions all over the north side
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Could look really cool if they painted it grey and then sandblasted most of it off, though.
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Why would anyone paint red brick?
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Old Posted Nov 4, 2018, 2:21 PM
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Why would anyone paint red brick?
Buyers seem to like it.

Tho in this particular case I suspect it's to compete with the more modern stuff that's gotten built around this. Renters have a lot more options these days. This building also did a big interior reno of common areas and units a year or two ago IIRC.

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Also don't those dickwads know what painting brick does in this climate? They will have to rebuild the outer course of all that brick in 10 years after the moisture they are trapping turns it to moosh.
Surely this is just a brick facade no?
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holy shit who thinks that is going to look good? YIKES!

Granted the building isn't the most attractive but it is clad in nice red brick... and fits in the neighborhood very nicely, but who in the hell thinks a dark grey is going to brighten things up and make people want to live there... like holy shit
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^ the wisdom of painting brick aside, I actually kinda like the look of the building once painted. The old building was awful utility brick with even more awful PTAC grills stuck in it, like the terrible low-budget construction jobs all over NYC. The bay windows are a hilariously weak attempt to make the building contextual. It had no real base to the tower, the utility brick just slammed into the ground with a dull thud.

At least with the paint, the gray band gives the building some human scale at the base. Obviously there are better ways to address this problem, but the owners probably didn’t want to hire an architect and figured they could get a paint job for less than $100K.
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