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Old Posted Mar 18, 2008, 12:31 AM
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Thanks for all the great shots HX...per usual! How cool is the cladding on the Cronkite School

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Did someone say there was going to be some kind of alluminated artwork associated with the Cronkite school?
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Old Posted Mar 23, 2008, 5:49 AM
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ASU's Downtown Phoenix sites taking shape

Mar. 23, 2008 12:00 AM
Editor's note: This article was submitted by Julie New- berg, with media relations at ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus. She can be reached at 602-496-1005 or julie.newberg @asu.edu.

Cranes are still soaring over downtown Phoenix, but the end is in sight for key ASU construction projects.

The new Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication building on Central Avenue and Taylor Street is nearing completion with work expected to wrap up in June. Workers are currently focusing on outside windows, exterior panels, interior walls and painting.
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"Move-in will be in July through August," said Patrick Panetta, University Real Estate Development assistant director. The new home of Eight/KAET-TV in the building will probably be occupied later than Cronkite faculty, staff and students.

"They're not really semester-dependent," Panetta said.

Students who take classes in the new 223,000-square-foot building can enjoy features like a two-story atrium called the "Forum" with a stage and seating on the ground floor and surrounding overlook on the second floor. Television studios on the sixth floor will broadcast Eight/KAET programs while students can gain real-world experience in their own newsrooms and TV studios. The project also brings 23 new classrooms to the campus.

Taylor Place opens this August on the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus with 744 beds for students in Tower One. Students are reserving spaces in the new student-housing complex with rooms on the top floor with floor-to-ceiling windows going quickly.



First-floor retail services in Tower Two will open this fall as well with a UPS Store that will also handle student mail. Tower Two will open to students in August 2009. Both towers cover 366,500 combined square feet at the site between First and Second streets on Taylor Street.

Students and the public can enjoy a new green space in the Civic Space park when it opens in the spring of 2009. Crews are currently working on grading and drainage at the site just south of the Post Office on Central Avenue.

"The park is almost completely designed," Panetta says.

Park features include several large grassy areas, spaces with game tables, public seating and hardscape where student organizations can network, much like they do outside ASU's Memorial Union in Tempe. A large public-art installation by Janet Echelman will be similar to a wind sculpture she created in Portugal. Suspended above the ground, the sculpture will be about 60 feet tall.

A garden plaza below street level is planned for the north side of the historic A.E. England building on the Civic Space site. A restaurant is also planned for the lower level and a great hall within the building can accommodate about 350 students. It will also be available to the public for gatherings. A shade structure on the west side of the A.E. England building will provide relief from the summer sun and photovoltaic cells in the same area will provide power. The first steps in renovating the historic building are shoring up the core and shell with work on the exterior walls and roof trusses.

The College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation will expand to a second building as soon as construction gets under way at Third and Fillmore streets. Groundbreaking for the new five-story, 84,000-square-foot building is slated for April 1 after changes to the design were made based on public input. . The fourth and fifth floors will be occupied by non-nursing ASU units and Phoenix city offices. A third building is planned for the northwestern corner of the lot in the future.

A proposed-use plan for student-union space at the Post Office at Central Avenue and Fillmore Street is currently at the University Architects office. Plans for the union include conference rooms, recreation space, retail outlets, study areas and food-service providers.

The Post Office will continue front-counter services and offer post-office boxes when the union opens. Renovation is currently slated to start in 2009. Funding for ASU Downtown Phoenix campus construction projects stems mainly from a $223 million bond passed by Phoenix voters in 2006.
I don't get why the second ASU dorm isn't opening until a year after the first...they seem to be at the same point construction wise...why drag it out?

Also, I understand the art project at the Civic Park will be 60 feet above the ground but also be 100 feet tall itself, meaning it will have a height of around 160 feet. This article made it sound as if it will be 60' in total height.
The art piece will, or should, be visible from quite a distance, including off the I-10 going eastbound after the stack.
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Old Posted Mar 24, 2008, 2:23 AM
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This will be awesome. I don't understand the post office part. Is the post office just noth of the park going to become a new ASU student union?

I am headed downtown tomorrow to check it all out.
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2008, 8:32 PM
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This building is going to look fantastic when finished


Cronkite Building w/ the reflection of the Ho


Cronkite and Dorms from the steps of the Post Office


The dug out area of the Civic Space


Lots of dirt being pushed about


Old dorms and new dorms
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Old Posted Mar 25, 2008, 11:55 PM
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Great to see yet another project breaking ground. ASU has really helped to ad density to that part od downtown and all of their new buildings look great.

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ASU breaking ground on second nursing school in downtown Phoenix
The Business Journal of Phoenix - by Angela Gonzales Phoenix Business Journal


Arizona State University is breaking ground for its second nursing school on its downtown Phoenix campus.

ASU's College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation is breaking ground on a $29.2 million, five-story building next to its nursing school at Third and Fillmore streets. The 84,000-square-foot facility also will serve as the northern gateway to ASU's Downtown Phoenix campus. It will feature a 200-seat auditorium, student facilities and faculty office and research space.

Plans call for seeking Silver LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council once construction is complete.

The official groundbreaking is set for April 1 - the same year as the college's 50th anniversary.

Construction comes at a time when Arizona has only 681 registered nurses per 100,000 people. This is below the national average of 825 RNs per 100,000 people, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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WCSOJ is a beautiful building. With that and Summit at Copper Square, it's nice to see some sorely needed color downtown.
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Old Posted Mar 27, 2008, 10:39 PM
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New rendering of the ASU College of Nursing...another great looking downtown ASU building.

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It will tie in nicely to the Cronkite. Similar colors yet a difference!!!! I like!
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It looks very nice and it looks like they put an entrance there on the NE corner. Its too bad there aren't other (closer) renderings that show the North and East facing sides of the building, I hope they put some retail, entrances, something along those sides. Like I think I said before, it seems like the ground floor of this building would be the perfect place for a "Scrubs and Beyond" type store.
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College of Nursing Building Groudbreaking

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Groundbreaking ushers in new era for ASU nursing
April 01, 2008
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The ASU College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation will break ground April 1 for its second building at the Downtown Phoenix campus, the same year the college is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

From its humble beginnings in the basement of Matthews Library in Tempe half a century ago, the college has expanded into state-of-the-art facilities in downtown Phoenix that encompass all of today’s modern nursing student needs. The College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation was one of three pioneering colleges to move to the city’s core when the ASU Downtown Phoenix campus was established in 2006.

Now the college is ushering in a new era of helping to meet the nation’s nursing shortage with the groundbreaking of their second building downtown. Arizona has 681 registered nurses per 100,000 people, well below the national average of 825 RNs per 100,000 people, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Coupled with an expanding and aging population, the need for nurses in the state and country will only grow more acute.

The new five-story, 84,000 square-foot facility will provide five new classrooms for nursing students. Located at the intersection of Third and Fillmore streets in Phoenix, the modern, glass-and-copper structure includes five classrooms, a 200-seat seminar space,
student facilities and faculty office and research space. The building will include several sustainable elements and Silver LEED certification will be sought from the United States Green Building Council once construction is complete.

Public spaces incorporated throughout the design create green areas, such as gardens at Fillmore and Third streets, and a shaded plaza between the new and existing building. The main lobby reaches two stories high and is overlooked by a student lounge and conference space.

Outdoor balconies on the south and west sides create comfortable outdoor environments for students, staff and faculty.

The building skin is designed to maximize daylight inside while providing protection from the sun. Shading devices block direct sun from windows on the south, east and west façades, while the north façade is fully glazed to allow maximum penetration of daylight into office and research space.

The groundbreaking ceremony at 8:30 a.m., April 1, will feature ASU President Michael Crow, Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon, the College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation’s dean, Bernadette Melnyk, and nursing graduate student Dan Weberg. The ceremony takes place on the college’s lawn downtown just north of the existing nursing building at 500 N. Third Street in Phoenix. For more information, call (480) 965-2116.

The College of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation will initially occupy the first three floors in the building. The fourth and fifth floors will be occupied by non-nursing ASU units and Phoenix offices.

Phoenix and ASU teamed up to build the campus and the new nursing building as part of a $223 million Phoenix bond that passed in 2006.
Completion of the college’s newest facility is scheduled for fall of 2009.

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I am not sure this picture has been posted yet. Found it on urban life.
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New facade on the Cronkite building, ASU dorms has new glass on the top floor, and the Civic Park is dragging it's feet...



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I noticed that Taylor Place South Tower had been clad so had to run over and snap a pic real quick.



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ASU out of former Ramada Inn by July, owners to re-open downtown Phoenix hotel
http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/jahnaberry/22633

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A former Ramada Inn that's housed downtown Phoenix ASU students for two years is getting back into the hotel business, an attorney for the owners said.

City Center LLC plans to re-open 401 N. First Street as a 175-room hotel sometime this year, said attorney Jay Dushoff. The firm owns the 1957 building and the land that it sits on, the lawyer said.

Downtown Phoenix needs more hotel rooms and the owners believe that the former Ramada Inn site will be successful, Dushoff said. He downplayed a competitor that is being built across the street -- the 1,000-room Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel, which will open in October.

"The Sheraton will not compete with a re-opened Ramada Inn," Dushoff said. "You can have hotels at different price points."

It's unclear if the Ramada name or some other hotel brand name -- it's called a "flag" in the hotel industry -- will go on his clients' hotel, Dushoff added.

Arizona State University's lease ends in July.

ASU has paid $1,390,000 to lease the site while a $150 million student housing project called Taylor Place was being built nearby, says Patrick Panetta assistant director of Arizona State University real estate development office.

Down the road, City Center LLC plans to tear down the 1950s hotel. ASU has the option to develop a third of the property that faces Taylor Street, Dushoff said. His clients plan to develop a high-rise development on the rest of the land. It's unclear, however, when that construction will take place, City Center and ASU officials say.

The first phase of Taylor Place, which has 744 beds, will welcome students this fall, university officials have said.

When both 13-story towers at 120 E. Taylor Street are complete in 2009, the complex can house nearly 1,300 students.

Sounds like there is good news in the future about tearing that place down and building better/up, but where are the students going to live in the fall semester this year if Taylor Place won't open until 2009?
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The first phase (south tower) opens this fall. The remaining tower opens in 2009.
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PURL Model

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Came upon this YouTube vid from the ASU PURL site. It talks about the DT Phoenix Model quite a bit. I want to know what all those black towers further north of DT are supposed to be.
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ASU's journalism school picked for ABC bureau

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ABC News has formed a partnership with Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and four other top U.S. journalism schools to help train and mentor students.

ABC plans to open a multimedia bureau at ASU in September that will give students the opportunity to produce content for ABC News' various digital and broadcast platforms, including “Good Morning America,” “World News with Charles Gibson,” and “Nightline.”

Each ABC News campus bureau will have a team of paid student staffers as well as a bureau chief. Representatives from the college and ABC News will oversee the operations.
“We're thrilled to be working with ABC News on this exciting and innovative program,” said Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan. “The ABC News program is truly a win-win proposition – the student journalists will enjoy unparalleled opportunities by working with one of the world's leading news organizations, and ABC will receive smart, original content from some of the nation's great young journalists.”

The ABC program will be based at the Cronkite school's new $71 million complex in downtown Phoenix. The building will open in August.

The four other schools that formed a partnership with ABC are Syracuse University, University of Florida, University of North Carolina and University of Texas.

The Associated Press contributed to this article.
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