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Old Posted May 8, 2005, 8:23 AM
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Yeah! Rock on! Unfortuantely, I don't think I can make it, because the Barrett Honors College convocation is that night at ASU.
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Old Posted May 8, 2005, 2:33 PM
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Screw that Hyatt building, that is by far (along with the Crowne Plaza Hotel) the ugliest major hotel in the area. I personally like the Hotel San Carlos.

By the way, if any of your guys want to come, I am going to that meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 3pm. If anyone would like to join me, and then dinner afterwards? Get back to me.

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Old Posted May 9, 2005, 1:05 PM
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More news on the project:

http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/s...09/story2.html

Relevant quotes:

* Don Zeleznak said the market for high-rise condos is deeper than many realize because of changes in the Valley's demographics.

* The proposal's 50-story height could change and may be higher, depending on design input from Phoenix and ASU, Vento said.

* Vento said he plans to begin interviewing architects with national and international reputations in the next several weeks.

* "We hope to have a contract in the next several days," Rakow said. "This will change the skyline of Phoenix, and we plan to bring in a significant architect who will be identified with the building."

* Ryan Zeleznak said the company has about 110 reservations for the 176 condos in the 34-story 44 Monroe condo building at First Avenue and Monroe Street. The Weitz Co. expects to start construction in June after workers finish demolishing what was a 10-story office building on the site.


Looking good!

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Old Posted May 9, 2005, 2:09 PM
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hey man that is good news for your town.
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Old Posted May 9, 2005, 2:32 PM
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Ohhh, I like that Biz Journal article. That would rock if the design is gonna be taller!

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Old Posted May 9, 2005, 5:11 PM
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That's amazing new that it might be higher than 50 stories! I had been assuming that 50 stories was the tallest we could possibly expect to see it, but if there's potential for it to be taller, then it seems more likely that it will actually reach 50. Imagine if it was 60! Having even one 60-story tower would give a major boost to the reputation of the the Phoenix skyline. There are plenty of cities without anything that tall. Granted, there are plenty of office buildings with fewer floors that would be taller than this building (since it'll be mostly residential), but in the minds of the general public, 60 stories sounds more impressive than say, 48 (even if the respective heights are 600' and 700'). Generally, I see 50 stories as a critical point in skyscraper height, where anything with 50 or more is in a different class.
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Any further word on Phoenix development?
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Old Posted Jul 2, 2005, 1:11 AM
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^ Nothing new, Jasonhouse. Us Phoenicians keep our eyes peeled for any news. All's quiet on the western front. Could be a good...or bad thing.

Time will tell. Our fingers are crossed, bated breaths held.

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Old Posted Jul 2, 2005, 1:24 AM
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See first post in thread.

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Old Posted Jul 2, 2005, 4:41 AM
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Man, I'm really getting good at this shit!

I plugged your post into the beginning of the thread, so that now the list is at the front, and it's in your name, so you can keep it updated if you like.

Very sweet spreadsheet/list man... Top fucking notch!
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Old Posted Jul 5, 2005, 3:23 AM
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Don, there is a large excavated hole in the center of the downtown core. What building is that for?

also the civic center expansion looked impressive. It appears to be topped out already, not much up but the steel structure, though.
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Old Posted Jul 5, 2005, 4:19 AM
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Thanks, Jasonhouse. :)

To AJphx:

Where is this hole you mention? Can you see it in the photo below?

If it is west of Central on Monroe, it is 44 Monroe.

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Old Posted Jul 5, 2005, 7:23 PM
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I don't remember the streets precisely, but it was just north of the USBank tower.

from your list, 44 monroe would seem the likely answer though.
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That is 44 Monroe. Soon, 34 stories of goodness will rise there.

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A 35-story condo project has been proposed for the parking lot near the Viad (Dial) Tower in central Phoenix. This is very preliminary:

Heard through the grapevine: A San Diego developer is buying the surface parking lot at the Viad Center, Central and Palm Ln. The preliminary plan involves 330 condos in 35 stories, 2 parking levels below ground and 4 above ground. The architectural rendering shows a tapering building. much unlike the bulky Viad Building.

Dial Corporation (the parent of the spin-off Viad) originally planned two identical towers set perpendicular to one another. The first tower was completed in 1991 but Dial could not find an anchor tenant for a companion tower and the plan languished. The new tower would have the same height as the 2nd Dial tower, which preserves the zoning variance granted by the City of Phoenix . The plan is being floated before neighborhood groups to gauge possible support and opposition.

The developer will take his plan next to the Central Village Planning Commission in September.


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http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...threadid=81004

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Old Posted Jul 19, 2005, 10:03 PM
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There is only one high rise that is being built right now
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Old Posted Jul 21, 2005, 6:06 PM
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haha, i guess this thread is dead just like downtown Phoenix.
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^ Actually, downtown Phoenix has a few high-rises under construction now.

See the first post in the thread.

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Old Posted Jul 22, 2005, 9:50 PM
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wow that is shitty
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Old Posted Jul 22, 2005, 11:02 PM
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^ Well, thanks for playing.

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