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Old Posted Jul 10, 2018, 8:52 PM
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I like this version from 2008 the best:

I like the new version, it's just the roofline that sucks in my opinion. They should have kept that angle from the 2008 proposal.
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Old Posted Jul 10, 2018, 9:01 PM
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Look how gross that roof line is. That curve wants to curve up! lol


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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 2:39 PM
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lol Denver is going to get another skyscraper boom right as architecture recedes to boxy and flat again.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 3:15 PM
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lol Denver is going to get another skyscraper boom right as architecture recedes to boxy and flat again.
Outside of a handful of coastal US cities and perhaps Chicago, that seems to be the norm in the US.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 5:24 PM
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Eh, I don't think this one is about coasts or city size. I think it's just luck of the draw in terms of which decades any particular city has its booms.

Atlanta & Charlotte are full of ornately-crowned skyscrapers because their skylines boomed in the 90s amid the postmodern rage. But I guess they count as coastal, so about Des Moines, a tiny city with one of the least boxy skylines around. Add in Cincinnati and Saint Louis and Minneapolis and Columbus and really plenty of others.

OTOH, until recently the gigantic coastal San Francisco and Los Angeles have both spent most of the last 40 years just as boxy as Denver, their one big landmark towers notwithstanding.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 6:31 PM
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Part of the reason LA is boxy is because they required helicopter pads on the roof in case of an earthquake. They don't require that anymore.
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 9:43 PM
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Well, after lots of searching, I managed to find a tiny thumbnail of 17th and Pearl Apartments. I'm not sure why the developer would want people to rely on the fugly black and white renderings, rather than something polished. Not that you can tell much from this since it's so small, but at least you can see the color/material variations.

Somebody needs to nudge these guys to release the hi-res version.

http://sararch.com/news/17th-pearl-apartments-update-1/
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Old Posted Jul 11, 2018, 9:58 PM
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And the worst project of the year award goes to....this steaming lump of mess! What is this? Who makes things like this? "We want every material, every color and every shape! Just make it look like a parking garage to be inhabited by people!" Sorry to be a jerk, but this is atrocious and embarrassing!

https://denverite.com/2018/07/11/122...-drive-anchor/
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 12:11 AM
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Revised design of a building to be constructed at 1225 Santa Fe Drive


Photo by Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite

A big, new residential project on Santa Fe might be an “anchor” neighbors would welcome
Jul 11 2018 Kevin Beaty/Denverite

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The building’s designer incorporated feedback from the La Alma-Lincoln Park Neighborhood Association.

Neighbors around Santa Fe Drive are preparing for at least 100 additional residences on the art district’s north end, and they say they’re pleased to have had their voices heard. While development has conjured fears that the creative drag might lose its flair, developers say the project represents an opportunity to extend Santa Fe’s creative stretch (and First Friday foot traffic) a little bit farther to the north.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 2:56 AM
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Well, after lots of searching, I managed to find a tiny thumbnail of 17th and Pearl Apartments. I'm not sure why the developer would want people to rely on the fugly black and white renderings, rather than something polished. Not that you can tell much from this since it's so small, but at least you can see the color/material variations.

Somebody needs to nudge these guys to release the hi-res version.

http://sararch.com/news/17th-pearl-apartments-update-1/
Blegh. Hopefully they are still thinking about it. Those colors are a PTSD reminder thtat Windsor at Broadway Station is still around (the ORIGINAL Alexan in Denver). And it does nothing to complement the existing Tavern building.
They are using high quality materials -- nearly all masonry with some metal paneling (the black). Would be a shame if they opted for a color scheme that had the masonry mimicking stucco. I think the paneling section would look stellar against the Tavern building either using the subway tile or copper color-look that MyBlock has.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 3:01 AM
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And the worst project of the year award goes to....this steaming lump of mess! What is this? Who makes things like this? "We want every material, every color and every shape! Just make it look like a parking garage to be inhabited by people!" Sorry to be a jerk, but this is atrocious and embarrassing!

https://denverite.com/2018/07/11/122...-drive-anchor/
Meh, Im sure there is a lot worse --- the new townhomes down the street at 9th and kalamath are far worse. This thing at least fits with the 'hood and is a bit ecletic.

Dino at Rino -- or any of those Oyster projects if they get off the ground-- now THOSE could be worst of the year.
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 3:36 PM
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Are all these people a security risk? Does anybody even know?
Who are all these people and where are they coming from?

States of Migration: Where Coloradans are moving, and who's replacing them
Jul 12, 2018 By James Rodriguez – Data Reporter, Denver Business Journal
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From 2015 to 2016 (the most recent data available), Colorado gained a little more than 223,000 residents, while losing 193,000 to other states. That 30,000 net change in migration, the lowest Colorado has seen in the past seven years, is still the ninth-highest in the nation. Florida claimed the top spot in 2016 with a 188,000 net change, and it wasn't even close. Texas followed with half that at 95,000, and Arizona took third place with a net gain of 82,000.
That's the primary takeaway from the article. I seem to recall that it felt like Denver's growth may be ebbing around this time. But then... by a year later I wondered if it hadn't picked up again.

The Top Five states where new peeps are coming from are (in order) California, Texas, Illinois, Florida and Arizona. Top Five states where people are fleeing to from Colorado are the same except that Washington replaces Illinois while Arizona moves up to 3rd place.

I hope all these people are obtaining their security clearances?
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Old Posted Jul 12, 2018, 4:38 PM
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The Top Five states where new peeps are coming from are (in order) California, Texas, Illinois, Florida and Arizona. Top Five states where people are fleeing to from Colorado are the same except that Washington replaces Illinois while Arizona moves up to 3rd place.

I hope all these people are obtaining their security clearances?

That makes a lot of sense. Almost everyone in LA/SD that asks where I'm from has a positive attitude towards Denver and Colorado. They also often ask if I would move back/ advice them on potentially moving there.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 2:27 PM
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Small update on WTC:

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/07/1...center-denver/

I think having a massive gym in RiNo will be a great addition for the increasing number of people moving in.

Also, according to the article, phase 1 is now 50% complete on the leasing front.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 3:29 PM
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That same article says they're targeting an August groundbreaking

"Campbell, Formativ’s CEO, said the company is targeting a groundbreaking in August."

Unrelated, but does anyone have an update on Broadway Station? There seems to be a lot of dirt moving around.
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 3:57 PM
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Unrelated, but does anyone have an update on Broadway Station? There seems to be a lot of dirt moving around.
According to this channel 7 video from last month, groundbreaking on first building is expected June 2019.

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/new...dway-in-denver
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Old Posted Jul 13, 2018, 4:38 PM
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Photos of 1979 downtown Denver. We have definitely come a long way haha

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/new...own-denver#id0
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I'm half tempted to go recreate those shots this weekend.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2018, 12:52 AM
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States of Migration: Where Coloradans are moving, and who's replacing them
Jul 12, 2018 By James Rodriguez – Data Reporter, Denver Business Journal

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The Top Five states where new peeps are coming from are (in order) California, Texas, Illinois, Florida and Arizona. Top Five states where people are fleeing to from Colorado are the same except that Washington replaces Illinois while Arizona moves up to 3rd place.
Yaaaaaaaaawwwwwnnnnnn. (cracks fingers)

Well well well. Hello everyone. I wasn't sure my old username would be available. Wouldn't you know, it is!

I moved from Denver to the Portland last year, but now I live in Seattle. However, I am on my way back to Denver. Seattle is a great town and all, but I miss home. So that article can count me in the reverse migration category.

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