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Old Posted Sep 27, 2006, 3:12 PM
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All fenced off...



I took this quick video yesterday on my way home from work... you can
hear the pile driver from the Towers site just up the street in the background.
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^ It's a good thing you explained the pile drivers, otherwise someone from the outside may have thought Sacramento has a very high crime rate!
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Decent design, but that side elevation really shows off the mediocrity of the project. Fat and stubby like the Sacramento buildings of old. I was hoping we had moved on, but it looks like we'll get at least one more fatty.
yea. it isnt perfect, but at least its not the parthenon.

my biggest issue is how the parking garage (which they make little attempt to hide or enhance) seems to take up so much of the building. if the building was taller maybe the proportions would be better.
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^ It's a good thing you explained the pile drivers, otherwise someone from the outside may have thought Sacramento has a very high crime rate!
Yes, gunshots every 2 seconds!
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All fenced off...



I took this quick video yesterday on my way home from work... you can
hear the pile driver from the Towers site just up the street in the background.

Mike, will Two Rivers be doing the demolition on this building as well??
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Mike, will Two Rivers be doing the demolition on this building as well??
Nothings been posted at the site yet... and the people setting up the fence
act like they don't know anything either
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Capitol Mall is just on an incredible roll right now and will be for the next couple of years..


BTW will you by chance be venturing over to the CalSTRS site for pics???

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500 Capitol Mall may go to hearings by the end of the year.
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^are they just gonna keep it fenced off until then, or might they start demolition in the mean time.
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Old Posted Oct 4, 2006, 5:12 AM
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Demolition of the old Wells Fargo Building will begin shortly.
I believe it's understood that the new tower will
sail through the committees and boards with the new design.
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Demolition of the old Wells Fargo Building will begin shortly.
I believe it's understood that the new tower will
sail through the committees and boards with the new design.

Mike do you mean it will go back to the DR&P Board or the Planning Commission at the end of the year?

I had attended the first DR&P board meeting when the new proposal was unveiled and it was received very well by the board at that time.

The board's main concern was the Pedestrian Plaza out front and a few minor details that really didn't involve the buildings appearance. They wanted to ensure that the building incuded Capitol Mall facing restaurants.

Tsakoupolis wont have any problems this time around having scapped the 'Parthenon'.
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Mike do you mean it will go back to the DR&P Board or the Planning Commission at the end of the year?

I had attended the first DR&P board meeting when the new proposal was unveiled and it was received very well by the board at that time.

The board's main concern was the Pedestrian Plaza out front and a few minor details that really didn't involve the buildings appearance. They wanted to ensure that the building incuded Capitol Mall facing restaurants.

Tsakoupolis wont have any problems this time around having scapped the 'Parthenon'.
I believe they still need to approve the new design. Before they can start
to demo the old building, it looks like they are going to be salvaging the
reddish marble from the exterior and other parts that look to have some value.
I would imagine demo won't happen for a month or longer while they are doing this.
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I was downtown today and happened to have my camera(!). The following two (blurry) photos show the installation of the covered pedestrian tunnels.

In the shadow of 555 (I was taking pictures of the 621 progress, but it was so dark, they turned out awful):


From N Street with Capital Plaza in the background:


An aside: what are they doing to Capital Plaza? renovation?

EDIT: Capital Square not "Plaza", oops

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You can see where they have removed the valuable marble from the base. And I don't know what they're doing to Capitol Plaza..

Thanks for the pics!
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^ They're reinforcing the windows in Capitol Square. The building is having an issue with windows warping and sometimes falling out to the street below in the summer heat.
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2006, 7:21 AM
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Wow!!! Thanks a million innov8!
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Old Posted Oct 15, 2006, 7:34 AM
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Lots of glass coming to capital mall, thank you innov8. It looks very flashy with the colors in the rendering but it's fortunate the more staid colors of 621 and the towers will dampen it's impact...the design is okay, i'm more excited about its potential to finally solidify a respectable high rise cluster along capital mall.
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I think it looks good and will definitely complement its "Emerald City" friend over at 300 CM
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