Originally Posted by Evergrey
It is a jarring transition adjacent to the Grant Street Power Corridor.
Yeah, I agree. With the height and bulk of the USS Tower right on the eastern edge of the Triangle, it would be nice to have at least a little bit more height to this development's western edge.
That's why in some ways I'd rather see this parcel developed over time by different actors. You just seem to get more natural results... and ultimately, can achieve better uses of the land. Instead, you just get a singular plan all slapped down at once (in stages, I know, but basically at once) and as a result, you get that "something's not quite right here" feeling when viewing/experiencing it in context with the surroundings. It's that telltale sign of how we now do master-planned developments in urban areas.
Never saw that Isle of Capri rendering before either. Looks kinda cool, but I bet the buildings have that unbelievable trying-too-hard "urbany" look to them -- you know, when the block is actually all one building, but every 40 feet or so they change the design to make it look like different buildings... I fucking hate that. Also, is the taller building with the half-circle thing in front of it the casino and hotel?