HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum.

Since 1999, SkyscraperPage.com's forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web.  The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics.  SkyscraperPage.com also features unique skyscraper diagrams, a database of construction activity, and publishes popular skyscraper posters.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Northeast

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #1  
Old Posted Jul 15, 2005, 3:45 PM
Ex-Ithacan's Avatar
Ex-Ithacan Ex-Ithacan is offline
Old Fart Forumer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Live in DC suburbs-Maryland
Posts: 20,042
Some Ithaca news

Just a couple of small victories against the Nimby's. The building height restrictions for one side of one block downtown was increased from 60' to 85'. Not much, but I'll take it:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...507070353/1002


There's also a proposal for a new apt bldg downtown(small rendering included):

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...507090328/1002

Not the same as the bigger cities, but at least it's a positive.

__________________
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!

Last edited by Ex-Ithacan; Aug 11, 2005 at 11:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2  
Old Posted Jul 15, 2005, 6:24 PM
SJPhillyBoy's Avatar
SJPhillyBoy SJPhillyBoy is offline
Hello
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: SJ to Philly
Posts: 2,342
Wow 85'. Come on Ex-Ith, there are McMansions out there that are that tall
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #3  
Old Posted Jul 15, 2005, 11:07 PM
Austinlee's Avatar
Austinlee Austinlee is offline
Chillin in the Burgh
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Pgh
Posts: 10,307
That apartment building is cute and cool. I'm liking it. Perhaps now is the time to make your triumphant return to Ithica, Mr. Ex.Ith. - Children will shout for joy, men will clap their hands with tears of pride in their eyes and the women will line up to make love to you and bear your children. You are a LEGEND!!!!!!!!!
__________________
Check out the newest developments in the Burgh. Pittsburgh Rundown II

"Even Old New York was once New Amsterdam"

Last edited by Austinlee; Jul 15, 2005 at 11:24 PM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #4  
Old Posted Jul 15, 2005, 11:32 PM
whit_x whit_x is offline
Rachacha rez
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rachacha NY
Posts: 267
Well, it does look better than Napoli's

Since this thing is going to replace a couple of single story buildings, it can only help the urban fabric of Ithaca. It's nice to see everything that was torn out in Urban Renewal back in the 50's is finally being built on down there.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #5  
Old Posted Jul 16, 2005, 12:16 AM
westcoastperspective westcoastperspective is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,466
Twenty four units and a decent design- nothing to be ashamed of! How is Ciminelli's project- is it completed?
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #6  
Old Posted Jul 17, 2005, 1:43 PM
Ex-Ithacan's Avatar
Ex-Ithacan Ex-Ithacan is offline
Old Fart Forumer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Live in DC suburbs-Maryland
Posts: 20,042
Thanks for the replies guys.

SJP - I know 85' isn't much, but it's a lot for little old Ithaca.

PA Pride - I did return this summer, and didn't even get arrested (Must have been the statute of limitations in effect )

whit_x - Density and a touch of height, good times and projects for at least one upstate city.

westcoast - Ciminelli (Seneca Place) project is nearly complete. The last I saw it was suppose to open this month, but not sure when. Here's a couple of pics of the project (from April):







Yippee, the tax break for the new apt bldg passed:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...507160328/1002
__________________
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!

Last edited by Ex-Ithacan; Mar 14, 2007 at 9:26 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #7  
Old Posted Jul 17, 2005, 5:50 PM
westcoastperspective westcoastperspective is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 1,466
Seneca Place looks great. Ciminelli has alot of property in downtown Buffalo they're just sitting on. I'd take a similar project for Buffalo!
__________________
www.BuffaloRising.com
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #8  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2005, 2:44 PM
Ex-Ithacan's Avatar
Ex-Ithacan Ex-Ithacan is offline
Old Fart Forumer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Live in DC suburbs-Maryland
Posts: 20,042
^ That would work for me too.

Here's some more news about downtown development in Ithaca:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...507200324/1002
__________________
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #9  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2005, 3:20 PM
frank_pentangeli's Avatar
frank_pentangeli frank_pentangeli is offline
Most Trusted
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: p
Posts: 2,882
How could anyone be against an 85 foot building in a city?

I like that there was a Pedestrian Awareness Committee, go Ithaca
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #10  
Old Posted Jul 20, 2005, 11:20 PM
whit_x whit_x is offline
Rachacha rez
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rachacha NY
Posts: 267
i get most of it, but

The movie theater is a bad idea. Not only is there a decent theater downtown (Cinemapolis), more importantly, since Regal and Pyramid are already in the process of building a new 14 screen theater complex in the mall to replace what's already there, there will be a glut of screens in town, and one of these two stadium seating theater projects will fail.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #11  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2005, 1:05 PM
Ex-Ithacan's Avatar
Ex-Ithacan Ex-Ithacan is offline
Old Fart Forumer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Live in DC suburbs-Maryland
Posts: 20,042
Thanks frank, I know 85' seems feeble, but it's a big step for Ithaca.

whit_x, The new theatres are suppose to be first run movies and not in direct competition with the indie cinemas. The hope is to generate more foot traffic downtown in order to help the merchants. There was a study done to back up the need for more first run theatres in the Ithaca metro(I know that sounds funny), and better to have them downtown than contributing to more sprawl outside the city.
__________________
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #12  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2005, 3:10 PM
whit_x whit_x is offline
Rachacha rez
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rachacha NY
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan
Thanks frank, I know 85' seems feeble, but it's a big step for Ithaca.

whit_x, The new theatres are suppose to be first run movies and not in direct competition with the indie cinemas. The hope is to generate more foot traffic downtown in order to help the merchants. There was a study done to back up the need for more first run theatres in the Ithaca metro(I know that sounds funny), and better to have them downtown than contributing to more sprawl outside the city.
True, and I agree with the concept of a downtown theater, but there isn't enough demand for 12 more screens (4 at pyramid and 8 downtown) Besides, the theaters will be on Green St, which isn't exactly a place that is conductive to foot traffic. better they put something like that further down on State Street, maybe around Geneva St.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #13  
Old Posted Jul 21, 2005, 3:23 PM
Ex-Ithacan's Avatar
Ex-Ithacan Ex-Ithacan is offline
Old Fart Forumer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Live in DC suburbs-Maryland
Posts: 20,042
^ I think the thought is with the new Cayuga Green garage and the upgrade of the current Green St. garage, parking wouldn't be a problem, and the proposed new apt bldgs in the downtown would provide a resident audience also. I agree with the concerns with the demand for new screens, but I think many students and residents would like the opportunity to go to a restaurant downtown before/after a movie.
__________________
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #14  
Old Posted Jul 30, 2005, 2:53 PM
Ex-Ithacan's Avatar
Ex-Ithacan Ex-Ithacan is offline
Old Fart Forumer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Live in DC suburbs-Maryland
Posts: 20,042
Yippee, the Seneca Place project is open. Here's a couple of articles with pics:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...25/1002/NEWS17

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...14/1002/NEWS17
__________________
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #15  
Old Posted Aug 4, 2005, 1:52 PM
whit_x whit_x is offline
Rachacha rez
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rachacha NY
Posts: 267
More about Green St

The city is still debating tearing down the helix leading into the Green St. Garage, as this article explains

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...508040355/1002

At least they have voted to place a 2 story minimum for buildings downtown, and encouraging parking garages instead of surface parking, encouraging density.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #16  
Old Posted Aug 4, 2005, 1:55 PM
Ex-Ithacan's Avatar
Ex-Ithacan Ex-Ithacan is offline
Old Fart Forumer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Live in DC suburbs-Maryland
Posts: 20,042
^ Yeah I read that this morning. For as far as the city is already in debt, they might as well go for broke and build the new garage.

btw, did you see the guest columnist today in the Journal bitching about the parking rate increase? Let them try to park in DC for that price.
__________________
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #17  
Old Posted Aug 4, 2005, 8:00 PM
whit_x whit_x is offline
Rachacha rez
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rachacha NY
Posts: 267
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ex-Ithacan
^ Yeah I read that this morning. For as far as the city is already in debt, they might as well go for broke and build the new garage.

btw, did you see the guest columnist today in the Journal bitching about the parking rate increase? Let them try to park in DC for that price.
Agreed, besides, if he's so worried about the cost or the danger of the garages, he can walk another block or 2 down near GIAC or further down on Tioga. Better yet, if price is such an issue, go after 6 or on the weekends, when parking is free (which is when he's coming down there anyway)
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #18  
Old Posted Aug 5, 2005, 10:48 AM
Ex-Ithacan's Avatar
Ex-Ithacan Ex-Ithacan is offline
Old Fart Forumer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Live in DC suburbs-Maryland
Posts: 20,042
^ Sounds right to me.

And The good news for downtown just keeps rolling in. Here's an article about the city council ok'ing a big step for future development:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...508050340/1002

Damn the NIMBYs, full speed ahead.

Here's a couple of pics of the garage involved(to the right). Sorry I don't have pics of the helix across the street, but the one in the article should give you a good idea:





__________________
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!

Last edited by Ex-Ithacan; Aug 5, 2005 at 11:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #19  
Old Posted Aug 8, 2005, 1:15 PM
Ex-Ithacan's Avatar
Ex-Ithacan Ex-Ithacan is offline
Old Fart Forumer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Live in DC suburbs-Maryland
Posts: 20,042
May be some more new buildings in downtown area if the county legislature gets it right. (You know, build in the core, not the burbs).

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...34/1002/NEWS17
__________________
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #20  
Old Posted Aug 11, 2005, 5:50 PM
Ex-Ithacan's Avatar
Ex-Ithacan Ex-Ithacan is offline
Old Fart Forumer
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Live in DC suburbs-Maryland
Posts: 20,042
Here's a quick little OPED piece about the fun of the students returning:

http://www.theithacajournal.com/apps...32/1014/NEWS17
__________________
Get off my lawn you whippersnappers!!!!!
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > United States > Northeast
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 6:11 AM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.