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DeVos Building Renovation for Spout and Windquest


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#101 tSlater

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 06:42 PM

Gone for a long time, methinks. If I can get ahold of my uncle I'll ask him, but I'm not even sure if he knows.

 

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 11:34 PM

I'd truly be shocked if the clock didn't return. It is too nice, and too much of a landmark on the building to be gone. It would be a big disappointment if they didn't put it back up.

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 01:16 PM

New sign on the front calls the building 201 Monroe, architect VIA Design. Explains their signature sloped bump outs (like Celebration Village).

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First and second floor restaurant concept:

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:45 PM

Looks nice but where's the clock?! That would be a cryin' shame!

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Posted 13 July 2009 - 10:13 PM

New sign on the front calls the building 201 Monroe, architect VIA Design. Explains their signature sloped bump outs (like Celebration Village).

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First and second floor restaurant concept:

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Looks great. I like how the design ties the building in with the look of Devos Place but remaining in character of the building original architecture.

#106 GRDadof3

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:34 AM

Looks nice but where's the clock?! That would be a cryin' shame!

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Would be cool if they incorporated the clock into the restaurant decor somehow.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 09:51 PM

Looks great. I like how the design ties the building in with the look of Devos Place but remaining in character of the building original architecture.


The East Elevation almost gives the effect that Devos Place is cutting right through the building. I doubt it will actually have that look with the set-back and everything, but it looks cool here.

My guess with the clock is that they (architect and/or client) feel that it doesn't fit with the new design since it is neither historical (of the era of the building) nor sleek and modern. From that standpoint I agree, but like others, I'd like to see it resurface somewhere - even somewhere else in the city.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:00 PM

My guess with the clock is that they (architect and/or client) feel that it doesn't fit with the new design since it is neither historical (of the era of the building) nor sleek and modern. From that standpoint I agree, but like others, I'd like to see it resurface somewhere - even somewhere else in the city.

For serious: I recommend saving it for Olds Manor, in the eventuality it gets redone.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:26 PM

Martha's Vineyard owner is looking at opening a wine bar in this ground floor space:

http://www.facebook....=...NTRT&ref=nf

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Posted 16 July 2009 - 09:26 AM

Looks great. I like how the design ties the building in with the look of Devos Place but remaining in character of the building original architecture.


I agree. When I think of it that way, it does look pretty cool.

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Posted 19 July 2009 - 01:35 PM

So I know there are Pomegranate / Spout / Art Prize people on Urban Planet. What happened to the clock? The building is 75 years old, is the clock that much younger? Here's a picture w/ clock:

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Really want to figure out if the clock was trashed.

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Posted 08 September 2009 - 10:06 AM

Martha's Vineyard owner is looking at opening a wine bar in this ground floor space:

http://www.facebook....=...NTRT&ref=nf


When I spoke to Kameel Chamelly today, I inquired about this project and he seemed to be very non-committal about it. Unless he's just being hush, hush, I think it's still very much in the "rumor/idea" stage.

The space is getting done though. The sidewalk out front is open again. The addition on the back looks to be moving towards completion as well. Can anyone tell me if the weird parts sticking out about 3 ft from the windows on the back have a functional purpose. They just look silly to me. Unfortunately, I don't have any photos to illustrate what I'm talking about. The photo below from JohnE shows the windows I'm talking about on the new addition (elevator shaft?), and you can see the space to the left of them where the parts stick out from the building, but they haven't been installed yet.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 01:21 PM

A few recent photos. I forgot to check if the clock is back.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 02:49 PM

Nice pics. Is it done? When do tenants start moving in?

Joe

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:41 PM

Eesh, looks like someone attempted to paint an updated wardrobe on the Mona Lisa.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 03:49 PM

I think it's funkadelic.

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Posted 31 December 2009 - 05:51 PM

I'm curious to see how the slanted entrance came out. Aside from that, the rest of the add-ons aren't all that noticeable from street level.

If there is anything I'm not particularly impressed with, it is the windows. The alse double-hung units look flat and just that - fake. Notice in ridetherapid's third photo the one odd set of real operating windows on the top floor looks so much better than the rest. If the intent was to restore a bit of authenticity by installing proportionally correct windows, that extra little bit of depth would have made the results 10% better.

Of course one could argue that operable windows do not have a place in most modern office buildings. Thus, because they wouldn't be used, such windows would be just for show/aesthetics anyway.

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Posted 02 January 2010 - 07:30 AM

Nice pics. Is it done? When do tenants start moving in?

Joe


Some of Windquest employees have been in there for a month or two i believe.




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