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    River Tower

    I am curious about this statement. If they just recently brought in a design firm, who provided all those fancy renderings we saw three years ago?
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    The Savoy

    I found this video of the straightening of the Leaning Tower of Granby. https://www.enr.com/videos?bctid=5773202416001 Kudos to Hourigan, and Speight Marshall & Francis and the entire team for a difficult job well done.
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    Norfolk Off-Topic

    The new development in OV is nice, but I still hate to see those beautiful oak trees destroyed.
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    Norfolk Off-Topic

    It may have been mentioned previously on this thread, but all of the posts prior to September, 2016 were accidentally deleted.
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    EVMS Education Building Progress

    I helped to design those apartments back in the late 80s. It was EVMS student housing back then. I assume it still is.
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    Norfolk Off-Topic

    As radio commentator Paul Harvey used to say to introduce a news story, "Just what, not why." Here is an article from the Charlotte Observer about development there. www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article187087708.html
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    Norfolk Off-Topic

    According to this article, Newton's Creek (adjacent to Harbor Park) did not get any funding from the National Disaster Resilience Competition, but Ohio Creek, just east of Newton's Creek, received most of the $120 million awarded to Virginia to combat flooding due to sea-level rise. https://pilotonline.com/news/local/environment/hampton-roads-to-get-more-than-m-to-combat-future/article_08cbbfee-d215-515f-83ae-67ff9198b107.html
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    New Amazon HQ2 Opportunity

    I am not refuting Carolinaboy's statement, and I am not advocating any plan or site, I am just curious. How close does a site have to be to a light rail station to be considered served by light rail? Google maps says it is a 25 minute walk from the Military Highway station to Military Circle. Does Military Circle have light rail service? I don't think anyone would argue that MacArthur Square station serves Town Point Park. That's an eight-minute walk. So what is the cut-off distance for being considered as having light rail? 10-minutes? 15 minutes? 25 minutes?
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    Norfolk Off-Topic

    I was part of the design team that renovated the Woolworth's when TCC started its downtown campus. When I first went there, the lunch counter and stools were till in place near the corner at Freemason and Monticello. Before it was a Woolworth's, it was W.T. Grant Company. Before that, it was a YMCA. When I went into the basement, you could still see the swimming pool. It had white ceramic tile walls with numbers to indicate the pool depth.
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    Norfolk Union Mission Expansion Progress

    Look closely. See if you can find the drafting error in the above architectural elevation.
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    The Icon at CityWalk

    According to LinkedIn, he got a BBA in finance from James Madison in 1993. Assuming he graduated at 22 years old, he was born in 1971, which makes him about 46 years old. This photo is from Inside Business Power List, April 29, 2016.
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    Norfolk Off-Topic

    I don't think Norfolk can make light rail work without Virginia Beach. They can put all the tracks they want in Norfolk, but the bulk of the riders are in Virginia Beach. And people from Green Run or Great Neck or Sandbridge are not going to drive to Newtown Road to park their cars,and wait for the next train to take them to downtown or the navy base. If they have driven that far, they will stay in their cars another five or ten minutes to get to their destination.
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    Waterside Tower

    Yes, it is an amazing stretch of river with a great view. Perhaps city council believes that such a great view should be available to all of the city, not just the few elite that could afford to live in a tower on the waterfront.
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    Waterside District

    According to Paragraph IV on Page 1, Waterside Live! has become the Waterside District. It has changed to "a marketplace and brew house concept rather than a live entertainment concept". How is a market place and brew house concept any different from what it was five years ago, when all this started?
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    Hilton Norfolk at The Main

    The crane raises itself. Check out this You Tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB91Sm-kGJ8