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Everything posted by jthrasher

  1. that looks nothing like Steak-n-Shake. I love the new look.
  2. This is going to look SO much better when it's done. Fantastic improvement
  3. Thank you! Getting those shots is incredibly difficult and requires a special lens designed for architecture. You can't get back far enough to capture the entire buildings in one shot so these are multiple shots pieced together. I've never seen a shot of the Pantlind from the front that includes the entire building so I'm glad I was able to do it. The shot makes it look like the building is so much further away from the side of the street from where the photo was taken.
  4. some more shots I took this past weekend. Seeing the streets so empty is strange but it's great being able to shoot from the middle of the streets without worrying about getting hit or blocking traffic.
  5. I make my living as a professional photographer. Here are some photos I took recently during the quarantine. Don't give me crap about not staying home. I'm out walking around for exercise by myself. Having nobody around makes it easier to get photos I normally wouldn't be able to get. I'm trying to take advantage of this time .
  6. I don't think it's going to last long at all. There's a scare of a new virus every 2-4 years. This will die down soon enough and while it will effect some traveling it's not going to be big enough to slow down any plans for improvements here at GRR.
  7. Is this a new rendering? That big glass section isn't in the renderings I've seen earlier in this thread
  8. I agree. I could be wrong but on the renderings it does seem that a good portion of the original concourse is changed. There is a lower section closer to the main building but the area with the low roof seems like it would be much shorter compared to what is currently existing based on the scale of the renderings. Hopefully thats the case.
  9. The renderings I've seen and posted earlier in this thread show quite a bit of height increase on concourse A
  10. maybe those space will rent for less for that reason
  11. that is looking really badass. Can't wait until it's done.
  12. The costs listed for some things seemed extremely high. Almost 200k for a garage with a living space that doesn't even have a full kitchen seems absurd. Thats way more than value added to the property I think as well. Anyone else feel some of those numbers seem high?
  13. It's only a year position? I missed that part. Yeah, that's probably not long enough but it's a step in the right direction? Hopefully not one step forward but 3 steps back when it's done though.
  14. I can't like this enough! Richard has been a friend for a long time and I can't wait to see what this brings to downtown. It's awesome to see the city acknowledging downtown retail needs help and creating this position.
  15. I know it always comes down to finances but I still wish there was more planning to make sure design in all aspects was priority. That being said I LOVE the Hinman design. This will be my favorite building in GR. It would just be better if it was taller. But I'm happy with it as is too.
  16. typical West Michigan poor decision when it comes to architectural planning. The design is awesome but it could've been so much better with just a little more effort. Same with the JW. I love it, but it would've been better if it was taller by even 5 stories. I've always felt the Icon on Bond building was a really big missed opportunity and great location for a building that was different and a real icon than the complete opposite of an icon that we have now.
  17. It definitely looks taller in the rendering but I think that might be the perspective? Also the "A" looks to be in the wrong spot?
  18. I'm all for infill but part of me thinks it might be nice for a little park/green space. Might be kinda nice to have a little outdoor hang out space here.
  19. I have a feeling this building will be my favorite in the city when it's done. I can't wait to photograph it when it is.
  20. exactly! My first thought was why not just make the walls vertical with a flat roof and gain SO much more living space?
  21. My friend posted this on Facebook the other day. What the ???? How was this approved and what a horrible design???!!!! Apparently it's on 44th near Division?
  22. seems like this project hasn't made much progress. Are there issues they are dealing with?
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