nite owℓ

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  1. I don't mind all white either, the Bohemian is gorgeous. And when the Ledbetter building next to it was painted white it really cleaned up the block and made everything more cohesive. Sometimes you just have to go with what colors work best with the architecture (or downplays the flaws). SunTrust Center is one of my favs, including it's roofline. The complex design/layout also has a big-city feel to it that few other buildings in the CBD have IMO.
  2. It's not like I want to see teal everywhere, but the SunTrust building adds a bit of personality and character to an otherwise boring skyline. Tastefully 80's IMO!
  3. What irks me is that Orlando tries to be pedestrian-friendly in name only, but when it comes down to implementation the mantra goes out the window. The NID needs to find a way to work with FDOT to approve the mid-block crossing and now is the time to do it. People cross mid-block in the dark all the time... they need to stop denying reality.
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    Zoi House Orlando/ New Tallest [Proposed]

    Thank you for spelling "voila" correctly.
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    Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Individually mounted letters.
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    ^One down, one to go... (Thornton Park 7-eleven/strip)
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    How close are we to being a "real" city?

    @bic Not to nitpick, but is this not a topic for the Coffee House?
  8. Years ago, the Diocese originally stated this development was meant to be for low income seniors... They should just sell the lot, use the funds to build their retirement community elsewhere and give someone else the chance to develop the property to it's best and highest use.
  9. I know you're being facetious, but where there is a will, there is a way. You just need to be in the right place at the right time and have your sh.t ready to go when the time comes. I didn't inherit one cent from my dad's estate or get financial assistance from family, but I was able to make lemonade out of some very sour lemons.
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    Pedestrian Safety at Crosswalks

    I never said LPI's didn't exist though?? IIRC, the Colonial & Magnolia intersection LPI did not exist 3 years ago, but I could be wrong. What I'm asking for are more LPI's implemented especially along Orange & Rosalind. I regularly see near-misses between vehicles and pedestrians downtown especially during rush hour. I don't think a 5-7 delay is asking for too much in one of the most dangerous cities in the country for pedestrians.
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    Pedestrian Safety at Crosswalks

    I reached out to the Orlando Sentinel about implementing more Leading Pedestrian Intervals at all crosswalks, the columnist reached out to the city and here's the city's half-arsed response: Ask Orlando: Why doesn't the city implement Leading Pedestrian Intervals at ALL crosswalks?
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    Trails / Bicycle Infrastructure

    South Park made an episode about the lack of scooter etiquette. Mr Mackey becomes "The Grinch", collects all the scooters in town and dumps them off a mountain into the abyss. I've read articles about cities rounding up scooters and impounding them since they are carelessly being littered in public areas. IMO anything dock-less is bound to be abused -- especially when there is no way to hold people accountable for their actions.
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    LOCAL and Florida Politics

    But at what cost? Was it really worth cutting off the country's nose to spite it's face? What an unnecessary stain on this country's history.
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    Zoi House Orlando/ New Tallest [Proposed]

    Interesting theory. I've never really paid attention, but are the piles used in Downtown Orlando typically friction piles or do they typically extend down to limestone "bedrock"?? Sometimes I wonder about The Vue...
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    LOCAL and Florida Politics

    Gillum has anti-semitic ties? Source?? That's news to me especially since he had the support of Debbie Wasserman Schultz. It's hard to believe Gillum was labeled as an anti-semitic candidate when DeSantis had the outright support of neo-nazis and right wing fringe groups...