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  1. RFP - 201 Market

    World’s largest beer bottle/tower.
  2. CWD

    Came across this while looking through Wikipedia sources. These are not the same right? I think the older image was nearby, though.
  3. New projects in Monroe North

  4. Wikipedia - Grand Rapids

    It’s only about 140ft tall.
  5. Wikipedia - Grand Rapids

    So I updated the list of tallest buildings article: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Grand_Rapids There are still a few gaps I need to fill for the historical section and I’m not sure if we have more buildings at +150 feet. Found out that Grand Rapids has the tallest building in Michigan from 1873-1877, the Fountain Street Baptist Church at 217 feet. It was the tallest building in Grand Rapids until it was destroyed by a fire in 1917.
  6. New projects in Monroe North

    Looked to be done as I just drove by.
  7. New projects in Monroe North

    As soon as you said that I thought of the old Watermark Place renderings. I can’t find them anymore though...
  8. Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    At least it doesn’t look like anyone is investing too much into these projects.
  9. New projects on the West Side

    Nope. No. Nuh uh. When I saw 240 Ionia, 26 Cherry and 205 Division, it was meh. When I saw Fulton Place Apartments I was a little relieved (still flat boxes though). Now I see Diamond Place and this clone going up... Diamond Place The previous rendering was at least interesting, albeit a little bit similar to 240 Ionia, but decent and it looked like it took someone some effort to draw it out. I know some people don’t have the fortune or funds for the best projects around but developments are starting to look depressing. We’re just pumping out cookie-cutter boxes to keep up with demand at this point. I mean it’s great that we have people moving into the city but... Anyways, at least we have Monroe North and Bridge Street looking pretty good so far. Sorry for the rant, tried to keep it at least a little positive at the end.
  10. Diamond Place at the Proos Site

    The brick work looks... ok. I just wish everything wasn't so flat. I really hope they don't put up those bars in front of the windows. Detroit can keep those.
  11. Suburban Projects

    They're building something next to the Grandville Staples by Rivertown. Any idea?
  12. 234 Market, former Lady Godiva's

    I really hope they don't make that rectangular portion orange like in the drawings. I wonder what color it will actually be. Other than that the brick looks great on it. It may be more of the same old squares that we've been seeing in town but at least it has some curved elements to it.