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  1. A couple of views from Calkins.
  2. 1415 Lake Drive - Kingsley Bldg - Redevelopment

    Some progress on the windows on this one.
  3. New projects on the West Side

    Lots more images in the PDF.
  4. Exhibitors Building

    Proposed before and after:
  5. Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    Jonny B'z progress, with an update on the final product.
  6. One Fulton Square (at Carlton)

    Updated images were sent out by the ECA. These look like an improvement to me. More info/images here.
  7. One Fulton Square (at Carlton)

    I think these are new images of this project. More in the pdf here.
  8. Eastown Flats - 1400 &1415 Wealthy St.

    It does make the vents a bit less visible.
  9. New projects in Monroe North

    Is it these guys?
  10. Eastown Flats - 1400 &1415 Wealthy St.

    Some movement on this one. The car wash is gone, replaced by two piles of rubble.
  11. Eastown Flats - 1400 &1415 Wealthy St.

    Renderings were sent out to nearby residents.
  12. Wealthy Street Needed Renovations

    In a surprising turn, it looks like Elk Brewing is moving forward: http://therapidian.org/elk-brewing-under-full-construction
  13. ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    Indeed. The build up to the announcement irked me, and an inbox full of messages using identical language to tell me this was a 'Big Deal', left me with the impression that I was being sold something I might not want. But it's starting to grow on me... It's very early in the process, so specific critiques are probably foolish, but I do have one issue that I hope they address. An event like SXSW is continually successful because everything about it reinforces the idea that Austin is the Place for that event. The name (at least from my spot on the map), the bands, and the surrounding culture all make sense in that specific location. The use of the Calder is a small nod to this concern, hinting at the impressive collection of sculptures already assembled around town, but is there much else to tie together location and event? If this event proves a success, what
  14. I'm having a little trouble reconciling the two images, but might they be private suites to eat, drink, and watch a concert from?
  15. I didn't get any usable tree pictures during that walk. Foggy glasses and frozen camera were working against me. Also, the tree itself looked a bit askew when I wandered by. Here's one more from the blurry/wintry-mix file: