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  1. hombre_de_ciudad

    ArtPrize - Grand Rapids

    Maybe a new annual film festival?
  2. hombre_de_ciudad

    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    Wow. That's going to completely change the face of the airport. I think that first-time visitors arriving at the airport will get a much-improved first impression of the vitality of the area...as long as GRR can keep that ramp full.
  3. hombre_de_ciudad

    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    Here is a link to the website for the parking ramp project: Airport Parking Ramp Site The Advertisement for Bid found on that page calls it a 1.8 million square foot garage.
  4. hombre_de_ciudad

    Photos De Jour - Grand Rapids and West Michigan Area

    Why yes, he is...and available. Plus he patrols on a bike sometimes, although he wouldn't be in that picture because he works the night shift.
  5. hombre_de_ciudad

    Photos De Jour - Grand Rapids and West Michigan Area

    I do. My brother is a GRPD officer.
  6. hombre_de_ciudad

    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    Those are MDOT's long-term (5+ years) plans, but there is no funding in place to complete all that work at the moment. The good news is that the work that is being done on I-196 now will support those long-term plans. For example, the bridges being replaced will enable 3+ lanes in both directions.
  7. hombre_de_ciudad

    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    Is Tower 25 the one that needs to be completed before the Towers Building can be knocked over?
  8. hombre_de_ciudad

    Grand Rapids Airport (GRR) News and Developments

    I was just at the airport this afternoon and ramp construction has not started. So far, I think all that has been done is the construction of additional out-lying surface lots (along the airport boulevard) and construction of new service facilities for the car rental agencies. From my understanding those things needed to be done in preparation for the ramp. I haven't heard any announcements about groundbreaking for the ramp.
  9. hombre_de_ciudad

    New Grand Rapids Art Museum

    I went to the old GR art museum for the first time this afternoon, and I was surprised by how little space is actually given to exhibiting art (unless I missed something). It won't take a whole lot of exhibit space in the new museum to be a significant upgrade over the old space. That said, most art museums would seem small to me after walking through the *endless* corridors of the Vatican Museum this past summer!
  10. hombre_de_ciudad

    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    I can't wait until we can say that about the Towers Building! That thing *really* sticks out like a sore thumb now.
  11. hombre_de_ciudad

    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    Anyone know how tall the cancer center is going to be? Looks like maybe 7 floors from the drawings? From the steel framework going up it looks like the floors have a fairly substantial height...
  12. hombre_de_ciudad

    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    Wow, is that on the land that MSU purchased a few weeks ago?
  13. hombre_de_ciudad

    New Grand Rapids Art Museum

    I'll add my "ditto." I like the logo--it fits the building and the name. Straight-forward and free of too much ornamentation.
  14. hombre_de_ciudad

    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    I think it's a great location. It's very visible from the expressway and will allow easy collaboration with GVSU, Spectrum, and VAI. Plus, it will fill a gap in a solid wall of new development that will extend from the Women's Health Center on the east all the way through the western edge of downtown with RiverHouse and Union Square. I-196 will be a very impressive drive, indeed.
  15. hombre_de_ciudad

    Medical Mile/Michigan Street Developments

    Cool. What's your source for this? Is there a press release?