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RedStar25 last won the day on January 4 2015

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  1. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    I've heard some grumblings about where they would put it and how much it would cost. The Holocaust center is moving to the old Chamber of Commerce building at the edge of the Ivanhoe Village.
  2. Other Metro Area Projects

    I did see that. They are temporarily down the street off Denning. I drove around the property a few times yesterday and it's not in the best shape.
  3. Other Metro Area Projects

    I'm kinda shocked that the First Church of Christ Scientist, Winter Park, is being demolished.
  4. Creative Village [Proposed]

    I had to brave I-4 yesterday and noticed the tower crane for this building has a very prominent position when driving east (near the 408). This building will make a great visual impact from that vantage point.
  5. Drove by today. Two cranes bases are in place!
  6. Last years color was blue. This year is yellow?
  7. Radius | 13-Story Residential [Proposed]

    Striving for something better than redundant mediocrity isn't a bad thing. Not more than 12 years ago we saw a flood of buildings with at least an attempt at something different. Is it better than a vacant lot? Yes. Does it look like virtually every other residential building being built in this city and in others? Yes. This is why it was originally rejected by the ARB.
  8. Radius | 13-Story Residential [Proposed]

    Don't we already have 15 or more versions of this building all over the metro? It's generic. This can be found in any city. It's a redundant soviet block era housing development, with worthless perks tacked on, surrounding a worthless open plaza.
  9. Grumbling? Really? I never heard that. The very early plans for FUMCO were almost identical to First Pres. and First Baptist. When the church saw it they flew the architect down for a meeting and he sketched out what was a radical design for the late 50's. Heavily influenced by Georgian architecture but pulling from earlier Italian styles of liturgical spaces. The interior is A-symmetrical and massive in height and space, yet is very proportional. The building is actually trademarked by the architectural firm.
  10. Novel Lucerne [Under Construction]

    That's so Kuhl Man!
  11. Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium [Renovation Completed]

    So lets create new ones.
  12. True, but 55W was well out of the ground and you could visibly see the cranes moving in real time.
  13. Downtown Orlando Project Discussion

    Is it demolition by neglect? In some cases yes. Is it demolition by neglect due to regulation and prohibitive costs? In some cases yes. As I observe, many times "preservationist" puff up their chests and cry foul long after any of them even tried to "lifted a finger". WDBO was slated for demolition over a decade ago. Who stepped in to buy it out from the owner? Who championed preservation? No one. Also, if you recall, a lot of those new "five story" apartment buildings were build on vacant lots. And it's not "nobody's fault". It's the fault of the people who'd rather sit around and complain after the fact than actually doing something.
  14. This is also the man who stated construction on 55W had stalled and wouldn't be completed. I called and told him to step outside of the Sentinel Office and just look towards the building.