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Are any of the new urban mid-rise apartment developments built of all concrete like 5th and Main? (I know 5th and Main is condo.) I was disappointed to see that Pine Street Lofts was built of wood. That tall and built of wood? Doesn't sound good to me.

Elliston 23 is all concrete so far, I don't know much about construction; will the walls be filled in with wood?

I do think concrete is a wonderful building material, quiet, no neighbor noise, no sagging, no rotting, no termites, lasts millenia. I find it beautiful but some disagree.

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Elliston 23 is all concrete so far, I don't know much about construction; will the walls be filled in with wood?

I do think concrete is a wonderful building material, quiet, no neighbor noise, no sagging, no rotting, no termites, lasts millenia. I find it beautiful but some disagree.

How could I forget Elliston 23? You could also add 1101 18th. However, normally any building over 4 stories is concrete. Wood can only hold so much weight. Some stick frame buildings do have some steel placed in some load bearing walls.

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Who developed and built 1101 18th? I just saw that building for the first time last weekend. I didn't even know it was there. I was on that street to look at the new Core Development apartment building, which I think looks fantastic. If Core built their buildings out of concrete they would be perfect.

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Who developed and built 1101 18th? I just saw that building for the first time last weekend. I didn't even know it was there. I was on that street to look at the new Core Development apartment building, which I think looks fantastic. If Core built their buildings out of concrete they would be perfect.

That building irks me so much. It's a great design, but what is it that faces the street? A giant garage door. It's like an art museum taking a beautiful painting and then hanging with the picture side facing the wall. It could've been such a fantastic urban building were it not for this one simple and obvious design oversight.

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Martin Heflin of the M2H Group developed 110118th (and 807 18th and assisted in the rehabbing of the Stahlman Building). Marty is a class gentleman. I agree, however, on 1101's entrance on 18th. Awkward. Also, I'm not a fan of the yellow stucco. Still, I like the building's overall shape and some of the specific forms and materials. The units (though very traditional) are nice.

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