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So looking at those photos and seeing the old building with the Orlando mural on from the top of the page, it made me realize what a loss that building was during that fire in 2003.  

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3 hours ago, JFW657 said:

There were some pretty good pics in there. Most I've seen before, but a couple I haven't.

This one, I believe is from where the current Orange County Court House is.

What you'd have seen looking north from where Magnolia dead ends into Livingston:

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Not sure, but this MIGHT be the school building that sat on the site where Radius is going up:

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The top one was the main branch of Orlando Federal Savings.

The Orlando Public School as indicated by the sign over the door, was located at South and Orange. It later became OPD HQ until the Municipal Justice Building opened and was demolished shortly thereafter (it was just about ready to fall on its own by then).

It’s quite possible the school that burned where Radius is under construction was a clone (like Princeton and Grand Ave.)

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3 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

The top one was the main branch of Orlando Federal Savings.

The Orlando Public School as indicated by the sign over the door, was located at South and Orange. It later became OPD HQ until the Municipal Justice Building opened and was demolished shortly thereafter (it was just about ready to fall on its own by then).

It’s quite possible the school that burned where Radius is under construction was a clone (like Princeton and Grand Ave.)

I can tell you that it was very similar because I remember back around '82 or so  before they demo'd it, I walked up to it and walked around it, looking through the windows that weren't boarded up.

I think that top OFS pic was where the OCCH is now, though.

If not, it's nearly identical to what was there in the 80's.

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3 minutes ago, JFW657 said:

I can tell you that it was very similar because I remember back around '82 or so  before they demo'd it, I walked up to it and walked around it, looking through the windows that weren't boarded up.

I think that top OFS pic was where the OCCH is now, though.

If not, it's nearly identical to what was there in the 80's.

You’re right. They torn down the OFS building (it was CenTrust at the time, I think) to build the new courthouse.

It was in great shape and we were bummed but tried to get over it based on the smaller versions in Colonialtown, Pine Hills and Butler Plaza, all of which are still in use (although I haven’t been up 436 lately to see how the last one’s doing).

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1 hour ago, spenser1058 said:

You’re right. They torn down the OFS building (it was CenTrust at the time, I think) to build the new courthouse.

It was in great shape and we were bummed but tried to get over it based on the smaller versions in Colonialtown, Pine Hills and Butler Plaza, all of which are still in use (although I haven’t been up 436 lately to see how the last one’s doing).

IIRC, by the 80's, the building on the left side of the the picture was no longer there. 

Or maybe it was there but I just don't remember it.

I so wish I had taken more pictures back around '82 - '83 when I first moved over here.

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I posted this in The Press in the Coffee House over the weekend but I know some of our crew never make it in there.

Ennis Davis at The Jaxson has taken some great pics and reminds us that things are mostly on track downtown. His outsider perspective is much appreciated.

https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/boom-times-in-downtown-orlando/

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On ‎4‎/‎16‎/‎2019 at 9:40 PM, ucfpatriot18 said:

From today.... cool view of the creative village and zoom in to see news SunTrust tower.   

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whats being built across the corner of  7/11?  im going blank

awesome pics btw

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1 hour ago, smileguy said:

It strikes me that there is enough space for --- something --- between the tracks and Suntrust garage. 

I've often thought that too, but they might keep it open for maintenance and emergency vehicles, etc.

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1 hour ago, smileguy said:

It strikes me that there is enough space for --- something --- between the tracks and Suntrust garage

It depends... is the drive/walk way behind the brick wall needed. If so, then you have about 30 feet to work with. If not, you have a little over 50 feet. If you are limited to 30 feet I'd use it as a mini-park to serve the train stop- maybe allow food trucks.

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There's about 87 feet available between the railroad r/w line and the existing parking garage.  There should be plenty of room to build something nice there.  They should build twin residential towers with parking in the existing garage.

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18 minutes ago, gibby said:

There's about 87 feet available between the railroad r/w line and the existing parking garage.  There should be plenty of room to build something nice there.  They should build twin residential towers with parking in the existing garage.

Well, there could possibly be questions and issues surrounding who owns the land, if its already part of the parcel the garage is occupying, if it could be separated out, if the current owners even want to sell it, whether or not there are any easements or requirements for surface parking on that particular spot, etc.

And then of course, from the 87' there would have to be subtracted whatever space is required between any new construction and the garage as well as the other side, so there might only be 77' or less, if building there is even allowable.

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Looks like a prior massing model for Church Street Plaza.  That's not what is getting built.  However, I believe that the person was posting it because you can see that gap in between the RR tracks and Garage filled in with another building in this model. 

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