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The Sliver Tower |17-22 Floors |170-220 feet | Rumored

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This has been a rumor for many years, and I recall there was a published rendering some years ago. I have heard from some others this may become a reality. The property has been marked, and since The Gulch is hot, I am wondering if Giarratana or someone else is looking to develop this site.

 

 

Sliver towers are not uncommon. In fact in many cities like NYC, I have seen buildings no more than 20-25 feet wide.

 

Lets discuss without anything official yet.  I'll try to find the rendering.

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We already have a sliver building ....

 

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This has been a rumor for many years, and I recall there was a published rendering some years ago. I have heard from some others this may become a reality. The property has been marked, and since The Gulch is hot, I am wondering if Giarratana or someone else is looking to develop this site.

Sliver towers are not uncommon. In fact in many cities like NYC, I have seen buildings no more than 20-25 feet wide.

Lets discuss without anything official yet. I'll try to find the rendering.

This would obstruct my view of 40 and midtown but would be fun to watch construction and make 12th and Division feel pretty dense.

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I have a trendy name for it.                   slvr in the gulch

 

Slvr N Th Glch

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We already have a sliver building ....

 

CentralPrecinct_zps116e0afa.jpg

 

Don't mean to hijack the thread, but what is the purpose of the warehouse-esque portion in the rear of the precinct? I was so confused when they were building this thing, and frankly still am.

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Don't mean to hijack the thread, but what is the purpose of the warehouse-esque portion in the rear of the precinct? I was so confused when they were building this thing, and frankly still am.

 

 

NES substation, if I'm not mistaken.

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Right. The NES substation was relocated before construction of the MCC. Why it was relocated to such a prominent place on what was known would become KVB is a mystery (to many of us).

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Huh. Very interesting considering there is another substation just a few blocks away (where the KVB bridge takes off at the base of Rolling Mill Hill)... I agree with the silly placement of the thing. At least they disguised it well!

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The installation at the foot of the KVB bridge is not a substation but generating station. The old trash incinerator is now a natural gas cogeneration plant that provides steam to the CBD.

Also, the NES substation was not moved farther down into SoBro because the MCC budget would not pay for the relocation.

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I don't think there is a sliver building proposal. The original people that had the lot with the proposal has sold it. Not sure who the owners are now. The staking at the property site could be due to a potential sale for boundary location markers.

 

If there is a proposal I think someone would have heard about it. I know of several potential projects and this was not one of them. There are a lot of lots that are more desirable than this one that could be developed first. This one is just too small. There are several problems with this lot. One being access in and out, as this is  pretty much at an intersection. Two would be limiting going below grade because of the proximity of the interstate property line. Three, a large building at that location would be a logistics nightmare. Maybe someday there will be something, but I don't think it will be large.

 

Sorry about this one John, I just do not agree. I really hope you can prove me wrong, but don't think so.

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NB,  FM I knew I had seen a rendering. Still trying to find it. There is more land there than meet the eye.

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Wonder if Bird Dog Development has plans for it? According to Bizapedia, they have only been in business for a year.

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Just found out from WW, this property is owned by a 35 year old gentleman who live sin Encore, and has hopes of developing it at some point.

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A good place for a hot dog stand.  Or maybe tacos. 

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A good place for a hot dog stand.  Or maybe tacos. 

 

That shouldn't even be in debate. Tacos. 

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I guess I should probably add something to this thread other than my suggestion that we should have tacos rather than hot dogs.

 

Here's a lil somethin somethin I did a while back when architecture was fun. It's been a while, but I think the site was 25' wide and 75' long (I guess that's why this relates to this thread). I'm just going to post the elevations for now because I'm lazy, but if someone posts a pic some tacos I might post the floor plans and a rendering or two. I think the total height was 75' or so. 

 

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Excuse the lack of a scale or anything else that's missing. 

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