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Tremont Tower | 25-Story Office/Hotel [Proposed]

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Jernigan    999

What a difference this would make for SunRail users. That platform is so barren - to move it closer to Church and offer shade and likely a coffee shop to retreat into is a 180 experience from today

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jrs2    374

so much drama to get a high rise built downtown.  ever notice that?  so many projects have been downsized as though the high-rise gods will look disfavorably upon Orlando and bring about a plague or something.

 

I hope this one gets built because of: office; hotel; Sunrail; development of an empty lot; creation of contiguity with Amway Center to CBD retail and office corridor; etc..

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cwetteland    89

Beautiful Building. ...

The building has some style to it, I'll give you that. However, it really doesn't fit well with the surrounding buildings.  The CNL look (including city hall) has dominated this part of downtown.  I think it is also a tip of the hat to the Angebilt. The Hyatt design incorporated that look into its lower 7-8 floors so that it really fit in nicely with the neighborhood.  This building would look nice across I-4 near the Magic complex or as an initial building in Creative Village.  It also fits in well with the Orlando Health campus.  But in this location it's an eyesore.

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alex    426

The building has some style to it, I'll give you that. However, it really doesn't fit well with the surrounding buildings.  The CNL look (including city hall) has dominated this part of downtown.  I think it is also a tip of the hat to the Angebilt. The Hyatt design incorporated that look into its lower 7-8 floors so that it really fit in nicely with the neighborhood.  This building would look nice across I-4 near the Magic complex or as an initial building in Creative Village.  It also fits in well with the Orlando Health campus.  But in this location it's an eyesore.

 

It's right in the middle of the Amway / OUC / Dr. Phillips Center triangle of contemporary glass architecture, so I'm hoping it doesn't feel out of place. 

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shardoon    55

The building has some style to it, I'll give you that. However, it really doesn't fit well with the surrounding buildings.  The CNL look (including city hall) has dominated this part of downtown.  I think it is also a tip of the hat to the Angebilt. The Hyatt design incorporated that look into its lower 7-8 floors so that it really fit in nicely with the neighborhood.  This building would look nice across I-4 near the Magic complex or as an initial building in Creative Village.  It also fits in well with the Orlando Health campus.  But in this location it's an eyesore.

 

 

more of an eyesore than the current parking lot?  

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AndyPok1    209

Yeah, I think it is quite beautiful, and some of the most charming things is when there is new architecture rising above old.  That's the least of my concerns.

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bic    75

Yeah, I think it is quite beautiful, and some of the most charming things is when there is new architecture rising above old.  That's the least of my concerns.

 

Yup. One of Boston's most beloved buildings looks nothing like anything that previously existed around it. The same can be said for other buildings all over the world.

 

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JFW657    1080

Absolutely. There is nothing more boring than a city whose buildings all fit the same style, no matter what that style is.

 

Good architecture compliments other good architecture in spite of what style it may be.

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prahaboheme    672

I really don't see this as an eyesore, in fact, it replaces a parking lot and it hides a parking garage that is now visible from I-4.  At street level, this looks pretty solid from a pedestrian standpoint, effectively extending the walkable urban area of Church Street around the block and integrating the SunRail / train station into one seamless center of activity.

 

I also just love how hulking this is.  It is going to tower over that small lot and provide for some nice visual sightlines.

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RedStar25    206

The building has some style to it, I'll give you that. However, it really doesn't fit well with the surrounding buildings.  The CNL look (including city hall) has dominated this part of downtown.  I think it is also a tip of the hat to the Angebilt. The Hyatt design incorporated that look into its lower 7-8 floors so that it really fit in nicely with the neighborhood.  This building would look nice across I-4 near the Magic complex or as an initial building in Creative Village.  It also fits in well with the Orlando Health campus.  But in this location it's an eyesore.

 

Walking around the lake tonight I couldn't help but notice the new OUC building fits right in around City Commons. I think this one will be just fine. 

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The building has some style to it, I'll give you that. However, it really doesn't fit well with the surrounding buildings. The CNL look (including city hall) has dominated this part of downtown. I think it is also a tip of the hat to the Angebilt. The Hyatt design incorporated that look into its lower 7-8 floors so that it really fit in nicely with the neighborhood. This building would look nice across I-4 near the Magic complex or as an initial building in Creative Village. It also fits in well with the Orlando Health campus. But in this location it's an eyesore.

So we all agree... to disagree with cwette.
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John Hargrove    655

Yup. One of Boston's most beloved buildings looks nothing like anything that previously existed around it. The same can be said for other buildings all over the world.

 

MI-BD450_dweek_G_20100518225515.jpg

 

Off-topic but terrifying fact: that building had a lot of engineering flaws and at one point the 500lb glass panes were getting blown out of the window frames and crashing to the sidewalk below. 

 

As for THIS project, I think it's awesome. That lot has had a "hotel coming soon" as long as I've lived in Orlando. Fingers crossed that it actually gets built.

 

If it does, I have an amazing view of the project and will setup a construction webcam to share with you all. 

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jrs2    374

I'm excited about this project because it fills the empty surface parking lot and is right next to I-4 and will take peoples' attention away from 55W b/c I'm not happy how 55W's garage looks among other things.

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JFW657    1080

I'm excited about this project because it fills the empty surface parking lot and is right next to I-4 and will take peoples' attention away from 55W b/c I'm not happy how 55W's garage looks among other things.

"Among other things" being that funny-looking hat thing on top of it?

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Jernigan    999

This one is currently in review by ARB - 

 

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Jernigan    999

site work permit was applied for just on 6/24.  Still in that process.

not sure if that means all went well with their master plan review 

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