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Dominion Resources: New High-rise Building Planned for Downtown

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On 11/9/2018 at 6:46 PM, Brent114 said:

You can barely make the building out in this photo...

#camouflaged

 

 

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Did this photo get altered to give the appearance that the buildings are taller?   Look at the Federal Reserve in this pic.

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18 hours ago, Shakman said:

Did this photo get altered to give the appearance that the buildings are taller?   Look at the Federal Reserve in this pic.

It’s stretched up and down. The resizing  scale isn’t equal on all four sides. 

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I don't have a problem with the building's design but I am really struggling with that over-sized American flag flying atop it.

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I’m not crazy about the flag either.  It’s shorter than the highest part of the building and having it on the other side makes the brain square off the top.  It’s a pretty flag but needs to be taller and moved away from the SW corner. 

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5 hours ago, ZUMAN2 said:

I don't have a problem with the building's design but I am really struggling with that over-sized American flag flying atop it.

They should have used a Richmond flag!

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Anybody know what is going on with the black part of the parking deck? Feel like they have been working on that area for weeks now. Is it some kind of sealant for the greenery they plan on putting up there?

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1 hour ago, cwd221 said:

Anybody know what is going on with the black part of the parking deck? Feel like they have been working on that area for weeks now. Is it some kind of sealant for the greenery they plan on putting up there?

It's part of the waterproofing system.

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19 hours ago, RVAbigdawg said:

Tower crane is going down!

Was surprised it's coming down.  The area noted on the image, from their construction cam, looks incomplete.  Perhaps not seen other than from a webcam anyway so perhaps this is it or they'll get the material up another way if something is to be added.

The tower crane in the westend  for the Drury hotel at Shortpump  I64 exit at Broad is down yesterday/today too.

Dominions other tower was  out to bid in the last few weeks,  also have heard the the General Assembly will be  out to bid in March, so new replacement tower cranes soon enough.   I still think the VCU outpatient hospital will get another one, seems like it's too wide for just 1, just a guess though. 

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52 minutes ago, Brent114 said:

Doesn’t look stressful at all! 

 

 

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Wonder if they'll put the Dominion logo on the other side of the building as well?

21 minutes ago, Hike said:

Was surprised it's coming down.  The area noted on the image, from their construction cam, looks incomplete.  Perhaps not seen other than from a webcam anyway so perhaps this is it or they'll get the material up another way if something is to be added.

The tower crane in the westend  for the Drury hotel at Shortpump  I64 exit at Broad is down yesterday/today too.

Dominions other tower was  out to bid in the last few weeks,  also have heard the the General Assembly will be  out to bid in March, so new replacement tower cranes soon enough.   I still think the VCU outpatient hospital will get another one, seems like it's too wide for just 1, just a guess though. 

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I wondered the same thing about that very top part being "open" like that.  Seems kind of strange to leave that part exposed like that, but I'm not in the construction business...

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Someone posted some examples of the architects work earlier, and they have a lot of buildings that have parapets like this. They seem to like to leave the structural parts exposed on the backs. I don't think it looks terrible.

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This  part looks better than I thought it would just a few weeks ago.  It looks finished to me now.    I’ve only been able to see it from the Jefferson Hill area (decending  Venable).    Can probably see it from 64 coming into town but from that angle (straight on) it probably doesn’t show up as  anything other than texture. 

It really is a nice-looking building.  

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This building belongs to the public now. We can see it.  It has changed the visual landscape of our city.  It’s  OK for any man, woman or child to have opinions about how it looks, what it gets right and where it could be better.

Personally I’m about 85% thrilled with it.  I too think it’s a bit stout (not too bad now, will look more squat with another one beside it) and I don’t like the location/size  of the flagpole.  Other than that, it’s great. 

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