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GRDadof3    1837
20 hours ago, GVSUChris said:

 

I actually thinks this gives a great vision for what it's going to feel like. Overall I'm pretty excited about the infill here. 

All joking aside, it's a cool video and the project is a lot bigger than I thought it would end up. It will put a lot more pedestrians on the street with convention-goers not being able to use the hamster tubes. :)

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RegalTDP    268
25 minutes ago, GRDadof3 said:

All joking aside, it's a cool video and the project is a lot bigger than I thought it would end up. It will put a lot more pedestrians on the street with convention-goers not being able to use the hamster tubes. :)

You're right!  They'll be walking up and down Lyon.  We gotta do something about that stone wall! :)

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GRDadof3    1837

I was driving on the s-curve yesterday and realized that if their scale is correct in the video, you'll be able to clearly see this project peeking up above the other buildings in that area. 

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GRDadof3    1837

I can't tell you how excited I am to finally have something going up on this parking lot. 

It only made me feel even more strongly that the 5/3 parking lot needs two towers on it. 

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ctpgr34    184
On 7/7/2017 at 5:54 PM, GRDadof3 said:

I can't tell you how excited I am to finally have something going up on this parking lot. 

It only made me feel even more strongly that the 5/3 parking lot needs two towers on it. 

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I saw a pretty sweet rendering of the 5/3 building redone and a tower next to it on the lot.  It looked great, but as we know they lost on the property to CWD.

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MJLO    342

I feel like CWD will be a better steward of that property anyway.  I think they have more stable resources and a better track record.  I hope that holds true and something great happens :D

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GRDadof3    1837
5 hours ago, ctpgr34 said:

I saw a pretty sweet rendering of the 5/3 building redone and a tower next to it on the lot.  It looked great, but as we know they lost on the property to CWD.

Who was that? I don't remember who else was interested in the 5/3.

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GRDadof3    1837
1 hour ago, ironyisadeadscene said:

Drove by this morning and it looks like it's above ground now.

Did you see a tower crane base? 

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MJLO    342

When I was walking by the other night It looks like all the work is being done on the Ionia side where the bulk of the parking structure will be.  Doesn't look like any of the parking lot has been torn up where the towers will go. 

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GRDadof3    1837
4 hours ago, MJLO said:

When I was walking by the other night It looks like all the work is being done on the Ionia side where the bulk of the parking structure will be.  Doesn't look like any of the parking lot has been torn up where the towers will go. 

Maybe as part of the deal, they had to replace the parking for Ellis as soon as possible, so the ramp is the first portion to be finished? 

3 hours ago, ironyisadeadscene said:

 

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Ha, there's a parking ramp a little bit closer than that. :)

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55 minutes ago, GRDadof3 said:

Maybe as part of the deal, they had to replace the parking for Ellis as soon as possible, so the ramp is the first portion to be finished? 

Ha, there's a parking ramp a little bit closer than that. :)

Hey, ya get what I can give ;)

I drive by every few days to see the progress. Seeing this thing sticking out of the ground, even if it's a parking ramp, is fantastic.

 

Side not, ever think the Campau ramp will get replaced by a new ramp? Or tower? Prime location.

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GRDadof3    1837

 

On 8/18/2017 at 6:32 PM, ironyisadeadscene said:

Hey, ya get what I can give ;)

I drive by every few days to see the progress. Seeing this thing sticking out of the ground, even if it's a parking ramp, is fantastic.

 

Side not, ever think the Campau ramp will get replaced by a new ramp? Or tower? Prime location.

Here ya go buddy. 

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x99    365

So they have poured an incredible amount of concrete on site, but no pile driving.  Is it short enough that the whole thing is just going on huge footings?  I seem to recall weeks or months of pile driving happening at one of the last taller buildings that went up.  Nothing here so far.  

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GRDadof3    1837
On 9/11/2017 at 12:39 PM, x99 said:

So they have poured an incredible amount of concrete on site, but no pile driving.  Is it short enough that the whole thing is just going on huge footings?  I seem to recall weeks or months of pile driving happening at one of the last taller buildings that went up.  Nothing here so far.  

Strangely I just noticed some old foundation sections, from the previous building here. Not sure if that has anything to do with it?

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GRDadof3    1837
2 hours ago, joeDowntown said:

I walked by today and didn't notice. A lot of red cranes going up downtown!!

Joe

I was actually headed into downtown for something else and the bright red caught my eye. Flew to the nearest parking ramp (Ionia and Pearl) and interestingly it was FULL. I think that's the first time I've seen that at that ramp. 

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