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The entrance looks  good, but Lombardy poplars are a crappy choice for a street tree.  They frequently die off  for 6 to 10 feet at the top and they are notoriously short lived.  They are subject to  cottonwood leaf insect damage every Spring.  Stinky black bugs that curl leaves and turn them black.  The trees get too tall to contol them with spraying. The landscaper should have his license revoked. They drop lots of dead sticks too.. 

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1 hour ago, Baronakim said:

The entrance looks  good, but Lombardy poplars are a crappy choice for a street tree.  They frequently die off  for 6 to 10 feet at the top and they are notoriously short lived.  They are subject to  cottonwood leaf insect damage every Spring.  Stinky black bugs that curl leaves and turn them black.  The trees get too tall to contol them with spraying. The landscaper should have his license revoked. They drop lots of dead sticks too.. 

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I seriously doubt they planted lombardy poplars.  Those fell out of favor years ago, for the reasons you mention.  It’s hard to tell from those photos but I think more likely they are elms or willow oaks.  I’ll look next time I’m by there. 

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3 hours ago, CenterHill said:

I seriously doubt they planted lombardy poplars.  Those fell out of favor years ago, for the reasons you mention.  It’s hard to tell from those photos but I think more likely they are elms or willow oaks.  I’ll look next time I’m by there. 

I hope so.  But the form of the tree looks like no elm or oak with which I am familiar.  Sure looks like a LOMBARDY POPLAR THOUGH.

 

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I am sorry guys, but ivy on a building looks absolutely stupid. As a matter of fact, it just looks CREEPY! Pun intended. If this were a 17th century building then maybe, but as far as modern structures it just hurts my eyes. You guys may like it, but it just looks out of place. The problem is it's about the only thing they will find that will grow other than kudzu that will not die.

The bare concrete columns inside are just lacking if that's what it is. Sorry the industrial look is getting tiring. Architecture has become a slave to cheap developers trying to cut corners. At least make the lobbies grand again. None of the hotel lobby spaces in this town blow me over. Most of it is just creamed cheese. I have always had issues with Interior designers. The ones I have met I when I was in the hotel industry, I had personality conflicts with as well. They all thought they were better than everyone else.

 

Not trying to piss off the architects here either. I just hate the ugly plants on the outside of the buildings. They just do not work. There is a better way to incorporate a building into the environment and nature or vice versa I think, and we just have not found it yet. I do not have a problem with a green roof either. It's just trying to make a building look like a tree that makes no sense to me.

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1 hour ago, smeagolsfree said:

I am sorry guys, but ivy on a building looks absolutely stupid. As a matter of fact, it just looks CREEPY! Pun intended. If this were a 17th century building then maybe, but as far as modern structures it just hurts my eyes. You guys may like it, but it just looks out of place. The problem is it's about the only thing they will find that will grow other than kudzu that will not die.

The bare concrete columns inside are just lacking if that's what it is. Sorry the industrial look is getting tiring. Architecture has become a slave to cheap developers trying to cut corners. At least make the lobbies grand again. None of the hotel lobby spaces in this town blow me over. Most of it is just creamed cheese. I have always had issues with Interior designers. The ones I have met I when I was in the hotel industry, I had personality conflicts with as well. They all thought they were better than everyone else.

 

Not trying to piss off the architects here either. I just hate the ugly plants on the outside of the buildings. They just do not work. There is a better way to incorporate a building into the environment and nature or vice versa I think, and we just have not found it yet. I do not have a problem with a green roof either. It's just trying to make a building look like a tree that makes no sense to me.

I'll bet you wouldn't complain at all if the treatment was used on Haven, would you Smeag?  Creepy IMO is vastly superior to butt ugly.

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32 minutes ago, Baronakim said:

I'll bet you wouldn't complain at all if the treatment was used on Haven, would you Smeag?  Creepy IMO is vastly superior to butt ugly.

I would think it would look even worse. I giant shrub sticking out of the ground. I will rephase, an eleven-story shrub.

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On 5/9/2022 at 7:16 AM, smeagolsfree said:

The bare concrete columns inside are just lacking if that's what it is. Sorry the industrial look is getting tiring. Architecture has become a slave to cheap developers trying to cut corners. At least make the lobbies grand again. None of the hotel lobby spaces in this town blow me over. Most of it is just creamed cheese. I have always had issues with Interior designers. The ones I have met I when I was in the hotel industry, I had personality conflicts with as well. They all thought they were better than everyone else.

I agree with you on this. I hate the look of concrete columns or even concrete ceiling some of these new buildings showcase lately. It may be an industrial trend, but not for me.  I just don't get the appeal of exposed concrete that will discolor as it ages. Just cover the darn columns with something appealing :) 

I love the ivy though, as long as it's kept green year round!

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