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Finally!

This also makes me a little jealous of Austin, Nashville, Charlotte, etc that I’m this excited about a project that would probably not get any attention in those other cities. But oh well, I’ll take the removal of an empty lot in a prominent location any day.

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This lot has sat empty for so many years. Despite its prime location.  I can’t even remember what once stood on this lot.  This project will bring a lot more residents to downtown O-town provides infill and solid height.  Really excited about this getting off the ground.   

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Finally!
This also makes me a little jealous of Austin, Nashville, Charlotte, etc that I’m this excited about a project that would probably not get any attention in those other cities. But oh well, I’ll take the removal of an empty lot in a prominent location any day.
I live in Austin but I lived in Orlando for many years. Is very difficult to keep up with all the projects going on here in the ATX

This building took forever to start, I don't even remember how's going to look, does anyone have an updated picture with the design?

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14 hours ago, GregoryMCSE said:

This lot has sat empty for so many years. Despite its prime location.  I can’t even remember what once stood on this lot.  This project will bring a lot more residents to downtown O-town provides infill and solid height.  Really excited about this getting off the ground.   

There was a row of small, one story store fronts along Orange Ave. between Livingston and Amelia.

Behind them, facing Amelia near the RR tracks, was a building that, in its final years, housed a couple of night clubs. 

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I understand that they are stepping down from denser zoning to the south, trying to balance the disparity in height as they step down to the smaller tower to the north, but IT KILLS ME that they are building a giant tower that will effectively shadow their pool deck, blocking predominant sunlight coming in from the South.

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3 hours ago, codypet said:

When did they come down?  Mid  80's?

Yes, they came down in 1985 in order to put up a hotel which was to be part of a planned DuPont Center and would be architecturally similar to the First F.A. (at the time) building just to the south across Livingston. The hotel of course, never happened, 

The building on the corner of Orange and Livingston was an interesting little building that had these kind of ornate, spiral faux "columns" on either side of the entrance, and an ornate ellipse on the cornice with a similarly spiraled border. In the center of the ellipse was the date 1925 "was stamped" (don't know the correct word for an impression) and under it, an ID band that said either "American Market Building" or "United Market Building".  Something to that effect. 

There was also the remnants of some black, glossy tile similar to what was/is on the old Behr shoe store on Church St. I think there might have been some other colors of tile, too. It was probably at one time, a very nice looking building. I think by the time it was demolished, its use had become something seedy. Porn shop or something.

I've been trying for umpteen years to find a picture of it, but to no avail.

A couple of doors down, there was a little breakfast restaurant I ate at a couple of times around 1983.

I think it was called Gator's.

Had a very nice ham & eggs covered with sausage gravy open faced on 2 English muffin halves special. 

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5 hours ago, ChiDev said:

I understand that they are stepping down from denser zoning to the south, trying to balance the disparity in height as they step down to the smaller tower to the north, but IT KILLS ME that they are building a giant tower that will effectively shadow their pool deck, blocking predominant sunlight coming in from the South.

Wouldn't that have been an issue anyway with City National Bank just south of it?

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55 minutes ago, codypet said:

Wouldn't that have been an issue anyway with City National Bank just south of it?

I mean yes to an extent, but the location of the zenith matters.  Shade from a tower across the street < shade of the tower immediately atop podium.

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7 minutes ago, dcluley98 said:

This is underway vertical this morning. Couldn't snap a pic in Orange Ave traffic, but I will walk over during lunch. 

Cannot wait for this. They claim an opening of 4th quarter 2022 (doubt it) but I’m just happy the lot will be filled and a couple extra thousand people will live downtown , making the homeless population a bit less visible.

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I believe it is sheet piling for underground work. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larssen_sheet_piling

Basically, they hammer interlocking steel beams into the ground to create a retaining wall. Then they can safely excavate inside the retaining wall without risk of collapse. 

This is typically done for large underground work elements such as foundation pits, cassions or elevator vault.  Probably for elevator vault. 

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I thought this project called for no subterranean?  I've seen interconnected sheet pile systems used to build subterranean parking using prefab concrete & a build-as-you-dig type setup, but never one used in place of deep piers for a high-rise.  Its common in markets like the mid-west, where you have muddy soils but an ultimately low water table.

Some examples

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  Was there a sub-floor I missed on the renderings?  My guess is that this isn't an interlocking sheet pyle system, but a temporary retention pyle system so they can work on their slab type foundation atop aggregate piers.  More like below:

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