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*Buys @jrs2 a bag of popcorn and a box of Cracker Jack while we take a virtual tour of Wrigley Field*

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/chi-wrigley-field-rehab-underway-20140925-photogallery.html

From The Sentinel 

How ‘bout a Chicago dog - don’t forget the celery salt and sport peppers? We’d be fools not to…

 

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Tampa’s Historic Preservation Commission is attempting to save the 1912 Tarr Furniture/Tampa Tribune building from demolition.

Based on how Tampa’s law is written, they’re likely to lose, but props to them for at least trying:

https://www.tampabay.com/life-culture/history/2022/05/19/2-century-old-tampa-buildings-could-be-saved-from-demolition/

From The Tampa Bay Times 
 

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Did you know Ford once had an auto assembly plant in Jacksonville? There are remnants of the huge complex even today, but it appears its days are numbered. The facility hasn’t been used since the ‘70’s.

It is a great example of just how diverse the Jax economy was in its heyday, with everything from film studios to auto plants and cigar factories (it managed to eclipse Tampa on that at one point). Even today, it’s one of Florida’s most diversified economies.

https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/jacksonvilles-ford-motor-company-assembly-plant

From The Jaxson 
 

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31 minutes ago, spenser1058 said:

Did you know Ford once had an auto assembly plant in Jacksonville? There are remnants of the huge complex even today, but it appears its days are numbered. The facility hasn’t been used since the ‘70’s.

It is a great example of just how diverse the Jax economy was in its heyday, with everything from film studios to auto plants and cigar factories (it managed to eclipse Tampa on that at one point). Even today, it’s one of Florida’s most diversified economies.

https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/jacksonvilles-ford-motor-company-assembly-plant

From The Jaxson 
 

With everything Jax had/ has in its favor, it's amazing how far behind they fell. If Tampa can make the turnaround they've done, I'm hopeful things improve for Jax over the next few decades.

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A friend of mine is into jigsaw puzzles.

She likes the big ones with 1,000 + pieces.

She did this one a few days ago and sent me a picture....

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It's a high-rise condo somewhere in China.

I haven't asked her yet if she knows the name of it.

Cool building, though.

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Restoration is underway for the Union Terminal Warehouse in downtown Jacksonville:

https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/restoration-of-the-union-terminal-warehouse-underway/

I remember in the ‘70’s coming off the Matthews Bridge into downtown and seeing this huge building in decline with hundreds of windows and wondering why no one would fix it. It’s taken almost fifty years, but here we are.

https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/restoration-of-the-union-terminal-warehouse-underway/

From The Jaxson 

It just shows that saying a building “is too far gone” to restore is often just an excuse for developers to take the cheap way out instead of keeping important parts of a city’s history.

 

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4 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

An 18-story mixed use development is being proposed for the quiet Mirror Lake area adjacent to downtown St Pete:

https://stpeterising.com/home/2022/6/24/18-story-residential-tower-lake-house-will-rise-on-mirror-lake-in-downtown-st-pete

From St Pete Rising
 

Classic yet contemporary design — perfect fit for St Pete. Something Orlando could use more of. 

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5 hours ago, spenser1058 said:

An 18-story mixed use development is being proposed for the quiet Mirror Lake area adjacent to downtown St Pete:

https://stpeterising.com/home/2022/6/24/18-story-residential-tower-lake-house-will-rise-on-mirror-lake-in-downtown-st-pete

From St Pete Rising

Why can't DTO get something as nice looking as this anymore?

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Self-storage wars in downtown Jacksonville:

https://www.thejaxsonmag.com/article/resolving-the-downtown-self-storage-wars

From The Jaxson 

Oh my, this sounds familiar…as Suze Orman points out, unless it’s for a temporary purpose, a self-storage unit means you have too much stuff.

We won’t even talk about the irony of an economy that refuses to build affordable housing but is exploding with self-storage projects.


 

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