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The Rotunda Building conversion

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The Rotunda Building is going to be converted into luxury condominiums. I'm not sure I know what building they are talking about. Does anyone have a picture to share? The rendering looks awesome and I like the idea of a cylindercal residential building, reminiscent of Marina City, Chicago.

Check the website out. Lets stay on top of this project!

http://www.norfolkrotunda.com/index.html

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"An extraordinary new addition is coming to the landscape of downtown Norfolk! Taking an eye-sore to an icon, The Rotunda building in the heart of downtown Norfolk is getting an extreme makeover! Renovations are planned inside and out, to create one of the most unique and exciting new places to call home!

An unparalleled opportunity for vibrant urban life, here, in Hampton Roads, The Rotunda will feature loft-style condominiums and stunning views, from the Norfolk skyline and historic churches to the Freemason district and working harbor!"

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Willy, check your image. I can't see it. I wonder if the site is having problems today, this is the second time I've seen this.

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This Rotunda condo combined with the St. Paul's Place develoment is breaking new ground by taking residential to that part of downtown. It appears like it is all well received, as I understand there are only 9 units left in the entire St. Paul'S project. Not sure how the Rotunda is doing, but it appears to be a first class and very unqiue living option with some great views of downtown. That is really encouraging and should be a positive sign as the city mulls over redevelopment options for the old Downtown Plaza and unltimately considers what to do all the way to Tidewater Drive one day.

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The transformation is indeed remarkable. Then again, almost anything would have been an improvement over the cement pillbox as it is now.

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Yeah I remember the Rotunda building quite well when I lived in Hampton Roads before. I wouldn't mind a nice 20+ story round tower for the skyline! Maybe like the Peachtree in Atlanta, albeit on a smaller scale.

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The new Rotunda building will be more than a condominium. It has style and architectural distinction. It may spark creative architecture, landmarks and innovation in the region. We don't need anymore towering boxes. We need landmarks like Granby Tower, and perhaps The Rotunda building. Our skyline will have a personality all its own.

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The new Rotunda building will be more than a condominium. It has style and architectural distinction. It may spark creative architecture, landmarks and innovation in the region. We don't need anymore towering boxes. We need landmarks like Granby Tower, and perhaps The Rotunda building. Our skyline will have a personality all its own.

very well said. :rolleyes:

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I know we focus a lot on larger buildings on this forum, but this project shows that something on a modest scale can have quite an impact on our urban image.

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It is refreshing. Norfolk needs more signature buildings. This project is a step in the right direction. Too bad they couldn't make it a little taller! :huh:

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I don't think so, there isn't any more room around it! :(

I think that's what he's implying. Whatever residences go near that area (i.e. downtown plaza) will likely have to be much taller to get maximum use out of that land.

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I don't think so, there isn't any more room around it! :(

Are you familiar with demolision? What's around The New Rotunda Building can come down with the pull of a lever. Most of Norfolk's downtown towers required demolition to be built. Some towers in New York City and Chicago are 3rd and 4th generation.

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Any word of when this will start gutting this building? :huh:

They just had a ground breaking party for the Rotunda last weekend. They are supposed to begin major gutting and construction work soon, I was hearing this week!

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