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Here are some photos of Riverdale. Located just upstream from downtown. It is home to Altell.

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Winrock International.

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Some of the condo and apartment midrises in the area.

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Rivercliff is a three building complex six and seven stories high.

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TreeTops is a 10 story building.

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Noticed this sign today just east of the Winrock building.

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Great stuff. I've been meaning to wander around that area for some time.

I haven't heard of the River Tower. Where is that sign at? I wonder how new it is or what it's status is.

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Great stuff. I've been meaning to wander around that area for some time.

I haven't heard of the River Tower. Where is that sign at? I wonder how new it is or what it's status is.

They're just breaking ground on it, aren't they? There was a lot of opposition because of the shadow it will cause and it will block some views of the river bluffs.

Treetops is a nice condo high rise but it's quite expensive, too much for me.

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They're just breaking ground on it, aren't they? There was a lot of opposition because of the shadow it will cause and it will block some views of the river bluffs.

Treetops is a nice condo high rise but it's quite expensive, too much for me.

There was some survey work being done on the site today.

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Although I mentioned this project in another topic here are some photos of the construction.

Bridge over Murray Lock and Dam rendering.

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Bridge under construction.

Little Rock ramp.

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North Little Rock side.

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Thanks for the pics Skirby. It's nice to see some pics of an area of Little Rock I haven't been to yet.

If you go check out the retail and restaurants between the bottom of Cantrell hill and Rebsamen Park Rd. Not pictured were a number of older apartments off Rebsamen and new apartments condos and homes along Riverfront. There are also a number of other low rise office buildings along Riverfront and Cottondale. Rebsamen Park Rd. goes to a golf course, park and ends at the bridge.

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Is the River Tower suppose to be upscale condos or what?

I haven't heard any info on this project, and now it suddenly excites me. :D

River Tower will be condos. The rendering shows a building about 12 floors. When it was first proposed I think it was to be around 18 floors. Does anyone remember something about this?

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River Tower will be condos. The rendering shows a building about 12 floors. When it was first proposed I think it was to be around 18 floors. Does anyone remember something about this?

Yeah, last I heard it was 18 but that sketch was smaller than that. Counting what seems like an observation deck at the top, I came up with 14 or so.

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The pedestrian bridge is amazing. Should have awsome views.

I wonder, are they going to fence in the top so that people don't jump or something?

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River Tower will be condos. The rendering shows a building about 12 floors. When it was first proposed I think it was to be around 18 floors. Does anyone remember something about this?

So these will be upscale condos or will they be median income?

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The pedestrian bridge is amazing. Should have awsome views.

I wonder, are they going to fence in the top so that people don't jump or something?

Or people 'slip' and try to sue the city or something.

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The pedestrian bridge is amazing. Should have awsome views.

I wonder, are they going to fence in the top so that people don't jump or something?

Yes, of course they are. You can clearly see it in the drawings.

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Yes, of course they are. You can clearly see it in the drawings.

A fence over the top....completely enclosing the bridge?

No there's not. You clearly can't see one in the drawings.

bigger rendering:

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I just read at the bicycle advocacy website that it will be the biggest of its kind in the world.

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A fence over the top....completely enclosing the bridge?

No there's not. You clearly can't see one in the drawings.

I just read at the bicycle advocacy website that it will be the biggest of its kind in the world.

Thanks for the info Johnny, that's interesting to find out.

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A fence over the top....completely enclosing the bridge?

No there's not. You clearly can't see one in the drawings.

bigger rendering:

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I just read at the bicycle advocacy website that it will be the biggest of its kind in the world.

I could tell there was a fence but not whether it went the entire length. You're right, it doesn't cross the entire length of the bridge. I hope they correct that or that will mean a big lawsuit for the city in the future, as Mith pointed out.

Now if you really mean a fence over the top making it a complete enclosure, that would make the structure pretty ugly, I wouldn't support that. That railing is very similar to the railing used on bike bridge in Dallas, KC, and other cities.

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Now if you really mean a fence over the top making it a complete enclosure, that would make the structure pretty ugly, I wouldn't support that. That railing is very similar to the railing used on bike bridge in Dallas, KC, and other cities.

Right, I was talking about over the top.

They often have them over pedestrian bridges over highways for obvious reasons. I was wondering if they'd do they same thing for this one.

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Right, I was talking about over the top.

They often have them over pedestrian bridges over highways for obvious reasons. I was wondering if they'd do they same thing for this one.

I don't see a need for a fence. You can walk across the Main St. and Broadway bridges in LR and they don't have fences.

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I don't see a need for a fence. You can walk across the Main St. and Broadway bridges in LR and they don't have fences.

Shhh...don't give anyone any ideas. :D

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Right, I was talking about over the top.

They often have them over pedestrian bridges over highways for obvious reasons. I was wondering if they'd do they same thing for this one.

The chain-link enclosed fences on pedestrian bridges over LR interstates are kind of fugly, IMO. FWIW, they have built a couple of bridges across White Rock Lake in Dallas recently with the exact same type of railing as in that illustration.

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The pedestrian/bike bridge over the dam is set to open during the first half of October. There are plans to have races to mark the opening of the bridge.

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Last week there was a land transfer to River Tower LLC for property located in Riverdale. The value was $1.4 million. River Tower is the name of a condo project to be built in Riverdale.

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Last week there was a land transfer to River Tower LLC for property located in Riverdale. The value was $1.4 million. River Tower is the name of a condo project to be built in Riverdale.

Thanks for the update skirby. Any ideas how many floors the River Tower will be out of curiousity?

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Thanks for the update skirby. Any ideas how many floors the River Tower will be out of curiousity?

The last illustration I saw looked like 12-13. Originally I think it was planned to be more like 18.

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