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Proposed World Trade Center (Orlando)

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Here is a rendering i found while surfing for info! From the website: http://www.genesisstudios.com/aboutus/

and than go into portfolio area. Genesis Studios is located in Altamonte Springs. :whistling:

project: Proposed World Trade Center, Orlando FL architect: VOA

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Don't know how active this really is. This has been discussed on UP periodically over the last couple of years, but this is the first time i found a rendering of it. And looks like Genesis Studios have done alot of Orlando projects. Just surf through the Portfolio area and see alot of thier work.

Related Link to WTCOrlando http://www.worldtradecenterorlando.org/

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there website claims that the building they plan to develop is just over 17 stories and has a needle. this rendering is much taller.

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Nice looking building, and very interesting considering all the other buildings featured in the same area of the website are already built.

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there website claims that the building they plan to develop is just over 17 stories and has a needle. this rendering is much taller.

The WTCOrlando website has stated that for years now. So that information is obviously outdated. And i find it hard to believe that there is a 17 story tower that can be seen from all over Orlando even with a space needle.

Excerpt of article from website. --- http://www.worldtradecenterorlando.org/art...003011510215064

The license holder for World Trade Center Orlando, is dedicated to working developing a new Class A office facility.

The World Trade Center Orlando facility will feature 300,000 square feet of Class A office space, and will be headquarters for some of Central Florida

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Somewhere near the Orange County Convention Center i believe is what thier website states or used to state. However it would be sweet to have it in DT Orlando. But than they would have to reduce the height to 440 feet. LOL :w00t::w00t::w00t:

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THis is a glass version of the Chicago Board of Trade. I like it if that is what the design will be. PCL-- aren't they doing 55W?

God, I wish I knew somebody at PCL. If this gets built at the OCCC, that area will start to look like Century City with a twist, or that area in Houston where Transco is, or Perimeter Center in the ATL.

We need input from JAybee on this.

good work, Firemick.

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Yeh, that rendering is well over 17 floors.. but then again, their statement does say its "over 17" floors! :lol:

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I love the design at the top of the page! It would go pretty nicely with the OCCC skyline. Along with CityMark and Blue Rose it will show people that Orlando has way more than just downtown.

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I like the design in the rendering as well. This would be huge for <ahem> Downtown Orange County.

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Orlando is going to end up with two skylines. Kind of like Houston, but even a little further apart.

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Orlando is going to end up with two skylines. Kind of like Houston, but even a little further apart.

Once CityMark and Blue Rose are completed, it's a done deal. 2 downtowns.

One geared towards business, one towards recreation.

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Once CityMark and Blue Rose are completed, it's a done deal. 2 downtowns.

One geared towards business, one towards recreation.

I don't buy it. "Downtown" suggests urban. In that case, we only have one.

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I don't buy it. "Downtown" suggests urban. In that case, we only have one.

Ha ha ha, i hope you dont suggest that downtown Orlando is more urban than I-Drive, Millenea area. I would argue the opposite, yet the whole metro lacks any sort of real urban enviroments... Call me spoiled by Japan, but its the reality.

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Ha ha ha, i hope you dont suggest that downtown Orlando is more urban than I-Drive, Millenea area. I would argue the opposite, yet the whole metro lacks any sort of real urban enviroments... Call me spoiled by Japan, but its the reality.

Downtown Orlando is as urban as we have in the area at the moment. And with the current plans and construction we are seeing, can only get better. I just dont think something as spread out as an I-Drive or "Downtown" Orange County, can ever seriously be considered urban, but rather more of a business convention center area, similar to how Downtown Disney and City Walk is for tourists. Just as I wouldn't consider the strip in Vegas to be an urban environment.

AND..We have way more homeless people downtown than I-Drive! -_-

...which of course is a well known urbanism metric :)

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Ha ha ha, i hope you dont suggest that downtown Orlando is more urban than I-Drive, Millenea area. I would argue the opposite

:huh: How can you argue that? There is nothing urban about the I-Drive area, unless we're defining urbanity by massive resort hotels and cheap t-shirt shops. Not to imply downtown Orlando is a beacon of urbanity, but it's far moreso than I-Drive.

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Ha ha ha, i hope you dont suggest that downtown Orlando is more urban than I-Drive, Millenea area. I would argue the opposite, yet the whole metro lacks any sort of real urban enviroments... Call me spoiled by Japan, but its the reality.

Well yeah if you're measuring it against Tokyo, you could argue that most of America falls into that category by those standards, but Orlando's doing fairly well in the urban category, for it's size. It's no Tokyo (or even a Miami) to be sure, but it's nothing to sniff at either.

And the I-Drive/Millenia area is very urban (again, for a city Orlando's size). Take a picture at night and see all the pretty lights. It's packed over there. CityMark and Blue Rose will add to that a fair bit.

Regardless if you consider it a downtown, it will be hard not to concede that Orlando will have 3 skylines - LBV (though that's fairly small) I-Drive and of course DT Orlando.

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To me there is a big difference between urban and highly developed. I think of it in terms of a pedestrian. I would not want to be stuck wanting to cross a street in the Millennia area on foot!

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Regardless if you consider it a downtown, it will be hard not to concede that Orlando will have 3 skylines - LBV (though that's fairly small) I-Drive and of course DT Orlando.

LBV definitely has a lot of mid-rise buildings. You may not want to say fairly small, because they have a decent amount of tall buildings there. I would say that it is spread out too much to make a major visual impact, though.

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This was supposed to be on the southeast corner of the Bee-Line and I-4. They would utilize a pedestrian bridge that was constructed a few years ago to get to the Convention Center.

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Ha ha ha, i hope you dont suggest that downtown Orlando is more urban than I-Drive, Millenea area. I would argue the opposite, yet the whole metro lacks any sort of real urban enviroments... Call me spoiled by Japan, but its the reality.

That is absolutely what I am suggesting, must I really submit evidence?

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Ha ha ha, i hope you dont suggest that downtown Orlando is more urban than I-Drive, Millenea area. I would argue the opposite, yet the whole metro lacks any sort of real urban enviroments... Call me spoiled by Japan, but its the reality.

Someone had a little too much drinky drinky prior to posting this? :alc:

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I did not think that downtown means an area where a bunch of high-rise buildings are located. That being said we have always and will always have just one downtown.

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I did not think that downtown means an area where a bunch of high-rise buildings are located. That being said we have always and will always have just one downtown.

Absolutely right. There is nothing urban about millinia ... it is the epitomy of SUB - urban, a giant sea of cars. As far as I Drive goes, it's a 24-hour parking lot ... nothing urban there. What was that guy talking about?

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Absolutely right. There is nothing urban about millinia ... it is the epitomy of SUB - urban, a giant sea of cars. As far as I Drive goes, it's a 24-hour parking lot ... nothing urban there. What was that guy talking about?

That guy was talking about the fact that there is nothing in the entire metro that would be considered urban and the fact that if I lived in I-drive I could walk to everything that I would ever need. Entertainment, Shopping, Movies, work if I worked somewhere there, wide array of dining.... stuff that downtown lacks. And its all withing a few miles of each other. Its probably the most "together" place in the whole metro... thats all I am saying ese....

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