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Anchorage Municipality Construction Projects Rundown

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Current Statistics of buildings 12 stories or higher:

[1] 15 Completed (approx.)

[2] 1 Proposed

Proposed:

[1] 605 West Fifth @ 288 ft. (2009)

Reconstruction:

[1] Inlet Towers II @ 14 stories

*If you know more about projects going on in the area please feel free to add them. :)

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A couple of updates of proposals from over at SSP:

JL Tower. Midtown Anchorage. 14 stories. 2008?:

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Peach Tower plan

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:)

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Great job urbanguy. Anchorage has some really nice projects in the works. I think the skyline looks magnificant! Urban Alaska. I like the contemporary Museum of the North in Fairbanks too.

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^Thanks. Anchorage sure has a nice skyline for its size. I hope that these projects go forward to add more density.

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Thanks for updating the project proposals urbanguy. I actually grew up in Anchorage and am always interested in what's going on. I am planning a trip there next summer. So I'll be posting lots of pics when I get back. btw, that first pic of the downtown skyline is absolutely the most beautiful picture I have ever seen (well, of Anchorage at least).

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^you're welcome. I agree about the pic too. It's an amazing pic and the skyline from that vantage point will look even better if these projects are built. I'm still waiting for news (or a rendering) about the proposed 605 W. Fifth too. I don't know if its dead or what cause its been at the proposed stage for a while now. :(

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^you're welcome. I agree about the pic too. It's an amazing pic and the skyline from that vantage point will look even better if these projects are built. I'm still waiting for news (or a rendering) about the proposed 605 W. Fifth too. I don't know if its dead or what cause its been at the proposed stage for a while now. :(

Yeah, it would be great if that project went through. At 24 floors, it would be Anchorage's new tallest building. I cant seem to find any info on the Internet, but I'll call my uncle who lives in Anchorage and see if he can find anything out.

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^Well there is some info on Emporis about it and according to the info listed its height would only make it the 2nd tallest. :( I have not seen any renderings thus far so i don't know whats going on with that project.

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^Well there is some info on Emporis about it and according to the info listed its height would only make it the 2nd tallest. :( I have not seen any renderings thus far so i don't know whats going on with that project.

Oh, yep your right. Hopefully we can come across some renderings or other information soon. It's kind of hard to know what's going on in Anchorage sometimes. :)

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It sure is hard to find info at times about Anchorage but here's some other stuff that you may find interesting.

Here's a little map of some future developments downtown

Sources: Destination Downtown and Anchorage Downtown.org

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The Anchorage Museum of History and Art Expansion

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The Anchorage Civic and Convention Center

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The E Street Corridor

E Street is a key north/south corridor running through the heart of downtown Anchorage, providing a direct link between the Alaska Railroad depot at Ship Creek, the Delaney Park Strip, and everything in between. The importance of E Street was recognized in June 2000, when the Alaska Railroad and community business leaders began looking at opportunities for providing a better connection between activities along the corridor. This concept is now being carried forward with this planning and design effort, which will produce a Design Study Report (DSR) by January 10, 2006.

The enhancements will include amenities to make it a walkable, winter-friendly and unique environment.

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Just a little update on the expansion of the Anchorage Convention center. The Dena'ina Center, which will be 25,332 square feet when completed, is about 20% completed right now. It is scheduled to be completed in 2008. It will include:

Heated entry plazas and sidewalks lined with trees, canopies and lighting

Sidewalks link the facility to the William A. Egan Center and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts

Natural light design flows into ballroom, lobbies and pre-function spaces

Alaska

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I love that first picture, and seems like good news about the convention center.

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Awesome but i'm still waiting for a rendering of the city's 2nd largest to be! :(

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The proposed Peach Tower - The proposed 24-floor mixed-use Peach Tower will be located directly across from the Performing Arts Center on 5th Avenue. The project will provide housing units, enclosed parking and retail commercial space for Downtown.

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^Thanks for the update, that's a nice shot!

Here's a rendering of it from the site. It's probably one of the nicest looking rednerings of parking garages i've ever seen and it looks like there will be businesses at street level! :)

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building is nice, I would like to see Alaska get some height though :dontknow:

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Here's some updates on projects going on this summer in our fair city:

Deni'na Convention Center

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Atwood Parking Garage (with retail at ground level)

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Park Plaza II (located at the Chester Creek greenbelt entering downtown)

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188 WNL in midtown (retail, parking, and office at a total of 14 floors)

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Anchorage Museum of History and Art Expansion

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JL Tower in midtown (14 floors)

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other developments worthy of notice (both in downtown):

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I really don't care much to see the JL Tower nearly topped out since it's in an isolated location that will be surrounded by surface parking (at least its got a bike trail connection.. that's cool, i guess..). 188 WNL is the building to watch over any other project in the city this summer, imo, because it will truely be one of a kind in Anchorage and will experiement with the citys idea of making midtown pedestrian friendly and compact as untouched land in midtown is pretty much gone.

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^That's awesome, its good to see all this activity going on in the city. BTW is there a convention center there in Anchorage now or will the one being built be the first? Also, any news on ANC's possible 2nd tallest?

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I really like the rendering for the JL Tower. I can't wait until that one is complete. Urbanguy, I know it's a couple months away, but I'm going to Anchorage in August and I'm going to find out once and for all what's going on with that tower. But maybe mthq can give us an update before then too.

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Here's an update for Anchorage.

The Augustine Energy Center: 21 stories tall and 14 stories of office space above a parking garage. Construction scheduled to begin in 2008.

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The proposed Peach Tower - The proposed 24-floor mixed-use Peach Tower will be located directly across from the Performing Arts Center on 5th Avenue. The project will provide housing units, enclosed parking and retail commercial space for Downtown.

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