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GRDadof3

A Grand Vision

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A collage of the good, bad, and fantastic visual ideas that have been created on this forum in the past year.

Enjoy!

RiverGrand Development Visions:

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Children's Hospital

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Urban Meijer at Area 4/5

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New office tower at 50 Monroe:

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Grand Rapids Art Museum

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Market & Fulton Land

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Butterworth Landfill Stadiums

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PAC on Calder Plaza:

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MSU Med School (on North Division)

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Downtown Days Inn Expansion & Ford Museum Fountain and Gardens

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Broadway & 1st Townhomes

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Skylines (Fantasy and otherwise)

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Continued..

Transit

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Mixed use

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I-196 double decker bridge over the Grand:

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Amphitheater near Millennium Park

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Others

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Grand Rapids Press building redevelopment

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Grand Rapids 2010

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Now all you movers and shakers out there, GET MOVIN AND SHAKIN!

Special thanks to Rizzo, tamias6, civitas, and GRCentro for the images.

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Very nice GRdad. It looks like we GR planeteers have some Grand Visions. If the real GR turns out to be atleast half as great as we would like this would be the best city on Earth. Speaking of which, here and now is a perfect place and opportunity to unleash my latest and most complicated sketchup file I've done up to this point. I call it "Spirit of the Grand", a renovation of the Calder Plaza area consisting of a new PAC, a new plaza that upholds the artistic value of Calder's famous stabile and more weloming to the masses, and the main feature, a new glass cube City and County Administration Building.

Enjoy...

View from due East

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Arial views from NE

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Monroe Ave frontage from NW, notice the replacment of the street wall with new retail and resturaunts and entrences to city hall and the PAC

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Arial View from SW

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Over head view

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Yes even the the Jolly Green Giant, a.k.a the Ford Federal Building gets much needed help with new grounds.

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Lyon St. frontage, like the Monroe Ave. side forboding street walls are replaced with retail and other forms of transparancy.

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West Elevation

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City and County Administration Building

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Inside the City and County Administration Building

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The new PAC

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Very nice work!!!

GRDadof3, you da man!

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I am not the talent GR8-town. Merely the conductor.

But thanks anyway.

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The Conductor! Not the bus driver, The train conductor!... Choo-Choo! :w00t:

Almost forgot:

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The Conductor! Not the bus driver, The train conductor!... Choo-Choo! :w00t:

Almost forgot:

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Being that the RAPID would like to install a BRT line on Division Ave. within ten years, I decided to put Sketchup Version 6's Photomatching feature to a good test in visualizing what the idea may look like in real life. The center 18 ft section of the road would be replaced by two fixed BRT guidways each with grass insets between two concrete tracks. On each side of the the BRT line would be an automotive traffic lane with a bike lane acting as a buffer from sidewalks.

Edit: I swaped out the previous version of this image for this one which is way beter than before. Thanks GRdad for the suggestions in the Transit Initiative sticky.

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