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Glass Block in Hudsonville

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OK, i know this isn't really GR, but it's as close as we have. Does anyone know who is building that large glass block building that is cantilevered off the ground right off of i-196 in hudsonville?

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OK, i know this isn't really GR, but it's as close as we have. Does anyone know who is building that large glass block building that is cantilevered off the ground right off of i-196 in hudsonville?

thanks for your help

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AIA/YAIF took a tour of this building this week with the owner and about 30 to 40 others. Very impressive. Lamar Construction is building their new office and shop. Its located in the office park just SW of the Hudsonville exit. You can see it from I-196 eastbound coming to GR. The new facility has a 30,000 square foot shop and over 16,000 square feet of office space. The centerpiece of the building is a 52

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By the way, some nice pictures of the building and site. It looks like they are coming along with the project.

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I'm glad that isnt downtown...looks like it belongs just where it is.

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I'm glad that isnt downtown...looks like it belongs just where it is.

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Could you imagine something like that over the river? That would be very sweet!

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By the way, Lamar Construction's claim that their "52 ft. x 100 ft. structural steel cantilever--the largest of its kind in the United States" is BS.

The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, by Jean Novel, boasts a 174' cantilever...

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By the way, Lamar Construction's claim that their "52 ft. x 100 ft. structural steel cantilever--the largest of its kind in the United States" is BS.

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I think the claim was longest cantilever span with a warren truss or something similar.

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They are getting much closer to moving in. They picked up their water meter horn yesterday for installation and final inspection. From a property assessing perspective, I'm not sure how much value we'll put on this place yet. It's going to be difficult to come up with a realistic number for such a rare building. I highly doubt we'll be able to get near the actual cost...

Oh, and the Meijer store that is going a few hundred yards away from this building (which are both in Jamestown Township) got another 6 month delay, pushing construction sometime into the middle of 2008. There is also going to be a Metro Health outpatient center across 32nd Ave. and a shopping center of some kind to the south of Meijer. The developers haven't given us many details on the center, but I have heard it could be "regional" in nature. The firm is National Retail Properties from Orlando.

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They are getting much closer to moving in. They picked up their water meter horn yesterday for installation and final inspection. From a property assessing perspective, I'm not sure how much value we'll put on this place yet. It's going to be difficult to come up with a realistic number for such a rare building. I highly doubt we'll be able to get near the actual cost...

Oh, and the Meijer store that is going a few hundred yards away from this building (which are both in Jamestown Township) got another 6 month delay, pushing construction sometime into the middle of 2008. There is also going to be a Metro Health outpatient center across 32nd Ave. and a shopping center of some kind to the south of Meijer. The developers haven't given us many details on the center, but I have heard it could be "regional" in nature. The firm is National Retail Properties from Orlando.

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They are getting much closer to moving in. They picked up their water meter horn yesterday for installation and final inspection. From a property assessing perspective, I'm not sure how much value we'll put on this place yet. It's going to be difficult to come up with a realistic number for such a rare building. I highly doubt we'll be able to get near the actual cost...

Oh, and the Meijer store that is going a few hundred yards away from this building (which are both in Jamestown Township) got another 6 month delay, pushing construction sometime into the middle of 2008. There is also going to be a Metro Health outpatient center across 32nd Ave. and a shopping center of some kind to the south of Meijer. The developers haven't given us many details on the center, but I have heard it could be "regional" in nature. The firm is National Retail Properties from Orlando.

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Spectacularly....

..Hiddeous.

SMALL Cantilevers as a SMALL design ELEMENT are nice.

Cantilevers with the building as a second thought are ugly.

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..... Or a engineering marvel....

I think its better than half of the suburban office park crap we have in the area. Its unique and definitely forces people to do a double take when they see it. It makes a statement. The part I think is horrible is the terrible support space on the ground level. They could've atleast main the design uniform and the two pieces of building look like they should be next to each other

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Spectacularly....

..Hiddeous.

SMALL Cantilevers as a SMALL design ELEMENT are nice.

Cantilevers with the building as a second thought are ugly.

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Is the Meijer going on the North side of Quincy, or the south side?

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