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Orlando World Trade Towers

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^^ these are the same people as Sky Towers. it's also on that site.

I guess they abandoned that project for now in favor of this one.

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is this the same project that was supposed to go up on i drive, or will this one be downtown?

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is this the same project that was supposed to go up on i drive, or will this one be downtown?

no, this was originally planned as a condo development down the street from verde.

JRS1-when you highlight the old sky towers this is the project that appears with information. it looks like they've dropped the residential portion altogether

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It looks confusing... the old Sky Towers picture with the name of another development and different rendering???

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It looks confusing... the old Sky Towers picture with the name of another development and different rendering???

so wait, is this thing going up at 100 livingston, next to BofA now instead of sky city??

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so wait, is this thing going up at 100 livingston, next to BofA now instead of sky city??

I'm thinking this is where the Sky Towers was supposed to go, near Lake Ivanhoe and Verde as mentioned. This thing is... eh--- a big black box.

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World Trade Center is an office project that is replacing Sky Rise Development Group's Sky Towers residential proposal on the same site across from the Chamber of Commerce building.

Sky City is/was another name for 100 West Livingston, a two-phase mixed-use development across from Lynx Central Station.

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I liked the sky towers

.....i hate this one

and there are not many projects I outright hate

this is just not an attractive project

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I liked the sky towers

.....i hate this one

and there are not many projects I outright hate

this is just not an attractive project

I concur, but sky towers also started with a far less appealing rendering then the digitally enhanced copies we got several months later. i'm definitely curious to see where they go with it...

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Sky Towers was proposed at the beginning of this most recent "boom" when there wasn't as much competition out there as there is now, even offered apartments along with the condos in a great looking building in a great location and still couldn't get off the ground. Now that the residential market is dying down, the development group wants to make it an office building(s?) instead? It seems like they called it "World Trade Towers" to make up for the fact that they're trying to put a major office building outside of the CBD. I think this proposal is more about the land owners trying to sell the site than it is about them trying to put up a building.

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Sky Towers was proposed at the beginning of this most recent "boom" when there wasn't as much competition out there as there is now, even offered apartments along with the condos in a great looking building in a great location and still couldn't get off the ground. Now that the residential market is dying down, the development group wants to make it an office building(s?) instead? It seems like they called it "World Trade Towers" to make up for the fact that they're trying to put a major office building outside of the CBD. I think this proposal is more about the land owners trying to sell the site than it is about them trying to put up a building.

I'd hope so. It looks a little better on the downtownorlando.com site, but not much more. This looks like something that belongs in an office park... very sad indeed.

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That whole uptown cluster is poised, IMO, for great things. The old Travelers Insurance Tower and the Sheraton have stood far too long by themselves. 801 was a great addition at the street level, and Verde will be a nice skyline addition. I don't however (chooses words carefully) believe that the final designed building that ends up on this lot will look anything like what we are seeing now. In fact I have seen drawings and photos that prove this.

If I had to specualte as to where I saw this whole downtown thing going I would be inclined to think that Hwy. 50 will be the dividing line between the business oriented downtown and the more mixed use/heavy resedential uptown. As previously stated (not to derail the topic) our leaders do not express behind closed doors much of a desire to build across I-4. Uptown already has the proper zoning to accomodate such facilities. A developer, with the correct amount of cash, could easily scoop up and assemble themselves quite a territory for the next 'boom'. This proximity to the downtown core is perfect for lets say, Novare.

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It makes more sense to develop uptown and it is easier for the reasons mentioned. IT would be better served as a residential district as opposed to a office district though.

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Novare could rule uptown...they already started construction on their second building in Tampa and have plans for a third. I don't know what they see in Tampa, Downtown Orlando is far superior in my opinion

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I sold a few lofts in the old China Glass Warehouse to clients selling them on the fact that uptown was the place to be. I hope thier patients hasn't worn out!

I also hate to see that Camden Court has Ruined they views from that building.

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That whole uptown cluster is poised, IMO, for great things. The old Travelers Insurance Tower and the Sheraton have stood far too long by themselves. 801 was a great addition at the street level, and Verde will be a nice skyline addition. I don't however (chooses words carefully) believe that the final designed building that ends up on this lot will look anything like what we are seeing now. In fact I have seen drawings and photos that prove this.

If I had to specualte as to where I saw this whole downtown thing going I would be inclined to think that Hwy. 50 will be the dividing line between the business oriented downtown and the more mixed use/heavy resedential uptown. As previously stated (not to derail the topic) our leaders do not express behind closed doors much of a desire to build across I-4. Uptown already has the proper zoning to accomodate such facilities. A developer, with the correct amount of cash, could easily scoop up and assemble themselves quite a territory for the next 'boom'. This proximity to the downtown core is perfect for lets say, Novare.

Based on what you just said that you have seen drawings and photos that prove the final design will be better, can you indicate just how much better and when will we be actually be able to see it?

What are the chances that this project is more than just a pipe dream?

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That was completely a non-story... about two minutes of a story which basically focused on the name of the project.

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Well, the point was that this is major project for Uptown Orlando that was just approved. Linking to the Sentinel article would maybe have made more sense.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/custom...0,4680919.story

Still, there's no news in it being approved by the city...did anyone expect it not to be? That doesn't mean it's any more likely to be built...

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