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Tower Cranes in downtown Baton Rouge

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I was downtown tonight at a function, and I saw four tower cranes. I saw the work being done done on City Plaza II, which is coming along quicker than I thought. I know that there's one for the Courthouse, but what's with the other two? and I also saw a tower coming up around the Casino area down by the Sheraton. . .does anybody know what these other two developments will be?

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I was downtown tonight at a function, and I saw four tower cranes. I saw the work being done done on City Plaza II, which is coming along quicker than I thought. I know that there's one for the Courthouse, but what's with the other two? and I also saw a tower coming up around the Casino area down by the Sheraton. . .does anybody know what these other two developments will be?

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Two City Plaza has one crane. The new courthouse has two cranes on opposite ends of the site. The Belle casino is building a new parking structure, and I believe the fourth crane you are reffering to is by the new state buildings? I dont remember if they have taken that crane down or not, but they are almost finished building another state parking structure.

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Good question; correct me if I'm wrong...but maybe the new Courthouse has two cranes because of it's massive 30,000 sq.ft print?? This is going to be one really large building; that along with II City Plaza will greatly alter the look on that end of Fourth Street.

Maybe we will see some more high-rise cranes moving around/coming to downtown in the near future??

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Good question; correct me if I'm wrong...but maybe the new Courthouse has two cranes because of it's massive 30,000 sq.ft print?? This is going to be one really large building; that along with II City Plaza will greatly alter the look on that end of Fourth Street.

Maybe we will see some more high-rise cranes moving around/coming to downtown in the near future??

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B.R. downtown is really is dense on the street level. With more stores and residences, I think B.R.could become first-class. :D Perkins Rowe,huh. Sounds like fun. :D How many of the stores are open?

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B.R. downtown is really is dense on the street level. With more stores and residences, I think B.R.could become first-class. :D Perkins Rowe,huh. Sounds like fun. :D How many of the stores are open?

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SUSA Student was nice enough to start this thread way back when; the least I could do is post some tower-cranes. Even if it's way late :rolleyes:

Taken about a week and 1/2 ago on a Sunday....with the vacant block of the future RiverPlace?? And the giant surface parking-lot to the far right owned by Harley & Vey. I guess 2 out of 3 prime "vacant" riverfront blocks being developed ain't bad?? The Advocate site plans look raw-cutting edge and RiverPlace re-design(again) looks sleek! I guess the $$ parking business is too good for Harley & Vey?? with the Hilton Capitol Center next block amongst other things??

Will be interested to see the mechanical floor/roof/spire go up next at II City Plaza. Looking forward to taking some pics of the new Courthouse rising above the trees later ths Summer too.

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People in the downtown area putting more focus on cranes

There have been four deadly crane accidents in the U.S. since March. Two happened in New York, one was in Miami, and most recent accident occurred when a crane collapsed at a Houston refinery, killing four people.

Workers were back on the job at the Houston site Monday for the first time since that deadly collapse. There's still no word on what caused that incident, but crane safety has now become a hot topic in Baton Rouge. In any major city, development is a key component to retaining and sustaining the business climate. Baton Rouge is no different. On any given day in the downtown area, you can see construction workers operating a number of cranes and adding materials on to various building projects. Usually, people are too busy to notice the work the cranes do in the air above them.

The crane that collapsed in Houston Friday was 30 stories tall. Four construction workers were and at least seven others were injured when the structure came crashing to the ground. Many who work in downtown Baton Rouge walk past cranes everyday without thinking much of it. However, since the collapse in Houston, some people say they're a little bit more concerned. "I'm concerned, concerned, definitely concerned, especially after the one from Baton Rouge crashed in Houston, so I'm very concerned and cautious," says Arthur Joiner.

Others say they're now going to do a double take when they see something dangling above their heads

http://www.wafb.com/Global/story.asp?S=8711501

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Trying to keep this thread rollin' while there are still tower-cranes downtown!

Like the density from this angle; how the new Courthouse & II City Plaza are wedged in between the other buildings. The overhead powerlines need to be buried in the Government Street area.

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The new Courthouse is already taller than II City Plaza; and have not yet completed the top floors.

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Once the new Courthouse is completed.... hopefully this thread will CONTINUE with some more tower cranes in the near Future!!! 09??

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Could this be the last of the tower-cranes downtown fo a while with the new Courthouse nearing completion?? Maybe with the credit slowly thawing some future projects can get going!? With the completion of II City Plaza...Class A office vacancy rates have returned to near pre-Katrina levels...

*taken a few weeks back zoomin' down I-110....the new Courthouse(left) and new II City Plaza(right) has given the southern end of downtown more of a true feel of a CBD!

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