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DwntwnGeo

DeVos Building Renovation for Spout and Windquest

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Gone for a long time, methinks. If I can get ahold of my uncle I'll ask him, but I'm not even sure if he knows.

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I'd truly be shocked if the clock didn't return. It is too nice, and too much of a landmark on the building to be gone. It would be a big disappointment if they didn't put it back up.

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New sign on the front calls the building 201 Monroe, architect VIA Design. Explains their signature sloped bump outs (like Celebration Village).

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First and second floor restaurant concept:

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Looks nice but where's the clock?! That would be a cryin' shame!

Joe

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New sign on the front calls the building 201 Monroe, architect VIA Design. Explains their signature sloped bump outs (like Celebration Village).

3716971991_5c85449c9d_o.jpg

3716972197_b1ac23c2f3_o.jpg

First and second floor restaurant concept:

3717785822_e79c5bca11_o.jpg

3716971907_ec377dba09_o.jpg

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Looks nice but where's the clock?! That would be a cryin' shame!

Joe

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Looks great. I like how the design ties the building in with the look of Devos Place but remaining in character of the building original architecture.

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My guess with the clock is that they (architect and/or client) feel that it doesn't fit with the new design since it is neither historical (of the era of the building) nor sleek and modern. From that standpoint I agree, but like others, I'd like to see it resurface somewhere - even somewhere else in the city.

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Looks great. I like how the design ties the building in with the look of Devos Place but remaining in character of the building original architecture.

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So I know there are Pomegranate / Spout / Art Prize people on Urban Planet. What happened to the clock? The building is 75 years old, is the clock that much younger? Here's a picture w/ clock:

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Really want to figure out if the clock was trashed.

Joe

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A few recent photos. I forgot to check if the clock is back.

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Nice pics. Is it done? When do tenants start moving in?

Joe

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Eesh, looks like someone attempted to paint an updated wardrobe on the Mona Lisa.

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I think it's funkadelic.

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I'm curious to see how the slanted entrance came out. Aside from that, the rest of the add-ons aren't all that noticeable from street level.

If there is anything I'm not particularly impressed with, it is the windows. The alse double-hung units look flat and just that - fake. Notice in ridetherapid's third photo the one odd set of real operating windows on the top floor looks so much better than the rest. If the intent was to restore a bit of authenticity by installing proportionally correct windows, that extra little bit of depth would have made the results 10% better.

Of course one could argue that operable windows do not have a place in most modern office buildings. Thus, because they wouldn't be used, such windows would be just for show/aesthetics anyway.

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Nice pics. Is it done? When do tenants start moving in?

Joe

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