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Old May 19th, 2017, 10:39 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by dtIndydweller View Post
I'm hoping they tear down the jail. That would be another great place for a 400 ft or more tower.
Not until the Heliport closes. That's why there's no height southeast of the CCB.
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Old May 20th, 2017, 02:27 PM   #42
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Once the heliport is demolished that should allow for taller buildings to be built. The Downtown TIF was expanded to pay for the demolition of the jails, heliport, and processing centers. Along with the jails, the heliport site and parking lot is another great development site. The IPS Coke development is a good example for it but hopefully taller because it's closer to downtown.

I was also thinking the Circle Center parking garages could be rebuilt or modified to include a tower(s). This Citylab article talks about malls in Asia called HOPSCA (Hotels, Office, Parking, Shopping, Convention Center, and Apartments)

The Asian hyper-dense urban mall is also making an appearance in American cities. Miami has Brickell City Centre, a five-story mall in the heart of the city. Covering three city blocks, it’s topped by three high-rises (and was built by a Hong Kong developer). New York City is building a seven-story mall attached to two skyscrapers in Hudson Yards, America’s largest private development. The Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus—the centerpiece of the World Trade Center—has a mall with over 100 stores, with its white-ribbed atrium attracting an army of tourists taking pictures with selfie-sticks. Since the hub connects office buildings with train and subway stations, the stores are also “irrigated” by the 50,000 commuters who pass by each weekday.

In short, the mall isn’t “dead”—it’s just changing.

The development model is so popular in China—a symptom of the country’s rapid rise of domestic consumerism—that developers even coined a term for it: “HOPSCA,” an abbreviation of Hotel, Offices, Parking, Shopping, Convention center and Apartments
Circle Center is like that with only the apartments component missing which would be relatively easy to add by utilizing and re-doing the parking garage sites including even the state parking garage site.

Brickell City Centre in Miami - "a city within a city"

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Fantastic shot of Indy from the NYT:

36 Hours in Indianapolis

Wish they'd expand the skyline around the AUL Tower. Modern towers would look great there. A new hotel tower at Pan Am Plaza would also look great! It would even out the skyline from that angle.
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A nice 400'+ tower would be perfect on the lot next to Buffalo Wild Wings on Washington Street. It would help fill in the gap between the CBD centered around Ohio Street down to the JW Marriott.
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