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Old September 15th, 2006, 12:56 AM   #81
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That is a pretty nice looking arena, will it replace the TD Waterhouse Center?
Yes, although the location is uncertain and TD Waterhouse may or may not be demolished.

But the new arena is gargantuan, twice the size of TD Waterhouse.
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 02:59 AM   #82
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Orlando construction update 9/16/2006
Premiere Trade Plaza



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Dynetech Center

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Old September 23rd, 2006, 05:00 AM   #83
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Nice photos Tim

Can you say blowin up? Say what you want about height and all that creap, but outside of Miami no other Florida city converts proposed buildings in its CBD like Orlando.
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Old September 23rd, 2006, 06:54 PM   #84
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Great update Tim. The vibrancy of downtown Orlando keeps getting better and better. Just wait until the next round of projects start digging up dirt (notably Tradition Towers).
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Old September 25th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #85
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Nice photos Tim

Can you say blowin up? Say what you want about height and all that creap, but outside of Miami no other Florida city converts proposed buildings in its CBD like Orlando.
That's what I've been saying, too. I've always been a big fan of Orlando's downtown and I'm super excited to see all of these beautiful new towers rising. Still, though, it would be nice to see something really tall get built in Orlando. I imagine some high flying developer buying up some land in a semisuburban, high trafficed intersection of town, where there is no FAA restrictions, and plopping down a supertall. If he (or she) were to bill it as the tallest skyscraper in the South, it would get leased up in no time. Maybe other scrapers could shoot up around it, kinda like Atlanta's Midtown area. If there are no height limits around the convention center, someone could build a supertall hotel there, even. Just some of my wishfull thinking. Just for fun, do any of you Orlando people have any ideas where Orlando could have a "skyscraper" district?
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Old September 25th, 2006, 07:45 PM   #86
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You may get your wish. A developer who has demolished a hotel off of I-Drive and who plans multiple highrises made a point recently of mentioning that the height limit in that area is 497'. Almost sounds as if he aims to build up to that.

And don't ask me why there's a height limit in the I-Drive area.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 08:18 PM   #87
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Construction Update 10/14/2006

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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:12 AM   #88
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Great update. The Vue is looking good, finally topped off.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:14 AM   #89
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I am growing more fond of the Premiere Trade Plaza as it gets close to finishing
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:15 AM   #90
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The Vue looks very nice and commanding of the surrounding area. Also the Premiere Trade Plaza looks like renderings for Orlando City Place. Is there a recent skyline shot of Orlando anywhere? I've been wanting to see how it has been filling in.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:19 AM   #91
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I am growing more fond of the Premiere Trade Plaza as it gets close to finishing

It is a large and attractive project. The only thing I don't like about it is the look of the top portion of the buildings evident in Tim's 2nd picture. It reminds me of a a parking garage, on top instead of on bottom.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:21 AM   #92
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This one is from a bit more of a distance.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:21 AM   #93
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I am growing more fond of the Premiere Trade Plaza as it gets close to finishing
For me its a love-hate thing. I love the project and what it is doing for downtown though its rather bland. That being said, at the pedestrian level it seems to be improving with the little details (awnings, landscaping). It will serve its purpose just fine.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:24 AM   #94
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Yea, but look - it really fills in the area - it is not overawing - but it fills it in - which is how cities are really built.

I mean, it is not art (but what art gets built anywhere, really) but it is nice and it has an impact that was not exposed until it was out of the ground.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:28 AM   #95
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^ I agree. Not to mention it was this project that started the downtown boom essentially and its location - which in retrospect seems hard to believe - was considered a risky site to develop just two years ago.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:32 AM   #96
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This one is from a bit more of a distance.
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Thanks for that picture Tim. This project really does give Orlando some of the density it has always lacked compared to some other Florida cities. And better yet I see cranes in the background. Good job Orlando.
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Old October 16th, 2006, 02:38 AM   #97
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That crane in the background is for the 55 West project on Church Street. One about the 3rd floor now:



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Old October 18th, 2006, 11:07 AM   #98
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Looks good! I like the projects and glad, Orlando is not stagnating.
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I am growing more fond of the Premiere Trade Plaza as it gets close to finishing
Agreed... I like how dense it is...


Love the pics Tim!
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Old October 18th, 2006, 10:13 PM   #100
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Here's something that will add to the Universal neighborhood, which, with its eventual neighbor to the south, Blue Rose, could springboard the "big box" developments in the I-Drive area past where the OCCC hotels currently are situated.

THis was the original vision posted a while back for Citymark (c/o Sunshine at UP):


THis is the actual plan which is going before (or already has) the MPB this month (c/o bic at up):

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