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Old October 12th, 2006, 07:58 AM   #21
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At first, I was fairly unimpressed by this tower but now I am fairly convinced that it should work here in Indy! The skyline will look great from the diagonals ...

In the meantime, this tower offers fairly good amenities in comparison with the others. I hope it gets built, and on an unrelated note I wonder if maybe the construction of this tower will stimulate a revival of OMS?
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Old October 13th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #22
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wow, thats a very impressive building. Great news for Indy!
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Old October 13th, 2006, 06:15 AM   #23
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Neat tower, milwaukee just recently had its tallest tower proposed..but needs one more tenant. great news! the skyline will improve alot w/ this building
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Old October 13th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #24
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hey congrats indy.. any renderings of the new stadium.. (or is there a thread dedicated to this) Also who is lucas oil and how are they connected with INdy/the new stadium?
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Old October 14th, 2006, 01:47 AM   #25
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There are plenty of renderings of LOS over in the Indianapolis Development News forum...
As for Lucas Oil itself, I dont know a whole lot about them except that the company sells motor oil and additives, and they agreed to pay $120 million for the stadium naming rights over the course of 20 years.
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Old October 17th, 2006, 02:26 AM   #26
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I really like that building. Go INDY!!!
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Old October 19th, 2006, 05:07 AM   #27
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This looks great! Good news in Indy!
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Old October 19th, 2006, 09:15 PM   #28
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Another point regarding this tower blocking the LOS view of the skyline: I just noticed "Courtesy HKS" in the corner of the rendering. HKS architecture is also the firm that designed LOS, so I think it would be unlikely that they'd design a tower that would ruin one of the great features of their stadium design (and the only real point to orienting the stadium at an angle).

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Old October 20th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #29
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ACTUALLY, there is an engineering "angle" too. Because of Pogue's Run "running" beneath the site, they determined that the footers/foundation could not be positioned in a way that would make the structure "squared" to the site.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 06:05 PM   #30
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In the Indy Dev section there are new renderings. It is basically down to this and another option (although there is a 3rd), which would not be nearly as dramatic.






INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL
• Size: 44 stories.
• Rooms: 1,016 (216 of which would be used by Preferred Hotels) and 72 condominiums.
• Parking: 1,384 spaces in a newly constructed underground garage on the site.
• Challenge: Site must be acquired from Indiana Sports Corp.

MARRIOTT HOTELS
• Size: 25 stories for the main hotel.
• Rooms: About 1,400 in four hotels on the site: a JW Marriott Hotel (800 rooms), a Fairfield Inn (253), a Springhill Suites (187 with indoor water park) and a Renaissance Hotel (178 plus 24 condominiums).
• Parking: 1,200 spaces underground.
• Challenge: Whether to open all four at once or do the smaller hotels later.

WESTIN HOTEL
• Size: Two 16-story additions to the existing Westin Hotel.
• Rooms: 650 to 800, in addition to the existing 573 rooms.
• Parking: No new parking.
• Challenge: Trying to cram in two new wings in a tight space.
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Old October 28th, 2006, 08:15 PM   #31
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While the intercontinental is certainly the best choice, I'd say that its still a pretty good deal because even if you get the worst end of the stick, thats still two midrises, which can't necessarily be complained about.
But they'd pretty much be cows to not take the first option. I HATE the second. A bunch of stupid Marriott chains.. >_< They're building and renovating all over Lousville's DT and the hotels all look like they should be off the highway outside of Bowling Green..
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Old October 29th, 2006, 06:51 PM   #32
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From some of the comments in the Indy Star by members of the selection committee the INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL seems to be the only one that meets the criteria that was set by the city. This is the hotel that will be chosen and its is going to be a great addition to the indy skyline and to downtown.
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Old November 3rd, 2006, 10:28 PM   #33
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Looks nice.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 03:22 AM   #34
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I really wish we couls see some in depth renderings of the ground level and how they are going to incorporate that into the street and sidewalk traffic. I wish the city would shoose this project and the developers of the Marriott project would build theres also! That would be a nice edition also, although it does look rather suburbia"ish"
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Old November 7th, 2006, 12:23 AM   #35
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union station

The tower looks pretty decent,I am not a big fan of the particular shape,but its okay to me,but thats just my opionon,but if the hotel is to be built across the street from a major historical landmark shouldent they invest in some restoration to the landmark? I mean,our city will spend millions on a new stadium,hotels,etc,but they wont invest in repairing the clocktower of union station? I mean,wouldent the hotel be more pleasent if the clocktower you looked at across the street in the morning actually worked?
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Old November 11th, 2006, 10:23 AM   #36
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Yikes!! I am in the minority here but to me that building is fugly. Indy is a nice town, it can certainly do much better.
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Old November 11th, 2006, 04:12 PM   #37
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Yikes!! I am in the minority here but to me that building is fugly. Indy is a nice town, it can certainly do much better.
maybe a more traditional modern art deco like tower?
that would look alot better.
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Old November 12th, 2006, 12:34 AM   #38
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maybe a more traditional modern art deco like tower?
that would look alot better.
Maybe, but that would be ridiculously expensive to build
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Old November 12th, 2006, 01:41 AM   #39
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Maybe, but that would be ridiculously expensive to build
not with ornate features,just in a more classical shape,
just becuase its new doesent mean it has to have such a (in my opionon)
funkish shape,but thats just my opionion.
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Old November 14th, 2006, 11:59 PM   #40
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I like the idea of Indy building another tall 'scraper.
I like watching my hometown grow.
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