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Old March 13th, 2007, 06:46 AM   #1
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LOUISVILLE | Museum Plaza | 696ft | 62 fl | Canceled

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Museum Plaza gets state aid
By Joseph Gerth
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The Courier-Journal
Monday, March 12, 2007

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Museum Plaza project for downtown Louisville cleared a major hurdle today when the General Assembly passed legislation authorizing the use of $130.million in state and local tax revenue for road, floodwall and other improvements in connection with the $465.million project.

“Museum Plaza will be built,” said Craig Greenberg, a member of the project’s development team, which was waiting for approval of the legislation as the last piece of the economic puzzle for the 62-story riverfront structure at Seventh Street and River Road in Louisville. “We will definitely have shovels in the ground later this year.”

Final passage came after the Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee made changes in House Bill 549 to allow such tax benefits for similar large-scale projects throughout the state.

The bill passed the Senate 35-1. The House approved Senate changes 85-11. And Jodi Whitaker, spokeswoman for Gov. Ernie Fletcher, said he will sign the bill.

“I’m tickled to death,” said House Speaker Pro Tem Larry Clark, the Louisville
Democrat who shepherded the bill through the House. “It’s the biggest project that will ever be built in Jefferson County using private and public money. I’m just glad it’s done.”

Saying the bill would help people in Kentucky “build buildings that can be seen from the moon,” Senate President David Williams urged passage of the legislation in the Republican-controlled Senate.

“This is a great day for the Kentucky Senate and a great day for business,” said Senate Democratic Floor Leader Ed Worley, who worked with Williams and others over the weekend to hammer out a final version of the bill.

Read more in Friday’s Courier-Journal and at courier-journal.com
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Old March 13th, 2007, 07:20 AM   #2
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Thats the most amazing building I have ever seen. The physics of it is mind boggling.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 07:37 AM   #3
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That red cat in the second picture scares the shit out of me! I hope they don't put that in the public area, I'll have to avoid that room. Other than that I can't wait to drive under that thing, I know it's going to get a lot of WTF? But thats the whole beauty of it, it will strike up curiosity in all those who see it, especially in person. Whether they like it or not, won't matter as much, the important thing is it will stir the imagination in everybody who comes in contact with it.

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Old March 13th, 2007, 07:54 AM   #4
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I love that cat, it is the Chinese/Japanese Money Cat!! I love this tower, it Louisville don't build it, Austin will take it in a second.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 01:20 PM   #5
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You either love it or hate it.

I love it

Congratulations.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 03:12 PM   #6
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WoW!!!!!!! Amazing
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Old March 13th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #7
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impressive design, can't wait to see it in reality
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Old March 13th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #8
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You either love it or hate it.

I love it

Congratulations.
Man, I love it too, it looks incredible, different, really pushing the envelope in design I think, unlike many other skyscraper proposals out there.
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Old March 13th, 2007, 09:34 PM   #9
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here are pics of the model i took.









































































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Old March 14th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #10
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It's an interesting design nevertheless. Although I'm not sure how well it fits into the established urban environment. I guess I will just leave that statement to the locals who have a better understanding of the area.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 02:18 AM   #11
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check this out, its a 3d interactive model....gives you a perspective of how it will fit in. just double click the red dots on the model..

http://www.museumplaza.net/discover/tour.htm
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Old March 14th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #12
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i imagine consruction of this thing is going to be some seriously tricky business, they should have modernised the design more, it just looks like a load of old skyscrapers plonked on top of each other in some random fashion
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Old March 14th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #13
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The distance between office and condo towers are so close? Privacy issues...
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Old March 14th, 2007, 06:07 PM   #14
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it reminds me this WTC proposal by United Architects

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Old March 14th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #15
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i imagine consruction of this thing is going to be some seriously tricky business, they should have modernised the design more, it just looks like a load of old skyscrapers plonked on top of each other in some random fashion
actually its pretty simple...check the video.(this video is before some of the design tweaks, the building looks a little different now, but this is how they will build it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H-qhbIIMyk


and check out this video for a lecture on museum plaza by the architect himself, his name is Joshua Prince Ramus....he doesn't get to museum plaza untill like the 15 minute mark though..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsyuyQ1bel0
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Cool for Louisville
I want to see the building site, it will be very interesting.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 10:54 PM   #17
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Cool for Louisville
I want to see the building site, it will be very interesting.
your wish is my command..these are all videos of the site


http://youtube.com/watch?v=CvXuXK9DM-g

http://youtube.com/watch?v=gq9c85aM8V8

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4Px5SxWBroo

http://youtube.com/watch?v=e71fnMB0G2Q

http://youtube.com/watch?v=spdDDVcUzIQ
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Lol, I badly expressed myself. I wanted to say that I impatiently wait to see the building site when the tower has his hole, and also, some floors. But thank you also for these video
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......they should have modernised the design more, it just looks like a load of old skyscrapers plonked on top of each other in some random fashion
lol, yes, I can see that, but I happen to like older scrapers. Just going by the renders, models etc. reminscent of Richard Rogers work in a way. Get rid of the diagonal though.

There are hints of interesting lighting effects in the vids.
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yes I agree. Foul in the extreme.
Good concept but poor execution. Don't like the finished product.
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