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Old June 6th, 2008, 09:56 PM   #241
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this should never be started up again, all photos, designs and descriptions of this should be gathered up and destroyed and the Architects and engineers involved should be shot and put in a mass grave.
damn.

I'm guessing your firm lost the bid on some kinda work on this project?
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Old July 22nd, 2008, 08:15 PM   #242
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Just thought I'd update and say they are still waiting for more favorable financial conditions........... ugh........... but currently they are doing infrastructure and utility work for the site, so we'll be ready to dive head-first back into construction once things are settled.
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 02:57 AM   #243
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I love Louisville! and this is a cool tower... but i just dont think it is right for the city. the proposed skyline just doesnt look right. (and hasnt ever since they turned off the fountain.) i think something like philadelphia's comcast center would look much better. but i guess i hope they build it, its better than nothin...
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 09:13 AM   #244
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Why is there a small building in the terraced house lot linked by the huge lattice beam to the tower?
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Old July 23rd, 2008, 02:48 PM   #245
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Why is there a small building in the terraced house lot linked by the huge lattice beam to the tower?
That's the entrance for main street and its facade on main street is actually that of the original buildings on the site. It was done partially to appease preservationists and also to provide an interesting entrance to the elevator (what's inside the lattice beam).
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Old April 9th, 2009, 11:33 PM   #246
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I don't know if anyone ever saw this, but there are some pictures of the mock-up for MP's facade on the REX site. Thought I'd share it.





There are a few others pics on the site as well.
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Old April 10th, 2009, 05:05 PM   #247
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Looks ok. Are they going to start?
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Old April 11th, 2009, 08:00 AM   #248
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^It really is iffy. They have continued on prep works (removing hideous electrical towers on the site) but actual work on the building has not started. They say they are waiting for the economy to improve, but in this day and age, that probably spells disaster. I personally remain optimistic, but just by a thread...
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Old June 26th, 2010, 12:43 AM   #249
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This project may not be dead after all. In a news conference today the developers announced they are applying for a $100 million HUD loan that they will personally guarantee. Government Beasher is supportive of the initiative.

Here's the article: Museum Plaze Loan
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Old June 26th, 2010, 09:10 PM   #250
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Msradell, there are projects that won't
get built, though, right?
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Old June 27th, 2010, 12:01 AM   #251
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get built, though, right?
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Old September 13th, 2010, 06:08 PM   #252
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Information about the $100 million HUD loan application.

http://www.rex-ny.com/downloads/pres...essRelease.pdf

http://us1.campaign-archive.com/?u=b...=d33b5333cf&e=
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Old September 26th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #253
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I hope it gets built.... after they change the design all together. When I first saw the rendering I felt so sorry for Louisville to have something so ugly built.
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Old September 28th, 2010, 04:38 AM   #254
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There's no need to feel sorry for the city, it will be a cultural boon that will outweigh the appearance of the building.
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Old November 11th, 2010, 08:44 PM   #255
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Looks like this one is about to go U/C again.

Congressman John Yarmuth and Governor Steve Beshear are pleased to announce significant, positive progress
in the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s application for a $100 million federal loan from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
for the development of Museum Plaza... read more on http://www.rex-ny.com/downloads/pres...ss_Release.pdf (PDF).

News also featured on ArchDaily. http://www.archdaily.com/88298/museum-plaza-update-rex/
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Old November 12th, 2010, 03:33 AM   #256
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Looks like this one is about to go U/C again.
My condolences .
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Old November 12th, 2010, 04:27 AM   #257
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My condolences .
Lol!

But really, i didn't know they still built grain elevators in urban areas.

Even though it is not aesthetically pleasing, it does have a pretty cool design that looks like it will be awesome looking up close. Also, it will add a lot to that part of downtown. The views from the top will be amazing.
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Old November 12th, 2010, 07:34 AM   #258
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I'm not willing to say that it's the ugliest building ever proposed but surely somebody in charge of approving this thing must have actually seen it . I just can't believe that anybody would be willing to allow such a catastrophe to be built . It's one thing to say that it's avant-garde or "different" but this thing will end up being Louisville's showpiece . It's just wrong in so many ways . If you could put such a Franken-building in say New York then at least people could say "Ewww ..." and walk away to look at something nicer . That just won't be the case in Louisville.

It is truly a monstrosity and I'm amazed that nobody has hustled the designers off to look at pictures of nice buildings and rethink this afterbirth of architecture .
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Old November 12th, 2010, 05:49 PM   #259
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I hope it gets built.... after they change the design all together. When I first saw the rendering I felt so sorry for Louisville to have something so ugly built.
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I'm not willing to say that it's the ugliest building ever proposed but surely somebody in charge of approving this thing must have actually seen it . I just can't believe that anybody would be willing to allow such a catastrophe to be built . It's one thing to say that it's avant-garde or "different" but this thing will end up being Louisville's showpiece . It's just wrong in so many ways . If you could put such a Franken-building in say New York then at least people could say "Ewww ..." and walk away to look at something nicer . That just won't be the case in Louisville.

It is truly a monstrosity and I'm amazed that nobody has hustled the designers off to look at pictures of nice buildings and rethink this afterbirth of architecture .
Sorry you guys are so jealous that we're getting this world class building!
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Old November 12th, 2010, 06:01 PM   #260
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^ I'm fairly sure in this case those people are not simply jealous haters. That being said, I actually like this one. I'm willing to bet it will look very nice in real life.
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