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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:34 PM   #481
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that picture makes it look better, or atleast decent. But they could have been more creative with the glass. Its better then what is currently there. That odd future restruant building is neat looking!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:35 PM   #482
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Ugly is ugly no matter how much you magnify or increase the resolution of it. Nothing of any architectual significance what-so-ever.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:37 PM   #483
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I don't mind the building, but seriously.. the ******* parking lot. GOOD GOD!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:38 PM   #484
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I don't mind the building, but seriously.. the ******* parking lot. GOOD GOD!
Another reason to riot!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:45 PM   #485
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Wait, is that a street-front loading area off West St? I thought the new downtown design guidelines (whatever they're called) recommended NOT putting these on major streets! Great, even city-sponsored projects don't follow the new guidelines. Nice precedent.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:50 PM   #486
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That future restaurant does look bad ass UnionStation, it is the best design of the whole damn project, sad just sad plain and simple.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:52 PM   #487
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Old May 15th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #488
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I'd like to see more detail of that big corner of glass at Maryland and West. That could be really cool.

EDIT: Another VERY high-res shot (I assume this is one time people really aren't going to complain about ridiculously huge pics)


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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:06 PM   #489
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Simple YET Elegant?

That's all i have to say... I mean i look it like the Kosene Kosene proposal. Originally, i said it looked like the City County Building on crack. However, the more i looked at it the more i fell in love wit it! Perhaps the same will hold true for this design? I mean seriously, it fits in nicely... AND complements our downtown!

So ironically i am not too disappointed. With that said & done let's PRAY the renderings keep gettin better & better... To a not too shabby redesign, cheers! (i like some ice in my cup)
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:08 PM   #490
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I am usually pretty harsh about Indianapolis architecture, but I don't think the design is that bad. The base in the victory field rendering actually looks pretty sweet. I know the design is not breath-taking, but it'll add to the skyline. Most high rise buildings are really not super interesting (look around the rest of downtown). I think the design is decent though, but it is an improvement of the previous design. We'll just have to see how it turns out.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:14 PM   #491
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Maybe it wont be as bad as it looks, maybe it wont be noticable?...
I just hope that it does spread downtown life, the area around there has alot of peotential. Other than the bland, VERY bland design, the only problem is that goddamn parking lot and lack of street level retail!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #492
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I'm looking at the funky top, south-end of the JW-M. Looks like 4 corner balconies on each side for about 3 floors.....<whips out calculator>.....sounds like that's the 24 condos. I wonder if they will allow that to expand upward if demand dictates.

It also looks like the Courtyard/Springhill Suites building took on some of the design characteristics of the original JW-M proposal.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #493
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the funky balcony part is sorta attractive I must say.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:19 PM   #494
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Yes I Must Also Concur The Funky Top Is Funky Fresh!

UPDATE: Marriott revision shines on West Street
Tue, May 15 - 2007
Jennifer Whitson - [email protected]
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The West Street corridor will get more attention under the new convention hotel plans released today.

The 1,000-room, 29-story JW Marriott–increased from 800 rooms and 20 stories in the original design—has been flipped to run north-to-south along West Street instead of along Maryland Street. The new look means a more complete view of the downtown skyline from Victory Field and that the JW Marriott’s entrance, along with new landscaping, will be along West Street.

Also reworked is the look of the 45,000 square feet of ballroom space, which used to face West Street. It now runs along Maryland Street and includes a massive stretch of almost floor-to-ceiling windows affording a birds-eye view of ongoing ball games.

The hotel campus includes a Courtyard Hotel, Springhill Suites, Fairfield Inn and Suites, and a 1,000-spot, underground parking garage.

The developers, Merrillville-based White Lodging Services Corp. and Indianapolis-based REI Real Estate Services, are also in talks with the state to include an elevated pedestrian walkway that would cross West Street to tap into a state parking garage at the northeast corner of West and Maryland streets. The walkway eventually would connect across Maryland Street to the expanded Indiana Convention Center.

The newer version of the project upped the overall development price but Barbara Lawrence, director of the Indianapolis Bond Bank, said the city’s portion of financing would not exceed the previously stated maximum of $48.5 million.

Lawrence said the city and developers should have a project agreement contract within a week.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:41 PM   #495
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Why couldn't they just continue the design from the roof down the whole tower? At least it would give it a nice shape.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:49 PM   #496
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I don't think this is that bad of a project (the design is very Miami looking). Two new towers for downtown that will extend the city's skyline to the park and fill in the gap at street level. I think downtown Indy is moving forward in a very positive way with the MSA redevelopment site, LOS, Mass avenue project, the state canal project, the cultural trail, student housing tower and the potential for Penn Tower. Congrats to downtown Indy.
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Old May 15th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #497
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The high resolution elevations aren't too bad. I do like the top. But only 317' tall??? That is the height of Riley Towers!
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Old May 16th, 2007, 12:09 AM   #498
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About The Height...

Two things... 1) Is that the Riley twin Towers are actually 285 ft. Which is a good chunk smaller. Kinda sorta. 2) (317) HaHa that's like Indy's area code! Which i think is pretty damn rad...
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Old May 16th, 2007, 12:25 AM   #499
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Unbelievably disappointed once again... I don't even know where to start. As per usual, I'm sure there will be no opportunity for public comment. How do these guys get off time and time again with spending millions in tax payer dollars and then not even attempting to consult the public on the design.

For those of you that are trying to look on the bright side, Please don't give the city, the developers or the designers the pleasure of your misguided approval.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #500
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Maybe it will look better at night. In the dark.

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