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Old June 11th, 2007, 11:20 PM   #1041
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a wiki on Indianapolis development? Sounds like a good idea. I created the page on Irvington and work on it every once in a while

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irvingt...toric_District

It's not that hard to get the hang of it.
I meant to respond to this sooner, sorry. :-)

I was actually referring to a wiki not a page on Wikipedia. Since some of the topics we discuss are of a transient nature I'm not sure they would survive on Wikipedia. It would be nice to have our own site to edit and post data on. It wouldn't be a site to replace the forums, just somewhere to point people to for facts. I see it growing into a more detailed, Indy-specific version of Emporis. We gather a lot of data worth chronicling here. Much of the rest of the data is already out there, it just needs to be compiled.

lostpedia.com, which chronicles the complex TV series "Lost" is one of my favorite examples.

I've been researching options. I'll let everyone know if it seems viable in the next couple of months.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 01:54 AM   #1042
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I meant to respond to this sooner, sorry. :-)

I was actually referring to a wiki not a page on Wikipedia. Since some of the topics we discuss are of a transient nature I'm not sure they would survive on Wikipedia. It would be nice to have our own site to edit and post data on. It wouldn't be a site to replace the forums, just somewhere to point people to for facts. I see it growing into a more detailed, Indy-specific version of Emporis. We gather a lot of data worth chronicling here. Much of the rest of the data is already out there, it just needs to be compiled.

lostpedia.com, which chronicles the complex TV series "Lost" is one of my favorite examples.

I've been researching options. I'll let everyone know if it seems viable in the next couple of months.

I believe there is open source wiki software available from Wikipedia - the same stuff that powers their website.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 02:00 AM   #1043
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Can someone with a comprehensive knowledge of current/proposed development projects compile a list and post? I think it would be good for everyone to give input on what projects he/she would like to see when we meet on the 7th. We can then narrow down the top choices, prepare an agenda, and map out the sites to plan the best tour route.
I can provide a few of the more obvious projects that we should definitely hit on the 7th meetup:

1) Lucas Oil Stadium

2) Central Library expansion

3) Three Mass Avenue

4) Cultural Trail construction on Alabama Street

5) IUPUI construction projects (IU Cancer Center expansion, Riley Hospital expansion, Student Union)
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Old June 12th, 2007, 02:52 AM   #1044
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I meant to respond to this sooner, sorry. :-)

I was actually referring to a wiki not a page on Wikipedia. Since some of the topics we discuss are of a transient nature I'm not sure they would survive on Wikipedia. It would be nice to have our own site to edit and post data on. It wouldn't be a site to replace the forums, just somewhere to point people to for facts. I see it growing into a more detailed, Indy-specific version of Emporis. We gather a lot of data worth chronicling here. Much of the rest of the data is already out there, it just needs to be compiled.

I've been researching options. I'll let everyone know if it seems viable in the next couple of months.
I think this is a great idea.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 03:19 AM   #1045
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Hi1 Thanks for the welcomes. I remember my first trip downtown, before I was in the service, they were still building the Hoosier Dome. Off the top of my head that old Flatiron Building was a gem, I guess 3 Mass is somewhat modeled from that. I should hit Emporis, but you all that great gem that was part of Indy! Thanks again.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 03:30 AM   #1046
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I can provide a few of the more obvious projects that we should definitely hit on the 7th meetup:

1) Lucas Oil Stadium

2) Central Library expansion

3) Three Mass Avenue

4) Cultural Trail construction on Alabama Street

5) IUPUI construction projects (IU Cancer Center expansion, Riley Hospital expansion, Student Union)

Including the projects hoosier has posted above, below are a few of the projects i would like to see (categorized by quadrant):

Northwest Quadrant:

Northern end of canal
Buggs Temple Redevelopment
IU Health & Sciences Building
Fairbanks Hall

IUPUI (projects accessible via Red Line Circulator)
IUPUI Campus Center
IU School of Medicine Expansion
IU Cancer Center
Riley Hospital Expansion

Southwest Quadrant: (projects accessible via Blue Line Circulator)
J.W. Marriott Hotel & Towers
Lucas Oil Stadium

Southeast Quadrant: (projects accessible via Blue Line Circulator)
Victoria Centre Condominiums

Northeast Quadrant:
Central Library Expansion
City Market / MSA site (project accessible via Blue/Red Line Circulator)
Cultural Trail - Alabama Street (project accessible via Blue/Red Line Circulator)
Three Mass Ave (project accessible via Blue/Red Line Circulator)
757 Mass Ave
707 East North Street Condiminiums
Lockerbie Park


As you can see, i have labeled projects that are located in close proximity to the downtown circulator bus stops. I am hoping we can walk and/or utilize public transit for most of the tour. For those of you planning to join, let me know your thoughts.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 03:47 AM   #1047
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Good list k2h. Also wanted to point out that everybody can easily get from the IUPUI projects to the canal projects on the people mover.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 03:57 AM   #1048
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Good list k2h. Also wanted to point out that everybody can easily get from the IUPUI projects to the canal projects on the people mover.
that thing is public?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 04:03 AM   #1049
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that thing is public?
Hell yeah. The city allowed them to use the city street ROW in exchange for it being open to the public. Of course, they don't advertise that fact!
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Old June 12th, 2007, 04:54 AM   #1050
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Including the projects hoosier has posted above, below are a few of the projects i would like to see (categorized by quadrant):

Northwest Quadrant:

Northern end of canal
Buggs Temple Redevelopment
IU Health & Sciences Building
Fairbanks Hall

IUPUI (projects accessible via Red Line Circulator)
IUPUI Campus Center
IU School of Medicine Expansion
IU Cancer Center
Riley Hospital Expansion

Southwest Quadrant: (projects accessible via Blue Line Circulator)
J.W. Marriott Hotel & Towers
Lucas Oil Stadium

Southeast Quadrant: (projects accessible via Blue Line Circulator)
Victoria Centre Condominiums

Northeast Quadrant:
Central Library Expansion
City Market / MSA site (project accessible via Blue/Red Line Circulator)
Cultural Trail - Alabama Street (project accessible via Blue/Red Line Circulator)
Three Mass Ave (project accessible via Blue/Red Line Circulator)
757 Mass Ave
707 East North Street Condiminiums
Lockerbie Park


As you can see, i have labeled projects that are located in close proximity to the downtown circulator bus stops. I am hoping we can walk and/or utilize public transit for most of the tour. For those of you planning to join, let me know your thoughts.
Victoria Center Condos? What is that? I've not heard anything about that. Where is it?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 05:00 AM   #1051
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I'll go if DMD_Landscape goes. And I second the Rathskeller.
Okay, I hear a positive Rathskeller vibe, and IndyBob is saying he's coming if I am. I'm in. What was the date again?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 05:12 AM   #1052
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Victoria Center Condos? What is that? I've not heard anything about that. Where is it?
Victoria Center is 22 E Washington Correct? Odd I was not aware of any condos in that building. I do know that they opened a barber shop in there recently though.
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Old June 12th, 2007, 05:14 AM   #1053
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A quick google search turned up this on IDI:

http://www.indydt.com/victoria.html
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Old June 12th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #1054
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Victoria Center Condos? What is that? I've not heard anything about that. Where is it?

See attached photo. The Victoria Centre Condominiums are planned for the reddish-colored brick structure.

http://miborpicturesweb2.marketlinx....r2551747-8.jpg
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Old June 12th, 2007, 06:58 AM   #1055
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Good list k2h. Also wanted to point out that everybody can easily get from the IUPUI projects to the canal projects on the people mover.
Thanks CorrND. The people mover is a good idea. Do you know if it is in operation on Saturdays?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:08 AM   #1056
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2 Questions!

1) Is that small 3 story building next to the Victoria Centre where that new ethnic restaurant is going? If so i think that's reeeally rad!

2) Is the Victoria Centre also known as the "Symphony Center" im just curious? If so, i would LOVE to buy a condo in that lovely building when im older!
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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:13 AM   #1057
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1) Is that small 3 story building next to the Victoria Centre where that new ethnic restaurant is going? If so i think that's reeeally rad!

2) Is the Victoria Centre also known as the "Symphony Center" im just curious? If so, i would LOVE to buy a condo in that lovely building when im older!
The answer to your second question in no. The Symphony Centre is the taller structure next to the Victoria Centre. See attached.

http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=118694
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Old June 12th, 2007, 07:37 AM   #1058
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SOOO?

You're telling me the Vic. Centre isn't the tall one with like 17 floors? Which one is it then?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #1059
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You're telling me the Vic. Centre isn't the tall one with like 17 floors? Which one is it then?
This one: http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=...napolis-in-usa
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Old June 12th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #1060
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Thanks CorrND. The people mover is a good idea. Do you know if it is in operation on Saturdays?
The People Mover has at least one train moving every day during the day but I forget the exact hours of operation. Even if it's not running regular intervals, it should be available from the on-call button (this is so the few people that need to go between hospitals overnight can still move around). If you want to use it during on-call times, you might have to wait a little while since I think it parks at the Methodist end.

And while I'm talking about the People Mover, I'll mention that they're currently working on the walkway connection between the canal station and Fairbanks Hall.

EDIT: From Clarian's webpage:

"The People Mover is free and open to the public, as well as Clarian employees. It runs from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week. After 10 p.m. one train docks for maintenance and the other train is "on-call," during which time riders must push a button to call the train and take a ride."

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