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Old August 15th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #81
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This is true. Lol.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 10:28 PM   #82
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I love skyscrapers and am a resident of LA as well as San Francisco. This particular design as it stands... is well... UGLY. It looks like something out of 1960's San Francisco with those ugly towers near Nob Hill.
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Old August 22nd, 2007, 10:30 PM   #83
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Ugly how?
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 01:50 AM   #84
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I love skyscrapers and am a resident of LA as well as San Francisco. This particular design as it stands... is well... UGLY. It looks like something out of 1960's San Francisco with those ugly towers near Nob Hill.


I actually live the midcentury modern designed towers on SF's Russian and Nob Hills but I gues the locals don't.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:50 AM   #85
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Renderings never do any project justice, i think in the case of this tower, the shear scale of the tower will offset it's apperent "fatness" and also the renderings do lack the true color of the cladding matierials, opinions will change once it's built i'm sure.
At first, looking at the renderings of One Rincon, I did not care for the cladding, but now that it's up it looks great.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 08:31 PM   #86
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Wasn't this building first proposed in the late 1970's with roughly the same design?
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 10:10 PM   #87
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Wasn't this building first proposed in the late 1970's with roughly the same design?
As far as i know, no, in the early 1980's after Houk finished acquiring the property, the Gruen Assoc. came up with a plan for a 26 story hotel, and a 34 story office tower, to be called Pershing Square Center, and also before Houk put all the property together, around 1974, the people who owned the lot along 5th street, next to the Title Guarantee building came up with a plan for a 60 story mixed use tower (15 or 20 storys of office and the rest residential) but this plan was never formaly announced, I found out about it becouse it was submitted as a possible replacment for the World Trade Center, the current plan is definately a new plan.

The only thing about the Gruen plan and the current plan that are similar is the massing. (due to zoning i'll bet!)
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Old August 26th, 2007, 04:41 AM   #88
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^ You sure know your stuff.
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Old August 27th, 2007, 03:33 AM   #89
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is this gonna have a better location than the Ritz
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Old August 27th, 2007, 03:40 AM   #90
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What do you mean?
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Old October 14th, 2007, 06:02 AM   #91
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Any new news on this project?
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Old October 14th, 2007, 06:17 AM   #92
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^ It's set to break ground in March of 2008.
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Old October 24th, 2007, 04:45 AM   #93
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Old October 24th, 2007, 06:05 AM   #94
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Old October 24th, 2007, 08:22 AM   #95
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Old October 24th, 2007, 12:20 PM   #96
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Old October 24th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #97
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^ It's set to break ground in March of 2008.
cool, finally a new tall tower for LA
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Old October 25th, 2007, 09:20 PM   #98
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This last rendering is great, it gives a better scale to the tower(s)
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Old October 27th, 2007, 02:16 AM   #99
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 07:24 AM   #100
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So whats the story with this now? They are saying it's getting canned on curbedLa.com
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