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Old April 13th, 2009, 07:18 PM   #421
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I don't care for the original. If it would have been like alot of 1920's-1930's buildings -yes. Those Empire State looking types. Even some 200 footers look taller with the needle type look. Ft. Wayne has one if I am not mistaken. I don't mind the granite addition because the time it was put in. Give some reflection and color to the street area.


It is a fine historic structure (though I don't care for the box at the top) and looks much better than a glass box.
Personally I think the street area looks good with a lot of stone.
It looks much better than it would if a modern glass box sat there.
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Old April 14th, 2009, 02:07 AM   #422
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I also agree that the original Indiana National Bank Tower was a great scraper. It would look good today and add some variety to the skyline, but the re-clad is uber-sharp and when JW gets completed, these two towers are going to make significant impacts
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Old April 14th, 2009, 02:44 AM   #423
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It is a fine historic structure (though I don't care for the box at the top) and looks much better than a glass box.
Personally I think the street area looks good with a lot of stone.
It looks much better than it would if a modern glass box sat there.
Mmm. If it went to a point more, I would like it, but I am usually in the miniority about buildings, and that is not a problem. We cannot all agree, hey I still don't care for most BDM&D buildings, or the Zipper Building, but I like Embassy Suites!
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Old April 14th, 2009, 08:04 AM   #424
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Thanks for the follow up. Definitely a lot of history there!

This is also hearsay, but I was told that the roof was a way to house and hide some of the communications equipment the phone company used.
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Old April 29th, 2009, 08:37 AM   #425
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Picture update

Looking at the northwest end of the tower as of 4/25/09...

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Old April 30th, 2009, 11:21 PM   #426
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Great photo Matt! I really need to bring my camera. I want to show a few shots from the inside of our suite looking out. It's pretty dismal with 2 layers of dirty glass to look through.
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Great photo Matt! I really need to bring my camera. I want to show a few shots from the inside of our suite looking out. It's pretty dismal with 2 layers of dirty glass to look through.
Have any parts been finished on the inside?

They still have to take out the old glass and add the extra flooring everywhere, right?

This project will be going on a long time after it looks finished from the outside. Taking out all that glass and extending the floor sound like slow-moving jobs.
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Have any parts been finished on the inside?

They still have to take out the old glass and add the extra flooring everywhere, right?

This project will be going on a long time after it looks finished from the outside. Taking out all that glass and extending the floor sound like slow-moving jobs.
They are remodeling the 4th floor. Starting in August they are going to start removing tenants from their space 3 floors at a time and work their way down from 35. The 4th floor will be used to house the displaced tenants. Each floor will take about 10-12 weeks to complete. In addition to removing the glass they will have to move some of the outer walls and replace the wallpaper in the adjacent hallways so everything will match. Also the life-safety stuff such as sprinklers will be extended out. I would say we are getting an additional 18 inches of space all the way around the building. I am on the 12th floor so in doing the math it may be fall 2010 before we're affected.
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They are remodeling the 4th floor. Starting in August they are going to start removing tenants from their space 3 floors at a time and work their way down from 35. The 4th floor will be used to house the displaced tenants. Each floor will take about 10-12 weeks to complete. In addition to removing the glass they will have to move some of the outer walls and replace the wallpaper in the adjacent hallways so everything will match. Also the life-safety stuff such as sprinklers will be extended out. I would say we are getting an additional 18 inches of space all the way around the building. I am on the 12th floor so in doing the math it may be fall 2010 before we're affected.

Sheesh, what an undertaking. Thanks.
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Sheesh, what an undertaking. Thanks.
True. Our firm is 4 years into a 7 year lease. We'll have to see what kind of inconvenience this is for the tenants. I suspect some may move, but we'll see.
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Damn, they could have built a brand new building in the time its going to take for this to be complete.
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 04:46 PM   #432
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Old May 22nd, 2009, 05:50 PM   #433
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This tower is going to be so classy and sleek! I am loving it.
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Looking at all those parking lots down there makes me cringe. We need more infill projects like the Cosmopolitan. *crosses fingers*
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Looking at all those parking lots down there makes me cringe. We need more infill projects like the Cosmopolitan. *crosses fingers*
Yup.

Flaherty and Collins were chosen to develop the lot around Barton Tower, which should yield a similar, if not superior development to the Cosmopolitan.

Also, over on Virginia Ave, there's a nice mixed-use by Perkin VonDeylen going in along the Cultural Trail.
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Old May 23rd, 2009, 04:42 AM   #436
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Yup.

Flaherty and Collins were chosen to develop the lot around Barton Tower, which should yield a similar, if not superior development to the Cosmopolitan.

Also, over on Virginia Ave, there's a nice mixed-use by Perkin VonDeylen going in along the Cultural Trail.
What is this one? Cannot remember anything about it, and is the design different?
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Old June 3rd, 2009, 05:16 PM   #437
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FINALLY hanging glass on the east side on the building.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 09:44 PM   #438
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What is this one? Cannot remember anything about it, and is the design different?
It was announced a month or so ago at a Cultural Trail meeting.

It's a pleasant-looking building with contemporary/industrial stylings. I'll take it. It doesn't make me want to be a better person, but it's a marked improvement over the 3 Mass's and Villagio's we've been getting.

I'm sure Cory at IBJ will get a rendering sooner or later. I'd have taken some pictures, but it didn't seem appropriate at the time. I honestly thought it would be out by now. Usually the Urban Times gentleman is at the meetings and anything they announce, he writes about.
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Old June 11th, 2009, 04:34 PM   #439
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Well they finally installed the new glass on my side of the building today (12th floor East). Management says they are on target to completed the outside in August
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Nothing really new in this shot, but I just loved the way it was reflecting the sky yesterday evening...
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