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Old July 19th, 2009, 04:29 PM   #461
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This has to be one of the slowest projects I've seen. At the rate they are going the JW Marriott tower will have been completely assembled including the excavation and parking structure in the time it took to reclad this building.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 10:22 PM   #462
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This has to be one of the slowest projects I've seen. At the rate they are going the JW Marriott tower will have been completely assembled including the excavation and parking structure in the time it took to reclad this building.
The race is ON!
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Old August 5th, 2009, 06:06 AM   #463
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sorry, a pic from 6/11



it's a beauty..
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Old August 5th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #464
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I really like the redesign; however, HATE the black strips on the sides. WTH? It looks so awkward
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Old August 5th, 2009, 05:06 PM   #465
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The black edge alternately annoys and intrigues me depending on where I'm viewing. From the north or south, I think it's terrible. The fact that they didn't continue the lighted cap across the black portion makes it even more irritating to my eye.

But from the side, particularly at an angle such as New York or Ohio, I find it interesting. The Pennsylvania facade is particularly cool when viewed at a short distance.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 10:57 PM   #466
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They're down to the last two floors on the east side to complete -- and just have half of each of those two floors to work on. Could it be "done" in a week and a half? Its finally getting there!
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Old August 6th, 2009, 10:00 PM   #467
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Found some information on an old tri-fold card that they handed out when Indiana Square was first built (and actually by looking at the dates provided this card was printed before the building was done). Some of the facts...

Important Dates:
Building announcement: 9/15/66
Demolition begun: 6/9/67
Ground breaking: 8/10/67
First Steel Erected: 12/15/67
Topping out: Sept 1968 (est.)
Completion: Late 1969 (est.)

Cost: Excess of 20 million
Structural Steel: 7,400 tons
Wiring: 265 miles
Tower dimensions: Width 100 feet, length 170 feet
Base Dimension: 200 X 400 feet
Glass for Exterior Walls: 350,000 Square Feet

17 elevators:
Low-rise 500 feet per minute
Mid-rise 700 feet per minute
High-rise 1,000 feet per minute

Exterior Finish of Building:
Duranodic aluminum
Solargray glass
White Italian marble

Rentable space: 677,590 Square Feet

Building Height:
1,221 above sea level
504 feet above ground level.

Heliport: 38th level (roof)
Observation Terrace: 36th floor
Sorry to quote something from two years ago but am curious as to whether this Observation Terrace actually exists? If so, let's see some photos from up top!

The re-clad took forever but it really does look good. Patience pays off, hey? It's fun to look at everyone's excitement over this project in the first five pages or so of the thread.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 10:25 PM   #468
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Sorry to quote something from two years ago but am curious as to whether this Observation Terrace actually exists? If so, let's see some photos from up top!
I used to work at the Teller's Cage Restaurant the floor below the Obervation Deck when I was in Highschool. At that time they were using it for storage for the restaurant's extra tables and chairs. Pretty neat view though. This is one of the only buildings I've been in that you can truly feel the sway enough to give you that funny feeling in your gut...

Anyway, I'm not sure of it's condition right now.

BTW, I think the dual color scheme and the way it has horizontal breaks in the facade is awesome. The only gripe I have is with the lighting at night- anyone else notice that it is choppy and inconsistent accross the top?
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Old August 6th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #469
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I used to work at the Teller's Cage Restaurant the floor below the Obervation Deck when I was in Highschool. At that time they were using it for storage for the restaurant's extra tables and chairs. Pretty neat view though. This is one of the only buildings I've been in that you can truly feel the sway enough to give you that funny feeling in your gut...

Anyway, I'm not sure of it's condition right now.

BTW, I think the dual color scheme and the way it has horizontal breaks in the facade is awesome. The only gripe I have is with the lighting at night- anyone else notice that it is choppy and inconsistent accross the top?
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http://dig-b.blogspot.com/2009/07/ph...-at-night.html
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Old August 7th, 2009, 05:36 AM   #470
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Here are some photos I took...

This one is from June ------> http://www.captureindy.com/photo/248338

This one was just after the fireworks on July 5, you can see how the LED lights shoot beams into the sky, pretty cool -----------> http://www.captureindy.com/photo/239982
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Thanks Cavanroo. I like your pictures! Keep showing them.
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Old August 7th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #472
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The lack of consistency in the LED lighting up top is embarrassing. We had a similar situation in Milwaukee with the Milwaukee Public Market sign...

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Eventually they got it right and it's been fine ever since but it did take a good six-eight months...

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Old August 7th, 2009, 05:33 PM   #473
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The lack of consistency in the LED lighting up top is embarrassing. We had a similar situation in Milwaukee with the Milwaukee Public Market sign...
Well, to be fair, this refacade project isn't technically done yet. Hopefully we don't end up embarrassed when they're done.
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BTW, I think the dual color scheme and the way it has horizontal breaks in the facade is awesome. The only gripe I have is with the lighting at night- anyone else notice that it is choppy and inconsistent accross the top?

Yes, it is very choppy and does not have the ipact I thought it would. Dare I say I liked the old lighting scheme better
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Old August 7th, 2009, 06:00 PM   #476
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I used to work at the Teller's Cage Restaurant the floor below the Obervation Deck when I was in Highschool. At that time they were using it for storage for the restaurant's extra tables and chairs. Pretty neat view though. This is one of the only buildings I've been in that you can truly feel the sway enough to give you that funny feeling in your gut...

Anyway, I'm not sure of it's condition right now.

BTW, I think the dual color scheme and the way it has horizontal breaks in the facade is awesome. The only gripe I have is with the lighting at night- anyone else notice that it is choppy and inconsistent accross the top?
When I worked security in the building we had to go up to 36 every morning to change a video tape for IPS. The North side of the old obs deck is full of radio and satellite equipment.
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Yes, it is very choppy and does not have the ipact I thought it would. Dare I say I liked the old lighting scheme better
This would have been cool. It's the Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain. It looks too phallic for my taste however.

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This would have been cool. It's the Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain. It looks too phallic for my taste however.


Love it. The shape reminds me of the Gherkin in London
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Old August 7th, 2009, 08:32 PM   #480
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The one in London is better.
I love how it uses different colors of blue, it is modern but elegant.
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