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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:43 AM   #1
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INDIANAPOLIS | 3 Mass Ave | 10 fl | U/C

It's a pretty important residential project for downtown, especially since it will help to bridge the gap between the CBD and the other new residential projects around Mass Ave. It's also continuing the trend of denser projects in Downtown Indy. Upon completion, this will be the largest building in the city to feature a green roof, open to building residents as a private park.

I will post some construction photos later.



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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:04 AM   #2
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It might be somewhat pretentious but they also have a webcam on the 3mass.com site.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 02:07 AM   #3
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It might be somewhat pretentious but they also have a webcam on the 3mass.com site.
Yeah, but their angle is terrible. It's so far away you can't tell what's going on. They might as well not even have it.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 03:53 AM   #4
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It's a pretty important residential project for downtown, especially since it will help to bridge the gap between the CBD and the other new residential projects around Mass Ave. It's also continuing the trend of denser projects in Downtown Indy.

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Has a Texas, maybe Phoenix feel to it. I have always liked this building, wish the webcam would let me stop and look then continue. Maybe I am doing something wrong, nice building..
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Old August 29th, 2007, 08:43 AM   #5
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Uhm...

I find the Phoenix/Texas look reference pretty insulting. No offense. I just like how it has a rad ass Indy feel to it. That's not too weird. Is it?
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Old August 29th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #6
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Yeah, but their angle is terrible. It's so far away you can't tell what's going on. They might as well not even have it.
Just checked out the web cam for the first time. Sure, you can't see anything, but I don't think there's much to see other than site preparations right now.....boring if you ask me.

I think the angle will work well once the building starts to rise.

Also, here's the New York St. elevation:

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Old August 29th, 2007, 06:34 PM   #7
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I find the Phoenix/Texas look reference pretty insulting. No offense. I just like how it has a rad ass Indy feel to it. That's not too weird. Is it?
I think it seems very Indy too, and the way they design it respects the old school indy buildings next door. This will defianitly help development along the avenue.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #8
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Also, here's the New York St. elevation:

Heh, that's the first time I noticed the Frank Lloyd Wright looking thingys on the balconies.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 08:32 PM   #9
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Ah Hah

I notice that too! You are implying the red squares or w/e on the balcony yes? Let's hope that's a detail they dont neglect to leave out...
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I was talking to one of the Keystone Construction foremen (not on the 3 Mass project). He said they have a whole bunch of digging to do still for the underground parking garage.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 08:28 PM   #11
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At least it's U/C now.

It was saddening to see no site activity during the July 7th meetup.
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Old August 31st, 2007, 04:34 AM   #12
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I find the Phoenix/Texas look reference pretty insulting. No offense. I just like how it has a rad ass Indy feel to it. That's not too weird. Is it?
Sorry if you are insulted. However the look and area feel like those areas. You see Indy does not get alot of new buildings, and I like Texas and Phoenix alot, so in the picture it kinda has that feel. Again, sorry for the insult, Hope you sleep well tonight!
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Any new updates on this rad ass project?
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Old September 10th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #14
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Still just site prep. They're doing a pretty large excavation around the foundation of the Hammond Block Building. After the problems 745 Pub had with its kitchen partially falling into the 757 Mass Ave pit, the owner of Hammond Block is understandably concerned about the same thing happening to them. I'm guessing the 3 Mass Ave developers are taking no chances with shoring things up before their pit gets too big/deep.
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how did that happen? Is the foundation of the 745 hub unstable?
Thats weird, could the old tunnels(sewers of course) under the milesquare have cuased this callapse? Or was it sloppy work?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #16
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I remember that day! I missed seeing it fall in by minutes. I was working at Yats on Mass at the time and walked by right after it happened.

That site just didn't feel right. Walking into the 745 felt like you were on the side of a cliff. The north facade of the building just went straight down into the pit, no reinforcement. I'm not sure what the developers were thinking.
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Old September 11th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #17
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I remember that day! I missed seeing it fall in by minutes. I was working at Yats on Mass at the time and walked by right after it happened.

That site just didn't feel right. Walking into the 745 felt like you were on the side of a cliff. The north facade of the building just went straight down into the pit, no reinforcement. I'm not sure what the developers were thinking.
I havent been over there, did that awesome gorgeous facade callapse?
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Old September 11th, 2007, 10:17 PM   #18
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Sloppy work. No one to blame but the contractors. They dug a hole all the way up to the building's foundations and didn't reinforce it. From what I remember, the kitchen started showing cracks in the floor hours before the collapse and everyone had plenty of time to evacuate.
are the developers paying for the damages, and for a sort of sorry?
With all these problems I am think that it would have been just better to construct lowrises of the same brick style and pattern with a height of three to five floors.
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are the developers paying for the damages, and for a sort of sorry?
With all these problems I am think that it would have been just better to construct lowrises of the same brick style and pattern with a height of three to five floors.
NO offense but a limit of 3-5 stories would be extra lame! Especially, since this is essentially right downtown. Or atleast damn near it, i believe 7-13 stories would be a much more appropiate limit if there were one...
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Unionstation13 -- I'm certain the 757 Mass Ave developers (or their insurers) paid for the damage and then some, in order to compensate the 745 Pub owners for having to close their doors for over a year. The only damage to the pub was in the back kitchen area, which I think I read was actually an addition to the bar room structure.
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