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Old December 7th, 2008, 11:21 PM   #241
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Its pretty cool looking of what I have seen, bricktown is pretty cool, its a mix of the canal district and the wholesale district, which has its benefits and its costs, but overall it is a nice urban stadium...
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Old December 9th, 2008, 12:19 AM   #242
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Its pretty cool looking of what I have seen, bricktown is pretty cool, its a mix of the canal district and the wholesale district, which has its benefits and its costs, but overall it is a nice urban stadium...
Any similarities between DT Indy and OKC? Both have a DT canal with new development and new sports stadiums, etc.
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Old December 9th, 2008, 01:17 AM   #243
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Um, in a word, NO... lol DT Indy for lack of a better term "kicks its ass."

I just want to share some stuff with you Indy folks... If anyone dares to make a statement such as suburban, un-walkable, rust-belt, boring, or un-creative to describe Indianapolis, then I would shrug it off and ignore them, cause they do not have a damn clue what they are talking about!! I have been all over this country for the last two months and I have to say, Indianapolis has its act together!!

Oh by the way, to call indiana or indianapolis conservative is a joke!! After some of the places I have been too. It is amazing how after traveling around you begin to get a sense of place and character. By far the coolest city I have been to has been St. Louis which was a happy and very welcomed surprise, But DT Indianapolis is seriously cracking the top ten in American DT cities (and I will defend that statement too)!! The sun belt is so much bull shit!! It is a fake and does not even feel like real cities, and besides the warm weather, it was 66 today I can not wait to get the heck out of here... (I apologize in advance, I know I am going to hear it from some one)
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Old December 9th, 2008, 02:57 AM   #244
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Um, in a word, NO... lol DT Indy for lack of a better term "kicks its ass."

I just want to share some stuff with you Indy folks... If anyone dares to make a statement such as suburban, un-walkable, rust-belt, boring, or un-creative to describe Indianapolis, then I would shrug it off and ignore them, cause they do not have a damn clue what they are talking about!! I have been all over this country for the last two months and I have to say, Indianapolis has its act together!!

Oh by the way, to call indiana or indianapolis conservative is a joke!! After some of the places I have been too. It is amazing how after traveling around you begin to get a sense of place and character. By far the coolest city I have been to has been St. Louis which was a happy and very welcomed surprise, But DT Indianapolis is seriously cracking the top ten in American DT cities (and I will defend that statement too)!! The sun belt is so much bull shit!! It is a fake and does not even feel like real cities, and besides the warm weather, it was 66 today I can not wait to get the heck out of here... (I apologize in advance, I know I am going to hear it from some one)
I defend that whole letter to us. I get down about architecture, however I will say downtown Indy and the city really has alot going on. I really feel in 10 years we will really have a major downtown happening,neighborhoods and all. There is a reason that I said Indy is my favorite city. Not that everything is there now like I would like to see, but the potential, that goes with it that I like, even though I am a sucker for Mass Av...Thanks!
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Old December 31st, 2008, 10:29 PM   #245
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I know I've read about the concerns of various people that the entire east side of 3 Mass Avenue will be styro-board or whatever (myself included). But - looking at it recently, the entire east side is basically covered with large windows. Much, much better than what I was expecting. I was afraid it was going to be another tan, completely ugly, gigantic wall - but I think with all the windows, it shouldn't look too bad. (I mean it definitely isn't going to look like the south side of the Benouly (or whatever that big square building is down at the intersection of South Street, East Street and Virginia Avenue.)) I think it is going to be very urban looking as you view that side of the building, showing a view of much urban, residential life downtown - which should look real good.
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Old January 1st, 2009, 01:24 AM   #246
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Maybe I spoke too quickly. The eastern side of the building bends, with three different sections of the wall facing basically in an easterly direction. The two sides of the wall that face east and southeast look ok (with many windows). The section of wall that faces northeast doesn't have as many windows - and likely will have more of the tan and ugly "styro-board" (my made-up term) visible. That is the view that you see as you are looking toward the Southwest down Mass. Ave. That's too bad. Oh well - at least the other two parts of the eastern side of that building shouldn't look too bad.
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 07:41 PM   #247
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Um, in a word, NO... lol DT Indy for lack of a better term "kicks its ass."

I just want to share some stuff with you Indy folks... If anyone dares to make a statement such as suburban, un-walkable, rust-belt, boring, or un-creative to describe Indianapolis, then I would shrug it off and ignore them, cause they do not have a damn clue what they are talking about!! I have been all over this country for the last two months and I have to say, Indianapolis has its act together!!

Oh by the way, to call indiana or indianapolis conservative is a joke!! After some of the places I have been too. It is amazing how after traveling around you begin to get a sense of place and character. By far the coolest city I have been to has been St. Louis which was a happy and very welcomed surprise, But DT Indianapolis is seriously cracking the top ten in American DT cities (and I will defend that statement too)!! The sun belt is so much bull shit!! It is a fake and does not even feel like real cities, and besides the warm weather, it was 66 today I can not wait to get the heck out of here... (I apologize in advance, I know I am going to hear it from some one)
Indiana is a center state with perhaps a slight lean center right with center left large towns and left cities(like Indianapolis and Bloomington.).
OKC is also about half of Indy's age. In the 19th and early 20th century Indianapolis was on a totally different level. By the time OKC was being established Indianapolis was already turning into a major city. We were building palace hotels when they were building shacks!
Politically the power of Indiana's minorities and left have been flexed. The GOP has sort of taken Indiana for granted like the democratic party does Illinois. Now it is a battle ground state with demographic change in the direction of the left as well as economic scars that are pushing many right center hoosiers to the center and center left. Hoosiers are very center. They elected a republican governor(who is a center sort of governor.) and senate, while keeping a sort of check democratic house so everyone is balanced out.
Not to mention the large number of young hoosiers that are now registered does not favor conservatives(which is not mean the GOP.) or the Indiana of yesterday. The CURRENT GOP will have to fight if it wants to keep Indiana.
Yay we are a battleground state boys and girls!
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Old January 2nd, 2009, 10:14 PM   #248
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Any recent pictures of 3 Mass? I haven't seen any in a while.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 05:48 PM   #249
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The brick work appears to be complete on the Mass Ave. side of the building.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 07:01 PM   #250
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Found this picture on Flickr today:

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Old January 6th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #251
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I kindof wish it would stay purple. At least it's interesting with that color.

When the beige EIFS is slathered on, all one will be able to think of is birthday cakes and cruise ships when looking at that building.
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Old January 7th, 2009, 04:09 PM   #252
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I kindof wish it would stay purple. At least it's interesting with that color.

When the beige EIFS is slathered on, all one will be able to think of is birthday cakes and cruise ships when looking at that building.
A cruise ship! LMAO! Hadn't heard that one before. Now that's all I'll be able to think about. Now all it needs is some porthole windows...
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Old January 7th, 2009, 04:25 PM   #253
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Ablerock, I tend to agree. Driving by on the interstate it definitely sticks out with the purple
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Old January 7th, 2009, 08:15 PM   #254
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My father in law stayed with us for the holidays and when we took him down on the avenue, his words, "Its going to be purple??"

*doink*

The funny thing though is that after explaining it, he seemed to think it was going to be a nice place once finished as long as it didnt end up purple. LOL
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I thought the same cruise ship thingy. I keep thinking of the movie Titanic when they are peering over the edge-scene. Kinda like the purple. But you know the thing does look imposing at that angle.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 04:43 PM   #256
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My father in law stayed with us for the holidays and when we took him down on the avenue, his words, "Its going to be purple??"

*doink*

The funny thing though is that after explaining it, he seemed to think it was going to be a nice place once finished as long as it didnt end up purple. LOL
Or in other words, as long as it doesn't stick out in the crowd and blends in like a nice little clone.

My parents would probably say the same thing. :-)
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Old January 9th, 2009, 11:58 PM   #257
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I'll try to remember my camera next week. The window I look out at work looks down on 3 Mass. I'm on the 12th floor of Indiana Square. It's coming along nicely.
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Old January 10th, 2009, 07:42 PM   #258
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Are the balconies going to be a real curve, or have the flat part like the frame of it is?
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Old January 19th, 2009, 08:44 AM   #259
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i think its ganna be pretty cool. i passed by there today and cant wait for it to be done.
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I thought the same cruise ship thingy. I keep thinking of the movie Titanic when they are peering over the edge-scene. Kinda like the purple. But you know the thing does look imposing at that angle.
From that angle, it looks like it will be a good anchor for Mass Ave. (Bad pun intended.)
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