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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:50 AM   #1
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INDIANAPOLIS | JW Marriott | 115m | 376 ft | 29 fl | Com

This will be Indy's newest convention hotel. It will be a collection of three Marriott hotels, the largest being a 1,000 room JW Marriott that will also include 24 condos. I realize it is just BARELY 300 ft. yet it is probably the most significant (and only) high-rise building being built in Indy right now...

The hotel complex will border Washington St to the north, Maryland to the south, and West St to the east.

Architect: Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum, CSO Architects
Other firms: White Lodging Services Corp

Construction is supposed to begin by the end of this year and be completed by 2010.


(Most likely the most flattering view of this otherwise unflattering building)


(You can see the MASSIVE roof & see where a green roof SHOULD be!)


(By far the most hideous picture of this pretty terrible project)

(The overview of the project showing how crappy the layout is)

So what do y'all think? Personally, i hate this as much as i like it! Really, a "possible & viable" green roof would work wonders for this project! Any other thoughts?
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 07:01 AM   #2
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It's not bad. How close will it be to Lucas Oil Stadium ?
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 07:04 AM   #3
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Makes me wanna puke everytime I look at it.
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 11:46 AM   #4
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nice but nothing special
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 03:41 PM   #5
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It's not bad. How close will it be to Lucas Oil Stadium ?
Only a few city blocks NW of "The Luke"
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Old October 2nd, 2007, 05:21 PM   #6
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Looks very 80's in not such a good way.
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 05:02 PM   #7
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Sooo what do others think? May i ask...
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Old October 3rd, 2007, 10:12 PM   #8
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Looks very 80's in not such a good way.
I agree. If you look at the rendering with the "core" in the upper right corner, you will see a sort of "Indianapolis Style" with a strip of limestone topped with glass, limestone, glass, etc. for our highrises. Most of Indy's talls popped up in the 1980's, so you are right on.
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Old October 5th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #9
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An UPdate!

http://www.wishtv.com/global/video/p...ng%20Board%20o

Check it out...

They really, REALLY need to make this more breathtaking! Yet i won't get my hopes UP.
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Old December 21st, 2007, 07:49 AM   #10
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New and Improved deisgn of the JW Marriott:









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Old December 28th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #11
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o_0


Wow. That is SO much better. THANK GOD.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 07:06 PM   #12
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looks taller than the previous design
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Old December 28th, 2007, 09:50 PM   #13
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Better! But why dosen't this town do something creative and tall? I've been to Indianapoils but there is absolutely nothing in the downtown area that's screams...please visit again. It's just plain boring....
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Old December 29th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #14
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of course better. now it's great
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Old December 30th, 2007, 06:04 AM   #15
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i love this new design so much better. the last one was so bland and would have hurt the skyline
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Old December 30th, 2007, 06:24 AM   #16
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Yes... it is a good five floors then the last proposal & NINE stories taller then the original proposal! Not to mention it's MUCH better lookin too...
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Old December 30th, 2007, 06:38 AM   #17
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Better! But why dosen't this town do something creative and tall? I've been to Indianapoils but there is absolutely nothing in the downtown area that's screams...please visit again. It's just plain boring....
I moved to Indy from Lafayette, and there are many charming things about Indy. Its a great town, but outside of the monuments its really nothing special compared to other midwest cities. Just your typical railroad city. Though Indy's skyline is not daring or creative, it does age well.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 04:37 PM   #18
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The more I look at the new design...the more I love it. Indianapolis you need to be more daring...like this project. Just look at Louisville. Two thirds smaller yet extremely creative and artistic. Come on Indy I'm rooting for you guys!
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Old December 31st, 2007, 06:53 PM   #19
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I wish they would build something taller.

By the way, the building looks a little distracting for the baseball players, no?

Or is it just me? I can't concentrate with a beautiful skyscraper sitting in front of me.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 09:45 PM   #20
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holy crap. this is one of those pseudo-deus ex machina scenarios for skyscrapers. a truly awful design is approved and gets close to construction and then some divine city figure out there forces a redesign and we get something far more agreeable.

phew.
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