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Old November 7th, 2008, 06:46 PM   #101
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" WOW! "...... I just learned that, on November 25th, I may have some exciting news to share about My own hometown's latest (development) proposal. I can't promise that It'll be on the same scale as CentrePointe, but I'll post It on a new thread as soon as it's revealed.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:43 PM   #102
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..and where is that?
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Old November 7th, 2008, 09:08 PM   #103
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Very interesting.
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Old November 8th, 2008, 04:27 AM   #104
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..and where is that?
If I told You, then I'd have to kill You!
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Old November 8th, 2008, 05:10 AM   #105
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^Peoria, IL....where MuDvAyNe came from lol. It's in one of Beware's post.

It's nice to see progress happen so quickly, congrats Lexi!
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Old November 8th, 2008, 04:31 PM   #106
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Cool! Alrighty.. back to Lexington now...
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Old November 9th, 2008, 12:41 AM   #107
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Some really good photos of the site from about a week ago:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/louis_z...130700/detail/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/louis_z...293156/detail/

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Old November 10th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #108
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Latest renderings

The Court House Design Review Board has approved the latest changes to CentrePointe and the new renderings will appear in the Lexington Herald Leader tomorrow.
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Old November 11th, 2008, 12:58 AM   #109
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Thanks for the info cartoman! The images will be posted as soon as they are found.
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Old November 11th, 2008, 02:03 AM   #110
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http://www.kentucky.com/181/story/587572.html
CentrePointe taller, more 'classic'
By Beverly Fortune
Changes to the CentrePointe project unveiled Monday give it a more "classic" look, according to developer Dudley Webb, as a well making it taller.


The Courthouse Area Design Review Board approved design changes to the exterior of CentrePointe that were presented by the developers of the $250 million, 35-story luxury hotel-condominium complex.


David Perry | Staff
David Perry | Staff | STF - Artist's rendering of the proposed CentrePointe downtown development was shown at a news conference in the Government Center on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 in Lexington, Ky. Plans to construct a $250 million complex, called CentrePointe (one word), including a four-star hotel, condominiums, retail and office space and parking were announced. Developers are the Webb Companies and JH Anderson Holdings, Inc. ARTIST RENDERING 5234

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Modifications include:


■ Topping the building with a 63-foot peak and spire.


■ Adding columns to the hotel entrance on Main Street.


■ Installing bay windows on the second floor overlooking the motor court on Vine Street.


■ Reducing the base - or podium - from four stories to three stories.


The podium height was altered to accommodate a request by the Marriott Corporation that will operate the J.W. Marriott Hotel to make ceilings taller and increase the ballroom from 7,000 to 10,000 square feet.


"They wanted the biggest ballroom in the city," Webb said. It will surpass the 9,570-square foot ballroom at the Marriott at Griffin Gate, the next largest.


The hotel will have a second ballroom of 4,500 square feet.


The facade was altered after the CentrePointe design was peer-reviewed by Kling Stubbins architects in Las Vegas. "The design has matured," said Atlanta architect Michael R. Melugin, with CMMI. "It as evolved a lot from the first pass at the design."


He described the project unveiled Monday as "a contemporary interpretation of historic architecture."


Lowering the podium height and adding traditional touches such as columns to the hotel facade gives "a more humane scale in relation to other buildings nearby," Melugin said.


The podium on the Vine Street side will have a roof top cafe and space for wedding receptions and other social events. This increases green space as the developers continue to work toward making CentrePointe a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building, said developer Woodford Webb.


Other interior changes include:


■ Reducing the amount of office space from 80,000 to 30,000 square feet.


■ Increasing the amount of hotel function space by 50,000 square feet.


■ The proposed pedway connecting the CentrePointe complex with an underground parking garage in Phoenix Park will be a tunnel, not an overland enclosed pedway.


■ The number of condominiums - originally 77 - has increased to 89 on the advice of marketing consultants who recommended there be some one-bedroom units, in addition to two- and three- bedroom units.


The tower will be topped with 12 penthouses, the largest being a two-story, 9,000 square foot condo with a 360-degree view of the region.


As far as work on the downtown site, which covers an entire block, core drillings were expected to be completed Monday, Dudley Webb said.


Removing the foundation of the Graves Cox Building proved more of a challenge than expected, he said, adding that will be take "another couple weeks" to remove that foundation and prepare the site for excavation.
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Old November 11th, 2008, 02:03 AM   #111
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(rendering from urbanup, seicer's website)
The article was posted online today, but it will be in tomorrow's paper.

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Old November 13th, 2008, 05:20 PM   #112
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The site, from flickr, taken on sunday..
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Old November 13th, 2008, 05:48 PM   #113
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Great looking building. I haven't been to Kentucky in years but I always like it up there. Nice people and beautiful place.
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Old November 18th, 2008, 02:45 AM   #114
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A picture and article by seicer. Good website for development in the region. He's put a lot of effort into his research..
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Centrepointe is a $250 million, 823,000 sq. ft. 35-story high-rise tower under construction in downtown.

November 15, 2008


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Old November 18th, 2008, 08:55 AM   #115
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http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...590639&page=46

I just got definitive word from a Webb employee that Centrepointe is going to be 495 feet...

I don't know about the rest of you, but this is rather disapointing. Why not simply extend the spire 43+ measly feet to claim the state's tallest for the first time in Lexington's modern history?

I don't get this. Is there a code in Lexington restricting height to under 500?

Maybe no one else cares... but if some do maybe we could start a petition or something? Or at least make our concerns known?

It seems really odd to me to construct this building(great for Lex either way btw)... have a redesign to include a cap and spire... and leave it 43 measly ft short. AEGON cheated to beat out National City with it's dome, why can't we with a spire? Adding 43 feet to the spire would add what cost... ~10K or so to a 250 million dollar project?

Make your concerns known if you wish... I have.


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Old November 18th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #116
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according to 'centrepointe', from the region thread.. 497 feet is to the top of the cap.. and the spire will reach above 560 feet!

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Old December 1st, 2008, 07:24 PM   #117
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http://www.cptlex.com/pdf/october_limestone.pdf

confirmed.. 497' to the top of the cap. The top of the spire is not listed, but it will be about 536'.
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Old December 3rd, 2008, 10:34 PM   #118
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http://centrepointelexington.blogspot.com/

I have started a site for history and construction updates of CentrePointe. I'm trying to get as many articles with updates as I can, and post them in order from earliest to latest. It will have some of my renderings as well.
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Old December 5th, 2008, 05:24 PM   #119
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TIF district has been approved



The shaded areas will be restored or improved using tax revenue generated by the project!
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Old December 6th, 2008, 04:02 AM   #120
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