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I can't find any articles about it, but the county installed new signs on both sides of the County Government Center building at 70 W Hedding. The brutalist architechure may not be for everyone, but I think the signs look really cool! They are highly visible from the 87 freeway and definitely add to the skyline.

 

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I can't find any articles about it, but the county installed new signs on both sides of the County Government Center building at 70 W Hedding. The brutalist architechure may not be for everyone, but I think the signs look really cool! They are highly visible from the 87 freeway and definitely add to the skyline.

Ah interesting signs.

I believe this is an example of "post modern" architecture which followed and overlapped the brutalist period.
 

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I can't find any articles about it, but the county installed new signs on both sides of the County Government Center building at 70 W Hedding. The brutalist architechure may not be for everyone, but I think the signs look really cool! They are highly visible from the 87 freeway and definitely add to the skyline.

Such signage on high rise buildings is very suburban in look and feel. Not something that should be encouraged on landmark buildings in SJ.
 

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Vallco wins: Massive Cupertino development can proceed, judge rules

Good news. That place has been an eyesore too long.

Btw, doesn't this seems useless to you? Didn't you say we are in a long-term depression that is basically going to wipe out America industry, retail, property values, etc? Who would develop property in such a climate?
 

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Didn't you say we are in a long-term depression that is basically going to wipe out America industry, retail, property values, etc? Who would develop property in such a climate?
I made one comment recently in the SJ thread about local entrepreneurs vs investor-backed retail. I don't recall making a statement like what you're suggesting.

Anyway, I'm personally happy that the NIMBYs, posing as if they were looking out for Cupertino, got pushed back upon by a judge; their kind of incoherent strawmanning against projects that offend their sensibilities has been a blight upon the county. And I feel this way regardless of if SandHill goes forward with the project.
 

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Ah interesting signs.

I believe this is an example of "post modern" architecture which followed and overlapped the brutalist period.
The county building is not post modern, a movement which started as a backlash against cold modernism by adding back non-structural decorative elements to buildings. The Fairmont is a prime example of post-modernism. One of the main critiques of post modernism is that if done sloppily, they tend to look like theme park buildings.

In contrast....
The Santa Clara County building is classic international style modernism with a touch of Structural Expressionism.
 

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The pedestrian bridge from Milpitas BART to Piper Drive/Great Mall has some news.

The span will be hoisted above the roadway later this summer, most likely in late July or early August.

BART passenger service is estimated to begin June 13, with the overcrossing making its opening debut closer to the winter holiday shopping season.
Source: The Giant Steel Truss Has Landed | VTA
 

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Milpitas: Piper Drive (Looks like they're not even doing this anymore... disappointed as I wanted more height in Milpitas)





Pedestrian Bridge connecting from Milpitas BART to the Edge Apartments will start July 10th (Tomorrow) until July 13th. Montague Expressway will be closed during this time.
















 

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Hey guys! I think some of you would be interested in this. Can you please help complete a 10-minute survey to help define Milpitas' Metro Specific Plan for the future? They want community input as to what they should do with the surrounding area of Milpitas BART, whether it should converted into office, retail or more residential units. I know you guys are the experts compared to other people so I would LOVE for you to do this survey. Thank you!

 

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While I do like some of the work that they are doing near Milpitas BART, that Montague Expressway/Great Mall Way intersection is one of the most unwalkable, pedestrian-unfriendly ones I have ever come across, and they have not done anything to address that in the years leading up to the station opening.
 

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While I do like some of the work that they are doing near Milpitas BART, that Montague Expressway/Great Mall Way intersection is one of the most unwalkable, pedestrian-unfriendly ones I have ever come across, and they have not done anything to address that in the years leading up to the station opening.
hopefully this pedestrian bridge will help that cause. montague and capitol are busy arterial streets designed to move massive amounts of vehicles. prior to the quarantine, they were struggling to do that. if greater pedestrian right of way is given across these arterials, milpitas is going to have a cluster F on their hands.

i also like some of what they're doing in milpitas. they are the only city in the valley carrying their weight in providing housing to the masses. it's unfortunate that they've limited themselves on height and maxed our FAR rather than going taller and leaving more open space for residents though.
 
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