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  1. I can buy that, looks to be about 6 floors, throw in mechanical and high ceiling heights I can absolutely see it hitting 85 feet.
  2. In the realm of "developments I have been following way to closely"... Millennial seems to have leased some spots out based on its Loopnet listing. Screen grab from April... Compared to a screen grab from today... Hopefully this means the project is still going behind the scenes. I don't imagine this is a bad thing.
  3. I am beyond excited to see this phase kick off and overall am still pretty content with the design and massing changes, however, it's interesting that Kaufman really walks the 12 story midrise line so often. I'm curious if anyone may have any insight as to why? I've always heard that cost increases hit once buildings reach 6 and 10 floors due to HVAC, fire, and material code but I have never hears anything about something that changes above 12 floors. I guess I just wonder why we keep seeing that 12 floor number hit so often with Kaufman instead of some variety like 15 or 20. Maybe it's purely aesthetic or just a formula they like and are familiar with. Anyway, just a question for someone more architecturally minded than myself. Also, don't get me wrong, I am completely content adding these midrises (I count five 12-story buildings in the last 5 years?!) all over the core until land value can facilitate taller structures... they seem to do a ton for density and the street wall while never really feeling overpowering.
  4. Yeah, I believe the original plan attempted to save it due to historical and tax credit reasons but it looks like it doesn't qualify for the Columbus or National Register of Historic Places so my guess is they decided it was better to scrap it and fill the site. I'm not upset about this, while it is "historic" I think the site works better without it and I doubt anyone will cause a stir over it.
  5. Gravity II Update - The May Franklinton Commission packet has some of the newest Gravity II updates and details. - Looks like we're getting a slightly altered site plan - The office building has been expanded and is now 6 floors (up from 5?) - Main tower is now 11 floors of residential with 258 units and 1 floor of retail/office - New designs for all of the structures New site plan New tower design - 258 Units New Office Building design - 200,000 SF New Co-Living Building Design - 94 Units New design for townhomes flanking garage - 18 Units
  6. I came across some digital renders of the new Gravity 2.0 tower earlier today and it doesn't look like they've been posted here yet. I saw a few months back we had some pics of the mesh fence wrap around the site so here is some full render eye candy for you all. View from Gravity site on the north side of Broad looking southeast. View looking south into the "U cut" upper section from the glass building seen on the right side of the image above.
  7. Millennial Tower. Millennial Tower. Millennial Tower. I can wish right?
  8. I actually think this project is slated for 8 stories. Well it was originally, has it changed? Found it, it's supposed to top out at 7.
  9. The original plans and announcements all said Summer 2019. I imagine we will see things begin moving soon, they irked too many residents and got too many incentives to just disappear on this development.
  10. Suburban style campus, built in the city, removing easy neighborhood access, and all keep under a thick veil of shady politics. I think I prefer to forget this development exists at this point.
  11. I believe it is a fine line that has to be walked. I would say that context isn't "always" the most important but that depends on the design of the structure. The problem with designs that aren't contextually fitting is that many of them don't go far enough, they try to half blend and half be unique. If an architect isn't trying to fit a structure contextually then they need to go bold and go for an extreme juxtaposition, otherwise they need to just play save and go for contextual/simple. The most interesting neighborhoods in the world are a mix of traditional/historic with ultra modern/bold mixed in, but it's in that "kinda blend but stand out realm that things turn bad very quickly. I think that's what has happened here, Edwards tried to go "modern" but also keep context with some materials but also break the super-block feel and it just turned into, well... a mess. I do agree though that Chicago should be the bar we set for ourselves. You cannot convince me that it will ever hurt Columbus to reach for the architectural and design levels of one of the worlds architecture capitols.
  12. I think its strange because the middle and far ends sections really turned out rather nice, however the south end of the building is just bad. Its very yuppie box/bridge street imho. I keep telling myself 'at least its no longer a massive surface lot', but man, this is not quality or contextual infill.
  13. One more update, another double. The Xander on State (Borror project next to Grant) is going up Oak and Eighth is moving at snail pace but is showing a preview of it's future red color
  14. Double Update The Mews II, Phase... IDK has broken ground. 230 East Long continues to rise.
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