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Urban Sky Mar 11, 2007 8:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2679740)
well i was curious because i drove by there only to see the old Sony building torn down...whats up with that? did they build a new one somewhere over there?

Yeah, they tore down Buildings 1, 2 and 4 because they were built back when Sony first set up production in San Diego. Their lease was also up and CRT production stopped anyway. Since Sony moved their headquarters to San Diego, they are going to build new facilities in place of the old ones to move more operations here.

There are still 4 major sony buildings in RB. The Pointe, which is the one you can see from I-15, Building Seven (which is currently the best-looking sony building), and Building 3 & 5 which house a lot of manufacturing and service business.

Urban Sky Mar 11, 2007 8:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2680153)

Holy shit! Lookin good!

I think I am heading down that way today.

Derek Mar 11, 2007 8:53 PM

alright...thanks for the info:) any plans of Sony buying office space downtown that you know about?

Urban Sky Mar 11, 2007 8:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2681042)
alright...thanks for the info:) any plans of Sony buying office space downtown that you know about?

I've been hoping for that forever, but since they have a lot of actual Electronics business here, I don't think they could find a Building that has the floor-space to support that. I think that's why a lot of the major companies in San Diego ARENT downtown. It's unfortunate because if more business was forced to be concentrated downtown, we'd have a lot more commercial demand and possibly a lot more tall office buildings going up. From what I understand, though, major industries here are tech and bio-tech, which need horizontally expansive facilities and labs, which vertical floor space cant really accomodate.

I'm just guessing here. Correct me if I am wrong.

Derek Mar 11, 2007 8:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Urban Sky (Post 2681052)
I've been hoping for that forever, but since they have a lot of actual Electronics business here, I don't think they could find a Building that has the floor-space to support that. I think that's why a lot of the major companies in San Diego ARENT downtown. It's unfortunate because if more business was forced to be concentrated downtown, we'd have a lot more commercial demand and possibly a lot more tall office buildings going up. From what I understand, though, major industries here are tech and bio-tech, which need horizontally expansive facilities and labs, which vertical floor space cant really accomodate.

I'm just guessing here. Correct me if I am wrong.

no you are definitly right:) i was just curious because that would be SWEET;)

Urban Sky Mar 11, 2007 9:01 PM

I know, it would. They could lease an entire building, I am sure. The entertainment side of Sony has an entire building in New York. There's no reason why Sony Electronics couldn't do the same thing in San Diego. Hypothetically of course.

Derek Mar 11, 2007 9:05 PM

well considering they are headquartered here right?

HurricaneHugo Mar 11, 2007 10:56 PM

I didn't know Sony Electronics was HQ'ed in San Diego. :o

Urban Sky Mar 12, 2007 3:01 AM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 2681283)
I didn't know Sony Electronics was HQ'ed in San Diego. :o

Yep. Sony Electronics has had a major presense here in SD for many years, but I think it was in 2005 that they switched their official headquarters from some crappy place in New Jersey to here in beautiful San Diego.

Urban Sky Mar 12, 2007 4:02 AM

Took these today from my car when I was passing through from Balboa Park to Coronado.

Smart Corner
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...y/DSC07814.jpg
Electra
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...y/DSC07825.jpg
Vantage Pointe
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...y/DSC07817.jpg

Derek Mar 12, 2007 4:05 AM

Electra is lookin sexy:)

bmfarley Mar 12, 2007 5:21 AM

We should have photo Sunday, or something; whereas we each go out and take photos of stuff in San Diego that we like, like developments, and post them here.

Derek Mar 12, 2007 5:22 AM

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Originally Posted by bmfarley (Post 2681974)
We should have photo Sunday, or something; whereas we each go out and take photos of stuff in San Diego that we like, like developments, and post them here.

i like this idea:) photography is fun

Urban Sky Mar 12, 2007 5:49 AM

i took a shit load of photos today. i filled a 1gb memory stick.

heres some more from today...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../DSC07743e.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...y/DSC07692.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...y/DSC07717.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...y/DSC07702.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...y/DSC07818.jpg

Derek Mar 12, 2007 5:52 AM

im glad Symphony Towers will finally have some neighbors:)



(Vantage Pointe and the like...)

Urban Sky Mar 12, 2007 5:52 AM

as we say in TJ..

uno mas:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...y/DSC07920.jpg

HurricaneHugo Mar 12, 2007 6:25 AM

purdy

we need a tall building in between the hyatt towers (well behind that space)

Derek Mar 12, 2007 6:46 AM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 2682109)
purdy

we need a tall building in between the hyatt towers (well behind that space)

hahaha imagine if it were directly inbetween the two and how horrible it would look:jester:

Derek Mar 12, 2007 6:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Urban Sky (Post 2682052)



same spot no?
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...8/100_0487.jpg






another sampler:)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...yscape0069.jpg

IconRPCV Mar 12, 2007 8:19 PM

Favorite San Diego Building
 
Let us all share our favorite San Diego building. Mine has to be the El Cortez, it is one of the finest examples of the Spanish Colonial Revival Period.


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