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Urban Sky Mar 14, 2007 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by OCtoSD (Post 2687472)
I feel like we are coming up with Hardy Boys Mystery Novel Titles.

The Curse of the Lingering White Crane....OOOOO! :notacrook:

Urban Sky Mar 14, 2007 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by OCtoSD (Post 2687470)
I know, you win:cool:
Ya know that white crane someone spotted in the webshot next to Diamond View Tower, I think I see it too. Could that be Triangle. According to the CCDC website it was suppost to have started construction. And that would be the only thing that needs a crane down there. Unless Diamond View still has a crane up.

This is around where I was looking originally. I wasnt even thinking around G, thought that was too high up.

Urban Sky Mar 14, 2007 12:50 PM

Oh, and one more thing. I posted this in it's own thread, but since you all are San Diego forum people, you get delivery service. Enjoy.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...FINALSD_sm.jpg

beat THAT, DLSD.

IconRPCV Mar 14, 2007 5:23 PM

Beautiful Pano! The only cranes down here are for the Legend and the Hilton hotel. Could it have been one of the Dole Fruit docking cranes?

Derek Mar 14, 2007 9:48 PM

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Originally Posted by OCtoSD (Post 2687470)
I know, you win:cool:
Ya know that white crane someone spotted in the webshot next to Diamond View Tower, I think I see it too. Could that be Triangle. According to the CCDC website it was suppost to have started construction. And that would be the only thing that needs a crane down there. Unless Diamond View still has a crane up.


when i went down...i didnt see a white crane:(

Derek Mar 14, 2007 9:49 PM

edit.

Derek Mar 14, 2007 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by IconRPCV (Post 2688379)
Beautiful Pano! The only cranes down here are for the Legend and the Hilton hotel. Could it have been one of the Dole Fruit docking cranes?

thats what im thinking...heres a pic from right now from the CCDC webcam...no white crane :(
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...7350663028.jpg

ShekelPop Mar 15, 2007 4:33 AM

a recent union trib article mentioned this incoming locale, Anthology, which is going to occupy the ground floor of the MetroWork building in little italy. this looks like a real nice place in the making, im looking forward to seeing it completed.

http://www.anthologysd.com/

Urban Sky Mar 15, 2007 6:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2689005)
thats what im thinking...heres a pic from right now from the CCDC webcam...no white crane :(
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...7350663028.jpg

its hidden

HurricaneHugo Mar 15, 2007 6:09 AM

ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucccccccccccccc.............

Urban Sky's pano is amazing!

bmfarley Mar 15, 2007 6:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2689005)
thats what im thinking...heres a pic from right now from the CCDC webcam...no white crane :(
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...7350663028.jpg

The crane you guys are talking about is off camera to the blottom left. It's on the block between 10th & 11th... and 1 block north of Market.

Derek Mar 15, 2007 10:33 PM

^found it ;)

but is it the right one?
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...5265470140.jpg

bmfarley Mar 16, 2007 6:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2692447)
^found it ;)

but is it the right one?
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...5265470140.jpg

It's not white, but who was the one that said it must be? I know I am down in the East Village all the time...that's where I work. That is the only new crane I am familiar with.

Btw, the below project may be starting??? I cannot tell. Definately some earth work going on, but it seems like it is only on one part of the block whereas it seems like it it suppose to be the whole block.

15th & Island
http://www.ccdc.com/index.cfm?fuseac...propertyID=586
http://www.ccdc.com/images/propertyImages/Pinnacle.jpg

Pinnacle Development will be developing a mixed-use project consisting of approximately 620 condominium units, 20,000 square feet of commercial space, and 800 parking spaces in three levels of underground parking on an approximately 120,000 square foot "super-block" site bounded by Island Avenue and 14th, 15th, and J Streets. The development would create an approximately 57,000 square foot public park on the west half of the site, with the east half of the site being developed with two condominium towers of 31- and 39-stories (approximately 370 and 430 feet tall, respectively) above a 4-6 story base (45-80 feet tall). Construction is anticipated to commence in early 2007 and be completed in mid-2009.

Urban Sky Mar 16, 2007 7:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2692447)
^found it ;)

but is it the right one?
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...5265470140.jpg

that looks right. i think the discussion about the white crane was different.

Derek Mar 16, 2007 3:09 PM

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Originally Posted by bmfarley (Post 2693857)

Btw, the below project may be starting??? I cannot tell. Definately some earth work going on, but it seems like it is only on one part of the block whereas it seems like it it suppose to be the whole block.

15th & Island
http://www.ccdc.com/index.cfm?fuseac...propertyID=586
http://www.ccdc.com/images/propertyImages/Pinnacle.jpg

Pinnacle Development will be developing a mixed-use project consisting of approximately 620 condominium units, 20,000 square feet of commercial space, and 800 parking spaces in three levels of underground parking on an approximately 120,000 square foot "super-block" site bounded by Island Avenue and 14th, 15th, and J Streets. The development would create an approximately 57,000 square foot public park on the west half of the site, with the east half of the site being developed with two condominium towers of 31- and 39-stories (approximately 370 and 430 feet tall, respectively) above a 4-6 story base (45-80 feet tall). Construction is anticipated to commence in early 2007 and be completed in mid-2009.


that would be so awesome if its getting started;)

ucsbgaucho Mar 16, 2007 4:37 PM

Chula Vista bayfront plan released
 
Design unveiled for Chula Vista bayfront project
By Tanya Mannes
UNION-TRIBUNE STAFF WRITER

5:43 p.m. March 15, 2007
CHULA VISTA – In a plan that would transform Chula Vista's vacant bayfront, Gaylord Entertainment today unveiled its design for the massive, high-concept hotel and convention center the company hopes to build.

The complex includes a resort hotel of 1,500 to 2,000 rooms – which would be the largest in San Diego County – 400,000 square feet of meeting space, shops, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The design concept emphasizes the outdoors with a series of open courtyards and lots of glass windows – glazed to prevent bird strikes – to feature the natural beauty of the bay. The complex would include one 300-foot tower that the company said would have a “slender profile” when seen from Chula Vista's downtown.

At two meetings held back to back in Chula Vista City Hall on Thursday, the company presented artists' renderings to the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan. Bennett Westbrook, the company's vice president for development, told the group the concept was developed by an architectural team from TVS, a company in Atlanta.

Gaylord, a Nashville, Tenn.-based company, owns a chain of massive “everything under one roof” hotel/convention centers that cater to associations and corporations.

The company's flagship property is the Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Since 2002, Gaylord has built similar projects near Orlando and Dallas, and has a project under construction in the Washington, D.C., area. The Chula Vista property would be the company's first West Coast venture.

City officials believe Chula Vista's 550-acre bayfront has great potential for commercial development.

For years, much of the land was taken up by an aerospace factory and the South Bay Power Plant. The factory buildings have been relocated farther from the water, and city officials are working to get the 47-year-old power plant demolished by 2010. The San Diego Unified Port District voted Tuesday to support the city by rejecting a plan to build another power plant on the Chula Vista bayfront.

Gaylord's investment in Chula Vista is expected to jump-start a Bayfront Master Plan that was drafted cooperatively by the port and the city. The plan, which was completed in 2005, includes Gaylord's 32-acre complex as well as 200 acres of public parks, two other hotels, restaurants, shops and condominiums.

Gaylord would invest more than $716 million in the hotel and convention center, with the remainder coming from Chula Vista and the port. In July 2006, Gaylord, the city and the port signed a letter of intent that outlines in general terms the company's plan.

As an incentive, the city and port agreed to provide tax-exempt public financing of $308 million to pay for infrastructure and a portion of the convention center. The letter of intent specifies that the subsidy would come from new revenue generated by the Gaylord development, such as hotel taxes.

The company has been negotiating with the city and the Port District since then, but details of the talks have not been disclosed.

The Gaylord project would create 6,500 construction jobs, according to an economic impact report prepared by HR&A Inc. Once the project is done, the complex is expected to permanently employ more than 2,000 people.

http://photos.signonsandiego.com/gal...I1100689_1.jpg
http://photos.signonsandiego.com/gal...I1100690_1.jpg
http://photos.signonsandiego.com/gal...I1100691_1.jpg
http://photos.signonsandiego.com/gal...I1100946_1.jpg
http://photos.signonsandiego.com/gal...I1100947_1.jpg

ucsbgaucho Mar 16, 2007 5:20 PM

My question on the Gaylord project is, when the chargers were trying to find a developer to go in with them on the Qualcomm site, and they couldn't find anyone, why couldn't they go in with Gaylord? A stadium and hotel/convention center project on the Qualcomm site would have been perfect I think... Plenty of space, shared use of parking structures, and the pricetag of this gaylord project is right in line with what the Chargers estimate was.

sandiego_urban Mar 16, 2007 5:35 PM

Thanks for posting, ucsbgaucho! It's no wonder the officials at the SD Convention Center to the north are worried about this project happening. While it's location isn't as good as theirs, it will have all of the amenities to give it some tough competiion.

This will be great for CV and the rest of the South Bay. Perhaps it, along with a possible new Chargers Stadium, will help jumpstart a boom along the 5 corridor, south of downtown. :yes:

I'm glad they went with a single tower (300 feet) instead of 3 low rise buildings they originally proposed. I also think the design is more interesting than the new Hilton going up downtown.

Here's another pic that wasn't posted:

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...I1100692_1.jpg

sandiego_urban Mar 16, 2007 5:36 PM

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Originally Posted by ucsbgaucho (Post 2694626)
My question on the Gaylord project is, when the chargers were trying to find a developer to go in with them on the Qualcomm site, and they couldn't find anyone, why couldn't they go in with Gaylord? A stadium and hotel/convention center project on the Qualcomm site would have been perfect I think... Plenty of space, shared use of parking structures, and the pricetag of this gaylord project is right in line with what the Chargers estimate was.

You bring up a good point. Maybe it's not too late for talks to begin.

sandiego_urban Mar 16, 2007 5:47 PM

Flipping back a couple of pages, there are some great pics of downtown in there. I like bmfarley's idea of posting random shots here regularly :tup:


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