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Old Posted Mar 18, 2007, 9:52 PM
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SAN DIEGO | Sapphire Tower | 380 FT / 116 M | 32 FLOORS

Sapphire Tower is a 32-story condo tower project is located on the southwest corner of Kettner Boulevard and A Street in San Diego. Construction began in Summer 2006, with completion anticipated for late 2008.

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Old Posted Mar 18, 2007, 9:53 PM
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i like this one
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damn that 500ft restriction on SD's skyline...
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 18, 2007, 10:29 PM
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Old Posted Mar 19, 2007, 2:12 AM
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its got a fairly large hole for its size...
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im guessing it has underground parking, wondering how many levels?
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 20, 2007, 1:43 PM
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^it does...its just deeper than i would think considering the towers slender design...not sure how deep but it is but its gonna have 183 spots underground
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I like the angles. This is a nice one.
     
     
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I LOVE how dense this portion of downtown is going to become. I can't wait till all these towers are up!
     
     
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Old Posted Mar 22, 2007, 5:06 PM
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I think this project will fit really well into that area.
     
     
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I LOVE how dense this portion of downtown is going to become. I can't wait till all these towers are up!
i cant wait either...5 more years and
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This project seemed to get going fast as far as clearing the site and digging the hole. It has seemed to me though that not much has been happening lately. From an outsider's perspective it seems only the crane has gone up but I'm sure there's more to it that we don't know about.
     
     
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like i said, the hole is massive for this thing which is probablly slowing it down a bit...lets hope its not another Vantage Pointe...
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This project seemed to get going fast as far as clearing the site and digging the hole. It has seemed to me though that not much has been happening lately. From an outsider's perspective it seems only the crane has gone up but I'm sure there's more to it that we don't know about.
hmmmmmmm..............I'll have to check the webcam tomorrow to see what's up



I love this tower and it's great location. A pic of the crane from ground level.

The link to the Sapphire website http://www.sapphiretower.net/home.htm Check out the website video to see more angles of the tower. Looking good!

     
     
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Old Posted Mar 30, 2007, 3:41 AM
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^i hate how that LED light banner is always in Spanish...we arent in Mexico!

but nice pic
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^^That's the first time I've seen it in Spanish. I'm guessing that they change the sayings all the time. What do you expect from a contemporary art museum?
     
     
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^oh, ive only seen it in spanish...


oh well...
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This project seemed to get going fast as far as clearing the site and digging the hole. It has seemed to me though that not much has been happening lately. From an outsider's perspective it seems only the crane has gone up but I'm sure there's more to it that we don't know about.
Just snapped these from the webcam and it appears that things are progressing normally with construction activity - open gate to the site, guys in hardhats, the office door open, etc. I imagine most of the work is being done in the hole. Remember how long it took Vantage Pointe to rise out of the ground?

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^^ They're all actors hired to make it appear that the project is still on track.
     
     
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