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Derek Jun 19, 2007 5:26 AM

Interesting location though. That area could use a fresh start. :)

spoonman Jun 19, 2007 5:26 AM

^To me it looks eerily similar to Cortez Blu *shudders* with that satellite dish looking edifice on the roof. However,I do like that there are no setbacks on the street side.

eburress Jun 19, 2007 5:27 AM


Originally Posted by Dale (Post 2905483)
Note of encouragement: Miami has been agitating for height increases for years now. Just recently, allowable heights have been raised to 1,010' feet in much of the CBD.

What a dream 1,010 feet would be. Even if it weren't for the FAA, I think the max height downtown would be closer to 750 feet...I forget why though.

spoonman Jun 19, 2007 5:28 AM

That is a good spot for a new high rise. That immediate area hasn't seen a new building in 30 years I believe.

eburress Jun 19, 2007 5:28 AM


Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 2905618)
^To me it looks eerily similar to Cortez Blu *shudders* with that satellite dish looking edifice on the roof. However,I do like that there are no setbacks on the street side.

I thought that it was very reminiscent of Cortez Blue too, but since that turned out much better than I expected, there's no reason to think this one wouldn't too.

spoonman Jun 19, 2007 5:30 AM

Good or bad, it will have decent height. 38 floors 1/2 way up Cortez Hill will make it stand out pretty good.

Curious, where do you guys live?

Derek Jun 19, 2007 5:33 AM

The top does seem a bit similar. But it doesn't have that awful base that Cortez Blu has.

spoonman Jun 19, 2007 5:33 AM

Am I the only person irritated that we never can get a sleek looking building? Many of the current projects are going to look sooo bad when they get old that it's best not to think about it. It's like bad 70's architecture...don't even wanna go there...

spoonman Jun 19, 2007 5:34 AM

Cortez Blu was done by a "house" explains a lot.

spoonman Jun 19, 2007 5:37 AM

I want this for San Diego...

Derek Jun 19, 2007 6:00 AM

I want anything over 600 feet. :)

spoonman Jun 19, 2007 6:08 AM

^those look to me like they're just about 600'

Derek Jun 19, 2007 6:15 AM

Those look hot. Where are they?

HurricaneHugo Jun 19, 2007 7:10 AM

i drove past the naval station and two of the towers that they are building are about five floors up :)

eburress Jun 19, 2007 3:36 PM


Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 2905638)

Me too! Those look quite nice.

SDCAL Jun 19, 2007 10:02 PM

^ Damn, when I was scrolling down I got excited that those were for SD, I was thinking finally!! Where are those towers anyway

spoonman Jun 20, 2007 6:07 AM


sandiego_urban Jun 20, 2007 6:38 AM


Originally Posted by Filambata (Post 2905526)
From CCDC:

Ghods Builders is developing a mixed-use residential condominium tower on the block bounded by Sixth & 7th Avenues and Ash Street. The 38-story building will have 427 luxury condominiums and 58,000 square feet of retail and commercial space over below-grade parking.

Even though it's a bad rendering, I don't think it looks too bad. It sorta reminds me of the 225 South Sixth tower in Minneapolis. Granted, it's shorter and has balconies, but it has a similar silhouette. I'm just praying that it WON'T look like the neighboring Cortez Blu :yuck:

spoonman Jun 20, 2007 7:14 AM

I have some info that should be of great interest to all of you...I don't know whether or not you have heard this, but Sunroad development (the company building higher than the FAA recommendations near Montgomery Field) is going up against the FAA again on a new project. This time, they are proposing two hotel structures on Harbor Island. It is also my understanding that they told the FAA that the set maximum heights are basically rubbish, and set unnecessarily low.

spoonman Jun 20, 2007 7:18 AM

^^Nice SDUrban; I like that building in Minneapolis too. I actually thought Cortez Blu might look like that one, until it wound up looking like commie blocks with military radar equipment on the roof...

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