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Streamliner Jan 25, 2018 4:07 PM

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Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 8059520)
Some of the units had lights on but it’s still under construction. I just called the Pacific Gate office at they told me the building still has a few more months of construction before people can move in.

Thanks! I drove by it last night by chance, and I see they are still installing the public artwork at the base. Looking good. I got a crappy picture of the lighting element:

https://i.imgur.com/e8smyGt.jpg

staplesla Jan 26, 2018 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Streamliner (Post 8060381)
Thanks! I drove by it last night by chance, and I see they are still installing the public artwork at the base. Looking good. I got a crappy picture of the lighting element:

https://i.imgur.com/e8smyGt.jpg

I actually like the brightness. Projects like this will eventually force other buildings to upgrade their lighting. And I think San Diego needs it. I travel often for work and though I think we have one of the prettiest skylines, we have one of the dullest skylines at night. More creative lighting creates more vibrancy and security.

The Flying Dutchman Jan 26, 2018 8:16 AM

and a distraction for pilots

Streamliner Jan 26, 2018 4:03 PM

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Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 8061346)
I actually like the brightness. Projects like this will eventually force other buildings to upgrade their lighting. And I think San Diego needs it. I travel often for work and though I think we have one of the prettiest skylines, we have one of the dullest skylines at night. More creative lighting creates more vibrancy and security.

I agree, it didn't seem too bright, though I'm curious to see what it looks like from Shelter Island. I think the white is perfect for this building. I think it's classier than the red/green we see on other buildings.

staplesla Jan 26, 2018 6:18 PM

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Originally Posted by The Flying Dutchman (Post 8061792)
and a distraction for pilots

Because they have such a problem landing in cities with brighter lights? (Tokyo, Hong Kong, NYC, Paris, etc).

Most of the flight is automated these days base on the IRL, not pilot control.

SDfan Jan 26, 2018 6:51 PM

Riverwalk Gold Course redevelopment added 300 homes to the original 4000 proposed. Looking to get approvals set over the next two years, construction beginning in 2020, with a 10-15 year timeline for completion.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...t=oft12aH-2la1

mello Jan 26, 2018 7:55 PM

OAP will finally have a nice Bright Crown!
 
Just got off the phone with the head Engineer for Irvine Company at One America Plaza and I'm happy to say that damn thing will finally be lit up properly with a crown similar to US Bank Tower in LA he said. Unfortunately he said it has taken years for some reason I couldn't really understand but it will be finished this year :cheers:

spoonman Jan 26, 2018 8:21 PM

^ That's awesome news, Mello.

BuildSanDiego Jan 26, 2018 9:46 PM

Pacific Gate
 
I think the lighting on the, Pacific Gate building is fantastic. It looks like a lightning bolt at night. It's dramatic from a distance. Especially flying into San Diego International at night.

Boatguy619 Jan 27, 2018 1:47 AM

Didn't one America plaza use to have the crown lit up? Old photos of the skyline at night show this. Wonder why it stopped. I went to take photos of the skyline last night but forgot my memory card :/ I'll get some tonight if the lights are on. The lights look good but it'd be nice if they pulsated or did something similar to the new Wilshire grand in LA. We have too many neons and yearly Christmas lights around town.

Boatguy619 Jan 27, 2018 5:58 AM

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4756/...6d7550ef_k.jpg36x12 (1 of 1) by kevinbeatty, on Flickr

eburress Jan 27, 2018 6:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Boatguy619 (Post 8063048)

Man, if only the city had moved the airport to Miramar when it had the chance(s)...

CastleScott Jan 27, 2018 8:24 PM

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Man, if only the city had moved the airport to Miramar when it had the chance(s)..
For sure and by now I bet SD would almost be California's version of Miami (in a ways it is now with shorter buildings)..

Gorgeous pic btw-thanks!!:cheers:

staplesla Jan 30, 2018 8:11 PM

Seaport makeover to begin in 2021, conclude in 2024-2025.

https://archpaper.com/2018/01/san-di...t-development/

dboakland Jan 31, 2018 12:40 AM

I don't think the City ever really did have a chance to move the Airport to Miramar. The DOD was not about to let it go.

Streamliner Jan 31, 2018 5:23 PM

So I think the Pacific Gate lighting looks best at sunrise. Courtesy of reddit user RandyWe2:

https://i.redd.it/0u7ls7bwr7d01.jpg

SDfan Jan 31, 2018 7:44 PM

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Originally Posted by dboakland (Post 8067354)
I don't think the City ever really did have a chance to move the Airport to Miramar. The DOD was not about to let it go.

It did in the 90's, back when the Navy was divesting heavily, it offered the base to the city for some ridiculously low number. The city balked for reasons and the DoD transferred it to the Marines.

eburress Jan 31, 2018 8:23 PM

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Originally Posted by SDfan (Post 8068420)
It did in the 90's, back when the Navy was divesting heavily, it offered the base to the city for some ridiculously low number. The city balked for reasons and the DoD transferred it to the Marines.

They offered it to San Diego for $1.00.

mello Jan 31, 2018 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by eburress (Post 8068488)
They offered it to San Diego for $1.00.

The one dollar give away deal was either in 1949 right after WWII or 1953 when Korean War ended. The 90's deal SDfan is referring to is not familiar to me can you provide a source for that or explain in more detail?

Boatguy619 Feb 1, 2018 12:35 AM

Even if SAN moves, NAS North Islands flight path is directly over downtown. Those are first time helo pilots buzzing the Hyatt. The planes landing at SAN aren't the issue. SD will never see a 500+ footer downtown until both airports are gone and that will never happen. I'm not sure why this is never brought up with the weekly hight limit discussion here. https://saferandquieter.com/images/index-actual.jpg


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