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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.

OCtoSD Mar 12, 2007 11:35 PM

Was on the webcam today and you can now see the Diegan hotel. I also saw a new crane I have not seen before in the East village. Its on the same street leading from the ballpark as Icon. I have no idea what project it is. Does anyone know?

Urban Sky Mar 13, 2007 12:15 AM

I havent physically been down that way, nor have I seen the webcam, but I would guess that it is either The Main Library or 14th and K because Library Tower isnt slated to begin construction until late 2007.

Urban Sky Mar 13, 2007 12:16 AM

okay...just looked at the webcam...dont see a crane. am i missin it?
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...7350461419.jpg

Derek Mar 13, 2007 12:30 AM

i think i see one, but its definitly too blurry...

Derek Mar 13, 2007 1:06 AM

oh i see a white crane...but its not on the same street as Icon...its to the immediate right of the DiamondView tower...i dont know if thats been there or not though :shrug:

HurricaneHugo Mar 13, 2007 4:42 AM

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Originally Posted by IconRPCV (Post 2683112)
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.

Symphony Towers. :worship:

Derek Mar 13, 2007 5:15 AM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 2684280)
Symphony Towers. :worship:

i agree...but only the 499 foot tower...the Sheraton couldve been done more nicely...and the Copley Symphony Hall isnt the prettiest thing either...but the tower kicks ass:cool:

bmfarley Mar 13, 2007 6:59 AM

I said this before, but I like the Manchester Grand Tower... the addition. The roof. Here it is:

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...ics/Hyatt2.jpg

I like the Treo too:
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/DSCF1303.jpg


And the Grand Towers on Pac Highway:
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n...s/DSCF1827.jpg

OCtoSD Mar 13, 2007 7:23 PM

Location of the Crane
 
In the photo you took you can see a 4 story grayish building in the bottom left corner. Across the street from that there is a new crane, and a basement that has been dug relatively deep. Thats what I'm wondering about. The crane is an orangeish color if that helps.

Urban Sky Mar 13, 2007 8:10 PM

I'm still not seeing it, but I can only guess that you mean mid-way up in the picture, gray building, to the left of ICON. That would probably be the Library. I might be down that way tonight. If so, i'll go check it out and get a few pictures.

Derek Mar 13, 2007 11:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Urban Sky (Post 2686052)
I'm still not seeing it, but I can only guess that you mean mid-way up in the picture, gray building, to the left of ICON. That would probably be the Library. I might be down that way tonight. If so, i'll go check it out and get a few pictures.

you better;)


this is making me very curious...

Urban Sky Mar 13, 2007 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2686622)
you better;)


this is making me very curious...

fuck, i wont be making it down there today. had to take my car by the shop. piece of shit! :hell:

Derek Mar 14, 2007 12:21 AM

damn...dont worry...i decided to head out...sneak in a fog shot...;)



i see the crane now...mysterious...

Derek Mar 14, 2007 4:11 AM

my guess as to this "mysterious" orange crane...Southblock Lofts...on G street i think

Derek Mar 14, 2007 4:20 AM

here's my fog shot :)
http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d1...8/100_0541.jpg

Derek Mar 14, 2007 5:09 AM

another guess for the "mystery" crane...

Lofts at 707 10th?

OCtoSD Mar 14, 2007 5:09 AM

Mystery of the Orange Crane
 
Actually someone else on another board indicated they thought it was this project, and after checking it out I think I agree. As the construction timeline matches the progress, and the deep hole would explain the parking. Oliver McMillan also has another rental project near completion the lofts at 655 and G, you can clearly see that one on the cam.

Lofts at 707 and 10th Ave
Located in downtown San Diego's East Village neighborhood.

Oliver McMIllan has started construction on a seven-story mixed-use project on the north side of G Street between Tenth and Eleventh avenues. The project will contain 209 loft apartments, 7,000 square feet of retail space, and 213 parking spaces. Construction began in September 2006 with completion targeted for spring 2008.

Visit the Web site for this property:

Derek Mar 14, 2007 5:10 AM

just beat ya! but thanks for the rest of the background info:)

:jester:

OCtoSD Mar 14, 2007 5:17 AM

Now for the mystery of a white crane
 
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.

OCtoSD Mar 14, 2007 5:18 AM

I feel like we are coming up with Hardy Boys Mystery Novel Titles.

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!


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