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spoonman Jun 14, 2007 8:52 AM

I'm probably alone here, but I like the 80's style roof. It's sort of residential halfway up, then commercial looking at the top. I'm guessing that was the intention.

If the building stood alone it would look weird that way, but the way it will fit into the skyline, I think it might look good for that area (which has a lot of residential looking buildings). Funny thing is that it reminds me of New York-New York in Las Vegas.

spoonman Jun 14, 2007 8:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mongoXZ (Post 2896544)
I like the roof because it breaks free of that Vancouver-style flatness that's being repilcated all over our skyline.

BTW, what's the hell is a "police storefront" that they keep mentioning in this project?

A police storefront is basically a junior sized police sub-station.

spoonman Jun 14, 2007 7:07 PM

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y12...t%203/ev-2.jpg
http://www.radicalextremesportscars....arch05/020.jpg

bushman61988 Jun 14, 2007 7:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 2896552)
I'm probably alone here, but I like the 80's style roof. It's sort of residential halfway up, then commercial looking at the top. I'm guessing that was the intention.

If the building stood alone it would look weird that way, but the way it will fit into the skyline, I think it might look good for that area (which has a lot of residential looking buildings). Funny thing is that it reminds me of New York-New York in Las Vegas.


No, ur definitely not alone, cuz I like the rooftop as well, because it's so's different than those damn flat, boxy Vancouver roofs. But the more I look at it, it looks as if it's not really a pinnacle-type top that I was expecting, but more slanted like The Mark..
Damn Lazy-Ass architects.


I think this building in these renderings look more like Icon than anything from New York New York.

sandiegodweller Jun 14, 2007 9:26 PM

San Diego still a target for hotels
 
Marriott To Develop Boutique Hotels With Ian Schrager

June 14, 2007: 04:01 PM EST


NEW YORK (Dow Jones) -- Hotel operator Marriott International Inc. said Thursday that it has inked a partnership with boutique-hotel pioneer Ian Schrager to create a new brand of up to 100 "lifestyle" hotels.

The venture will attempt to combine the individualized service of Schrager's boutique hotels with Marriott's (MAR) operational and global scale.

Schrager, originally known for running the infamous disco and nightclub Studio 54, has become a hotel mogul, developing trendy lodging destinations in New York, London, Miami and other cities. He's also been involved in residential and mixed-use developments.

Marriott has a market capitalization of about $17.8 billion and operates such staid brands as Renaissance Hotels, Residence Inn, Courtyard by Marriott and TownePlace Suites. It also operates the high-end Ritz-Carlton hotels.

"Nobody has done what Ian has been able to do with his hotels time and again, and he is the perfect partner to help us create and launch a new, modern genre of hotel," said J.W. Marriott Jr., chairman and chief executive of Marriott International. "These hotels will be an excellent complement to the Marriott portfolio of brands and allow us to use our global platform and ability to execute to create something completely new, different and original."

The hotels, which are still unnamed, will be located in "gateway" cities across North and South America, Europe and Asia. The initial list of markets to be explored includes New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston and Las Vegas in the U.S.; London, Paris, Berlin, Frankfurt, Madrid, Barcelona, Milan and Rome in Europe; and Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Seoul and Tokyo in Asia, Marriott said.

The hotels will have about 150 to 200 rooms and be designed by a "diverse set of world-renowned architects and designers," Marriott said. The partners said they expect these hotels to be "the most environmentally responsible" lodging options as well.

"In our view, this growth plan utilizes Marriott's strengths in hotel development and management," Merrill Lynch analyst Amanda Bryant told clients. She said the plan will give the brand a "fairly sizeable presence and a nice complement to the other brands within the portfolio."

The partners will divide responsibilities for rolling out the brand, with Schrager leading the effort on concept, design, marketing, branding and food and beverages. Marriott will oversee the development process and operate and manage the completed hotels.

In particular, Marriott will use its relationships in the development community to identify potential participants in various markets. The partners said they expect to have at least five firm development deals signed under the new brand by the end of 2007 and 100 hotels open or in the pipeline within a decade.

eburress Jun 14, 2007 9:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mongoXZ (Post 2896544)
I like the roof because it breaks free of that Vancouver-style flatness that's being repilcated all over our skyline.

I'll give you that - it seems like almost all of the buildings in that part of town are so boxy, which is partly why I was so excited about Cosmo. :(

I don't care for the roof at all though, but I didn't like the Pei/Cobb tower at first either. After seeing the videos and other renderings, it has started to grow on me.

Derek Jun 14, 2007 10:26 PM

So is Cosmo Square completely dead?

spoonman Jun 15, 2007 1:21 AM

I had forgotten about Pei Cobb Tower. Does anyone recall when the groundbreaking is?

spoonman Jun 15, 2007 1:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Derek loves SD (Post 2897731)
So is Cosmo Square completely dead?

I think we would all be speculating at this point. My guess is that it may reappear when the market picks up.

Derek Jun 15, 2007 2:17 AM

^I had the same thought that it may come up again when the market picks up.

CoastersBolts Jun 15, 2007 6:10 AM

Speaking of the Pei Cobb Tower, someone mentioned they saw an artists rendering video of it. Where could I locate that? Thanks.

Derek Jun 15, 2007 6:16 AM

^^^

http://www.700westbroadway.com

mello Jun 15, 2007 6:34 AM

Right now I will take anything with some real height (over 400 feet) in that part of town. Now that Cosmo and Library Tower are on hold at least this will bring something with a presence to the Gaslamp/Western East Village.

The Mark is ok but not quite tall enough to make a *big impact* if you know what I mean, I wish the Mark could have been 44 floors like Electra.

Everyone here should go check out the Marsielle proposals thread and look at all the cool and at least different kind of architecture they have in their proposals, makes all of our stuff look so bland:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=130524
I wish we could get some stuff like that. :rolleyes:

Derek Jun 15, 2007 6:54 AM

The Mark came out a lot more bland than I thought it would. The entire concrete column on the backside of the building stands out like a sore thumb!

HurricaneHugo Jun 15, 2007 9:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 2898033)
I had forgotten about Pei Cobb Tower. Does anyone recall when the groundbreaking is?

Hopefully after a redesign.

PadreHomer Jun 15, 2007 5:44 PM

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Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 2898657)
Hopefully after a redesign.

I wouldn't expect anything great and unusual from the Irvine Company, no matter who the architect is.

stockjock Jun 16, 2007 2:48 AM

Looks like KB Homes has backed out of 10th & B and it could now be 23 stories of low-income housing:

http://www.ccdc.com/events/resources...th%20&%20B.pdf

sandiegodweller Jun 16, 2007 5:47 AM

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Originally Posted by stockjock (Post 2900201)
Looks like KB Homes has backed out of 10th & B and it could now be 23 stories of low-income housing:

http://www.ccdc.com/events/resources...th%20&%20B.pdf


Why take out the Burger King? It appears that it is already a low income housing project.

Derek Jun 16, 2007 6:05 AM

^LOL!

Good for KB Homes though. :)

eburress Jun 16, 2007 6:16 AM

THIS is what needs to get built over near the ballpark.

http://pages.sbcglobal.net/samclark/dallas/museum_1.jpg

Like I've said before, that part of town needs more curves (not boxy "towers" with lame '80s roofs)!

http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...postcount=1437


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