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dl3000 Oct 7, 2008 8:45 AM

Yeah that thing is massive bulk. The architecture of the waterfront looks like it will easily show its age in the future. Certainly not timeless which is what i was hoping for.

sandiegodweller Oct 7, 2008 2:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 3843448)
http://photos.signonsandiego.com/alb...o/overview.jpg

I hate the Irvine Tower even more than Lane Field.

You have a few years to protest for a change. It won't be built for awhile.



The Irvine Co. lays off 100 workers

ASSOCIATED PRESS

5:38 p.m. September 19, 2008

NEWPORT BEACH – The Irvine Co. has laid off 100 employees, blaming a weak economy and declining land sales.
The Newport Beach-based land developer announced the layoffs on Friday, its first cutbacks in 16 years.

John Christensen, a company vice president, calls the decision “painful.” However, the company noted that cutbacks were needed because of “dormant land sales to homebuilders.”

The Irvine Co. has more than 3,000 employees and is Orange County's largest landowner.

Information from: The Orange County Register, www.ocregister.com

staplesla Oct 7, 2008 5:03 PM

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Originally Posted by SDCAL (Post 3843362)
Does anyone have any info on Lane Field?

CCDC just updated on Oct 2nd saying the project will START construction in 2011!?!?!?!?!

I thought this was one that was ready to go and was supposed to ground break this year.

Guess we get even more "quality" time with the lovely parking lots on our bay

From what I hear there was concern as the credit line was lowered. Things have been pushed back hopefully for things in the market to improve.

Fusey Oct 7, 2008 6:20 PM

Hopefully during this downtime some of the pet peeves people have been discussing here will be addressed.

And spoonman is right; those twirly things have got to go. They don't provide any shade nor do they look the least bit creative.

staplesla Oct 7, 2008 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Fusey (Post 3844079)
Hopefully during this downtime some of the pet peeves people have been discussing here will be addressed.

And spoonman is right; those twirly things have got to go. They don't provide any shade nor do they look the least bit creative.

The twirly things are light posts. They aren't meant to lend shade. Though I don't like them either and think the whole design is a joke.

staplesla Oct 8, 2008 4:23 AM

Cosmo Square
 
Anyone hear anything about the Cosmopolitan? Simplon was required to come up with the money by yesterday or face foreclosure. Just curious if anyone heard anything.

kpexpress Oct 8, 2008 10:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HurricaneHugo (Post 3843448)
http://photos.signonsandiego.com/alb...o/overview.jpg

I hate the Irvine Tower even more than Lane Field.

For some reason I think that the building that will be built on the Irvine lot needs to be very slender and tall as not to take away (or in this case, cover up) our sculptor-like America Plaza. I think it would add some verticality similar to Electra.

Or what about something NOT-SQUARE (we have too many of those) how about something round...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2407/...ec7aca55_o.jpg

How about something with some curves?
http://img95.imageshack.us/img95/4582/flamenco2vp3.jpg

Twists?
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2213/...6c168f4e_o.jpg
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n...atzzeal/e2.jpg

Or just something completely different that what is in our skyline now..
http://www.eikongraphia.com/wordpres...%20desktop.jpg
Or a scaled down something similar to...
http://www.sfgate.com/c/pictures/200...4_skidmore.jpg

bmfarley Oct 8, 2008 3:36 PM

^^^ What really sells those buildings as being iconic... in addition to their shapes... is that they are TALLLLLL. Which one is the shortest... and how tall is it? And, unfortunately, 500 feet above the mean high tide is the tallest structures can go in downtown San Diego before the FAA begins adding additional restrictions onto aircraft flying into Lindbergh.

latinfreak Oct 8, 2008 6:35 PM

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Originally Posted by bmfarley (Post 3845853)
^^^ What really sells those buildings as being iconic... in addition to their shapes... is that they are TALLLLLL. Which one is the shortest... and how tall is it? And, unfortunately, 500 feet above the mean high tide is the tallest structures can go in downtown San Diego before the FAA begins adding additional restrictions onto aircraft flying into Lindbergh.

not always, the Torre Agbar in Barcelona (the "round" one) is only 473.75 ft in height... i think architects just need to get that height restriction mindblock out of their heads and try to be more creative... :cheers:

Marina_Guy Oct 8, 2008 7:09 PM

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Originally Posted by latinfreak (Post 3846261)
not always, the Torre Agbar in Barcelona (the "round" one) is only 473.75 ft in height... i think architects just need to get that height restriction mindblock out of their heads and try to be more creative... :cheers:

Agree. The community does not engage the architect to try harder. Those building are excellent examples of creativity and energy. We have too many conservative types in this town.

I love the new light posts for North Embarcadero. They are different and lively.

Remember in order to bring change, we all must engage and push people for better. Show up at these public meetings and make your views known...if you don't you are just complainers.

sandiegodweller Oct 9, 2008 10:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by staplesla (Post 3845255)
Anyone hear anything about the Cosmopolitan? Simplon was required to come up with the money by yesterday or face foreclosure. Just curious if anyone heard anything.

All parties agreed to give Simplon until tomorrow (Friday) to get the financing. I can't imagine that happened when the stock market was crashing all week.

Ironically, Cisterra doesn't really want the property back now. They would much rather be paid off on their note.

staplesla Oct 10, 2008 1:33 AM

FYI:


Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge groundbreaking ceremony.

Date: Thursday, Oct. 23

Time: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Location: The foot of Park Boulevard at Harbor Drive, opposite PETCO Park

RSVP: E-mail events@ccdc.com

Designed to be one of the world’s largest self-anchored pedestrian suspension bridges, the iconic structure will:
• Realize the 100-year vision linking Balboa Park to San Diego Bay
• Reopen Harbor Drive at Park Boulevard
• Provide safe pedestrian crossing over Harbor Drive and train and trolley tracks
• Add public open space.

The project is a collaboration of local, state, regional and federal agencies including Centre City Development Corporation working on behalf of the City of San Diego and its Redevelopment Agency, California Department of Transportation, California Transportation Commission, SANDAG, JMI Realty, Federal Highway Administration and the Unified Port of San Diego.

Fusey Oct 10, 2008 10:11 PM

Did the Setai resume construction? I came across this tonight:

Quote:

We cruised on over to the Setai San Diego's website and saw that rooms were available starting December 17th for $300 a night.

bmfarley Oct 11, 2008 3:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fusey (Post 3850088)
Did the Setai resume construction? I came across this tonight:

I didn't know they stopped construction.... 've always seen something going on there.

Fusey Oct 11, 2008 3:56 PM

Really? Every time I walked by there from March to July I never saw anyone besides a security guard.

bmfarley Oct 11, 2008 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Fusey (Post 3851028)
Really? Every time I walked by there from March to July I never saw anyone besides a security guard.

Maybe I just did not notice?

Fusey Oct 11, 2008 10:34 PM

Some forumers mentioned it a couple of months ago:
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/show...ai#post3735540

Anyways, it's great news Setai is opening up. Hopefully it helps lead to more revitalization in that neighborhood.

sandiegodweller Oct 15, 2008 3:14 AM

Land Leased for 500,000-SF San Diego Convention Center Addition
Oct 14, 2008

The 2.6 million-square-foot San Diego Convention Center is preparing for a growth spurt. The board of the facility's management and operating entity, the San Diego Convention Center Corp., recently voted to plunk down $1 million to acquire a one-year lease option on 8.5 acres of land across from the existing center for an expansion project that could encompass as much as 500,000 square feet of new exhibit space along the waterfront. The San Diego Convention Center was originally developed in 1989 at a cost of $164 million, and in 2001, underwent a $216 million expansion. According to the SDCCC, expanding the property is essential, as the city loses a year's worth of business annually due to space availability. Officials will work out the detail of the project over the coming year, but tentative plans also leave open the possibility for a convention-oriented hotel.

SDCAL Oct 15, 2008 6:03 PM

Lane Field
 
http://www.lankfordandassociates.com...eld_image1.jpg

CCDC updated the project with a ground breaking date of 'spring 2009'

Hopefully it will get off the ground :frog:

Fusey Oct 15, 2008 9:02 PM

Can we bet on that in Vegas? :haha:


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