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Leo the Dog Oct 28, 2015 7:45 PM

Has anyone taken the time to count all of the cranes downtown? It's amazing to see so many notable projects under construction simultaneously.

nezbn22 Oct 28, 2015 8:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Leo the Dog (Post 7214837)
Has anyone taken the time to count all of the cranes downtown? It's amazing to see so many notable projects under construction simultaneously.

Pretty awesome. Off the top of my head, the downtown projects currently underway are:

Pendry Hotel
Ballpark Village
Lane Field Hotel
Fat City/China Camp Hotel
New Courthouse
Blue Sky
Bosa's Pacific Gate
Horton Plaza Park
Little Italy Piazza
Alexan East Village

Gaslamp Courtyard Hotel just opened.

Did I miss anything?

The Flying Dutchman Oct 28, 2015 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by nezbn22 (Post 7214897)
Pretty awesome. Off the top of my head, the downtown projects currently underway are:

Pendry Hotel
Ballpark Village
Lane Field Hotel
Fat City/China Camp Hotel
New Courthouse
Blue Sky
Bosa's Pacific Gate
Horton Plaza Park
Little Italy Piazza
Alexan East Village

Gaslamp Courtyard Hotel just opened.

Did I miss anything?

Good list! Only thing missing I think would be:
13th and C

HurricaneHugo Oct 29, 2015 1:27 AM

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Originally Posted by dtell04 (Post 7213906)
Does anyone believe the crap the NFL spits about not having 3 SoCal football teams? We have an abundance of professional sports teams.
Or is it three teams would be too much regional competition between owners?
Thoughts?

There were 3 teams before '94

Streamliner Oct 29, 2015 4:21 PM

I was downtown for jury duty yesterday and took a few pics of the Pacific Gate foundations, the County Courthouse, and Lane Field. My htc one camera went bad over the last year and a half so sorry for the quality.

Pacific Gate - as viewed from Broadway and the train tracks:
http://i.imgur.com/eI6UuAFh.jpg

Image from the Embarcadero showing the Pacific Gate cranes and the County Courthouse's impact on the skyline:
http://i.imgur.com/mHk15D9h.jpg

Lane Field:
http://i.imgur.com/7QmxJBDh.jpg

County Courthouse from State Street:
http://i.imgur.com/qYn0hW9h.jpg

County Courthouse cladding/glass is going up:
http://i.imgur.com/KF5jQs0h.jpg

spoonman Oct 29, 2015 4:39 PM

Wow, Boas has made a lot of progress on the Pacific Gateway foundation. Seems like that was a dirt lot little more than a month or two ago.

Derek Oct 29, 2015 5:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Streamliner (Post 7215828)


I haven't been back to SD in three years, what on earth is this thing in front of The Grande towers?

Leo the Dog Oct 29, 2015 5:08 PM

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Originally Posted by nezbn22 (Post 7214897)
Pretty awesome. Off the top of my head, the downtown projects currently underway are:

Pendry Hotel
Ballpark Village
Lane Field Hotel
Fat City/China Camp Hotel
New Courthouse
Blue Sky
Bosa's Pacific Gate
Horton Plaza Park
Little Italy Piazza
Alexan East Village

Gaslamp Courtyard Hotel just opened.

Did I miss anything?

Nice list. Some of these projects have 2-3 cranes. Really makes SD look like an exciting city from afar. Also, Hillcrest/Bankers Hill has a couple mid rise residential projects that are about to go verticle.

Leo the Dog Oct 29, 2015 5:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Derek (Post 7215919)
I haven't been back to SD in three years, what on earth is this thing?

Home plate at the old ballpark.

Derek Oct 29, 2015 5:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Leo the Dog (Post 7215922)
Home plate at the old ballpark.


I know about Lane Field, I meant the building behind it.

Streamliner Oct 29, 2015 5:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Derek (Post 7215929)
I know about Lane Field, I meant the building behind it.

That's part of a development that's also called Lane Field. This building will be a Marriott Springhill Suites/Residence Inn combination hotel. It's 200 feet tall

A second, taller, tower will be built just south of this building. It's also part of the Lane Field development.

https://www.portofsandiego.org/lane-field.html

spoonman Oct 29, 2015 8:18 PM

^ Its rather funny how much squabbling happened over these buildings only to have them come out looking like a correctional facility...lol. I don't hate it, but I'm a bit dumbfounded.

Streamliner Oct 29, 2015 9:20 PM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 7216247)
^ Its rather funny how much squabbling happened over these buildings only to have them come out looking like a correctional facility...lol. I don't hate it, but I'm a bit dumbfounded.

While I don't like the awkward massing of the buildings, I'm actually fairly happy with the facade. It's a bit all over the place, but at least it's not surrounded by identical, bland balconies.

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Has anybody seen this Bosa exhibition? It's called Rethink Downtown, located at 700 First Avenue. It looks like they have a cool model of downtown, though it's mainly emphasizing Bosa's additions. I found a couple pics online:

http://huntermaddox.com/wp-content/u..._092515_02.jpg
Source

http://cdn.sandiegouniontrib.com/img...15c2d8bc4ecd52

The last image was taken from a Union-Tribune article on the exhibition.

Here's the official site

If anyone goes, take some detailed pics of this model please. I love these kind of things.

mello Oct 30, 2015 12:19 AM

Can the taller Lane Field tower please start soon to take the attention away from that little stumper that just topped out lol. Also the BOSA building behind it needs to break ground soon that will help take the focus away from the beast that Lane Field is. I don't believe Alexan Little Italy has started but cranes are up for the GH Horton Date street development which will be HUGE for LI! Also the parking garage is finished it looks decent when viewed from the west.

Bertrice Oct 30, 2015 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by mello (Post 7216534)
Also the parking garage is finished it looks decent when viewed from the west.

here's a pic I found

https://coolsandiegosights.files.wor...ttle-italy.jpg

tyleraf Oct 30, 2015 3:14 AM

Manchester has slightly updated renders on his Pacific gateway website. http://www.manchesterpacificgateway....ges/slide6.jpg

spoonman Oct 30, 2015 3:27 AM

I actually like Manchester's design. Sort of a Rockefeller center style...I think it is good for the area to add more of an urban office feel as opposed to the palm tree playfulness of the Seaport Village area.

mello Oct 30, 2015 7:56 AM

I think the Manchester renderings look really bland and the color is so monotone just all beige and square edges.

Also why is it so short on the South end of the development that is where the big gap is in our skyline it would be nice to have a 400 footer on that side for sure. Everything behind that section is the low rise UTC style crap built in the mid 80s because everyone was afraid to live downtown.

eburress Oct 30, 2015 2:08 PM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 7216722)
I actually like Manchester's design. Sort of a Rockefeller center style...I think it is good for the area to add more of an urban office feel as opposed to the palm tree playfulness of the Seaport Village area.

Yeah, I do too. It's nice in general, and I feel like it adds a little maturity to the Downtown skyline, suggesting that actual business is happening here.

dales5050 Oct 30, 2015 8:17 PM

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Originally Posted by spoonman (Post 7216722)
I actually like Manchester's design. Sort of a Rockefeller center style...I think it is good for the area to add more of an urban office feel as opposed to the palm tree playfulness of the Seaport Village area.

Was going to say Rockefeller Center as well. It's a nice collection of buildings for sure.


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