Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby twinkess » February 2nd, 2016, 10:23 am

Pouring floor 11 before the snow hits. More windows and now siding being installed.
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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby grant1simons2 » February 4th, 2016, 10:52 pm

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby bapster2006 » February 20th, 2016, 6:05 pm

Getting higher. It takes patience to wait for the Wells Fargo tower to get lit up too.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby bapster2006 » March 8th, 2016, 7:06 pm

32 sold + 5 reserved, for about 33% spoken for.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby grant1simons2 » March 21st, 2016, 3:55 pm

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Source: Portland Tower Facebook page

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby EOst » March 21st, 2016, 4:31 pm

Biking down 5th/up Portland this morning, this looked (to me) surprisingly nice.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby jw138 » March 22nd, 2016, 8:15 am

By my count, two more floors and it's done!

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby amiller92 » March 22nd, 2016, 8:58 am

EOst wrote:Biking down 5th/up Portland this morning, this looked (to me) surprisingly nice.
I was wary of those narrow windows and the podium as it was going up, but it's starting to look pretty good.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby lordmoke » March 22nd, 2016, 10:09 am

Agreed. It's also a nice surprise to see that the Sexton Building's ghost sign will still be (mostly) visible.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby twinkess » March 23rd, 2016, 11:40 am

This development is visible in the Kraus/Anderson development web cam:
http://oxblue.com/open/ka/blockredev

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby bapster2006 » March 30th, 2016, 4:25 pm

Standing on 17

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby twinkess » April 7th, 2016, 4:09 pm

This must have topped out today, there is an evergreen at the top in the south-east corner

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby bapster2006 » April 7th, 2016, 6:47 pm

Sweet. And 38 sold out of 112 units, for 33%.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby grant1simons2 » April 13th, 2016, 1:57 pm

This looks really good when biking south on Portland right before you cross Washington.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby alleycat » April 13th, 2016, 4:02 pm

I've been surprised by this one. It's definitely coming together. Here's a pic from a week or so back.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby MobJob » April 13th, 2016, 4:29 pm

Once the new KA development is finished, the broken wall of mid/high-rises along Portland is going to look great; hopefully that will continue with the Thrivant lot. I know it has been said before, but this area has so much potential to be excited about.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby mattaudio » April 13th, 2016, 9:11 pm

The Thrivent Lot could really be the new heart and gem of Downtown East.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby KML_1981 » April 14th, 2016, 9:18 am

mattaudio wrote:The Thrivent Lot could really be the new heart and gem of Downtown East.
That lot, and getting it done right, has become much more important now.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby mattaudio » April 14th, 2016, 9:38 am

I always thought the Thrivent lot would have been a much better location for a park (prior to any discussion about the current Commons under construction) since it would tie together Elliot Park, the Armory, had just as many blockfaces fronting it available for development, and could have even had a "Loring Greenway" style cut-through to Chicago Avenue southward.

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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby acs » April 14th, 2016, 9:40 am

The Thrivent lots are critical to get right since they are some of the last full-block surface lots in the CBD without a proposal. For that reason, I would support waiting through the tail end of this building cycle for a better proposal the next time around. It needs quality materials and the serious financial backing to make it a large, dense project worthy of the site.


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