Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

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

Postby Wedgeguy » July 10th, 2015, 3:24 pm

FISHMANPET wrote:It's almost like the free market is able to provide parking without heavy handed intervention from the zoning code!
I have no problem with it. It is just that when I saw 3 levels of underground I thought so many levels above ground would be overkill for spaces. But I have no idea how many Sexton contracts they would be having to fill. With 7 stories of parking on the 4 Marq, I sure can handle 3-4 on this tower. Especially if it allows some of the smaller apartment building in the area to do contract parking and we get rid of a few more parking lots that are used for those units.

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

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

Postby min-chi-cbus » July 13th, 2015, 6:41 am

Is that your version of the project, or is that actually what it should look like? It looks a lot better than any of the models I've seen to date!

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

Postby aeisenberg » July 24th, 2015, 5:09 pm

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

Postby twinkess » July 29th, 2015, 8:46 pm

I nominate that all photos of this project must include accidental-chain-link-fence:

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

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

Postby Wedgeguy » August 16th, 2015, 7:26 am

Almost done with the subgrade parking, they take a one floor breather and then do how many more levels of podium parking. Still have close to a month of parking levels before they start working on the residential floors I'd guess.

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

Postby bapster2006 » August 29th, 2015, 10:04 am

The neighborhood yesterday. The Kraus-Anderson development will go across the street to the south.

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

Postby jw138 » September 10th, 2015, 7:34 am

I know someone posted a link to a Portland Tower construction cam somewhere but I can't find it in either this thread or the "Construction Webcams" thread. Driving west on 94 yesterday I spotted a second crane in the same area.

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

Postby widin007 » September 10th, 2015, 10:47 am

^^ Pretty sure that crane you're seeing is at HCMC, but I haven't been over there in a few weeks so I might be mistaken.

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

Postby PCIRISH52 » September 10th, 2015, 10:55 am

second crane is for HCMC. They are building a new helipad over the top of the ED.

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

Postby Wedgeguy » September 10th, 2015, 11:02 am

Walked by yesterday and there was only one crane that I saw. Finally seeing some ground floor support columns that are/have been poured. We are above ground.

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

Postby contrast » September 15th, 2015, 3:29 pm

Saw a hand written sign in the sales center window today that said "6 Sold." I hadn't even noticed that there was a sales center before. Previously assumed it was a construction trailer.

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

Postby twinkess » September 15th, 2015, 3:34 pm

That's up from 5 last week!

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

Postby grant1simons2 » September 15th, 2015, 8:44 pm

Also there's apparently a new design

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

Postby John » September 16th, 2015, 7:47 am

^^^In a way, it looks better as the tower and podium colors blend in better compared to the previous version. But gray can look pretty dull and cold, and the building might appear pretty severe, especially in the winter. I dont know, but I sometimes wonder if this developer is color blind or something.

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

Postby seanrichardryan » September 16th, 2015, 8:44 am

The ceilings in the retail space look to be about 7.5'
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Re: Portland Tower - 516 S. 8th St.

Postby John » September 16th, 2015, 11:15 am

seanrichardryan wrote:The ceilings in the retail space look to be about 7.5'
The parking podium looks like its squashing the retail space making it appear shorter than it is. None of Stanton's projects are very pedestrian oriented on the first level. Maybe the Portland side will be better.

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

Postby Konante » September 16th, 2015, 11:50 am

I love the all glass-walled living room opening onto the angled balconies. It adds a dimension that effectively confuses my eye into believing it's not a basic box tower.

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

Postby mattaudio » September 17th, 2015, 8:53 am

I love the SUV hanging out on the sidewalk.


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