Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby min-chi-cbus » January 29th, 2014, 9:56 pm

It's amazing how beautiful something as simple as brick can look sometimes -- especially in relation to this gray material adjacent to it!

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby Nick » March 29th, 2014, 5:51 pm

That might be the finished exterior?

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby xandrex » March 29th, 2014, 5:59 pm

Just walked past this today while enjoying the weather and was wondering if it was finished. The exterior is so ugly above the brick.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby widin007 » March 29th, 2014, 7:15 pm

I walk past this almost everyday and that's definitely the finished exterior and it is definitely all kinds of ugly.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby seanrichardryan » March 29th, 2014, 7:20 pm

It probably expresses it materials better then any other project in town. THIS is cementboard.

(ps I Like it)
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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby min-chi-cbus » March 29th, 2014, 9:50 pm

Big let-down. This was one that I was very excited about. The brick is fine, but it's above the brick that's bothersome.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby MNdible » March 30th, 2014, 12:45 pm

Is it possible that they're waiting for the weather to warm up to give it a final paint job? It looks a little splotchy, at least in the photos, so that may be just the primer coat.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby Anondson » March 30th, 2014, 12:48 pm

Based on the images on the apartment's website there must be a coat of paint coming.

http://stonearchapts2.com

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby Wedgeguy » March 30th, 2014, 1:12 pm

There are a lot of different projects that have yet to get a final coat of paint on their cement board. Lime and the Walkway come to mind for me.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby Nathan » March 30th, 2014, 6:44 pm

Anondson wrote:Based on the images on the apartment's website there must be a coat of paint coming.

http://stonearchapts2.com
based on the night time image is also supposed to be shiny and reflecting moonlit clouds... but I agree it looks like they'll probably paint it and it will look better.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby lordmoke » May 15th, 2014, 9:36 am

This appears to be complete and occupied? I couldn't tell for sure- it was dark out when I was in the area.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby schmitzm03 » May 15th, 2014, 10:33 am

lordmoke wrote:This appears to be complete and occupied? I couldn't tell for sure- it was dark out when I was in the area.
It does appear to be occupied. I've seen people moving in. I don't think they have finished painting it (at least as of last weekend). I think they plan to paint it a gray, but there were definitely concrete board panels that had not been touched, and there were still spaces under some of the windows where you could see the tyvek wrap. I've notice that painting seems to be taking a long time for a number of projects that are just about finished. I imagine part of it has to do with not painting in the cold, but it has been relatively warm for a while now.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby John » May 15th, 2014, 11:03 am

This project may turn out to be the poster child for the blighting effect of concrete board on our community.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby dmdhashw » June 5th, 2014, 1:52 pm

They've finally started priming the concrete board sections. I'm still a believer in this project.

Sorry for the terrible cell phone pictures!

ImageIMAG0255 by dmd.hashw, on Flickr

ImageIMAG0256 by dmd.hashw, on Flickr

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby John » June 6th, 2014, 11:32 am

^^^the darker color makes it look somewhat better. The alleyway is nice.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby Architorture » June 6th, 2014, 12:18 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing it painted. On the images tt looks like there may be different sheens on panels. Could be a cool subtle way to add detail to it.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby John » June 6th, 2014, 1:43 pm

Architorture wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing it painted. On the images tt looks like there may be different sheens on panels. Could be a cool subtle way to add detail to it.
That's a great idea that would add a three dimensional quality and work with the brick better. Not very expensive either.

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby schmitzm03 » June 21st, 2014, 10:10 pm

This looks much better with the painted cement board. Not as good as the original rendering, but better than before...

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby nBode » June 21st, 2014, 11:31 pm

It looks exponentially better now, in my opinion. Yay

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Re: Stone Arch 2 - (520 2nd Street Southeast)

Postby EOst » June 22nd, 2014, 7:56 am

From the right angles, that's a fairly handsome building.


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