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« Reply #1245 on: August 08, 2018, 11:45:42 am »

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the project would create a “normalization of pedestrian activity” near the nearby Williams Power Plant, posing a national security risk.

The article didn't mention if the meeting erupted into laughter.  I would think the sidewalks immediately adjacent to the power plant would "normalize" pedestrian activity.
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« Reply #1246 on: August 08, 2018, 12:05:00 pm »

The article didn't mention if the meeting erupted into laughter.  I would think the sidewalks immediately adjacent to the power plant would "normalize" pedestrian activity.

This building? Isn't that the HVAC building (cooling system) for the ice cube? It's not that secure looking now.

https://goo.gl/maps/r2S66acm3sn
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« Reply #1247 on: August 08, 2018, 12:58:03 pm »

Tulsa will find a way to mess up a $2.3 development of an empty building.


I don’t think I have eaten at Fortune Chef in decades, probably since they were located in the basement level of Southroads Mall.

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« Reply #1248 on: August 09, 2018, 11:07:53 am »

The article didn't mention if the meeting erupted into laughter.  I would think the sidewalks immediately adjacent to the power plant would "normalize" pedestrian activity.

I laughed a little reading that. Really grasping for straws...

As far as the alley still being an alley, it really needs to remain an alley also. Make it aesthetically pleasing as possible, but trash must have a place also. They should build nice little enclosures or mini-fences/walls to break the view of unsightly dumpsters from the street.
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« Reply #1249 on: August 09, 2018, 11:08:33 am »

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First Place Tower parking garage reveals true colors

The First Place Tower parking garage, featuring a predominantly blue exterior, will open around the end of October, developer Stuart Price said.

Officials with Price Family Properties, which owns the $12.8 million, under-construction facility at 419 S. Main St., revealed the color scheme and talked about the project at a news conference Thursday morning.

The parking complex, with two subterranean levels and three above ground, will have 500 parking spots, a tunnel connecting to the adjacent city parking lot and a skybridge linking the facility to the second floor of the First Place Tower. It also will include 3,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, enough room for as many as four restaurants, said Price, chairman of Price Family Properties.



The outside of the facility will be primarily blue during the day. But the exterior also will feature vertical aluminum fins and coding that enabling it switch colors during holidays and other special events.

"They have a pattern of spacing that allows them to let air through and also to become like a security barrier for the bottom floor," said Larry Vorba, principal and director of structural engineering for Cyntergy, the complex's architect. "There is a coding system where it will change colors depending on the light. ... It will be pretty dramatic, I think, at night."

Price and Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum spoke at Thursday's event.

The project is benefiting from a municipal loan of $1.67 million. The Downtown Development and Redevelopment Fund loan would provide First Place a six-year exemption on local property taxes and allow it to repay the loan over a 12-year period, documents show.

Price Family Properties owns and manages more than 2.2 million square feet of office space in the city's Central Business District.


https://www.tulsaworld.com/business/realestate/first-place-tower-parking-garage-reveals-true-colors/article_0cef53bf-d4d4-5bde-9840-9665972590d8.html
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« Reply #1250 on: August 09, 2018, 11:10:40 am »

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The First Place Tower parking garage, featuring a predominantly blue exterior, will open around the end of October, developer Stuart Price said.

Crazy the garage is supposed to be finished in October! That's about 3 months left on the schedule. Really quick turnaround which is great.

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It also will include 3,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor, enough room for as many as four restaurants, said Price, chairman of Price Family Properties.

That's a tiny space for 4 restaurants! Are they expecting the restaurants to operate like Taco Bueno/BK downtown with common area? Or like Mother Road Market with small booths?
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« Reply #1251 on: August 09, 2018, 11:31:46 am »

This building? Isn't that the HVAC building (cooling system) for the ice cube? It's not that secure looking now.

https://goo.gl/maps/r2S66acm3sn

For national security reasons, I can neither confirm nor deny.
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« Reply #1252 on: August 10, 2018, 10:24:53 am »

Will this be Oklahoma's largest color-changing LED lawn ornament?



Surrounded by acorns, no less.



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« Reply #1253 on: August 10, 2018, 11:30:14 am »

Will this be Oklahoma's largest color-changing LED lawn ornament?



Surrounded by acorns, no less.

It may be a giant waste of light, but that would look pretty amazing.
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« Reply #1254 on: August 10, 2018, 12:13:24 pm »

Agree, if it's lit up at night like in that rendering that could actually be a pretty cool landmark along Main.  Interested to know which restaurant(s) will be opening in the ground floor space, 3000 SF is indeed tiny.  It's a chain but something like Modern Market would do well here.  Or Cool Greens.
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« Reply #1255 on: August 10, 2018, 03:38:04 pm »

Agree, if it's lit up at night like in that rendering that could actually be a pretty cool landmark along Main.  Interested to know which restaurant(s) will be opening in the ground floor space, 3000 SF is indeed tiny.  It's a chain but something like Modern Market would do well here.  Or Cool Greens.

On occasions yes, but if its like that all the time it might be a bit over the top.
Good thing LEDs are dimable so there might at least be the possibility of the illumination being more to scale with its surroundings, but they seem more of the "HEY LOOK AT ME IM A PARKING GARAGE!!!" approach than something that fits.
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« Reply #1256 on: August 24, 2018, 08:44:56 am »

Not sure where to put this, but it seems Nelson-Stowe and the Ross Group are teaming up on the old Nordam space in the East Village area.  I guess this is a spin-off from the other BrickHugger project(s)?

See, https://www.tulsaworld.com/business/realestate/tulsa-developers-partnering-on-million-office-redevelopment-in-east-village/article_3e7f6831-e0ce-575d-998b-71a154e72f59.html

The TW's update on pending development projects indicates BrickHugger has announced a project for the former "Cheairs Furniture Company Building."  See, https://www.tulsaworld.com/photovideo/slideshows/downtown-tulsa-development-projects-coming-soon-or-recently-completed/collection_2e50248b-80c7-57a5-aa0d-5668c2f1d07b.html#5
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« Reply #1257 on: August 26, 2018, 05:41:47 pm »

Here are a couple renderings of the renovated Midland on 4th St




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« Reply #1258 on: August 26, 2018, 07:12:01 pm »

Here are a couple renderings of the renovated Midland on 4th St


The Acorn lights compliment the cracked pavement.
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« Reply #1259 on: August 28, 2018, 09:38:39 am »

The "cracked pavement" is accurate at that spot.   Smiley
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