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« Reply #45 on: July 17, 2018, 08:17:32 pm »

I like the design of this building.  I like how it will lighten up the end of the street and pull you that direction in the evenings.  The gold will add some color and interest as well. Like how the wood? element will add some warmth, and how that and the gold jut out over the sidewalk for a little shad and protection from rain (I believe a gift shop component will be accessible under the gold part).  And yes, the pergola is part of a deck area that can add a little more feeling of life and festivity (and connectivity) to the street especially when they have events there in the evening along with those at the Cains.

There was of course a lot of talk at the reveal about musicians and that art form, I am really interested in hearing more about movies and visual arts like cartoons (Dick Tracey, Alley Oop, Willie & Joe, and the "Dave" comic strip were/are made by Oklahomans, today the Alley Oop comic strip is made by a couple here in Tulsa).
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« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2018, 09:37:21 am »

Ahem (cough, cough) constructive criticism.  To their credit, the city has made a lot of progress in the last few years; It just took a while to see that better lighting choices were not necessarily coming from the people selling the electricity.
Also, im very cool with the revival of neon.  No one has really gone overboard with it so thats very encouraging.

Haha.. true it was constructive. I learned quite a lot from your posts like to never buy acorn lights even though I think they look nice visually during the day and about how much needless light pollution we have. Seeing your posts about proper lighting, which is far cheaper long-term, definitely opened my eyes to how wasteful the city is by pinching pennies up front (and even developers of projects downtown). 

As far as I can tell the newer blue light posts on the I-244 bridge over the river to west Tulsa from downtown look nice and so do the Blue Dome/Arts District lights. They look like far better lighting options than what we have had in the past with the standard blue halogen or orange blur machines. 

Your criticisms were on point. I was mostly saying this board in general doesn't seem very negative in general, more just apt criticism where it is due (Like the first-draft of CVS at 15th and Lewis or Turkey Mountain Mall fiasco).
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« Reply #47 on: July 18, 2018, 11:18:22 am »

Haha.. true it was constructive. I learned quite a lot from your posts like to never buy acorn lights even though I think they look nice visually during the day and about how much needless light pollution we have. Seeing your posts about proper lighting, which is far cheaper long-term, definitely opened my eyes to how wasteful the city is by pinching pennies up front (and even developers of projects downtown). 

As far as I can tell the newer blue light posts on the I-244 bridge over the river to west Tulsa from downtown look nice and so do the Blue Dome/Arts District lights. They look like far better lighting options than what we have had in the past with the standard blue halogen or orange blur machines. 

Your criticisms were on point. I was mostly saying this board in general doesn't seem very negative in general, more just apt criticism where it is due (Like the first-draft of CVS at 15th and Lewis or Turkey Mountain Mall fiasco).

But you can never say never.  Acorns can be made to be good lights as long as we understand they are decorative fixtures and not actual streetlights (the trick is to reduce intensity to about 1000 Lumens and use real shielded fixtures to light the streets).  Treat them like lighted signs, in a way.
...and as much as we dislike the orange sodium lights, the amber color turned out to be much more eye-friendly than the welding-torch blue of early LEDs... but we have another thread for that.  Cool

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« Reply #48 on: July 18, 2018, 11:57:59 am »

http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/grit-and-glitz-tulsa-gets-its-first-look-okpop

Elevations are interesting, pretty cool actually. Curious to what the west facade looking from Boulder is going to look like. I haven't watched the release video yet, but does the site occupy the entire northern part of that block between Boulder and Main? or just the lot that looks "newer"? If it's the newer part of that plot, because the building indicates it only extends to about the back side of the inner circle, then I am curious if there are future plans for "behind" the building.
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« Reply #49 on: July 18, 2018, 01:53:25 pm »

I assume that's not the final sign design?
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« Reply #50 on: July 19, 2018, 10:32:36 am »



What I'm really going to like is all the people crowding the sidewalks but that there are still all those open parking spaces. 

There must be an amazing transportation plan coming soon.
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