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« Reply #390 on: December 15, 2016, 02:50:28 pm »

Can we separate this discussion into two threads: (1) Tulsa Club, which is a real project at this point and will be a crown jewel for downtown on the same level of the Mayo and (2) Abundant Life, which continues to rot away with no viable plan and needs to meet an ARK Wrecking crew ASAP..

We started a seperate thread for the Tulsa Club a week ago, I PM'd the Moderator to update the thread title:
http://www.tulsanow.org/forum/index.php?topic=21435.0
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« Reply #391 on: December 18, 2019, 07:16:56 pm »

Construction fence going up around Abundant Life building.  Anyone know what is going on?
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« Reply #392 on: December 19, 2019, 09:09:43 am »

I'll bet the building has finally fallen into enough disrepair to finally warrant demolition. I'm betting it becomes nothing more than parking for the time being.
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« Reply #393 on: December 19, 2019, 09:47:31 am »

I'll bet the building has finally fallen into enough disrepair to finally warrant demolition. I'm betting it becomes nothing more than parking for the time being.

Maybe.  They have also set-up side-walk protective scaffolding.  Really curious to see what happens on this one.
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« Reply #394 on: December 19, 2019, 12:40:26 pm »

I'll bet the building has finally fallen into enough disrepair to finally warrant demolition. I'm betting it becomes nothing more than parking for the time being.

In this rare case that will actually be an improvement.  My hope is that someday soon the land is valuable enough that multi-story residences can replace those parking lots along the west side of Boulder. 
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« Reply #395 on: December 19, 2019, 12:57:39 pm »

This is an ugly building, but I'm wondering if some sort of genius redesign could make it look like an art installation.

Maybe the facade is a big part of the problem (too hard to maintain). I don't think a parking lot is an improvement. If the structure is in tact, renovating should be the way to go.
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« Reply #396 on: December 20, 2019, 10:58:13 am »

This is an ugly building, but I'm wondering if some sort of genius redesign could make it look like an art installation.

Maybe the facade is a big part of the problem (too hard to maintain). I don't think a parking lot is an improvement. If the structure is in tact, renovating should be the way to go.

Facade coming down.  Developer trying to decide what to do with remaining structure, but appears to be trying to re-develop it.
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« Reply #397 on: December 20, 2019, 11:20:39 am »

Facade coming down.  Developer trying to decide what to do with remaining structure, but appears to be trying to re-develop it.

The facade was already coming down all on it's own. Tear the building down.
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« Reply #398 on: December 20, 2019, 11:51:09 am »

https://ktul.com/news/local/iconic-downtown-building-losing-facade

Here is the news report. So basically they are just taking the facade itself down... so it will be even more of an ugly box. Not sure why people are trying so hard to save this thing. Especially now, there won't be any redeeming quality about it.
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« Reply #399 on: December 20, 2019, 12:45:57 pm »

Presumably the facade became a safety issue.  I have mixed feelings about this one.  I hate to see old buildings torn down that could be repurposed, but this is such a strange building it might not be a realistic/practical rehab.
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« Reply #400 on: December 20, 2019, 03:48:53 pm »

The facade was already coming down all on it's own. Tear the building down.

Itís built like a brick smilehouse. Look at the foundation and steel framing. It can be gutted and stripped to the frame in a way that makes reuse possible.




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« Reply #401 on: December 22, 2019, 12:43:21 am »

Itís built like a brick smilehouse. Look at the foundation and steel framing. It can be gutted and stripped to the frame in a way that makes reuse possible.






Nice find on the old pics!
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