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Posted by: Dave S - 3/11/2007 10:20:26 AM
This project isn't as dead as everyone thinks...
Posted by: IA - 3/14/2007 11:03:23 AM
Dave S. What do you know about this. Not as dead? meaning what its somewhat dead? I loved this project, I would really like to see this or the wingfield towers become reality, It would be Huge for Reno
Posted by: joe - 4/13/2007 7:36:14 PM
anyone know if the fence work on the empty PRIVATELY owned lot was payed for by the tax payers? By that I mean city workers.
Posted by: Mike Van H - 4/14/2007 9:14:57 AM
The Developer in nearly all cases pays for any kind of fencing around a project. It is privately owned land, they paid their in-lieu fees for the lost parking spaces and street abandonment. So regardless of what they do wi hthe property, they own that portion of First Street now.
Posted by: Jim - 4/27/2007 9:16:15 PM
What is going on with this project? This seems to be just another Reno tragedy.
Posted by: Anakin-Marc - 11/8/2007 4:39:01 PM
I was browsing RGJ and reading a story about jewelry store closures when a paragraph caught my eye. The closing paragraph (well, second to last) gives me hope for this project...
Posted by: Mike Van H - 11/8/2007 6:04:30 PM
Haha too funny Anakin-Marc I just noticed that as well and posted about it. Good eye!
Posted by: David - 1/23/2008 6:59:52 AM
This is so exciting. Isn't that other skyscraper next to it the planned non-casino hotel? I really hope this gets built, these are awesome looking buildings. It would add a lot to Reno's skyline. How tall are they?
Posted by: MattO - 1/23/2008 3:32:46 PM
I knew this project would come back to life, its looks even better than the 1st design, as someone else said, how tall will they be, the old design called for 36 stories.
Posted by: Brian - 1/23/2008 8:22:18 PM
I counted the floors. If i am correct it seems to be about 30 stories. I like this design, It would look better to have 10 more floors. Also I think the old tower on the site could use some serious TLC. It would be foolish to build this project and the baseball stadium, and then have some ugly 80's something building smack dab in the middle of it all. Again the size is important, make it bigger. Make the statement
the tower is trying to make.
Posted by: Slapdad - 1/24/2008 8:52:02 AM
David, that building next to it is the existing building that used to house the Harrah's executive offices and now houses a lot of the radio stations. The backside of the new tower should have a sweet view....right into the radio station.
Posted by: Mike Van H - 1/24/2008 9:22:26 AM
HI Slapdad! That large tower with offices on top and parking on the bottom is actually called the Waterfront Tower (not to be confused with the yet to be built Waterfront Towers). And I dont think that side of the building would have windows...I believe it's literally connected to, or extremely close to the Waterfront parking tower. Kind of think of it like Palladio...there are no windows on Palladio's far east side.
Regarding the Waterfront Office tower, I believe it was just recently purchased by Basin Street Properties, the same people who bought the BofA Building downtown and the Wells Fargo Building downtown. I believe also they, or someone else, will be building a hotel right on the other side of the Harrah's parking tower where the Nevada Inn is/was. I heard mentioning of a Hyatt brand of some kind, probably the Summerfield.
Posted by: Ken - 1/24/2008 9:48:23 AM
This is a great-looking project. Nice mix of building sizes and styles and I love how it's got the pedestrian corridor running through it on the former first street. I think the shorter towers are right for the riverfront skyline - the farther away from the river one gets the taller the buildings should get.
Posted by: Danny - 1/27/2008 7:04:35 PM
We shall see... I got so hyped up about their last renderings that I feel a little betrayed. So I am just going to hope for the best, plan for the worst.
Posted by: Justin - 1/28/2008 4:17:17 PM
I'm with Danny. I would LOVE for this to happen, but with the serious downturn in the housing/construction industry (more serious than some want to admit), I'm skeptical.
Posted by: Twintop - 10/6/2008 3:11:28 PM
Has anyone heard if the new AAA Ballpark's location is having any effect on this project? It is right across the street from where this project is being proposed to be built. I can see the ballpark having both a beneficial and detrimental effect on it...