Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby GetUrban » Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:30 pm

TitosBuritoBarn wrote:I like this project but I wish we’d stop with putting in blank walls at the street level.

Agreed. I'm not sure if this building has two levels of parking with basement-level parking under the street-level parking, but it would have been nice to have space for retail/commercial at street-level. I'm guessing it just has one level of parking at street level.

I like the design though. But there seem to be a lot of new designs that have the trendy extruded rectangular box shape protruding from the facade in some manner, including the new HDR at AK, to name one of many.
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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby iamjacobm » Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:29 pm

Not sure what 13th will look like at the end, but remember the blank wall featured in that picture bumps up to train tracks not a sidewalk.

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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby iamjacobm » Sun Dec 17, 2017 12:58 pm

Looking pretty much complete from the outside, nice looking building.

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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:29 am

Quick photo while walking into the Creighton game on Saturday:

The building looks very nice, but I don't know why there are so many buildings with that exact same design or very similar.

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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby Brad » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:18 am

Really coming along, thanks for the update!
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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby skinzfan23 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:05 am

One more update:

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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby Louie » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:36 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Quick photo while walking into the Creighton game on Saturday:

The building looks very nice, but I don't know why there are so many buildings with that exact same design or very similar.

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Is there a name for the style? Its been quite prevalent nationally over the past 5-10 years.

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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby buildomaha » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:10 pm

Louie wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:Quick photo while walking into the Creighton game on Saturday:

The building looks very nice, but I don't know why there are so many buildings with that exact same design or very similar.

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Is there a name for the style? Its been quite prevalent nationally over the past 5-10 years.

And I'm not a fan. This style is what architects give to someone who wants a good looking building with minimal costs and efforts. There is no pride in having a blank, unrecognizable building with zero distinguishing features. Sorry to go off on this, but I wonder what happened to having pride in what you build.

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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby EastCB » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:49 pm

buildomaha wrote:
Louie wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:Quick photo while walking into the Creighton game on Saturday:

The building looks very nice, but I don't know why there are so many buildings with that exact same design or very similar.

Image

Is there a name for the style? Its been quite prevalent nationally over the past 5-10 years.

And I'm not a fan. This style is what architects give to someone who wants a good looking building with minimal costs and efforts. There is no pride in having a blank, unrecognizable building with zero distinguishing features. Sorry to go off on this, but I wonder what happened to having pride in what you build.

I agree.

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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby Busguy2010 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:56 pm

buildomaha wrote:This style is what architects give to someone who wants a good looking building with minimal costs and efforts. There is no pride in having a blank, unrecognizable building with zero distinguishing features. Sorry to go off on this, but I wonder what happened to having pride in what you build.


I don't see this as a problem. Yeah, maybe it is uninspiring, but it is a good looking building and It's a product of the market. What style are you looking for?

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Re: Alvine Building (13th and Cass)

Postby Louie » Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:29 pm

buildomaha wrote:
Louie wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:Quick photo while walking into the Creighton game on Saturday:

The building looks very nice, but I don't know why there are so many buildings with that exact same design or very similar.

Image

Is there a name for the style? Its been quite prevalent nationally over the past 5-10 years.

And I'm not a fan. This style is what architects give to someone who wants a good looking building with minimal costs and efforts. There is no pride in having a blank, unrecognizable building with zero distinguishing features. Sorry to go off on this, but I wonder what happened to having pride in what you build.

My biggest peeve with it is the complete lack of street features and character. These buildings always seem cold to me.


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