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Old 03-04-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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There was an article in today's HL about a proposed new 40 story high rise that would be a bit taller than the 5/3 Building. The article said it could be done in time for the equestrian games in 2010

Here is a rendering off it from the article:
http://media.kentucky.com/smedia/2008/03/04/11/775-080304webbhoteladp0061_22214_.standalone.prod_affi liate.79.JPG (broken link)

$250 million tower would reshape downtown (broken link)
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Is that the proposed hotel to be built on Main in between Limestone and Upper? I don't know if I'd go as far to say it would "reshape downtown," but it would be a nice addition.
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:25 AM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Is that the proposed hotel to be built on Main in between Limestone and Upper? I don't know if I'd go as far to say it would "reshape downtown," but it would be a nice addition.
The article says it would be all tall as the blue building, which is 410 feet tall. With only 1 other building in downtown over 20 stories, I'd call that reshaping
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Old 03-04-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Not a bad looking building. I like the greenery on the side roofs about 1/3 the way up the tower.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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What an awesome building. With skyscraper boom in Louisville, I am not surprised Lexington finally announced one.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:30 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Kentucky's urban centers are absolutely booming. Louisville & Covington have become cities of cranes, now Lexington is getting back in the mix after two decades with very few new downtown buildings.

Lexington already has a much more urban and dense downtown than much larger metro areas like Dayton, Toledo, Knoxville, etc. A lot of Lexington sized cities hardly have any tall buildings, ala Evansville IN, Huntsville & Montgomery AL.

Does anyone have an exact height figure for this new one? I've heard everything from 400 to 500+.
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Old 03-04-2008, 03:34 PM
 
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Very nice. I hope they get it built. Anybody know who the architect is? That doesn't seem to be in the article. I hope it is someone local.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:49 PM
 
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I've heard the figure of 425 or only slightly taller that the Financial Center.

The lead firm is out of Atlanta i believe but, the local firm is Sherman, Carter and Barnhart.
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Old 03-04-2008, 05:19 PM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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I've heard the figure of 425 or only slightly taller that the Financial Center.

The lead firm is out of Atlanta i believe but, the local firm is Sherman, Carter and Barnhart.
On another forum someone said it would be the second tallest building in KY, which would have to be over 500 feet tall. If it's 425 it would currently be the 3rd tallest in the state and 5th after Towers I & II of Museum Plaza are completed. Of course that's assuming no taller buildings are planned in any of the three cities, which wouldn't be a shock.

They also said it was a firm run by a Letcher County native
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:35 AM
 
Location: (Lyndon) Louisville KY USA
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Today's Harold Leader () says it will be 406 feet tall, which will be just shorter than the 5/3 Building in Lex.
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