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View Poll Results: Should the Inner Loop be torn down?
YES! 7 50.00%
NO! 7 50.00%
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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I like the idea of connecting some streets, like Park ave to downtown, but can't we just build the bridges and keep the inner loop below ground. Buildings could be built to strattle the loop so you wouldn't know it's there from the street level.
Park Ave could easily connect to downtown via Canfield Place once the Inner Loop is filled in. The only problem is one extremely valuable and historic building blocking the way...
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY (western NY)
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What's so valuable about this building? It already has some huge and unsightly, blocky addition thrown on the back of it, might as well rip the entire thing down to connect Park to the rest of the city.

You are talking about this building, and not the one next to it right?
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Old 11-16-2011, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Rochester
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What's so valuable about this building? It already has some huge and unsightly, blocky addition thrown on the back of it, might as well rip the entire thing down to connect Park to the rest of the city.

You are talking about this building, and not the one next to it right?
My apologies, the one next to it. I say tear it down then...

Anyway, Did anyone see this? A boulevard such as this is set to replace the Inner Loop within a decade, and though it's likely not realistic that this will happen, the streetscape on the video looks GREAT. Very urban, very healthy looking and clearly it's time to do something like this.


Inner Loop East Simulation - YouTube
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Old 11-17-2011, 08:00 AM
 
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What's so valuable about this building? It already has some huge and unsightly, blocky addition thrown on the back of it, might as well rip the entire thing down to connect Park to the rest of the city.

You are talking about this building, and not the one next to it right?
Where is this picture? Is this East Main or Plymouth?

As for the inner loop. I'm joining the conversation late, but as others have mentioned the inner loop the least of this city's problems. And is not what keeps people from going downtown. The lack of good leadership and the many factions in this city are the problem. This being said as a 20 year Rochester City resident. I've owned my home in the city on the east side for 15 years.
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Old 11-17-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Rochester NY (western NY)
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That picture is from Google Maps, it's a street view right from the end of Park Ave at Alexander looking west towards DT, you can see Xerox there in the distant background. That driveway right there would essentially be an extension of Park on the other side of it's intersection with Alexander.
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Old 11-17-2011, 01:16 PM
 
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That picture is from Google Maps, it's a street view right from the end of Park Ave at Alexander looking west towards DT, you can see Xerox there in the distant background. That driveway right there would essentially be an extension of Park on the other side of it's intersection with Alexander.
Got it. Thanks
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Old 11-17-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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My apologies, the one next to it. I say tear it down then...

Anyway, Did anyone see this? A boulevard such as this is set to replace the Inner Loop within a decade, and though it's likely not realistic that this will happen, the streetscape on the video looks GREAT. Very urban, very healthy looking and clearly it's time to do something like this.


Inner Loop East Simulation - YouTube
This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
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Old 12-14-2011, 02:43 PM
 
Location: south wedge
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The Inner Loop did indeed help kill downtown, in many ways. I think that Rochester is also far too car-dependent in general. The future will not be kind to car-dependent living.
I agree with the above quote. Rochester's car-dependency will bite it in the arse in a thousand million different ways. The automobile is a blight upon our society.

That said, the Inner Loop isn't that useful. It's more of a barrier than a facilitating conduit. But one thing about it is that it's awesome for motorcycles. I don't really see cops on it. I love zooming around it on my Ninja ZX-6R - much more isolated place (and thus safer) than 490/390 with less cars in my way. But I won't be sad if that part of the Inner Loop gets filled in. South Wedge / Monroe Ave / East / Park / etc all DEFINITELY can use the help from that fill-in.
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