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Di Rimini Redo – A Pictorial History

Di Rimini Redo – A Pictorial History
If you are not familiar with the saga of the Di Rimini, I suggest that you first catch up by reading here, here, here, here and here. Needless to say, this is a story that should serve as an example to designers and developers that they must consider the City’s Regional Center Design Guidelines and follow through with them. Now that you’re caught up, I present to you a pictorial history of the Di Rimini from the originally approved design through to the proposed redesign that will be reviewed by the Regional Center Hearing Examiner July 12th,...
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451 Market Moving Along with Site Demolition

451 Market Moving Along with Site Demolition
This project makes me giddy on a personal level.  When I drive to work, I park in the massive garage just to the north of this ugly building, which is now undergoing demolition: The gray building used to house a small factory, while the beige building on the left housed the Bank One Operations Center.  The factory is going to be leveled, while the Ops Center will be gutted and reused, as it was built to withstand the weight of armored trucks.  This article from the IBJ has a good explanation of the project, and this post on Skyscraper City posts renderings and updated photos of the progress.  I...
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What if Indy Connect never happens?

What if Indy Connect never happens?
Regional stakeholders continue to push for action at the state level allowing local power to create funding options for transit. I know this because I am a part of the transit coalition debating this issue. However, a recent conversation brought to light an interesting notion. What could the city of Indianapolis do on its own to improve and expand transit, devoid of the power to participate in a regional transit system? First, defining exactly what a “regional” system is comprised of is required. A regional system is one which has the authority to operate and govern across multiple...
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62nd Street Multi-Use Path Update 3

62nd Street Multi-Use Path Update 3
Here is this week’s update on the 62nd street multi use trail taking shape on Indianapolis’ northside. A prior update to this project can be viewed here. The work currently taking place is adjacent to the Glendale Town Center and is removing a single lane of automobile traffic on the eastbound side of 62nd street. You can see that the grass buffer between the roadway and the coming trail is nearly completed. The entrances to the shopping center and other business along the way are nearly all poured. Additionally, a neat nuance of this section will be the accommodation of a transit stop area...
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