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locolife Dec 28, 2023 8:06 PM

Landed from the West yesterday and grabbed a few photos on the way in.

https://i.imgur.com/cpl4hEth.jpeg

https://i.imgur.com/KoKwv99h.jpeg

MMDelon Dec 28, 2023 9:55 PM

Definitely denser but it just looks odd because there’s no significant skyscraper(s) to bridge it all together.

azcats Dec 28, 2023 10:27 PM

Phoenix now...Phoenix 1970
 
Nice photos. If all those high rises between McDowell and Camelback along Central were in downtown between McDowell & Jackson and 7th St. & 7th Ave. - you would have a very different downtown core. Too bad you don't have photos from those exact locations from say, 1969 - 1970. You would be shocked with the growth. The three new "skyscrapers": Valley National Bank building (Now, Chase), Wells Fargo, and Bank One - were not even up, yet.

1970 -------- Now, roughly, heading into 2024

Maricopa County: 971,228 --------- 4,800,000
(Population)


Pinal county: 67,916 --------- 500,000
(Population)


Total: 1,039,144 --------- 5,300,000

(Combined Statistical Area)

BA744PHX Dec 28, 2023 10:30 PM

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Originally Posted by MMDelon (Post 10110406)
Definitely denser but it just looks odd because there’s no significant skyscraper(s) to bridge it all together.

Agreed plus everything is beige and brown, it’s very depressing looking. Good pic however

plinko Dec 28, 2023 11:21 PM

I'll say this...it definitely looks better than just a small handful of office towers and little else, which is what it was for so many years. Nice!

ChaseM Dec 29, 2023 3:59 AM

Nice drone video of downtown, can see all the way through Chase as well as a Christmas tree on the top floor.

Video Link

PHX31 Dec 29, 2023 4:14 PM

/\That is a pretty cool video. I am surprised Chase looks like that - nearly totally gutted. But why are all of the lights on?

Unless I missed something, I think that was just the reflection of the Christmas tree on top of the other building.

somethingfast Dec 29, 2023 4:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ChaseM (Post 10110539)
Nice drone video of downtown, can see all the way through Chase as well as a Christmas tree on the top floor.

Chase all lit up and empty looks pretty cool and modern

locolife Dec 29, 2023 5:41 PM

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Originally Posted by plinko (Post 10110450)
I'll say this...it definitely looks better than just a small handful of office towers and little else, which is what it was for so many years. Nice!

Yeah, I moved here in 02 and it's night and day better than what it was. I prefer North looking South but haven't found a good vantage point to get that angle, plus I'm just using a cell phone.

I believe this picture is around that time- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...ine.750pix.jpg

locolife Dec 29, 2023 5:59 PM

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Originally Posted by BA744PHX (Post 10110423)
Agreed plus everything is beige and brown, it’s very depressing looking. Good pic however

Part of it is the angle, part is it's my phone so quality isn't great, plus I only had about 30 seconds to snap a few pictures as we we're on approach. This one I zoomed in a bit further you can see some more variety plus more of uptown in view, there is a lot of beige and brown, not sugar coating that.

A new skin on the Wells Fargo building and the old Chase building would do wonders.

https://i.imgur.com/sKZGv8t.jpeg

BA744PHX Dec 29, 2023 7:51 PM

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Originally Posted by locolife (Post 10110768)
Part of it is the angle, part is it's my phone so quality isn't great, plus I only had about 30 seconds to snap a few pictures as we we're on approach. This one I zoomed in a bit further you can see some more variety plus more of uptown in view, there is a lot of beige and brown, not sugar coating that.

A new skin on the Wells Fargo building and the old Chase building would do wonders.

Ah zoomed in does look better, I do wonder if the facade of the former Chase & Wells Fargo Tower will get an upgrade (not just painting the tower, all that does is like putting lipstick on a pig.)

combusean Dec 30, 2023 2:59 AM

Wells Fargo is definitely not getting a reskin as part of the Phoenix PD move in.

Chase probably will, eventually, because its unlikely to ever be reused as offices.

locolife Dec 30, 2023 1:16 PM

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Originally Posted by combusean (Post 10111011)
Wells Fargo is definitely not getting a reskin as part of the Phoenix PD move in.

Chase probably will, eventually, because its unlikely to ever be reused as offices.

A few taller buildings surrounding it would help too.

CrestedSaguaro Dec 31, 2023 2:59 AM

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Originally Posted by combusean (Post 10111011)
Wells Fargo is definitely not getting a reskin as part of the Phoenix PD move in.

Chase probably will, eventually, because its unlikely to ever be reused as offices.

Correct on Wells Fargo. I've already pulled an RR and the only thing getting done on the outside is additional screening around the garage for security reasons.

I'm really hoping g something is done with Chase soon. It's begging for a makover.

ChaseM Dec 31, 2023 6:39 PM

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Originally Posted by locolife (Post 10110768)
Part of it is the angle, part is it's my phone so quality isn't great, plus I only had about 30 seconds to snap a few pictures as we we're on approach. This one I zoomed in a bit further you can see some more variety plus more of uptown in view, there is a lot of beige and brown, not sugar coating that.

A new skin on the Wells Fargo building and the old Chase building would do wonders.

https://i.imgur.com/sKZGv8t.jpeg

I agree, too bad we aren’t getting one on the old WF building, would’ve loved to see that thing striped down to it’s steel frame and reworked with a new facade, only hope that will be done with Chase or at least the portion containing the stairs/elevators. I’ve always thought that beige column looks old and outdated, a nice metal facade would do wonders!

Obadno Jan 3, 2024 4:44 PM

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Originally Posted by ChaseM (Post 10111581)
I agree, too bad we aren’t getting one on the old WF building, would’ve loved to see that thing striped down to it’s steel frame and reworked with a new facade, only hope that will be done with Chase or at least the portion containing the stairs/elevators. I’ve always thought that beige column looks old and outdated, a nice metal facade would do wonders!

I think wells Fargo would look fine with a fresh coat of paint, a nice city seal on the top maybe some new lighting.

PHX31 Jan 3, 2024 4:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 10112876)
I think wells Fargo would look fine with a fresh coat of paint, a nice city seal on the top maybe some new lighting.

I agree... it's architectural look has aged fairly well. It's just in desperate need of some paint. And the entire skyline is in need of some new night time lighting.

somethingfast Jan 3, 2024 6:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Obadno (Post 10112876)
I think wells Fargo would look fine with a fresh coat of paint, a nice city seal on the top maybe some new lighting.

I vote for hot pink or turquoise. Anything but beige. :tup:

ASU Diablo Jan 4, 2024 5:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ASU Diablo (Post 10089258)

City Council approved Central Park yesterday.

Obadno Jan 4, 2024 8:32 PM

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Originally Posted by ASU Diablo (Post 10113682)
City Council approved Central Park yesterday.

I just hope it has good access and interaction with the park.


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