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Old Posted Jun 4, 2022, 3:26 PM
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Just a friendly reminder to everyone that this entire site (WPW / Salesforce / WPE) was a surface parking lot less than 10 years ago.


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and not only has the parking lot on the river been obliterated, but as I frequently mention, the apparel center has finally been fully relegated to "background building" status, as it always should have been. It's not the worst building in the world or anything, but it was never worthy of the 4+ decades of front and center attention it received from sitting all alone on one of the most visible and prominent pieces of land in the whole damn city.
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Thanks for the illustration. I now appreciate the new trio much better, whereas I (and many others) previously found them too short for such a prominent location.
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Poor jarta
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^LOL... yeah, I wander how his continuing campaign to save the river is going?...
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I wonder if that crybaby still visits these boards or is maybe posting under another name.
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He 100% does, bet these towers had no effect on the price of his condo either.
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Old Posted Jun 5, 2022, 9:11 PM
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He 100% does, bet these towers had no effect on the price of his condo either.
Honestly, probably worth more given the rapid price appreciation in the central area, as well as the growth of Fulton Market/River West near where his condo is located
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Took a walk across the river there for the first time since late summer 2019. So much better with the handful new skyscrapers there than the crapiness from when Jarta was around trying to block most of it with frivolous law suits.
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So uhh, I'm out of the loop. Who is "jarta"?
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So uhh, I'm out of the loop. Who is "jarta"?
Guy from this forum who lived in a condo building across the river and complained that his views would be blocked because of Wolf Point development and property values would plummet as a result. That condo board tried to sue to block the original Wolf Point West tower from being built (and subsequently the other 2 buildings) for those reasons (from what I remember). I think they also claimed the approval process was "unconstitutional"

Judge threw the suit out of court because they don't have property rights that extend like 300 feet across the river (duh) and because the process was fair. The rest is history and thus we're almost complete, finally, with that whole development.


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honestly, probably worth more given the rapid price appreciation in the central area, as well as the growth of fulton market/river west near where his condo is located
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Old Posted Jun 6, 2022, 4:46 AM
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Eat a dick Jarta! Have fun being buried in a sea of towers. One upside of the Cassidy development, boxing Jarta in more. Maybe the city will also install one of those LED billboards on the riverwalk right outside his window too.
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and not only has the parking lot on the river been obliterated, but as I frequently mention, the apparel center has finally been fully relegated to "background building" status, as it always should have been. It's not the worst building in the world or anything, but it was never worthy of the 4+ decades of front and center attention it received from sitting all alone on one of the most visible and prominent pieces of land in the whole damn city.
It was pretty bad when it was just blank concrete walls for the first couple of decades...
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Great shots, can't wait for the "Salesforce" logo to grace this area
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hopefully we'll get some sharp crown lighting to define the west wall of the river canyon
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