OFFICIAL - ARTerra (21st and Wyandotte)

Issues concerning Downtown as described by the Downtown Council. River to 31st Street, I-35 to Bruce R. Watkins.
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Finally! the Star is reporting that the PCB building, at 2100 wyandotte, should be coming down by Christmas. The final notifications go out mid october, with "surgical demolition" slated to begin about 5 weeks after that. I've seen lots of EPA folks in and out all summer, and all utilites have been rerouted already. It is going to be interesting to see how they tear down a massive 7 story building in a busy area with no dust getting into neighboring residential and commercial spaces.
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veeeeeeeeery slowly.
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what will be in its place? remind me

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^^^^ right. what WILL be in it's place? I hope we don't have another empty lot sitting downtown...
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yes it will be an empty lot for awhile....I'll take an empty lot over a 7 story structure full of harmful chemicals. This building was impeding development and something will go there.
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I'm not sure what the plans are at the moment. The land and building are so contaminated that I don't think it could even be sold at this point. Since its between my buidling at the stuart hall building, I'd be happy if they plant grass and leave it as green space for a few months. I believe long term plans are some combo of parking/retail/residential. It really is a prime location, so I doubt it will sit vacant for long.
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can someone remind me what the pcb building is

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To the right of this picture...next to Stuart Hall lofts in the crossroads
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god that bldg is awful. tear it down and put more lofts in there, with ground-level services/retail.

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Thanks KCP. I never even noticed that building before.

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public meeting about the demo this week....I misplaced the date/time though.
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correct. It's full of very bad stuff.
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it's probably just more expensive to clean it up than to simply tear it down (not including what it would cost to renovate it). I actually think it's interesting (in a morbid way) and provides some contrast to the buildings around it. It could have made a great museum for modern art in another city at another time.......(i could see big spaces inside with bright murals covering the outside walls).......
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actually I think it's impossible to clean up. The toxins are in the walls/ceiling/floors and can't be occupied with those toxins in there.
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"... in fact the walls are made of woven anthrax, the roofs are frozen risin, and the floors are polished EVIL....dont even get me started on the interior decorating".

What other contaminants are found in buildings (other than asbestos and lead paint)?
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not even close to being down.
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It'll take about 6 months to complete the demolition, since they cannot release dust into the air. They are putting up the scaffolding around the building right now.

Funny incident: Since most of my windows face this building, I technically don't have neighbors who can see into my loft, so I've gotten used to having the blinds open, and not worrying about being seen. I forgot about the scaffolding going up. A couple weeks ago, when I got up in the morning, I stumbled to the windows (9 ft. tall), and pulled up the blinds, only to see 3 construction workers diectly across the street, looking right at me! I'm not sure who was more surprised, me seeing the workers so close, or them seeing me with nothing on!! :oops:

The scaffolding is kind of cool though. I think the building will come down almost brick by brick. It'll be fun to watch.
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A massive 7-story building like that is going to leave one big hole in the urban landscape....kind of like an adult losing a molar.

What is going in it's place?

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Highlander no one knows what's going to be there at the moment but hopefully something new and big if not at least a ?Fountain? I've heard a few times that it might just become a big water feature. I wonder if there is any truth in that.

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