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Fjw718
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 3:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Two quick questions. Sorry if they have been asked, but I cant access the search function.

1 - What are the going rates on the units at the moment?

2 - Anyone going to this "grand opening" on Dec 1st? what will be going on there other than sales pitches?
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Rsa
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 4:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

if memory serves, i think they're going to be selling them from between $280 and $320 per sq.ft. i think i remember one of the 3,000 sq.ft. marina townhouses going for around $890,000.

http://www.watermarkdetroit.co m/home.html
[they don't mention it on the website, but it is talked about in some of the press articles they link to.]
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 7:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sounds expensive based on this video, but it did seem like there were several variations in the type of units:
http://www.watermarkdetroit.co m/movie.htm
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Royce
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 6:57 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This development has some major flaws. First, the "city homes" off of Atwater street have no side windows on the corner units. Second, the three story "marina homes" to the west, block the sight-lines of the river of those living in the first floor units of the tower. If the marina homes have to go on that side, then they should only be the height of the parking structure. I wouldn't buy a unit in this expensive development if my view out of my place is that of the back of another unit.
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Hudkina
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 4:28 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would, knowing that I'm only steps from the riverfront...

Granted, I would assume it would be on the cheaper end of the scale to not have a view of the river.
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 4:59 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Royce, that is one of the big misconceptions of the architecture renderings (or computer models). They are only meant to give you a general idea of the layout. I always tell my co workers in the profession that nothing is final until it is built!
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Royce
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Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 9:25 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Why draw a building to certain specifications, Charlottepaul, if you're not going to build it that way? I can't recall looking at a constructed building and then saying to myself, "Wow, that looks totally different from what the rendering showed." If it's drawn that way, it's usually built that way. The permanent Greektown Casino Hotel/Garage rendering is the exception.

(Message edited by royce on November 18, 2007)
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Charlottepaul
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Posted on Sunday, November 18, 2007 - 1:00 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well to be quite honest in some of our architectural renderings we lie in order to tell a better story. It's not as though we a trying to deceive, but rather that we are trying to better show what the final outcome will look like.

For example, for one of our clients, a developer, we were doing a front elevation rendering. The developer for the life of him could not understand why the shadows would not also appear symmetrically on a symmetrical the elevation. So on the rendering we included shadows on both sides as if there were two suns shining on the building from opposite sides. In all honesty, a building could never shadow itself that way, but in order to expand on the symmetry of the elevation we told a lie in order to give the viewer of the rendering a better idea of what the building will actually turn out to be.

So as far as the computer model, the heights of the stand-alone units for example may be different from their actual construction to give them more of an appearance in the computer model, simply to better indicate their final presence once the complex is constructed.
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Royce
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Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 3:53 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This thread started a few weeks ago.
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Buddyinrichmond
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Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 5:47 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Stellar work Royce...
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Royce
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Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007 - 8:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well, Buddyinrichmond, I mentioned it here because this thread has the video of the development that the other thread doesn't. Sorry, I offended you so, Buddy. I'll try to keep that in mine in the future.
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Butkaeri
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Posted on Friday, December 07, 2007 - 12:55 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does anybody know how many units they sold at the opening?
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Royce
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 3:03 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'm bumping this one up because of the video, which is cool.
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Chow
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Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008 - 4:49 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

"I wouldn't buy a unit in this expensive development if my view out of my place is that of the back of another unit."

The view is onto the 'village street' running through the development. The Marina homes front this street. You are not looking at the back of the unit, but rather at the front...

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