Friday, February 29, 2008

Development: New Cosmopolitan on the Canal Rendering

Directly from developer Flaherty & Collins, here is a brand new high resolution rendering for the Cosmopolitan on the Canal:
Compare that to the rendering I posted a little over a month ago:
Boy, life is just a whole lot cheerier in the new rendering! In all seriousness, though, I expressed a dislike for the particular colors chosen in the earlier rendering. Thankfully, they've chosen to tweak the colors, to great effect. In particular, the shade of brick in the new rendering is much more appealing than the original, almost maroon color. And I'm especially glad that they nixed the light green/aqua color on the some of the upper level sections.

What do you think?

7 comments:

thundermutt said...

Yay. Urban mixed-use with structured parking! And it's handsome, too. I didn't find the light green too offensive, but it was definitely faddish and would've dated the building. The updated classic combination of dark brick and cast stone (or materials appearing to be so) is cool.

thundermutt said...

Yay. Urban mixed-use with structured parking! And it's handsome, too. I didn't find the light green too offensive, but it was definitely faddish and would've dated the building. The updated classic combination of dark brick and cast stone (or materials appearing to be so) is cool.

Anonymous said...

sorry for the double post.

Rodney said...

Looks sort of like the sun came out on the grim, foreboding structure previously pictured.

Jason266 said...

I concur, I like the look as well. Hopefully the first of big developments where the canal meets Indiana Avenue.

CorrND said...

Speaking of Indiana Ave. developments, what ever happened to this project:

http://blog.ibj.com/blog/?p=45

I feel a "Whatever happened to..." post coming soon.

thundermutt said...

Just guessing here, but I would imagine that Hearthview has to sell some Meridian Arch condos first. I think it's pretty telling that a mixed-use apartment project moved forward before all these condo-bank-hotel-whatever deals.