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Lost Opportunities
#16
Although i'm too young to remember the original redevelopment proposal for Waterloo town square (90s/early 00s) I have googled it and I think it should have happened. IMO it was a huge mistake scaling it down to what it is now. The proposal might have been ahead of it's time though, It sounds like there was a lot of opposition and not much support, now I think it would be the opposite. I read it included a new large Zehrs, Galaxy cinemas a Chapters and a lot more. I think there was discussion about it on Wonderful Waterloo but I can't remember, There is also a discussion about it on http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=370705
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#17
Mass transit champions ignore. I cite the ring road/expressway as a lost opportunity. Does anyone have access to a blueprint or fantasy map of the route this thing was going to take?
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#18
I believe I saw a map or read an article in the Record fifteen years ago regarding this.
If my recollection is correct I think it that it had the route approximately following Bridgeport -> Erb -> University -> Fischer Hallman and then back onto the current alignment. You can somewhat see the shape in the right-of-ways of all of these roads.

Doing this would have destroyed Uptown Waterloo.
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#19
Or perhaps forced the amalgamation of the two cities into one. I had always thought Northfield Dr would have been the northern border of the road. Thanks for the information NJ.
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#20
Wasn't sure where to post this, but...

http://www.demilked.com/icelandic-archit...d-statues/

Can we call this a lost opportunity?
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#21
(10-26-2015, 10:07 AM)Viewfromthe42 Wrote: Wasn't sure where to post this, but...

http://www.demilked.com/icelandic-archit...d-statues/

Can we call this a lost opportunity?

That looks amazing! But judging from the amount of guywires required for the tower that is "walking", it could also get incredibly expensive.
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