200 Federal Street | Residential Tower | Portland

GIL

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I would like to see some color illumination of the building at night, add some vibe to that section of town. Possibly the top section of the building. Otherwise, great revamped design...

It's actually Catherine posting here....but I am with you! I will keep you informed!
I’ve always loved the way the original Hancock tower’s lighting scheme was reflective of the weather forecast; and how the scheme of the Empire State Building relates to national holidays or the “subway series” if the local teams make the playoffs. Both lighting schemes are tasteful and relevant and garner attention without trying too hard or looking like Times Square or Vegas, desperate for attention. 😄
 

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I also love the new design and materials. Brick is the right way to go. Everything about this is contemporary while fitting in with the current landscape of Portland. This design looks like something we may see in Manhattan or Brooklyn. I may have been the one to compare it to One Portland Square - hehe whoops. I worked in that building for many years. It definitely has that 90's look, whereas your new design is fairly timeless. Perhaps make all of the ground floor window trim black? Other than that - this is perfect. I do like some of the comments about the roof though. Thanks for sharing!
 

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I’ve always loved the way the original Hancock tower’s lighting scheme was reflective of the weather forecast; and how the scheme of the Empire State Building relates to national holidays or the “subway series” if the local teams make the playoffs. Both lighting schemes are tasteful and relevant and garner attention without trying too hard or looking like Times Square or Vegas, desperate for attention. 😄
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Although I realize the Federal Street Tower Design at the top floor is significantly different than this design, something similar to this would be impressive from 295. Overall I like the latest design much better.
 

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I’ve always loved the way the original Hancock tower’s lighting scheme was reflective of the weather forecast; and how the scheme of the Empire State Building relates to national holidays or the “subway series” if the local teams make the playoffs. Both lighting schemes are tasteful and relevant and garner attention without trying too hard or looking like Times Square or Vegas, desperate for attention. 😄
Love the sports team idea - especially since we are working on bringing a USL Soccer team to Portland! (wait until you guys see that plan - really cool in terms of urban landscape!)
 

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Here are my lighting challenges we need to work through: Dark Sky Ordinance, Historic District, FAA Flight Pattern, Light pollution into someone's bedroom....lots to think about. But definitely LED so we can program color schemes.
 

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I also love the new design and materials. Brick is the right way to go. Everything about this is contemporary while fitting in with the current landscape of Portland. This design looks like something we may see in Manhattan or Brooklyn. I may have been the one to compare it to One Portland Square - hehe whoops. I worked in that building for many years. It definitely has that 90's look, whereas your new design is fairly timeless. Perhaps make all of the ground floor window trim black? Other than that - this is perfect. I do like some of the comments about the roof though. Thanks for sharing!
Don't hold back! We appreciate the honest feedback and it helped drive the evolution of the plan.
 

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Hopefully the rooftop will become a financial bonus for you. The height should open up possibilities for telecommunication equipment, local news cameras, beacon lighting and other associated lease opportunities.
 
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