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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2014, 09:30:45 AM »

Heard about that last evening...bizarre stuff man.
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 08:45:11 AM »

I heard about it too.
Do the part owner is diseased, what does that mean
For the second owner?
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 11:03:30 AM »

I like how the very first reports listed him as a transient. A transient with a pent house apartment in the building?

Pretty sad story. I always wondered what they were doing wrong with that place. Probably charging astronomical rent.
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 11:36:48 AM »

He spent short periods of time in cocoa beach and the majority in NYC making him a transient by definition.

Rest in peace. Maybe the city messing with him so hard the last few years killed him with stress? That was shadow's first bank account, lots of other memories I'm sure. Everyone knew the glass bank, that's how Brassy's gave directions.
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 12:03:58 PM »

It's such a unique piece of architecture, especially in Cocoa Beach...it would be really cool to rebuild/restore it but I know the cost involved is probably too much to make it beneficial.
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 12:33:44 PM »

My first gym membership was in there! Atlantic Nautilus

I could be wrong but I thought I heard or read they finally voted him out.  Being a recluse, I bet the reality of having to move out of there was too much for him.
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2014, 08:18:14 PM »

Yeah, I remember nautilus was there.

It would be cool to restore.
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2014, 01:58:03 PM »

The City is doing their damndest to knock the Glass Bank down, claiming it's a nuisance. While it is a nuisance, the structure is still viable. If the City would help facilitate a sale, someone might restore it. Instead, we're going to get a parking lot for a few years, then a Hyatt or a flat-walled condo building.

Part of the City's agreement with the owners is allowing 82-feet height on any new construction. There are no architectural standards in place, so we'll likely get 82 feet of shit. I'm going to see what I can do in public comment, but so far none of the commission thinks it's worth saving or even talking about.

Here's an old article with one idea that will never come to fruition:

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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2014, 08:57:26 PM »

If there was a person interested in opening up
a brewery there, it would be bad ass.

Make all the beer on the bottom floor, serve it up top.

Or vise versa
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2014, 08:15:36 AM »

I've never been inside it but from the outside it seems like ti has so much potential, multi level shopping center, office space, whatever.  I would think some wealthy business person or group would love that property.
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 06:06:29 PM »

Here's the link to my public comment at the last meeting:

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Check it out and share it if you agree.

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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2014, 07:40:47 PM »

To  whom does the building currently belong?  The City?  Or is it privately owned?
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2014, 09:54:19 PM »

Privately owned. The city has signed an agreement to pay for the demolition now, and get reimbursed by the owners down the road.
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2014, 10:47:00 AM »

I'd like to see it restored, it would be really cool.  But if that's not a reality then I'd say we need to pull the plug on it. 

I hate to see an architecturally significant building go down but let's face it....it looks like crap and has for a long time.  It's an eyesore in its current state.  That said I would be really bummed if it went down and a new condo or apartment building popped up...or worse one of those Beach Wave stores.
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