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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2014, 11:16:43 AM »

Well if the city has their way it's going down. And with no architectural standards in place we will get what we get. Down the road we'll be sorry we didn't wait for the legal battle to be over, or didn't try to facilitate a restoration.

The City has plenty of tools it can use: tax credits, historical landmark designation, restoration subsidies, etc. Fact of the matter is they have not even looked at the structural analysis nor considered a strong push for restoration.

I'm not dead set against demolition -- but I think the decision requires more in-depth public discussion about the alternate possibilities. Without having that conversation, we are giving up on a unique opportunity.

Whatever goes up 82 feet in today's world... is going to be worse than a renovated Glass Bank. Canaveral has its jewel building. Too bad Cocoa Beach can't get its shit together to have our own.
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2014, 11:37:42 AM »

but i bet you couldn't get a big time investor to
look at a lot of cocoa beach because it's not as
'progressive' in growth like some of the other
areas in florida

dude, no high rises, no big town mentality, no
real investors aside from the new pie-r owners
where they know it is a draw throughout the
summer. think about the guy that just purchased
that place.... his investments are all in the vacation
industry.

so when his comments about who to vote for get published
on the TV for the U.S. to see, he can at least rely on places
like tourist attractions, that constantly generate revenue, to
keep his pockets nice and fat.

anyway, if you can't get one person outside of the hospitality
industry to look at that building and actually want to do
something with it then you're not gonna get one until it's
torn down and there is a plot of land available for more tourist
to stay, unfortunately.

or you get a bunch of people that feel a sense of entitlement
because they stay in that new condo for four to six months
out of the year. you know what i say to that?

fuck that shit.
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2014, 06:36:16 PM »

It was a bank at one point...

Seems like it might be a good headquarters for a company affiliated with NASA, or SpaceX, or a bank, or an alternative energy company... There are plenty of companies willing to move if the city is welcoming and right for them. Melbourne is courting new companies and getting them. Cocoa Beach has a different reputation -- one of the "top 10 spring break spots."
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2014, 05:41:31 AM »

Maybe it could be the new headquarters for the "Girls Gone Wild" guys.  :)
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2014, 08:11:22 AM »

Ha! Wouldn't be surprised. Or a giant towel shop draped with the banner "SELLING OUT '14"
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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2014, 09:14:31 AM »

I know right?  That place has been "Going out of business" for years now.  If only they would!

I've been hearing something about a cat living in the Glass Bank building...whats' the story with that?  Just some stray cat that moved in? 
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2014, 01:37:36 PM »

squatting laws for the win
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2015, 11:04:53 AM »

Referring to the front page pics.. Too bad we couldn't see what the penthouse looked like inside.
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2015, 08:26:20 PM »

I envision a bunch of containers filled with pee lying around.

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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2015, 08:30:21 PM »

I had to look up Brutalist. I dont recall studying that one in 20th century humanities, I was probably half asleep when they discussed that part.lol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalist_architecture

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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2015, 12:50:36 AM »

Not sure brutalism is the right term for the original Glass Bank. Certainly what Wolfe did to it qualifies.
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« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2015, 10:00:28 AM »

And why is the town sad about this eye sore finally getting tore down? It's not like this place was an up and running thriving business.. Good riddance
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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2015, 10:35:50 AM »

I'm not sad about it....yeah it would have been cool if someone had the $$ to rehab it and do something cool with it but that clearly wasn't going to happen so better to level it.

Just hope we don't end up with a Dollar Tree!
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Re: Glass Bank
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2015, 11:19:01 AM »

Or another Bar or Pizza Place.
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« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2015, 12:25:44 PM »

One good thing is that spot is too far from "downtown" to build a parking garage so that's probably off the table.  :)
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