I’ve been eyeing up this property for years and always wondered if it would ever go up for sale. I was disappointed when I read the other day how it looks like they are pushing toward a development with the RFP. Unfortunately (as most developers do) they won’t do the property justice, instead just shoving in as many units as they can without a thought on how the space should be designed (See Otto Milk).
Sorry about the rant…now back to the bikes! Any idea on where the bikes came from or will be sent?
my coworker and i also always eyed up this property, so when we heard that you could see it (what if it were our dream office?!) we went. It was mostly architects, not developers, for sure. Which might be okay?
either way most of the original cool firehouse charm is gone because in the 80s the City turned it into a training academy. You will have to pull all the crap that they put into it out first of all, and start from scratch.
I guess it is zoned residential so it might just turn into some sort of live-work space or something. It turned out not to be our dream office (um, because we don’t have a few hundred thousand sitting around…)
awe, MAN. The things I would buy if I didn’t have a mortgage. What a beautiful space. I’m quite convinced carving it into apartments for profit would result in an angel getting emphyzema or some other equally horrible such thing.
Reinstalling the fire poles is a moral imperative. Besides, at $2 a ride, it could pay for itself in record time. That would look awesome on an IRS form. Occupation – Fire Pole Ride Operator.
In fact, I’d make one out of pink annodized aluminum. Just cause it’s possible. Oooo… or steel with pink chrome. Oh, candy-striped pink and purple chrome. *sigh*
Thank you Caitlin, for feeding my imagination for the week. This will be fun