May 16, 2006

I can't make this stuff up: 22 story condo tower planned for Phoenix Sky Harbor runway landing zone



Seriously, the planes would fly right over (or around) this white elephant. I've got a dollar this project never gets off the ground.

We'll look back on announcements like this and laugh, and laugh, and laugh some more one day. Like some of those dot-com business models, some of these Miami, Vegas and Phoenix condo projects (many since cancelled) are just a riot

This project is right down the flight path also from the killed Arizona Cardinals stadium, which the FAA rejected... Here's the nice view from your balcony though...

A 22-story condominium tower may be headed to the northern shore of Tempe Town Lake.

The development, tentatively called Onyx, would be nestled on a site along Playa Del Norte Drive, the area near Scottsdale Road and Loop 202. There are two similar projects already under way in that area, including a 532-unit apartment-condo project called Mondrian and a 137-unit condo development called Northshore.

The project would have about 200 units, including townhouses and condos. They would sell, on the low end, for $400,000 to $500,000, Loper estimated. The site is just less than 1.5 acres, and the tower would be around 220 to 230 feet tall, he said.

In general, any project that is more than 200 feet tall has to notify the Federal Aviation Administration, Anaradian said, adding that the city won't issue a building permit until a project has applied for FAA review.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

wasn't april fools last month?

Anonymous said...

Probably gonna be tough getting sleep in the Penthouse unit with that flashing red beacon going all night

Anonymous said...

I know its true Keith.
Same thing in Hong Kong. The planes look right into the windows of the high rises while turning side-ways - passengers can practically read the size labels of clothing hanging on the balconies. What a way to live, no thanks.

Anonymous said...

I imagine you're talking about the new Hong Kong Airport... The proximity of those apartment buildings is a great improvement over the old hong kong airport, which was right in the city.

Anonymous said...

I personally hav'nt been to Hong Kong, it was a friend of mine who told me about it. You're right though - it was the old airport that was in the middle of the H.K, the new one was completed I think in 1998 or so. Thanks for correcting me on that.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they'll all get lung cancer and die and go into foreclosure.

Anonymous said...

With close to 100k unwanted not needed homes by the end of the year, why do they continue to build anything?

Anonymous said...

Been to Hong Kong a few times, always used the old airport (Kai Tak), it was a trip!!!

You made your final approach in the middle of the city, through a canyon of apartments with families oblivious to your jumbo jet being a few hundred feet outside their window.

Of course it was nice to be so close to my hotel.

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