Phoenix Interrupted: Downtown’s full of gleaming progress surrounded by vacant lots – now what?
[Source: Sarah Fenske, Phoenix New Times] — There’s a development on the edge of downtown Phoenix that captivated me even before I moved into the neighborhood: the Chateaux on Central. My interest wasn’t a matter of good design — everyone from Will Bruder on down is on the record mocking the place, and rightly so. (With its fanciful turrets, shiny copper roofs, and that ghastly faux-French “eaux,” the project’s overall effect is Disney Does Brownstones in the Desert.) No, the Chateaux on Central were somehow personally evocative. They made me homesick. [Note: Read the full article at Phoenix Interrupted: Downtown’s full of gleaming progress surrounded by vacant lots – now what?]
Posted on October 16, 2009, in Downtown Vitality, Luxury Housing, Midtown Vitality, Neighborhoods, Visioning and Planning and tagged 44 Monroe, Alta Lofts, Carol Johnson, Chateaux on Central, empty lots, Hotel Monroe, Jason Harris, Mo Glancy, Mortgages Ltd., Orpheum Lofts, Roosevelt Row, Sheraton Hotel, Summit at Copper Square, Will Bruder. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.