Cosmopolitan Today!

by Bettie DeWitt

CL 10-01-14 PanoramicHere’s October 1st’s lovely set of photos by our friend Clayton in the Encore. Doesn’t he have just the best perch to chronicle this block’s transformation? We are very grateful to him for showing us what progress looks like and another beautiful Portland day to enjoy!

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Portland Fashion Week 2014 Fall

by Bettie DeWitt

via Portland Fashion Week

via Portland Fashion Week

Just a reminder….Portland Fashion Week 2014 Fall is in full swing, this year “Under the Tents” at Pioneer Courthouse Square. Doors open at 5:00, all events start at 7:00.

Tonight, Tuesday, September 30th -  Ready to Wear. Tomorrow night, Wednesday October 1st – Couture and Bridal and Thursday, October 2nd – The Art Institute of Portland. Tickets on sale now on the site or at several locations noted On their site.

via just-like.net

via just-like.net

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Today’s Towering Construction!

by Bettie DeWittCL 09-26-14 Panoramic

Look at this panoramic shot taken on this beautiful autumnal day by our Eye-in-the-Encore, Clayton. You can see everyone’s working very hard – the support columns are now visible from the Northrup side as they have achieved above-the-fence status, and the workers put a lid on the foundation work in the NW corner. The Cosmopolitan continues to grow up! Awesome!!

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In fact, all shots are taken by our friend, Clayton. Keep up the good work!

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Tower Columns – Concrete and Rebar

by Bettie DeWitt

Photo: Elliott Schofield

Photos: Elliott Schofield

A very artsy close up of the start of The Cosmopolitan’s tower columns which will eventually hold 28 stories of luxury condominiums. For anyone taking notes, we’ll use

12,000 YARDS of concrete and 3.2 MILLION POUNDS of rebar!!

Photo: Elliott Schofield

Concrete, Rebar and a Crane

All photos here by Elliott Schofield who is being given exclusive access to the site throughout the construction process. Thanks Elliott! Keep an eye on our progress through his lens!

 

 

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Holiday Lights Going Up!

by Bettie DeWitt

No place is prettier than the Pearl District in the fall and winter. No place. Maybe Paris – but that’s IT. Flower baskets come down and snowflakes go up. Tanner Springs Park freezes over and the wreaths go up on the fence of rail tracks. A tree goes up in Jamison Park and carols are sung. Chestnuts get roasted on an open…..no. That one’s not true. But you can go over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, as long as the bridges are open.

For many of us, the best part is the twinkly lights get wrapped around the trunks and branches of our trees. They go up early and stay up well into the new year and are on all day. Hoyt Street Yards Community Association supports all of this and every year they deserve our thanks. Work has already begun and the MSI crews will be onsite every afternoon and evening (3 to 10 pm) until they get it all done. Impact will be minimal and when you see those men at work, be sure to thank them. We certainly do!!

As the days get shorter and shorter, the lights add some glitter to those inevitable dark days to come. Enjoy!

Photo: Elliott Schofield

Photo: Elliott Schofield

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Onward and Upward!

by Bettie DeWitt

Photo: Elliott Schofield

Photo: Elliott Schofield

Have you noticed how quiet it’s been in the neighborhood, construction-wise? The 24” auger (above) was a big reason. Instead of the constant pounding of pile driving, we chose the more expensive-but-quieter option of digging into the ground with this auger, shown here with Pacific Foundation Construction workers. And as of today the auguring has been completed….from now on its onward and upward!!

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Hoyt Realty Group – New Showroom Coming Soon!

by Bettie DeWitt

In preparation for showing what The Cosmopolitan on the Park condominiums will have to offer, our Sales office showroom has been under construction for several weeks. Almost everything about our new building will be showcased: flooring, cabinetry, finishes, appliances, hardware – everything but the fantastic views! Our showroom will open this Fall 2014, with move-ins scheduled for June 2016.

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Entry facing north

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Window wall facing west

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Easr wall toward bath installation

 

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