Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 173: Eviva Project in Downtown Sac

The Capitol Area Development Authority (CADA) held a ground-breaking ceremony today for a new development at 16th & N Streets.  This project, formerly known as The Warren, is now called Eviva and includes market-rate apartments along with ground-floor retail and parking.

Mr. E and I both agree that the design presented in the announcement about the event today is rather uninspiring:

From what I recall of the previous design, the building didn't feel quite so blocky, as it had more glass along the exterior and especially at the corner tower:

The overall massing isn't too different between the two buildings, but the choice of materials makes a real difference in terms of how light or heavy the building appears.  The new design too closely mimics some of the bulky state office building nearby, which is disappointing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

CADA must be desparate for this type of design over the previous one. Sad, more sad East End designs...

2:48 PM  

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