Don S. O'Keefe 
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Re: “The New Skyline

A fascinating piece and a timely look at this new frontier of Richmond development. Through the words of the developers, Slipek touches on the lack of organized local opinion groups in the area and how it impacts the pace and intensity of development. Manchester is not just a comparatively open landscape physically, but socially. This openness seems to attract both developers and tenants. I look forward to seeing how they both continue to define the area.

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Posted by Don S. O'Keefe on 07/23/2015 at 10:28 AM

Re: “Looking Forward

This is a great institution and has been for years. A big increase in its profile and offerings is long overdue. I hope this expansion will help widen the community who visit the exhibits and engages with the programs. This is the shared history of everyone in the state of Virginia.

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Posted by Don S. O'Keefe on 07/02/2015 at 10:12 AM

Re: “As the Bridge Turns

Fantastic. That citizens would get together and conceive a project of this scale says a lot about the growing ambitions of Richmond and the extent to which people are willing to emotionally invest in it. I love the idea of re purposing redundant auto infrastructure and, in so doing, making a statement about the future planning of the city. These people have my sincere admiration and gratitude.

Also, thanks to Mr. Slipek and Style for covering this.

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Posted by Don S. O'Keefe on 06/17/2015 at 5:13 AM

Re: “REVIEW: "Richmond As Work of Art" at Richmond Public Library

The show sounds fascinating. Thank you for bringing this to the fore. The city's infrastructure is often overlooked; especially sections built in the mid-century which seem to be overshadowed by the nostalgia surrounding the trestles and other antiquated rail structures.

As Slipek suggests, the unfortunate impending destruction of Kanawha Plaza highlights the need for this kind of critical documentation.

Posted by Don S. O'Keefe on 05/28/2015 at 3:27 AM

Re: “Contemporary Love

Thank you to these architects for working towards a sensitive approach to architecture in Richmond. Thank you for citizens and the powers that be for being increasingly open to these approaches. Thank you to Ed Slipek for profiling them.

I think it is worth noting that each of these sites are urban, within the context of Richmond. It seems that the resurgence of the city's core is tied intimately to this broadening of architectural tastes. I hope and believe that these projects make more than stylistic headway. They also pave the way for the introduction of buildings of different scales and uses into our neighborhoods.

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Posted by Don S. O'Keefe on 02/11/2015 at 8:32 AM

Re: “"Urban Winery" Concept Is Possible for Scott's Addition

Amazing property. Hope something interesting comes of it.

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Posted by Don S. O'Keefe on 11/14/2014 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Ideas Continue for Park Over River

I already commented on this article but I wanted to check back in on it. Of course, people have a right to disagree with whatever but I think that many people who commented above might not have understood exactly what this effort is. Maybe the article could have been more clear. As I understand it, the situation is this:

Some local people are privately raising money to build a pedestrian greenway to connect the two sides of the river. They haven't decided exactly what or where it will be. It may be on the manchester bridge, built over old pylons, or somewhere else entirely.

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Posted by Don S. O'Keefe on 11/09/2014 at 4:40 AM

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