clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Downtown's 600 Spring Getting Balconies--And a Big Paint Job

New, 45 comments

First holes were punched in the base of 600 Spring, leading some people to think developer Barry Shy was going to mount cannons in the bottom of the under-renovation building and then mysterious red balcony-looking structures were added. Once again, let's go to the source to find out what's going on. In response to emailed questions, Shy writes back: "The balconies are real and the red is only the primer. I intend to paint the entire building and the balconies. I have not determined the color yet. Any suggestions?" Suggest away, dear readers. A few options are pictured.

His email continues: "The balconies will have a glass railing with stainless steel frame. I designed the balconies in order to give the building a more residential look, rather than office building. I also placed many openings in the base of the building, which, give the building warmer and friendlier look ( before it looked like a big box). I have great consideration for the look of the building, since I own several building around it..."

Meanwhile, what color should Shy paint the building? Here's an example of his SB Grand at 5th and Broadway. He's gone with a clay red color for the base.