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Liberty Station honored with international award

By Roger Showley
Originally published 3:11 p.m., May 26, 2011, updated 9:31 a.m., May 27, 2011

/ Liberty Station

Liberty Station occupies most of the site of the now-closed Naval Training Center fronting on San Diego Bay and adjacent to the still-active Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

Liberty Station, the 360-acre redevelopment of the former Naval Training Center in Point Loma, won an award of excellence last week from FIABCI, the international real estate organization based in Paris.

Representations of Corky McMillin Cos., which is overseeing the transformation of the 90-year-old base, accepted the award in Paphos, Cyprus, an island in the eastern Mediterranean, at the 62nd annual congress of the International Real Estate Federation, known by its French initials, FIABCI (pronounced fee-OB-si).

Julie K. Danielson, one of 5,000 members of the organization and a McMillin real estate agent who handles deals in Mexico and South America, said it may be the first San Diego project to have won a FIABCI award.

Danielson attended the May 16-21 event along with McMillin executive Kimberly Elliott.

"It's really exciting for Liberty Station to be recognized internationally, and we're just thrilled," Elliott said.

The company submitted its nomination package last year, including description, history and photos, and paid a 1,500-euro entry fee (about $2,100).

The results appeared in a special advertising section Monday of the Wall Street Journal. There were 62 entries in 15 categories with Liberty Station winning for best master plan.

The judges called the project a "vibrant, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented community."

The only other American winner was 87-story, $500 million Aqua Tower, a residential project in Chicago, in the high-rise housing category.

The full list is available online at fiabciprix.com

During their week in Cyprus, Danielson and Elliott said they compared notes with other delegates on the state of real estate worldwide.

"We got the sense that this real estate recession is definitely worldwide," Elliott said.

Danielson said she gained new appreciation for historic preservation from delegates who deal with infill and redevelopment of neighborhoods hundreds of years old.

"One of the most interesting forums we sat in was on the influence of culture and civilization on real estate and how important it is to protect the past," she said, "and how the history and cultural identities of communities influence value on real estate."

She said she hasn't come back a full-fledged, bona fide preservationist.

"But I am certainly more aware of what the global market is doing and how we are going to have to compete in this country," she said.

She added, "As we go forward as a nation and as individual communities, we have a chance to look at what is from our heritage and start to keep in mind that even though our country is only some-230 years old, to have those (historic sites) in the future, we're going to have to look at some ways to creatively incorporate them into our communities."

roger.showley@uniontrib.com, (619) 293-1286; Twitter: @rmshowley; Facebook: sdutshowley



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Just wanted to call attention to the fact that the Wikipedia page for the USS Neversail has been updated.  It now has a page of its own instead of being listed with other mockups.  The picture in the upper-right corner is mine, taken back in 2008.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Recruit_(TDE-1)

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eaglemanmo wrote:

Hello Gary, I can't understand why we did not meet before the Rock. I went to boot in California too.In 1976 fresh out of high school,I was in drill company 949.



I was in Company 166. I went into Boot Camp July - '76.

 



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Hello Gary, I can't understand why we did not meet before the Rock. I went to boot in California too.In 1976 fresh out of high school,I was in drill company 949. 

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When I look for a For a definition or description or a meaning I prefer Wikipedia over the other online dictionarys.

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The USS Neversail was used when I went through boot camp in 1976.

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Howard wrote:

Thank You Gary!!

Great shot of the Recruit, however...... it says in the description it was decommissioned in 1967. I was a Boot in March 1968 & we were using it then??

Howard confuse




Yes, it was in use LONG after 1967...It just wasn't commissioned.  The Navy couldn't find a catagory for it in their computerized register, so they decommissioned it.

Gary


 



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Thank You Gary!!

Great shot of the Recruit, however...... it says in the description it was decommissioned in 1967. I was a Boot in March 1968 & we were using it then??

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I just added a picture of the USS Recruit to Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Recruit

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Ok, I apparently deleted the TDE-1 pictures on my server by mistake.  I have re-installed the pictures, so here they are again:

The USS Recruit:

http://gbe.dynip.com/Military/TDE-1/S12020A.jpg

Plaque on the USS Recruit:

http://gbe.dynip.com/Military/TDE-1/S12042A.jpg

180 degree panorama from the middle of the new (1993) Nimitz Bridge:

http://gbe.dynip.com/Military/TDE-1/View_from_Nimitz_Bridge.jpg

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Gary,
Well back in the late 80's / early 90's the Wooden Bridge was condemmed for vehicle traffic due to age & unstable pilings. Boots still walked accross it.
It impacted the FD & PWC etc as all vehicles had to go out onto Harbor Dr. & then make a left into a service gate to get to the RTC side.
Somehow funds were found & the new [existing] bridge was built. It took several years. The new bridge was hardly used when NTC was closed.
Today the SDFD utilizes a large portion of the old RTC as a Regional Training Center.

Howard 

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Is that the bridge from Worm Island?






Yes it is. When I went through bootcamp in 1970, it was the old wooden bridge. Some of the old barracks buildings are still standing abandoned on Worm Island...Didn't get any pictures of them, however.

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It was the wooden bridge when I went to boot camp in '76.

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Midway Sailor wrote:

Is that the bridge from Worm Island?






Yes it is. When I went through bootcamp in 1970, it was the old wooden bridge. Some of the old barracks buildings are still standing abandoned on Worm Island...Didn't get any pictures of them, however.

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It goes from RTC to NTC paralleling Harbor Drive.
The old Wooden Bridge was condemed [rotting & unstable] & it took forever to put up this new one but it was only in use a short time & NTC closed.

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Is that the bridge from Worm Island?

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Gary,
Nice photo's looks like another great day here in San Diego.
Bravo Zulu
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Gary Scott wrote:

gedstrom wrote:

Here is a photo I took earlier today:

http://gbe.dynip.com/Military/TDE-1/S12020A.jpg

Gary

-- Edited by gedstrom at 15:40, 2008-10-11



Gary....is that the USS Neversail, or the USS Recruit.....I thought the Naval Training command in San Diego for training Naval Inducties, would be there forever.....amazing how things change...GS

USS Recruit is the official name.
USS Neversail is the nickname given by the sailors.
Here is the plaque:

http://gbe.dynip.com/Military/TDE-1/S12042A.jpg 

Here is a 180 degree panorama from the middle of the new (1993) Nimitz Bridge:

http://gbe.dynip.com/Military/TDE-1/View_from_Nimitz_Bridge.jpg

Gary




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gedstrom wrote:

Here is a photo I took earlier today:

http://gbe.dynip.com/Military/TDE-1/S12020A.jpg

Gary

-- Edited by gedstrom at 15:40, 2008-10-11



Gary....is that the USS Neversail, or the USS Recruit.....I thought the Naval Training command in San Diego for training Naval Inducties, would be there forever.....amazing how things change...GS

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Here is a photo I took earlier today:

http://gbe.dynip.com/Military/TDE-1/S12020A.jpg

Gary

-- Edited by gedstrom at 15:40, 2008-10-11

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