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Old 05-10-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
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I started working at Apogee on Dec 14, 1992. I worked at the longest tenured offices from the start until we moved out of the building in November 2002. We moved into the offices we were at when the place closed down in May of 2009 then.

Anyway, I recall coming over to the place seeing it when it was being put together in August of 2002. The place used to belong to a medical facility. They didn't do procedures here, it was all office stuff. The place was was filled on the inside with cubes and whatnot. We essentially gutted the place, and put up our own walls and all that.

But the best part was watching the nuke logo on the floor go together. It was a pretty intricate piece of tile work, as evidenced by the pictures I have of construction:









The giant Duke Nukem logo on the floor was something that was always a discussion point. From UPS drivers, to business people, to vendors, even to personal friends. Everyone was impressed by the lobby - that logo was really impressive. And before you ask, no I don't know what will happen to it.

Y'all know the last picture taken there, at least officially:



I also took this video on Saturday afternoon with my daughter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ZAtVxoHw0&fmt=18

And this I did back in January:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsrpqUL93aI&fmt=18
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:39 PM   #2
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o_O

You don't sound anything like I imagined you did...

You don't even sound like you are from Philly...
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:44 PM   #3
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cool story, they should auction off those floor tiles.
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:47 PM   #4
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cool story, they should auction off those floor tiles.
I'd bid on em
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Old 05-10-2009, 10:55 PM   #5
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nice floor btw, Do you know how much they paid for it, Joe?
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:05 PM   #6
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I had the same duke nukem action figure lol. I also had octobrain and what i called pig cop lol. had battlelord too, and had a combat duke in camo.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:10 PM   #7
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Hey Joe, excuse me. Is it possible that you could take a picture at the things hanging on the walls and the games on the lobby? :P
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:21 PM   #8
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oh and one more thing each action figure came with an weapon like the
octobrain came with some goo-E or slime to put in it's head, and the enforcer came with a LARD vest, duke came with a machine gun, battle lord i think maybe a helmet? and combat duke a knife.
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:25 PM   #9
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Hey Joe, excuse me. Is it possible that you could take a picture at the things hanging on the walls and the games on the lobby? :P
that would be great!
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:26 PM   #10
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I'd bid on the whole tile set and hook up whatever house I'd buy. I would hook this house up but I'm sellin it lol
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Old 05-10-2009, 11:29 PM   #11
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Damn, I want those tiles and Max Payne posters.
 
Old 05-11-2009, 12:22 AM   #12
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That dude in the red shirt chose the right shirt for the day lol
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:34 AM   #13
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Just keep the stories coming, these are fun to read, and see some pictures of the offices.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:37 AM   #14
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That dude in the red shirt chose the right shirt for the day lol
Well I originally LOL'd at it but then I noticed the sad face in it and went ... "well shit" lol.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:41 AM   #15
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I also took this video on Saturday afternoon with my daughter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ZAtVxoHw0&fmt=18
Awww - that just sweet
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:45 AM   #16
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Y'all know the last picture taken there, at least officially:


Where's Scott Miller?
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:46 AM   #17
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I also took this video on Saturday afternoon with my daughter:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ZAtVxoHw0&fmt=18
Aww..

We both have the same laughter style, hehe
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:13 AM   #18
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Where's Scott Miller?
He moved to Radar a while ago.
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Old 05-11-2009, 03:18 AM   #19
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I wanna hear the invasion story from the company's point of view
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:15 AM   #20
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Thanks for the videos Joe!!! They are great!
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Old 05-11-2009, 06:29 AM   #21
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neat stuff so how old is your daughter now? i remember you posted on becoming a dad not that very long ago, but time flies lately.

wel, best of luck once again and i hope you and the others find neat jobs again.

cant wait to read more memories of 3dr.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:57 AM   #22
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I love these pictures.

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I also took this video on Saturday afternoon with my daughter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ZAtVxoHw0&fmt=18
That's so cute!
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Old 05-11-2009, 09:17 AM   #23
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Yeah, cute kid Joe
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Old 05-11-2009, 10:50 AM   #24
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that video is pretty cute. makes me want to run around in that lobby, too.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:09 AM   #25
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I used that floor logo for this icon at duke4.net.


Cut the tiles up into 1000 pieces and sell them for 50$ each. Centre circle for 250$. Easy money.
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:00 PM   #26
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I used that floor logo for this icon at duke4.net.


Cut the tiles up into 1000 pieces and sell them for 50$ each. Centre circle for 250$. Easy money.
That's actually a damn good idea. I'd buy one.. I honestly don't understand why 3DR hasn't come up with a few ideas on raising the 5mil. I would think it wouldn't be too hard honestly. There are A LOT of die hard duke fans out there.
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Old 05-11-2009, 02:13 PM   #27
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That's actually a damn good idea. I'd buy one.. I honestly don't understand why 3DR hasn't come up with a few ideas on raising the 5mil. I would think it wouldn't be too hard honestly. There are A LOT of die hard duke fans out there.
The whole 5 million thing is still a rumor.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:41 PM   #28
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Awesome Joe. It's cool seeing pictures of the logo "coming together". And the video of your daughter, very cute.

The other video is pretty funny as well.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:52 PM   #29
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The floor looks so clean and shiny. They done an amazing job placing the nuke logo tiles together.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:01 PM   #30
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The giant Duke Nukem logo on the floor was something that was always a discussion point. From UPS drivers, to business people, to vendors, even to personal friends. Everyone was impressed by the lobby - that logo was really impressive. And before you ask, no I don't know what will happen to it.
My guess is that it'll stay where it is for now.
Then eventually, it'll be moved along with everything else to storage or another building.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:20 PM   #31
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That's actually a damn good idea. I'd buy one.. I honestly don't understand why 3DR hasn't come up with a few ideas on raising the 5mil. I would think it wouldn't be too hard honestly.
It's like the Hollywood disease? If you have money, you have no good ideas. If you have good ideas, you have no money to make them happen.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:22 PM   #32
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That's actually a damn good idea. I'd buy one.. I honestly don't understand why 3DR hasn't come up with a few ideas on raising the 5mil. I would think it wouldn't be too hard honestly. There are A LOT of die hard duke fans out there.
I thought about something like this, but it's not exactly going to be fun working in an office with half the stuff missing... or in this case, a giant concrete hole in the tiles at the lobby.
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:56 AM   #33
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Does the building have to be dismantle ?...
If yes, why not do a caritative auction by selling the floor and give the cash to Police orphans...

You know people sell original Berlin wall rocks in Berlin (4 US$ for 2" big).
This is really not unusual.
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:18 AM   #34
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some how i hate kids but enyway we Fans get shot if we try to get inside of 3DR, and that kid is stamping on the Duke :/
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Old 05-12-2009, 05:57 AM   #35
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I also took this video on Saturday afternoon with my daughter:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ZAtVxoHw0&fmt=18
That's cute.

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And this I did back in January:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsrpqUL93aI&fmt=18
All that alien butt-kicking and he gets owned by a slow poke robot?
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Old 05-12-2009, 07:11 AM   #36
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My guess is that it'll stay where it is for now.
Then eventually, it'll be moved along with everything else to storage or another building.
It's almost impossible to remove marble tile without breaking it.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:01 AM   #37
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This floor is like national treasure in gamers history.
Guess the best it will be project gets saved, the floor stays there, the team returns and walks over it everyday.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:55 AM   #38
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He moved to Radar a while ago.
.....and has not put anything in his blog on the site for nearly a year.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:57 AM   #39
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It's almost impossible to remove marble tile without breaking it.
Cut the whole thing out of the floor and sell it off then. It'd make a pretty cool wall decor for anyone who has a ceiling high enough to fit it.
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Very cool you shared this Joe, thanks.
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