TAMPA, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A major condo development that shared its name with the terrorist organization ISIS has changed its name.
The formerly ISIS Downtown is a huge condo development in West Palm Beach that will feature a 16-story, 213-unit condominium. The building is now being called 3 Thirty Three Downtown, a reflection of the street address.
ISIS is an abbreviation for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a terrorist group in the Middle East that killed kidnapped American journalist James Foley last week.
The past president of the Realtor Association of the Palm Beaches, Tim Harris, said that the prior name had become “scarily negative,” The Palm Beach Post reported.
“But there are so many unknowns when you’re doing a building, so many things can change….It’s good planning to cut and run with the name change now because it doesn’t sound like (the fight with ISIS) is going to get resolved anytime soon,” Harris told The Palm Beach Post.
The developers, Kolter Group of West Palm Beach and Ram of Palm Beach Gardens, have not commented on the name change.
A post on the ISIS Downtown Facebook page states that “‘ISIS Downtown… is surrounded by the high-vibe energy of West Palm Beach’. It adds: ‘Walk or bike in any direction and you’ll arrive somewhere fabulous.”
The website http://www.isisdowntowncondos.com is no longer live.
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