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Old 10-10-2015, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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It's valid to preserve the integrity of districts. West of Assembly Street is the Vista district. And that lot on Assembly is at the top of the Vista's hill. I say four floors.
Disagree. The taller the better.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:05 AM
 
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It's valid to preserve the integrity of districts. West of Assembly Street is the Vista district. And that lot on Assembly is at the top of the Vista's hill. I say four floors.
Well Columbia has to get tall somewhere and this is a place since this isn't in the vista design district. I say let it get built I'm tired of no tower cranes and 4-6 story buildings being built. Every tall building so far has either gotten shot down or the proposers have backed out. This isn't blocking the view of any good looking buildings so let's have it get built.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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It's valid to preserve the integrity of districts. West of Assembly Street is the Vista district. And that lot on Assembly is at the top of the Vista's hill. I say four floors.
That's not the heart of the Vista and a taller structure at that location doesn't compromise the integrity of the Vista whatsoever. Your primary criticism that a 14-story building would block views of other towers holds little weight IMO.
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:46 AM
 
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@charlestondata this isn't Paris, don't think your "View blocking" argument will
find many backers, 4 stories in that particular location??? I honestly can't comprehend your height objection to this one. Ugly sure debate able and there will be changed but no reason that spot should be vertically challenged
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Disagree. The taller the better.
I agree; taller is better.
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Whoever wants a vertical skyline from the few angles Columbia has one should hope this box doesn't hide the height of the Hub, and that it will if it sits there.
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:12 PM
 
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Whoever wants a vertical skyline from the few angles Columbia has one should hope this box doesn't hide the height of the Hub, and that it will if it sits there.
The Hub that's your defense for this being a no…people have seen that building from any angle on that side since 1983 it's time for something else. Also this'll only be from 150-160ft at most…the hub is 325 ft anyway.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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Whoever wants a vertical skyline from the few angles Columbia has one should hope this box doesn't hide the height of the Hub, and that it will if it sits there.
Why is that important? The Hub is no architectural wonder, worthy of having unobstructed views from every direction. It's just a regular, 80's-era tower. I'm really perplexed by the way you're approaching this.

Had you said something about the Statehouse dome being blocked from view, you'd have a bit more of an argument but even then, if that's what the city wanted it would have enacted citywide height limits like Madison, WI.
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Old 10-10-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Block the view of whatever you wish. Boxiiness will rule. That's fine, too.
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:13 PM
 
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Block the view of whatever you wish. Boxiiness will rule. That's fine, too.
Every building in our skyline ( except bofa) is pretty much a box…and there's no argument for the meridian which just has a curved piece glass on top.
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