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Old 04-22-2014, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Well seeing that the only glass buildings in Columbia are boxes I see where you make that argument. But if you do take a look at other cities glass buildings they are quite interesting and cool looking then our glass buildings. And no there are not to many parcels in downtown to go no taller than 6 stories. I love history and the old buildings on main should all be landmarked but that hunk a junk should not be landmarked.

Does anyone else think the green area next to the hunk junk (Lexington State Bank building) should have a sculpture in it?
I like our glass boxes. The Hub's gray will bring out the gray in the the 1400 Main building, the glass box on the right. It will also recall the gray of the Capitol Center, which I hated when they first built it but like now, the black windows at ground level notwithstanding.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:21 AM
 
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The reflective I do think is nice but it's still a box though. And they new paint job on The Hub I will agree makes the building look better.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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Well seeing that the only glass buildings in Columbia are boxes I see where you make that argument. But if you do take a look at other cities glass buildings they are quite interesting and cool looking then our glass buildings.
I don't know of many other cities that are Columbia's size that are getting better looking glass boxes. They are pretty much all the same these days with little architectural variation.

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And no there are not to many parcels in downtown to go no taller than 6 stories. I love history and the old buildings on main should all be landmarked but that hunk a junk should not be landmarked.
Where are you getting this information from that parcels downtown aren't allowed to have buildings taller than 6 stories on them? The Vista is the only part of downtown with height restrictions.

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Does anyone else think the green area next to the hunk junk (Lexington State Bank building) should have a sculpture in it?
No, it should have a building on it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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I've noticed that! Alot of columbia buildings are glass buildings(very nice). Cant wait to visit!!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 10:33 AM
 
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I don't know of many other cities that are Columbia's size that are getting better looking glass boxes. They are pretty much all the same these days with little architectural variation.



Where are you getting this information from that parcels downtown aren't allowed to have buildings taller than 6 stories on them? The Vista is the only part of downtown with height restrictions.



No, it should have a building on it.
Innovista's design guidelines require that it be 6 stories or lower. The neighborhood north of the CBD is only allowed to be as tall as the house. Columbia Commons has to be shorter than the red steeple on the Babcock Building. And north main can only be like the other buildings.
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Old 04-22-2014, 11:11 AM
 
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I love the structure and design of downtown columbia!!!
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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Innovista's design guidelines require that it be 6 stories or lower. The neighborhood north of the CBD is only allowed to be as tall as the house. Columbia Commons has to be shorter than the red steeple on the Babcock Building. And north main can only be like the other buildings.
That leaves the area bounded by Assembly, Elmwood, Marion and Gervais: the central business district.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:22 PM
 
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Comvention this summer?
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:42 PM
 
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That leaves the area bounded by Assembly, Elmwood, Marion and Gervais: the central business district.
I know that but the hospital, churches, parking garages, and most of the current buildings are not going to get torn down. Very few parking areas exist in the CBD that aren't connected to a building already.
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Old 04-22-2014, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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I know that but the hospital, churches, parking garages, and most of the current buildings are not going to get torn down. Very few parking areas exist in the CBD that aren't connected to a building already.
That simply isn't true. There are lots of surface parking lots and other vacant lots within those boundaries that can be developed with no height restrictions.
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