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Old 05-07-2015, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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So y'all Think city council caves, gives the apartment developer all the spots they need and then just builds more garages? Because in the state story as of now apartment residents may not be able to park in building they live in.
That's a good question. I hope parking doesn't keep these projects from happening, but building new garages seems like a giveaway of public funds. I hope there is a middle ground.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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That's a good question. I hope parking doesn't keep these projects from happening, but building new garages seems like a giveaway of public funds. I hope there is a middle ground.
More garages with apartment buildings over them!
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Old 05-08-2015, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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One also wonders why if it's possible to build an apartment on top of a garage why can't they add a floor of parking as well?
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
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One also wonders why if it's possible to build an apartment on top of a garage why can't they add a floor of parking as well?
I'm sure they can, I bet it is just cost. Probably easier to build a separate building on top with its own structure rather than add to an existing building.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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A typical parking garage is at least a 12 in slab with tons of rebar. I also doubt we will get much height out of this, since essentially you will be looking at a lightweight building to reduce costs. The top levels of most of these structures mostly have few cars parked in the spots most days I visit. It might leave about 50 or 60 spaces in the larger lots, so you might be looking at between 30-50 unit buildings.

I would much rather have density though, then end up with a skyline like Oklahoma City.
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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Interesting, fellas. Welp, at the end of the day there will be more density and there will be a better utilization for space. I'm fine with that.

And uhh... Wow... Just looked up Oklahoma City's skyline and that's just not quite right. That tallest is a beautiful glass tower but geez, that's all you see! But I'm with you, Jordo.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:03 PM
 
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Interesting, fellas. Welp, at the end of the day there will be more density and there will be a better utilization for space. I'm fine with that.

And uhh... Wow... Just looked up Oklahoma City's skyline and that's just not quite right. That tallest is a beautiful glass tower but geez, that's all you see! But I'm with you, Jordo.
Well Charlotte's looked something like that for a little while after BOA Corporate Center was built. It will take a little time for the skyline to fill in is all.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Irmo, SC
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It's funny you mention Charlotte because I immediately thought the same thing when I saw OKC's skyline. Both buildings are nearly the same height, but Charlottes B of A building doesn't stick out as much in my opinion. It may be due to the fact that OKC's building is an all out blue-glass look that makes it stand out more compared to Charlottes' being a more contemporary look.
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Old 05-08-2015, 11:01 PM
 
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It's funny you mention Charlotte because I immediately thought the same thing when I saw OKC's skyline. Both buildings are nearly the same height, but Charlottes B of A building doesn't stick out as much in my opinion. It may be due to the fact that OKC's building is an all out blue-glass look that makes it stand out more compared to Charlottes' being a more contemporary look.
It's because Charlotte has several other other tall buildings, whereas OKC just has that one for right now. Not too long after BOA Corporate Center was built, Hearst Tower next to it went up (which is a little shorter) and that altered the effect BOA had of completely towering over the skyline.
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Old 05-09-2015, 07:22 PM
 
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
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