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Old 06-09-2008, 11:34 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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The Tower at Main and Gervais - the newest highrise building in downtown Columbia - will be breaking ground Tuesday. They haven't posted the final rendering, but an earlier rendering is pictured below.

http://media.thestate.com/smedia/2007/12/01/00/929-tower.standalone.prod_affiliate.74.jpg (broken link)

The State | 12/01/2007 | Skyline to get 19-story glass tower (http://www.thestate.com/local/story/244909.html - broken link)

The State | 06/10/2008 | Goody's in Harbison, other S.C. sites to close (broken link)
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:17 AM
 
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Cool... This will be a real boost to Main Street and the Downtown Skyline.
The Wade Hampton Hotel used to occupy the site of the Capital Center..it was about a 10- 12 story historic structure that many were sad to see demolished.

Both the Capitol Center (former Affinity, former AT&T) and the Bank of America Tower on Main and Richland were both designed to have "twin towers" or sister building when they were built. In the case of the later, the tower would have occupied the site of the current park that exists at the entrance of the building.
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Old 06-11-2008, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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What are the plans for Columbia's downtown future? I was speaking with someone last week and he stated that the plans are to make downtown Columbia a business centered environment, like Charlotte is becoming...

Any truth to this?
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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Both the Capitol Center (former Affinity, former AT&T) and the Bank of America Tower on Main and Richland were both designed to have "twin towers" or sister building when they were built. In the case of the later, the tower would have occupied the site of the current park that exists at the entrance of the building.
Never heard that before...
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Yes, the B of A Tower was originally supposed to have a twin where the park is located. The Capitol Canter wasn't supposed to have a twin, per se, but plans were to have a hotel adjoining it where the TMG is being built.

As far as downtown Columbia as a business-centered environment - it already is. More than 60,000 people work in downtown Columbia - the 2nd largest total in the Carolina's.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Montgomery, AL
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I was thinking that Columbia's signature tower will more than likely come from an insurance firm...maybe Companion...no time soon, and i'm just speculatiing, but i know Insurance to Columbia is becoming what Banking is to Charlotte....


But the tower is wonderful...any additon to filling out the blocks in Columbia is welcome in my book...but like stated by many people in other forums...i hope this generates some foot traffic for the area.
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Old 06-17-2008, 04:05 PM
 
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The Tower at Main and Gervais - the newest highrise building in downtown Columbia - will be breaking ground Tuesday. They haven't posted the final rendering, but an earlier rendering is pictured below.

Developer breaks ground on 17-story office tower at Main, Gervais streets

An Atlanta developer today broke ground for a 17-story, $57 million office tower at the high-powered corner of Main and Gervais streets across from the State House.

The Gervais & Main tower, being built by Holder Properties, will house three of Columbia’s premier firms: Edens & Avant commercial real estate brokers, National Bank of South Carolina and McNair Law Firm.

Construction of the 400,000-square-foot building will begin next month and will be completed in December of 2009.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:08 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Here is a link to the full story in The State:

The State | 06/18/2008 | Ground broken: 17-story tower set for Main (broken link)

This is an earlier rendering posted by The State a few months ago. The final design has not been released.

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Old 06-18-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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Did they say if this building would include a parking garage or is it simply going to tie in with the one at the Capital Center? From the renderings it does not appear to be adding more parking. Columbia seems awash with parking garages so I hope they plan to fill the vacancies in the existing ones as opposed to adding new one
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:52 AM
 
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Did they say if this building would include a parking garage or is it simply going to tie in with the one at the Capital Center? From the renderings it does not appear to be adding more parking.
If you read the story posted by Welcome Matt, it will have 6 stories devoted to parking.
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