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Old 02-07-2013, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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The redevelopment of the 9-story historic Southeastern Building moves forward. The basement and first floor will include retail, restaurants and maybe a nightclub. The second and third floors will be targeted for office users, while the fourth through ninth floors will be renovated into 51 upscale apartments.

Redevelopment of Southeastern Building in downtown Greensboro moves forward - Greensboro - The Business Journal
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
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Nice to see redevelopment like this. But "skyscraper" at 9 stories???
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Nice to see redevelopment like this. But "skyscraper" at 9 stories???
There is no official height for a skyscraper. It depends on the city. For example, in New York 9-stories would not be considered a skyscraper because the city's tallest building are around 80-stories. Greensboro's tallest downtown building is around 27-stories (if you include the pyramid and clock at the top of the Lincoln Financial Building). But the average height of tall building in downtown Greensboro are between 10 and 20 stories. Its relative to the height of the tallest building in the skyline. Just like a high-rise in Greensboro might be considered a low-rise in New York City. A relatively small building may be considered a skyscraper if it protrudes well above its built environment and changes the overall skyline.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:06 PM
 
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We need more retail, less restaurants & bars. It will be nice to see that building become something other than an a bit of an eyesore.
In other news DGI is proposing a ordinance that stops short of tearing down vacant buildings downtown. It reads almost like an abandon property ordinance minus the demolition. I wonder if anyone has reached out to these property owners to establish a dialogue and see if a cooperation can reach a common goal of getting these buildings occupied again. I really don't want my tax dollars in private real estate.
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:13 PM
 
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Nice to see redevelopment like this. But "skyscraper" at 9 stories???
Kinda funny huh?
You can see Pilot Mountain from the 16th floor on the west side of Center Pointe, would that qualify?
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:17 PM
 
Location: The South
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Way to go GSO. One of best cities in the SE...really underrated.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:41 AM
 
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Awesome. I really like the look of that building.

In other Triad historic building news, looks like there's finally some movement on the Pepper Building in Winston.Pepper Building in downtown Winston-Salem sells for $801,000 - Winston-Salem Journal: Local
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Awesome. I really like the look of that building.

In other Triad historic building news, looks like there's finally some movement on the Pepper Building in Winston.Pepper Building in downtown Winston-Salem sells for $801,000 - Winston-Salem Journal: Local

That's a cool project as well. Its great to see these kind of renovation. Not everything has to be new construction.
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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There is no official height for a skyscraper. It depends on the city. For example, in New York 9-stories would not be considered a skyscraper because the city's tallest building are around 80-stories. Greensboro's tallest downtown building is around 27-stories (if you include the pyramid and clock at the top of the Lincoln Financial Building). But the average height of tall building in downtown Greensboro are between 10 and 20 stories. Its relative to the height of the tallest building in the skyline. Just like a high-rise in Greensboro might be considered a low-rise in New York City. A relatively small building may be considered a skyscraper if it protrudes well above its built environment and changes the overall skyline.
C'mon, you know this isn't a skyscraper, even in Greensboro, LOL.

Nevertheless, this is great news. These sorts of projects can have just as much or even more of an impact as new construction.
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Old 02-09-2013, 09:01 PM
 
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C'mon, you know this isn't a skyscraper, even in Greensboro, LOL.

Nevertheless, this is great news. These sorts of projects can have just as much or even more of an impact as new construction.
Sky scratcher or maybe sky tickler?
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