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Old 01-06-2016, 03:22 PM
 
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It'll stick out. Feet don't matter. Height is all relative. As Charlotte485 says, though, whether that is a good or bad thing is all a matter of perspective. On one hand, a "signature" tower needs to stand out, and this tower would, if it were ever to be built.

Personally, I'd rather see a tower that's more like 20% taller than the Lincoln Financial Building, and which has a more pronounced spire that doesn't attempt to duplicate the sloped roof of the LF like the Wells Fargo Tower does. And I'd like to see the rest of the sq footage that would be in the extra 10 stories or so distributed elsewhere downtown. But I've said that before.

Fortunately developers don't build towers to satisfy the whimsy of an individual's opinion on the skyline. They build for demand - not what looks good on the skyline. That's why I seriously doubt this one will get off the ground...but if it does it won't look any more conspicuous than any other city's tallest.

I believe I posted MANY cities that have a tallest that stands out much more than this one would, so it's not an uncommon thing...in fact is a very common thing.
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Old 01-06-2016, 03:30 PM
 
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Greensboro needs it. They do not even have a 20 story building while Winston-Salem has 6 over 20 stories. Lets talk floor count...not to the top of a dome or anything. I am not from the Triad so I am not partial to any city...but downtown Greensboro needs work. How many buildings are in downtown Greensboro....4 very short ones. When they show the skyline on the news...I am like they really should not show that. I hope they get the new building. Might look funny with only 1 high rise though. Good luck.

You can't go by floor counts because ceiling heights are different from building to building...that's why you have to rely on overall height. Yes, some buildings have spires, crowns, or domes that add to the architectural interest of the building and sometimes adds height to it, but so be it. The new Greensboro building has a spire as well that adds a good number of feet to the overall height.

Example: the Westin Peachtree in Atlanta is 73 floors but only 723'...by comparison One Atlantic Center is 50 floors but 820'. Hotels normally have lower ceiling heights than office buildings. This kind of discrepancy is very common among skyscrapers.
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Just to make a correction. Greensboro has three 20 plus story buildings.

Lincoln Financial Tower (downtown) 20 floors (with the pyramid top, the height of a 27 story office tower)
Wells Fargo Tower (downtown) 21 floors
Sheraton Four Seasons Greensboro (I-40/coliseum area) 28 floors
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Old 01-06-2016, 06:48 PM
 
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Fortunately developers don't build towers to satisfy the whimsy of an individual's opinion on the skyline. They build for demand - not what looks good on the skyline .
Not sure why you quoted me. Did I suggest anything contrary to what you posted?
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:40 PM
 
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Any concrete news on this? I ask as a friend of mine involved in commercial real estate in the Triad said this is a no-go due to lack of interest from even a single potential tenant willing to take a sizable chunk of the lease-able space.
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Old 01-11-2016, 04:44 PM
 
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Any concrete news on this? I ask as a friend of mine involved in commercial real estate in the Triad said this is a no-go due to lack of interest from even a single potential tenant willing to take a sizable chunk of the lease-able space.
I think your second sentence answers your question. Its a pipe dream.
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:53 PM
 
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Not sure why you quoted me. Did I suggest anything contrary to what you posted?
You seemed to be suggesting that the skyline would be more attractive in your opinion with certain building heights, and I responded that developers don't build to specifically beautify the skyline but rather to the specifications of the demand. I wasn't necessarily talking to you but just making the general comment. Sorry if it came across wrong.
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Well here is a rendering I created showing what project 561 could look like. I placed the tower next to Roy Carroll's Center Pointe Tower, the likely location for project 561. Took me hours to recreate Center Pointe and design the tower.


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Old 01-23-2016, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC USA
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Another one I created which show more of the surrounding towers


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Old 01-23-2016, 04:43 PM
 
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Nicely done!
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