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Old 10-19-2017, 03:20 PM
 
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I wouldn't call that a "high rise", but itll definitely add to the growing urbanity of downtown. Another surface lot bits the dust. Also like that it's not all glass like every other tower being built today.

Now need something to fill the surface lots along Spring Street. And along McBee and Washington.
In technical terms it is a highrise. Even though it may not seem like it to some of us. It meets the criteria set up by the powers that be. It'll probably look taller in that spot.
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Old 10-19-2017, 03:53 PM
 
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To me that's a midrise. A highrise would be something like the Windstream or BOA buildings, but I digress, the architects have the say. Will fit in nicely next to Camperdown.
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Old 10-19-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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To me that's a midrise. A highrise would be something like the Windstream or BOA buildings, but I digress. Will fit in nicely next to Camperdown.
This is going to be taller than the BOA building.
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Old 10-19-2017, 03:59 PM
 
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Is it? Well cool then. Either way cool proposal.
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Old 10-19-2017, 04:13 PM
 
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Is it? Well cool then. Either way cool proposal.
Well, in terms of actual height yes. However, the BOA building sits on higher ground so it will still look taller.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:48 AM
 
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It's nice to see that the exterior isn't all brick on the mock up. A variety of materials helps to add some visual interest. I think the height is in good scale with the location. I'd like to see some taller buildings downtown but not so close to the river. Really tall buildings next to Falls Park would give the park a cavern like feel, especially since most of the park in the downtown area is pretty narrow.
City Planning/Design approval seems to be hung up on the look of these buildings with the upper floors "set back" in the West End. Should not have to worry about shadowing the park. They all are starting to look similar though with that look (with the roof gardens and bars). Kind of reminds me of the look of all the buildings they built in the early 2000's with the circular fronts. Nice to see a little more height on this one though.
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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*Yawn* Architecture that rivals Tysons Corner or Silver Spring
More like Ballantyne in Charlotte.
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Old 10-20-2017, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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*Yawn* Architecture that rivals Tysons Corner or Silver Spring..Relax..Im kidding.. glad to see Greenville is adding height..looks like a nice development.. Cant wait to visit..
What kind of architecture would you like to see?
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Old 10-20-2017, 03:26 PM
 
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More like Ballantyne in Charlotte.
I'm not sure what you mean. Can you explain? I personally like this building.
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Old 10-23-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Greenville SC 'Waterfall City'
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Here are two of the tallest buildings in Ballantyne. https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0553...7i13312!8i6656 https://www.google.com/maps/@35.0548...7i13312!8i6656

The Greenville one doesn't look like these two. The Greenville one looks rather unique for an office building with a brick exterior on the lower levels, and the upper segment of the building having a smaller area than the lower segment.

On level 9, there is an outdoor kitchen and fireplace in the patio area.
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