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Old 12-26-2018, 01:30 PM
 
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Oh my goodness, London, Paris, Greenville. LOL!


Sounds like Goober Pyle from the Andy Griffith Show's famous quote


"Mayberry is world class.. we are right up there with NY, London, Paris, and Raleigh!!!!!""Maybe one day we will even be Mt. Pilot (fictitious city) with two filling stations!!!!"
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Old 12-26-2018, 01:36 PM
 
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I hope they get their financing before the economy crashes (which I hope doesn't happen) or rates rise too high to where it gets stalled...I look at Emporis all the time at skyscrapers that get proposed but never built
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:48 AM
 
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Of course not, but it's no coincidence that the most vibrant, pedestrian-friendly places tend to be more human-scaled. I'm not against high-rises going up in downtown Greenville at all, but concerns about an erosion of downtown's charm over time aren't exactly unfounded. Right now, there's not really any demand for a lot of high-rises downtown but hey, things could change.
Yes, vast swathes of both London and Paris are human-scaled, and no one asks, "Why don't we put up a high-rise building in these parts?" Which is why both are more charming than New York City.

And the thing is, this proposed building is ugly. It's ugly and it won't stand the test of time. It belongs in Miami. It doesn't fit the place.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:04 AM
 
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Yes, vast swathes of both London and Paris are human-scaled, and no one asks, "Why don't we put up a high-rise building in these parts?" Which is why both are more charming than New York City.

And the thing is, this proposed building is ugly. It's ugly and it won't stand the test of time. It belongs in Miami. It doesn't fit the place.
I disagree with your entire post. I find an entire city midrised to death to be ugly. But hey, that's what makes America grand!
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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It isn't ugly. I like it. Greenville can have some height and still keep it's perceived character. Not like they're putting it on Main St.
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Old 12-28-2018, 12:22 PM
 
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It isn't ugly. I like it. Greenville can have some height and still keep it's perceived character. Not like they're putting it on Main St.
100% correct fine sir.
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Old 12-28-2018, 07:35 PM
 
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This design is better suited to South Florida.

Modern design is fine, but not this one. Modern design can reference more historical forms and better integrate with what is already there. This one doesn't.

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Old 12-28-2018, 07:55 PM
 
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This design is better suited to South Florida.

Modern design is fine, but not this one. Modern design can reference more historical forms and better integrate with what is already there. This one doesn't.
Well we're talking about a conceptual design that would never get built b/c the DRB would never approve it, but...

I really like it and would be ecstatic if it happened. While it isn't classical, I would be SOOOOOOOO excited to see something that's actually, gasp, DIFFERENT, than all the brick and stucco 8 story boxes. As for ugly, I think it's very nice; if you wanna see ugly, take a gander at the Landmark, or the Aloft ! (PUKE)
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Old 12-28-2018, 08:01 PM
 
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Well we're talking about a conceptual design that would never get built b/c the DRB would never approve it, but...

I really like it and would be ecstatic if it happened. While it isn't classical, I would be SOOOOOOOO excited to see something that's actually, gasp, DIFFERENT, than all the brick and stucco 8 story boxes. As for ugly, I think it's very nice; if you wanna see ugly, take a gander at the Landmark, or the Aloft ! (PUKE)
Yes, yes, yes. It sounds like what SS is advocating for is more of the same. I love this design specifically because it's not the same. We're close to becoming a cookie cutter downtown, this building is a game changer.
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Old 12-28-2018, 09:19 PM
 
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This design is better suited to South Florida.

Modern design is fine, but not this one. Modern design can reference more historical forms and better integrate with what is already there. This one doesn't.
That's ugly even for South Florida.
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