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Old 12-30-2018, 04:55 PM
 
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That's ugly even for South Florida.
I agree that it's ugly. It just fits in better with South Florida.

And for those who say that if we don't like it, we're stick-in-the-muds who want boring brick buildings, where did I ever say that? I didn't. No one said that.

I SAID that modern design can reference classical buildings. I have nothing against modern design. I have something against bad modern design. Really graceful modern design will stand the test of time.

I think this building is generic modern design. I've seen a thousand buildings just like it. Not inspiring in the least.
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Old 12-30-2018, 05:07 PM
 
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Here's a graceful modern building.

It's the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida.

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Old 12-30-2018, 05:12 PM
 
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Just an FYI, y’all are arguing about midrises and calling this a highrise, but by definition it would be a skyscraper. It would be only the second one built in the state, after the Capitol Center in Columbia.
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:20 PM
 
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Here's a graceful modern building.

It's the Innovation, Science, and Technology Building at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida.
That's a great looking building but has nothing to do with what we're talking about. I'm afraid you have a fear of heights (buildings).
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:14 AM
 
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That looks great. Keep the "old timey" buildings in Charleston. Greenville is a modern city and should have modern buildings.
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Old 01-04-2019, 09:42 AM
 
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Just an FYI, y’all are arguing about midrises and calling this a highrise, but by definition it would be a skyscraper. It would be only the second one built in the state, after the Capitol Center in Columbia.
I thought the term "skyscraper" started with 40+ floors and/or over 150m (~500 feet).

By the commonly accepted definitions, this building would be a highrise (13-39 stories)
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Old 01-05-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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I thought the term "skyscraper" started with 40+ floors and/or over 150m (~500 feet).

By the commonly accepted definitions, this building would be a highrise (13-39 stories)
Here is the Wikipedia page on the topic, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyscraper

An excerpt:

A skyscraper is a continuously habitable high-rise building that has over 40 floors[1] and is taller than approximately 150 m (492 ft).[2] Historically, the term first referred to buildings with 10 to 20 floors in the 1880s. The definition shifted with advancing construction technology during the 20th Century.[1] Skyscrapers may host commercial offices or residential space, or both. For buildings above a height of 300 m (984 ft), the term "supertall" can be used, while skyscrapers reaching beyond 600 m (1,969 ft) are classified as "megatall".[3]

And another:

The term "skyscraper" was first applied to buildings of steel framed construction of at least 10 stories in the late 19th century, a result of public amazement at the tall buildings being built in major American cities like Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Detroit, and St. Louis.[4] The first steel-frame skyscraper was the Home Insurance Building (originally 10 stories with a height of 42 m or 138 ft) in Chicago, Illinois in 1885. Some point to Philadelphia's 10-story Jayne Building (1849–50) as a proto-skyscraper, or to New York's seven-floor Equitable Life Building (New York City), built in 1870, for its innovative use of a kind of skeletal frame, but such designation depends largely on what factors are chosen. Even the scholars making the argument find it to be purely academic.[5][6]

I definitely think it is pretty relative (in personal opinion and on a city by city basis) in conversation, and that the idea of what constitutes a "highrise" or "skyscraper" has changed over time. For this day and age, I don't consider Greenville to have any real highrises, let alone skyscrapers (even compared to peer cities). I would maybe consider the Landmark Building to be a highrise, but I think of the others as just mid- rises, with may of the new buildings (barely above tree line for example) being low-rises. It's neat to see others' interpretations.

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That's a great looking building but has nothing to do with what we're talking about. I'm afraid you have a fear of heights (buildings).
That is a very cool looking building for sure. But I agree it doesn't show a great example for the kind of building being discussed in this topic. For those of you who don't like the conceptual rendering, what would you like/propose for a similar size building in this part of DT? Pictures?
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Old 01-06-2019, 06:22 PM
 
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That looks great. Keep the "old timey" buildings in Charleston. Greenville is a modern city and should have modern buildings.
Greenville does have modern buildings. A building can be lowrise or midrise and still be modern...or do you think Greenville has been building nothing but a bunch of "old timey" buildings this entire time?
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Old 01-06-2019, 07:53 PM
 
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Greenville does have modern buildings. A building can be lowrise or midrise and still be modern...or do you think Greenville has been building nothing but a bunch of "old timey" buildings this entire time?
Lol. I think they were really trying to refer to height, but used different wording.
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Old 01-07-2019, 02:21 PM
 
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Greenville does have modern buildings. A building can be lowrise or midrise and still be modern...or do you think Greenville has been building nothing but a bunch of "old timey" buildings this entire time?
Wut?
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