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New Tallest Skyscraper in South Carolina

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Not in Columbia, Not in Greenville, Not in Charleston, but in Myrtle Beach. :yahoo:

There is a really strong rumor that I have heard where there are plans to build a set of 34 story towers in Myrtle Beach. If this is indeed true, these will be the tallest towers in SC, and possibly the second tallest in all of the Carolinas outside of Charlotte. (depending upon the design).

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Doesn't surprise me one bit. But as you're fond of saying, I'll wait until I see someone stick a shovel in the ground. :)

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Indeed. This is the rumor for what is going to happen to the Pavilion property. There seems to be some issues over the ability of the ground there to support buildings that large.

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That's great!! I would assume something great would have to replace the pavillion. When is the proposed tower going up??

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is that different from this one ?

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Yes, those two are different.

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I wonder if the 40-story pair would actually be taller? This would be a great step for our state, and another feather in the already crowded hat for Myrtle Beach! :shades:

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The 40 story ones would be taller than Capitol Center in Columbia, but 34 story residential may not be taller. CC is 349 feet and residential towers are usually no more than 10 feet per floor.

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The 40 story ones would be taller than Capitol Center in Columbia.

The Capitol Center management announced they'd add more floors to building because being the state's tallest is the only reason it's staying off the demolition list. :D

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llllllllllmao! That building will be demolished in the future because it is nothing special but being the tallest right now. lol if u placed that in charlotte or atlanta it wouldn't even stand out

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The 40 story ones would be taller than Capitol Center in Columbia, but 34 story residential may not be taller. CC is 349 feet and residential towers are usually no more than 10 feet per floor.

Luxury condos usually have 9-10 foot ceilings now so this means the standard 12 ft between floors. Nobody wants to pay a $500k or more for a place with 8ft ceilings. This is a minimum 408 feet and usually the lobby floor and 2nd floor are usually 35-40 ft combined. So we are talking 450 ft and even higher if they decide to add a spire. This is considerably taller than capital center.

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Luxury condos usually have 9-10 foot ceilings now so this means the standard 12 ft between floors. Nobody wants to pay a $500k or more for a place with 8ft ceilings. This is a minimum 408 feet and usually the lobby floor and 2nd floor are usually 35-40 ft combined. So we are talking 450 ft and even higher if they decide to add a spire. This is considerably taller than capital center.

Let's see what happens. I seem to remember Greenville talking about their new "state's tallest" about a year ago and we see what happened with that.

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Let's see what happens. I seem to remember Greenville talking about their new "state's tallest" about a year ago and we see what happened with that.

Yep, I think we're all reeling over that one up here, though if you're familiar with Gville it is not a surprise at all. But I also have to say I think that it would be pretty pathetic if Cola actually added floors to a buildign they would otherwise demo, just to keep it the tallest buildign in the state.

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I seriously doubt that would happen.

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Yep, I think we're all reeling over that one up here, though if you're familiar with Gville it is not a surprise at all. But I also have to say I think that it would be pretty pathetic if Cola actually added floors to a buildign they would otherwise demo, just to keep it the tallest buildign in the state.

Ummmm, he was joking; Capitol Center is neither in danger of being demo'd or in danger of having floors added. CC wouldn't be bad if it was reclad, I eat lunch in one of the restaurants there alot and the interior is cool.

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Let's see what happens. I seem to remember Greenville talking about their new "state's tallest" about a year ago and we see what happened with that.

In terms of floors, Myrtle Beach already has the tallest building in the state as the Margate Tower has 29 floors to the CC's 25. And currently 2nd tallest in height in the state at 329 feet. This is just the start as they continue to redevelop property now that the city has removed restrictions that have held down height for so long.

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In terms of floors, Myrtle Beach already has the tallest building in the state as the Margate Tower has 29 floors to the CC's 25. And currently 2nd tallest in height in the state at 329 feet. This is just the start as they continue to redevelop property now that the city has removed restrictions that have held down height for so long.

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I stayed in the Margate Tower on the 25th floor in January!!! It's basically the same height as the capitol center. it was beautiful!

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Let's see what happens. I seem to remember Greenville talking about their new "state's tallest" about a year ago and we see what happened with that.

And just what has happened?

The building last I heard from an inside source was being redesigned. It's certainly not dead if that's what you're implying.

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And just what has happened?

The building last I heard from an inside source was being redesigned. It's certainly not dead if that's what you're implying.

I'm implying that it has been put on the back burner and will probably never be built. Sales were almost non-existent.

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Ummmm, he was joking; Capitol Center is neither in danger of being demo'd or in danger of having floors added. CC wouldn't be bad if it was reclad, I eat lunch in one of the restaurants there alot and the interior is cool.

I know, but one silly comment deserves another.

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^No, it does not.

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Given that most high rise construction in American cities now seems to be residential or hotel, I would guess that Myrtle Beach has the best chance of getting some decent sized high rises in the coming years. There is no real market for large office towers in SC right now (or places like Atlanta for that matter). And the existence of a market for truly high rise residential in the state's big three cities has not yet been proven.

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It's possible that Columbia or Greenville could land a mixed-use high-rise though; that seems to be the trend now.

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^Greenville supposedly has one in development as we speak.

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Actually,

The tallest residential tower in South Carolina outside of Myrtle Beach is in Fort Mill. It is the abandoned PTL tower which I believe is 22 floors and was built as a condo by Jim Bakker. It is also one of the tallest towers in the state.

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