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Jonas Federal Courthouse Expansion ( 10 floors / 165 feet) + Historic Renovation

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6 hours ago, CarolinaDaydreamin said:

That parking lot to the right has to be one of the next to go... Amazing spot for a residential tower. 

Would like to see a full service hotel. OHM Hotels was tied to one there in 2014. 

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1 hour ago, KJHburg said:

From my perch today Charlotte Rising on the Federal level. Hazy today not the clearest day. 

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Has to be the tallest 10-story building I’ve ever seen! Can’t wait to see this puppy finally clad. It will interesting to see how it integrates with its surroundings. 

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"Can’t wait to see this puppy finally clad. It will interesting to see how it integrates with its surroundings." 

It will certainly be an improvement from three sides--but I'm just apprehensive that the tower's scale is going to be too much for the old building, when viewed from the east/front, and loom over it too much. From what I can remember the top floor(s) has a prominent feature that will draw the eye--and away from the classic/al structure.

Personally, I think the fact they designed it to try to integrate with the original structure, stylistically, will exacerbate scale issues rather than reduce them, because  the similarities in facade color will lead you to view them as one structure, rather than two.

In general I'm a big proponent of contrast between new structures and (truly) old ones. I think the '80s/'90s trend of trying to blend new and old ended up making both look less arresting...IMO. 

But, again, I do think it will be cool from the N/S/W--I'm just worried about the east. 

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