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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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"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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I can't believe this thing has reached the top already.

I count 9 floors (includes basement).  I thought it

was to be 10 stories but it appears to be 9-ish.

Does anyone know for sure?

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1 hour ago, midtownclt said:

I can't believe this thing has reached the top already.

I count 9 floors (includes basement).  I thought it

was to be 10 stories but it appears to be 9-ish.

Does anyone know for sure?

Exactly I’m like why am I only counting 9 floors...one more will make a huge difference 

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14 minutes ago, Scribe said:

I still only count 9 floors. Did we miss something or is there one more floor left to go up?

Is there a hidden floor on the down hill side? Maybe mostly underground from these angles?

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