Quick Hits: GeerHouse

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elevatoroperator
The architect's website has updated renderings.

https://www.studio27arch.com/project/geerhouse/

Overall, they've preserved a lot of what I liked about the original design, but it is getting chunkier and less elegant imo. Seeing the overall massing also brings attention to how aggressive this is as it abuts Geer Street Garden. I wish they'd been able to step back or stagger the heights a bit more to soften those edges.
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Roc-durm
Is there any time table for this?
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Durham_Transplant
In reply to this post by Dave @ Building Bull City
Dave, sounds like this project is in fact being scaled back moderately to 6-7 stories for the lower section and 14 stories for the tower. Not sure whether that was a result of public response or they just decided that a smaller project would be more practical. Either way it will probably fit somewhat better with the surrounding neighborhood.
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elevatoroperator
What was it before? The lower section was already only supposed to be 6 stories. It's probably a 5-over-1, which maxes out at that height by code. Did the tower just lose 4 floors?
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Durham_Transplant
The original press coverage said two buildings of 9 and 18 stories though, to be fair, it’s not like that was a formal set of plans.
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