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Old March 29th, 2006, 08:48 PM   #1
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How many of your cities buildings have set backs, spires, crowned or domed roofs

I know my threads are simplistic, but I am desparately trying to get out of the city versus city thing........OK children, this is an activity that everyone can participate in: How of your cities tall buildings have setbacks, spires and pyramid roofs? Name them.....since I live in Durham, I'll start.

Suntrust Tower (CCB Building) Classic artdeco setbacks like its cousin in the NY. The building has a two wing and and a six story wing that narrows into the 17 story tower.

Sometimes I try to envision it with a spire...I know that would be nice

I don't know if the art-deco Snow Building would fit the set back category it only has half of the seventh floor

The 18 story,pyramid roofed, and one of only two modern scrapers we have,
The Durham Centre

The Durham Centre has set-backs as well

The rectangular dome covered Marriot Hotel

Our big 1960's international box: NC Mutual Tower

Our small crowned Wachovia @ Erwin Square

Last but not least, the tallest building in Durham, NC outside of DT, the spired University Tower:

ok you go ....................................
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Old March 29th, 2006, 09:24 PM   #2
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Unfortunately, I cannot think of many good examples in Raleigh We seem to have a lot of "square" tops and minimal setbacks. Two Hannover Square seems to be a candidate, as well as the Wake County Government building, both having setbacks and non-flat tops. We could say that Two Progress Plaza and Wachovia Capitol Center have non-flat tops, but it would be pushing it.

1) Two Hannover Square:

2) Wake County Government Bldg:
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Old March 29th, 2006, 10:10 PM   #3
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Charlotte has a lot of this stuff. Only a handful of prominent towers would be considered "boxy".

Of course there's BoA, with nearby Interstate Tower... both crowned.

There's Hearst (crown) and the unique setbacks of IJL.


The crown/setbacks of Wachovia 1 (probably the closest thing we have to a dome).

The underrated Carillion building.

The distinctive crown of the Odell building.

The Omni Hotel simply comes to a point.

First Citizens Plaza (center, in front of the blue-glassy building) has tons of setbacks.

And a lot of other less-noticeable buildings have smaller oramentation on their roofs, like the small spire on the newly-finished Courtside condos or the roof of 112 Tryon (respectively).

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Old March 30th, 2006, 07:36 AM   #5
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Everything all wrapped into one fellas. Setbacks, check. Spires, check, attitude, check.

The Bellsouth Tower: Nashville, Tennessee.

Crown and spires....
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The Bellsouth Building really is an impressive tower.
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Pyramid top, crowns, setbacks:

Left to right: Wachovia, BOA, Riverwatch


New Prudential

Dome (sorta):

Jacksonville Omni Hotel
Metro Jacksonville
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Setbacks: how far a building is set back from the property line.

0' setback:

12' setback:

40' setback:

Stepbacks: portions of upper floors of buildings that are stepped back from the front facade.

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