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That's a nice building, would fit in great...hopefully some of the other high rise developements will get approved and built along with this one. If i wasn't living in Huntsville...Asheville would be my next choice...i love the mountains there.
 

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^^Ok. I'm going to go on a rant here. If Knoxville and Asheville, which are smaller than the Greenville MSA can get these types of towers proposed than why can't we? We had a 24-story building constructed in the 1960's, but can't even get one proposed today when our population is at least 2-3 times bigger than it was then. Am I missing something? Rant over. Here are high-resolution images of this proposed tower that Orulz from Urbanplanet did:

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g-man, your question can be answered in many ways. Let me stick to a few of them:
  1. The economy. Prosperous economy doesn't mean anything if the type of companies you have don't require image.
  2. The nature of the city. A touristy place is more likely to get residential/hotel high-rises than cities of mixed-use nature. DT Asheville is not much of a corporate city, to the best of my knowledge. It was MANY, MANY years ago when Asheville was established as a city people wanted/had to visit. It was strongly recommended for people with health problems about a century ago.
  3. Asheville focused on street-level a long time ago and now they are taking a slightly different approach. Greenville may see a 30-story tower before Asheville, though.
Both cities have a lot of things in common in terms of size and attitude. I think that Asheville and Greenville will be going back and forth in terms of tower building. Maybe not supertalls, but definitely a lot of nice infills between 10 and 25 floors. Eventually, they will go beyond 30 floors. The question you asked can be asked for any city. How come Raleigh cannot get something above 50 floors? It happens, and we have to focus on the great things that our city has. Besides, some day, when you least expect it, someone will propose a nice tall building. They may call it "G-man Tower" :lol:
 

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^^Ok. I'm going to go on a rant here. If Knoxville and Asheville, which are smaller than the Greenville MSA can get these types of towers proposed than why can't we? We had a 24-story building constructed in the 1960's, but can't even get one proposed today when our population is at least 2-3 times bigger than it was then. Am I missing something? Rant over.
I feel the same way about Huntsville, we can't seem to build anything over 12 stories...yet the population is booming and the city is expanding at an impressive rate. I'm sure eventually we may get something in the 15-25 story range...but it may take another 5-10 years before that happens.
 
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