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Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« on: March 12, 2020, 09:32:33 AM »
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Facadism is a practice where the facade of a structure is preserved with a new building constructed around or behind it. During the latter half of the 20th century, facadism has been used as a type of compromise solution between developers seeking higher densities and preservationist desiring to preserve a community's historic sense of place and/or buildings of aesthetic or historic interest. Here are six examples of facadism involving a mix of uses across the country.


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Re: Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2020, 09:49:17 AM »
Shame the Doro developers aren't considering this.

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Re: Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2020, 09:54:40 AM »
This is all over the place in DC.  The results are spectacular and really enhance the streetscape.  Interesting that the Doro owners only need to look next door for inspiration...

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Re: Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2020, 10:08:08 AM »
It's easier and cheaper to demo and no one is stopping them.

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Re: Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2020, 10:11:20 AM »
I could see it if the Doro district actually had a consistent facade around the whole property, but it really doesn't.

Also the first building in the list looks pretty odd, not very aesthetically appealing in my opinion. The two best-looking ones in the list are right here in Jax. Worth noting and appreciating that we have such nice reuse developments in our downtown, even more worth paying patronage to those places.

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Re: Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2020, 11:29:08 AM »
When it works, it can be amazing. When it doesn't, well....not so much:



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Re: Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2020, 12:54:38 PM »
HAHAHA thanks for those absolutely garish examples, Adam. It looks like a new building trying to crouch and hide behind an old one like some sorta impostor...


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Re: Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2020, 03:50:47 PM »
The 'cover' photo is of a building that was not discussed in the article. It is in Charlotte on Tryon Street The historic building was called the Ratcliffe Florist building. It was originally built on the East side of Tryon. It was moved across Tryon temporarily, so that the new foundation for the skyscraper could be built. Then the Ratcliffe was returned to its original location, and the new skyscraper built above and beside it.   
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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2020, 04:27:45 PM »
Doesn't Charlotte also have a nice incorporation of the façade of the old Ivey's flagship store into a modern building?  Or am I remembering incorrectly?
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« Reply #9 on: March 14, 2020, 04:40:31 PM »
The Ivey's building was renovated into condominiums. The entire building.
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Re: Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2020, 11:35:53 AM »
A mid-rise glass tower coming up from the Hayden Burns library would be really cool looking.

Also, would the JEA tower be an example of facadism?

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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2020, 12:15:43 PM »
No, the JEA Tower project would be an example of adaptive reuse. The developer still intends to use the existing structural components, floors, roof, etc. of the building.
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Re: Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2020, 02:16:31 PM »
The Ivey's building was renovated into condominiums. The entire building.

Thanks Vic
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Re: Six examples of facadism in urban settings
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2020, 12:33:12 PM »
The Samsung buiding @ 837 Washington Street NYC by Morris Adjmi in NYC is a beautiful example that turned a two story former abattoir into a seven story immersive experience flagship store and corporate offices.

Also, the Hearst Building in midtown Manhattan by Norman Foster is cool example too.  The whole 5-6 story former historic became a grand lobby and base for the tower that rises above it.