Corner architecture shouldnt compete to out celebrate

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Corner architecture shouldn’t compete to “out- celebrate” the other corner. Most buildings, including corner buildings, will be “urban fabric” buildings. Generally, similarities in scale, subtle differences in material and detail, and relationships in style are preferable to sudden changes in form, as buildings vie for attention. Corner treatments need not be the same on all sides of an intersection. Differences in composition, materials, and style will add to the visual interest of the street, and can indicate the passage of time between buildings’ construction. Two faces of a corner building can be different, responding to changes in scale, for example, where streets intersect, or to different sun exposures, or to a different architectural context around the corner. With special architectural treatment, a “notch” at a corner for an active, pedestrian-oriented purpose, as intended at the Urban District Center, may be may be an appropriate corner treatment. At a corner, lower floors might be recessed for an entrance or seating space, while upper floors project, “holding” the building corner. Corners are natural gathering spaces. Provide sidewalk bulb-outs and pedestrian amenities such as seating, dining, sidewalk vendors, and places to
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Aloft Hotel, Tallahassee Boulder CO Subtle corner “celebrations,” using color, changes in material and fenestration, and special detailing. Orlando Seattle A corner chamfered for an entrance. Upper floors turn the corner at ninety degrees, “holding” the street face and sheltering the door. London Albany NY Corners are natural gathering spaces. Provide ample opportunities for people-watching with setbacks and seating. µ· U R B A N D E S I G N G U I D E L I N E S A L L D I S T R I C T S BU I L D I N G D E S I G N 3.b. stand out of pedestrian traffic. Mechanical equipment and back-of-house functions such as stairs and emergency exits should not be located at or near corners. LDR STANDARDS 10-286.(b)(1)a. 10-287.(b)(1)a. 10-288.(b)(1)a. See the Tallahassee Land Development Regulations for the complete standards. On corner lots, new buildings shall be oriented toward the street(s) and shall consider and complement the pattern of existing adjoining development, with the primary facade(s) of the building facing the front lot line or the street side lot line. Buildings located at the street corners on Gaines Street and on Railroad Avenue shall be designed with both street frontages as primary facades. Corner locations shall be considered opportunities for distinctive architecture.
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Floridan Hotel, N. Monroe St., Tallahassee, in 1927. Demolished. Frequent features of “Old Florida” hotels, arcades were shaded transitions between lobbies and streets.
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