Originally Posted by 10023
There's quite a bit of space for that in older buildings, I would think.
Yeah - this building doesn't have nearly the cachet that boutique firms are looking for. It doesn't have historic character, and it doesn't have a big-name architect.
I think that was one of the problems that ultimately doomed Shangri-La, actually. The design is serviceable, with pretty elegant massing, but the skin is very
generic. I mean, the thing was designed by an engineering firm masquerading as an architect and
as a developer.
What might make more sense is to put the hotel in the tower and the office space in the base. The hotel rooms would have great views, and the offices would have the large floorplates they're looking for.