Atlantic Station retail


Atlantic Station retail

Originally uploaded by paytonc.

Neo-Georgian “lofts” with 22-30′ ceilings surmount shops facing the green at Atlantic Station. The scale of the dual-height windows and overall massing are problematic, given that Georgian is so strongly associated with residential scales: if you’re going to build a loft, make it look like a loft building, not a house in Georgetown. The penthouses are trying to disappear, but definitely don’t. The ground floor seems awfully underscaled relative to the rest of the buildings and given its economic importance to the building.

More importantly, all of this sits atop a parking podium of equal height — hidden thanks to a slope, but nonetheless one heck of a lot of parking. The dozen-odd entrances to the parking are a little too well visible at times.

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