The result can be quite a headache when one considers the conflicting requirements of a lively active streetscape along urban arteries like Light Street (The proposed 414 Light Street tower) and Pratt Street (The proposed tower on the former News American site), ADA access and an either flood proof or elevated floor design.
The designers of the News American site took the raised floor to go all the way to a nearly 500' tower. See Business Journal report here.
|BBJ screen shot of UDARP presentation of 300 East Pratt by HKS architects|
Developers go tall on prominent Pratt Street site
New Baltimore flood regulation