This sleek high-rise, located in downtown Columbia’s Central Business District, houses approximately 280,000 square feet of speculative office space and is considered among many as a statement of “no frills” architecture. Maximum net leasable space is provided by utilizing a taut glass skin, while polished black granite is combined with the glass at the base and parapet to produce a simple form that brings about more of a relationship – one devoid of excess “visual baggage.”
The four-story granite facade along Main Street recalls the height of the neighboring properties by relating to the human scale, thus helping the tower meet the ground. Above it, glass acts as an artificial sky that reflects the cloud pattern of the day. Working in concert with structures across the street, this new urban space also features an outdoor Plaza along Main Street, created to serve as a pedestrian gathering spot during parades and various outdoor events.