You undoubtedly know about Dimensional Place, the much-discussed project under construction now at Tryon and Camden. It’s the one that replaced the Common Market and Food Truck Friday lot in South End.
The project initial design drew a ton of criticism. After public outcry, building owner Dimensional Fund Advisors, architect Duda Paine and developer Cousins Properties reimagined the project and improved the design.
Two and a half years later, the project is rising high into the sky.
When complete the building will be 8 stories and 163 feet high. It will have 265,000 square feet of office space for the Dimensional Fund Advisors headquarters — plus more than 15,000 square feet of retail space spread across Camden, Tryon and Park.
Here are the latest designs for what it will look like, including a few exclusive images.
The updated design honestly looks pretty great.
And burying the power lines is a win no matter what. The materials to be used on the retail-lined Camden side are top notch and will complement the street very well.
While I can certainly see the “this belongs in South Park” sentiment, I really like the design of the tower itself. The parking deck is nicely screened, which is a dramatic departure from a lot of other crappy projects around town.
If I could complain about it a bit though, I think the lobby is still way too big. I get that Dimensional Fund Advisors is paying for it, and they build the lobby as they see fit.
I also wish the beautiful rooftop terrace was publicly accessible in some way, but there are security issues. I really hope they make the parking deck free or REALLY cheap after hours to benefit the community.
Overall, this project has evolved significantly into a really solid project which will really change how South End looks.