IAC Update Thread Apr 17, 2012 13:10:25 GMT -5
Post by hoyatables on Apr 17, 2012 13:10:25 GMT -5
Yes, there are general interior plans, of course. I'm talking about the structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, etc. You can't really fully design all of that until you know what your box will look like. And you don't want to waste a lot of time (and money) designing to that level of detail until the box is set. Same goes for the exterior finishes. The design process is an iterative process. When projects go to zoning, they are typically anywhere between 35% to 50% of their full design. From 50% to 100% is largely unnoticed by the layperson, but there's a lot of detailed architectural and engineering work left to do.
Interior was perhaps a poor choice of words. "Internal" might have been a better choice.
How big are the exterior changes? If it's a matter of more glass here, less brick there, etc., I don't see why that changes the internal design in a material way. Are we adding/subtracting floors? Changing the footprint of the building?
The entire footprint and massing changed from last fall to this spring. Its now a more compact footprint that is pulled up alongside McDonough, rather than the wider footprint that sat in front of McDonough in previous schemes. New mass is four stories tall at the rear, and two stories tall at the front, with a full floor below grade. As a result, the internal layout is completely different as well. Still has all of the features that were in the previous design, just rearranged.