The Alexan, 401 West Lane Street

Almost there…

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So wait, is this one going to be concrete all the way up? Or is it going to switch to stick-built at some point?

Looks like a 5-over-2 structure to me. The west side elevation is lower than the east side.

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Type 1 wrapping up. Now for the type 5. :neutral_face:

Just never seen a 5-over-(X) where X is, at any point, greater than 2. That definitely looks like 3 levels of type I, regardless of whether that’s at a low point.

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I think, looking at the rendering and then this picture, we’re seeing the double-height first story with something of a mezzanine, and then the smaller second story above it, in concrete. That leaves 5 stories above this, per the rendering. I think some of this is because of the ground height on the other side, but I agree this pretty unusual.

The ‘first floor’ is double height on the west side and works well for parking ramps. Makes the building technically 8 floors but physically 7.

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I need to remember this - technically I am a 10, put physically I am a 7/7.5. :slight_smile:

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Wonder if that’ll translate to some height variation between this and the other 5-over-1s nearby, or if that’s not relevant since the “extra” floor is just another ground level floor on the lower grade section. Nonetheless, looks to be a few planned retail spaces are still planned! LOVE that!

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In 5 over 1, you can only have 5 floors of combustible wood framing (Type 5). I think that’s why folks get the meaning of the numbers confused. It looks like the 1st floor of apartments are part of the type 1 podium.

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It’s 5 over μ 2+3 which yields 5 over 2.5.
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math is hard! :face_with_monocle: :owl: :1234: :abacus:

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I found this picture on some obscure website, figured I’d share…

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Well that’s cool, but how bout this pic of the exact same thing we also took today? Lol

:2nd_place_medal:

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These are juuuuuust starting to peek out into view as you’re coming into downtown from Capital Blvd North. Really love that drive in now, it’s become EXTREMELY dense looking over just the past 5 years.

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