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wheelo

"But they left the giant concrete columns" - did they have a choice? Or do you mean left them exposed?

Brian Libby

Excellent catch there, wheelo. I have amended the sentence in question to add the word "exposed".

ws

The interior in that first pic looks inviting. Interesting how, with a lot of renovations of older buildings, those at one time very fashionable lowered ceilings are the first to hit the dumpster. What was the biggest original reason they were installed in buildings like the Morgan? Was it energy conservation, or the sense people had that high ceilings were 'old fashioned'?

Agustin Enriquez V

"What was the biggest original reason they were installed in buildings like the Morgan?"

Architects don't mind seeing the guts of a building, but the average person sees wires, fireproofing, ducts, etc. and will ask when your space will be finished--especially 30 or 40 years ago.

Its also quieter to have ducts above a ceiling, fairly easy to maintain when a tenant moves out, and with a white ceiling easy to light--with the caveat that 20-30 years ago we were routinely way over lighting workspaces.

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