|1,012 ft / 309 m||85 storeys||!|
|Status: Under Construction||Completion: 2020|
Category: Condo, Hotel, Retail
I wonder if planning has a consistent methodology for floor counting.Where do they get 80 storeys from? 12 storeys were removed from the 84 storey version to get it down to a shadowing-neutral height.
Here's how they get it: renumbering. The former mezzanine is now the 2nd storey. Each of the extra-high mechanical sections is now numbered to have two floors. The top level (which is essentially access to the roof garden) is now numbered too. 80 storeys.
From p58 of the legdoc:
Get this tangent; my building has both a mezzanine floor and a 2nd floor, but superstitiously no 13th floor. So, up until the 12th floor, residents are a storey higher than their floor number. On or above 14, you're technically on the right storey.Nothing they stick to relentlessly as far as I can tell, but then most buildings are much simpler than this one. Usually mezzanines are as tricky as it gets: "is that 2, or M?"