Courier Square

Charleston, South Carolina

Project Details

In design
Project Partners
Robert A.M. Stern
Gary L. Brewer

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Description

Courier Square, the Evening Post Industries’ long-term redevelopment of the revitalization of the Upper King Street, will continue the expansion of Charleston’s urban fabric north from the city’s already bustling Broad Street area over three phases of construction. The first phase comprises two distinct buildings – an office building along Meeting Street and a residential building at Columbus Street side by side, with a greenway serving as a city park and a conduit to downtown for pedestrians and cyclists.

The office building continues Charleston’s classical tradition of nineteenth century commercial architecture, using Greek Revival details to adorn the five-story, 70,000 square foot office building. At the ground level, 12,000 square feet of shops with rusticated stone facades activate Meeting Street. The upper floors are stucco with Ionic columns; the fifth floor penthouse with metal panels offers views out to the Cooper River to the east.

Sharing its northeast edge with the Meeting Street building, the loft-style brick residential block evokes the spirit of the industrial character of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century warehouses, with its metal windows and panels. The building provides 220 apartment units in 287,000 square feet, and an additional 7,000 square feet of retail along Columbus Street. A clock tower rises 120 above the greenway, marking the development from Highway 26. An enclosed 234,000-square-foot parking structure is masked on all sides by building and facades. Atop, a roof terrace will provide residents with a lounge area and a pool and offer views to the east.

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