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Columns that protrude on the exterior

Michael Verrastro
Mossien Associates Architects, PC
February 7, 2011

Our client has a single story office building with a single tenant that is being subdivided into 2 tenants. There are steel columns surrounded in masonry that extend out from the building 2'-8" every 24 feet or so along the exterior. The intent must have been to keep the columns out of the floor space to keep it very open. The area between colunms is infilled with storefront framing. I am not sure where I measure to. Thanks.

David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
February 7, 2011

Hi Michael,

Could you please describe in more detail, what the area between the columns is being used for? Describe storefront framing. Is it fully enclosed? As well, are these retail tenants? Do you have any photographs? If so, please send to mail@xmeasures.com so I can have a look or provide municipal address so I can see in Google Street View.


David Fingret
Extreme Measures Inc.
February 7, 2011


Judging by the floor plan you provided, the area should be measured to the vertically dominant inside finished surface (usually the glazing), ignoring the columns.


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