We realized that nearby neighborhoods were concerned about being able to see the high-rise and about their own privacy from residents in the high-rise. Our visibility study used a center point from which concentric circles were drawn outward in ¼ mile, ½ mile and ¾ mile distances. The ¾-mile circle captured all nearby neighborhoods. Photo points were selected to cover all neighborhoods and photographs were taken looking toward the project from each specific point. A three-dimensional model of the project was then inserted into the photos using 3D graphic and rendering software.
In addition to the view from the neighborhoods simulation, we were asked by the community to provide a simulation that would show the project area from the major cross streets. Both photo simulations can be viewed below.
VIEW FROM MAJOR CROSS STREETS
VIEW FROM NEIGHBORHOODS
Residents of the high-rise tower will not be able to see into neighborhood yards and houses due to distance, other structures and trees that stand between. In addition, the specially designed outer façade of louvers used to manage sun reflection in the high-rise will also limit the outward lines of sight. For this study, drone photos were taken in all compass directions from three different heights, including the maximum project height of 250 feet. In general, the view of the high-rise is already obstructed by other development and mature vegetation. In addition, because of the distance of nearby neighborhoods from the project, the view of the project will be slight and in many areas not visible at all.
VIEW FROM VARIOUS HEIGHTS AT PROJECT LOCATION