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Charleston Place

The Omni Hotel at Charleston Place (top photo below) was a landmark in the city's redevelopment, anchoring many other projects including the Charleston Center Storefront Project. Its influence continues to be felt. For example, the Majestic Square--Saks Fifth Avenue store is now under construction directly across Market Street. Charleston Place itself features many elements of Charleston style, including faux earthquake bolts, tall Palladian windows, and "welcoming arms" staircases. Compare its roofline with that of the 1843 house at 20 South Battery, (bottom photo). Next page of this essay