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  1. and since I missed Wayback Wednesday and Throwback Thursday here is my Retro Saturday postcard. I had one just like this circa 1973 Charlotte NC notice anything missing? Like 277 John Belk, too many buildings to mention, and that hospital Charlotte Memorial Hospital is still standing but just surrounded by newer towers and buildings aka Atrium Main Found in the KJ online vault of forgotten postcards. We have come a long way, baby!
    10 points
  2. Bridge Street Placemaking. Photos are 5 years apart.
    10 points
  3. Here's an view of the construction site from above:
    6 points
  4. I know this is minor news for Matthews, but it's a big deal to me! The town is installing a multi-use path down Matthews-Mint Hill Rd, running from downtown toward the AMF Lanes / Independence Blvd area. It is on the northeast side of the road, where the hospital is (behind those trees). This is a big deal to me because of the countless Summers as a young one I tried to bike places only to find skinny/uneven sidewalks for me to use. Now all they need is trees planted along the path:
    5 points
  5. My friend grabbed some shots of downtown while flying into ORL. This one really shows how the I-4/408 interchange is coming along. Sent from my SM-N950U using Tapatalk
    5 points
  6. Prepping for foundation work. Looking south from intersection of Division St. and 19th Ave. South: Looking SE from intersection of Division St. and 19th Ave. South:
    5 points
  7. from the ring city of Concord. Downtown Concord has some strong neighborhoods to the north and south of downtown and now 2 options for apartments downtown the View in old Hotel Concord and the Lofts 29. Plus new infill housing Concord style. Today. 1/ restored house 2/parking deck with solar panels on top 3/ View apartments 4/5/ Lofts 29 apartments 6/infill new housing 7/Locke Mill Plaza apartments and offices 8/the Creamery renovation for offices 9/coffee shop
    3 points
  8. From WZTV channel 17 webcams-cropped a bit to show this nice view of the project. Quite a commanding spot on Rutledge Hill, eh? Here is the link for the Fox17 cameras, if anyone is unaware of this resource. http://fox17.com/weather/wztv-weather-camera
    3 points
  9. Here’s a very grand gated community awaiting the best folks who need shelter. Minor investments required.
    3 points
  10. More core drilling and foundational prep. Looking west from 4th Ave. South, 1/2 block south of KVB: Looking NW from 4th Ave. South, 1/2 block south of KVB:
    3 points
  11. Not nearly as good as the previous posters but got some today.
    3 points
  12. Charlotte pride is this weekend. I know it's not something specific or special to CLT but I guarantee you there is plenty of diverse culture happening here. It's not just a bank town and it's not "sterile" like some people call it. So much positivity and joy today along tryon. Even the biggots yelling at people were simply ignored or smothered with chants of "we love you," which is a pretty awesome way to drown out hate if you ask me.
    3 points
  13. Quick visit to Mt Holly's downtown. Gaston County is really starting to take off go see for yourself. JackBeagles opening soon in downtown Mt Holly which is full of independent shops. Read back above posts about downtown Gastonia and Belmont.
    3 points
  14. Yes you will never see it again once the micro apartments are built completely surrounding it.
    3 points
  15. This is in an exhibit in the Levine museum of the new south. It's called cotton fields to skyscrapers. It's a fantastic exhibit and very informative/interesting. It's an original model created to show Cesar pelis design for the BOA center.
    3 points
  16. I love the brick and this project overall. Sorry if it was already discussed and I missed it but are they going to do anything with this giant blank wall?
    3 points
  17. Hey, not sure if there's a thread for this but there's a lot of activity happening on East Main Street in Durham. Combined with all the activity going on east of DBAP this area will be radically different in the next few years. Golden Belt is already changing pretty dramatically with Hi Wire, WillowTree and Strata Solar moving in. The new owners have hinted at redeveloping the parking lots with parking decks and affordable housing. The two parking lots at 300 and 500 E Main are getting redeveloped by the county into mixed-use, mixed-income buildings. The owner of Nana's Restaurant (Scott Howell) is planning to "transform" a warehouse near Ponysaurus into an outdoor music venue. The police HQ is getting built as we speak. Further along there are plans to redevelop the Oldham Towers and Liberty Street public housing complexes (about 14 acres of contiguous land between Dillard and Elizabeth) into more mixed-use, mixed-income housing.
    2 points
  18. Huh, just 4 and a half months ago Legacy Onion looked like this:
    2 points
  19. Seems like this boomer ##### was an awful parent: https://pilotonline.com/news/local/columnist/kerry-dougherty/article_b86be461-f93c-506f-b139-d3da4795f86b.html She would willingly drug up a sick child and then leave it in someone elses care? WTF is wrong with that sh ithole generation?
    2 points
  20. The companion piece to this which was installed recently, has a similar aspect as it picks up light from the surrounding area and sky and bounces it around reflective surfaces on the piece and presents different looks at different hours and days.
    2 points
  21. Bending Normal, 507 Hagan St., WeHo:
    2 points
  22. Michael Nolan, who sometimes visits the Forum and has attended a few of our Meet-Ups, started a great website called "Notes on Nashville: Tips, time-savers, and local info for Nashville visitors and newcomers." Nicely done by a long-time Nashville resident who want to be helpful to the influx of new folks (whether moving here permanently or just visiting. http://notesonnashville.com/
    2 points
  23. I got a lot of corporate speak translation of making BOA better on a ground level. . . The building itself is great, but as it is, they made it a fortress because of it being BOA after 9-11. I hope they can make it a more personal building with the courtyard and ground experience again while preserving their feeling of security. There is a very good restaurant in there that I feel a lot of people don't know about just because of their building features, and there is a courtyard that is walled off and unwelcome to street pedestrians. Opening it up and making it accessible to the steet, especially to the north along Livingston and towards the west to the transit and the CV will be a very big thing. This seems to me that the landlord and the tenants are realizing "oh wait, foot traffic and urban planning are a very real thing, and the growing CV will impact our business and change the way we interact with the surrounding neighborhood". Very big deal on a small scale, IMHO.
    2 points
  24. Bank of America Center, the Citrus Center and the One Orlando Centre. Bank of America Center - Location: 390 N. Orange Ave. Renovations will focus on the lobby and courtyard. The renovations will open up the lobby into the courtyard and seating, lighting and covered areas in the outdoor space. On the second floor, the improvements include adding a new conference center, which the building currently doesn't have, for tenants to use. The conference center will be Wi-Fi equipped with a catering kitchen, a training room, two smaller conference rooms and a lounge. A fitness center in the building also is slated for renovation with new locker rooms and restrooms. Citrus Center - Location: 255 S. Orange Ave. All corridors and restrooms are expected to be renovated in the building. Additionally, renovations will continue in the lobby while Orlando-based New Moon Market, a juice bar, is expected to open in the lobby area. One Orlando Centre - Location: 800 N. Magnolia Ave. Exterior renovations are planned for the building, along with furniture additions and a new conference center on the second floor. Updates are expected for the corridors and restrooms. Additionally, a rotating art gallery, in partnership with art organization Snap! Orlando, will be featured in the building. Also, I had posted a link to an article earlier, about renovations planned for SunTrust Center after SunTrust moves into the new building. So it's really four towers set to undergo renovations.
    2 points
  25. Yes that one was an accident. Are you kidding me... look at all the open space. The skyline may look good from afar, but we ave a LONG way to go in regards to density
    2 points
  26. Nice Pics! This is such a great add to the area and filling out well on the west side of I-4 to increase our density and add to the skyline. Plus potential advantages for the local transit with added critical mass potential and another two or three funding interests. Love to see CV come to be all that it was said to be!
    2 points
  27. ^Look really hard and you can see a grey Tundra (probably 2010ish) reflected in the mirrors of both shots. We're getting close to unmasking KJ's secret identity
    2 points
  28. Isn't it a cheap alternative to new housing from the ground up? I look at them and think it's a cheaper way... affordable housing if you will. Is that totally wrong?
    2 points
  29. Florida Born, you're all over the place this weekend. Great pics!
    2 points
  30. Every light rail train through uptown was pretty much packed from a couple hours until the game untill a couple hours after.
    2 points
  31. and here is the second act of the story: #Powerlines #Notmybeautifulwife #Chicken #Fourcraneshot!
    2 points
  32. OK You might not know but in the early '50's the Nashville boardroom and garden club set were very concerned about hillbilly music being recorded there and Nashville getting a reputation for the source of the music. When my dad moved us there in '55 for his job at L&C, he never told us about the 7 year old recording industry there at the time, probably because he didn't know about it. He probably knew about the Opry but didn't tell us about that either. Within a couple of years, by the time I was 7 I realized there was something different going on there than in Atlanta. That was the year that the Everly brothers came out with "Bye Bye Love", and the intuition of the 7 year old immediately knew, without anyone telling me, that it came out of my new home town. There is some kind of magic process that let me in on that and I can't explain it except to attribute it to a zeitgeist phenomenon that runs outside of the rational mind. And then in short order Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, Roy Orbison, Floyd Cramer, Boots Randolph and all the rest came along and I knew the same too with them except gradually I'm hearing from other people about what was going on there. Somewhere in there country music came into my awareness. And of course Elvis was my hero but somehow, because of his recording of "Hound Dog" in NYC and other stuff in Memphis, I didn't make the Nashville intuitive connection so much for awhile, except for one experience. I was out in the back yard with a transistor radio at dusk on a nice evening. Elvis came on the radio with a song which became my favorite "His Latest Flame" and has been since. It felt very magical to me and I felt totally plugged in to something. I didn't know about all of Elvis's records at RCA in Nashville at that time so my rational mind didn't give the go ahead for the zeitgeist to let me in on the local connection, but looking back on it I think I felt it anyway without a rational go ahead. OK BTW a lot of younger people think the Nashville Sound is all about country music and a young writer for Texas Monthly made a completely wrong connection when he named some Texas pure country singers as participating in the Nashville Sound. The Nashville Sound was invented by Chet A, Floyd Cramer, Boots, and a few other producers, using piano, strings (from the Nashville Symphony) and an easy listening modality. Listen to "I'm Sorry" by Brenda Lee or "Last Date" by Floyd Cramer for early #1 top-40 hits with this sound. This sound brought hundreds of $millions to Nashville in the '60's. Eddie Arnold got famous and ultrarich on the Nashville Sound, with his own major network TV show; Charlie Rich made a fortune on the sound with himself on piano ("Behind Closed Doors"). OK I recommend the wiki articles on the Everly Brothers, "Hound Dog" and the Nashville Sound. And will say it is stupefying to a lot of old timers like myself that the original fear from the intelligentsia over hillbilly reputation would eventually give way to a historical cachet for Nashville which is now driving an unbelievable tourism sector. And I close out with a link to my favorite Elvis song recorded there (and you should see the wiki page on it too):
    2 points
  33. Public Art in Charlotte's Historic South End Links: (1) https://historicsouthend.com/public-art/ (2) http://www.charlottemagazine.com/Your-Pocket-Guide-to-South-Ends-Public-Art/ Willie for President, Alison Hamil - Visit Website 2 511 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203 -- Mac’s Speed Shop commissioned artist Alison Hamil to paint this patriotic Willie Nelson mural in 2017. The mural is located the venue’s outdoor seating area for patrons to enjoy. Mexican Mermaid (Karla), Sharon Dowell - Visit Website, 1999 Hawkins St, Charlotte, NC 28203 -- The large-scale, purple-haired mermaid (affectionately “Karla”) soars above Hawkins Street. She was painted by artist Sharon Dowell in 2018 for The Design Center of the Carolinas, made possible by a commission from Asana Partners. Karla adds an element of punk and adventure to a previously blank brick wall. Dowell enjoys bringing her work to public spaces because she believes it makes art less intimidating and helps integrate creativity into daily life. Duke Substation & Beacon Tower Illumination, Rail Trail - Photo Credit: Sean Busher
    2 points
  34. View from the top of the Ascent.
    2 points
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