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  1. 21 points
    I have a ton of clips to start working on, video processing takes forever! Here is a view from the Covenant Presbyterian Church looking toward uptown. Click the heart at the top right of the video player to keep them coming!
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  5. 15 points
    the forgotten corner of Charlotte Rising the new FNB mixed use tower. Streetview today.
  6. 14 points
  7. 14 points
    That first pic almost doesn't even look like Charlotte. Seeing only a small section of the skyline in one shot makes the city feel even bigger. Link
  8. 14 points
    I realize your approach on this forum is usually pessimism, but this makes sense given the extremely tight parcel and the complexity of the project. I'll admit the construction company itself is known for slowness but in this case it would be near-impossible to be built on the same schedule or pace as towers of comparable height on larger land pieces. I'm fine with being patient for the new tallest hotel in the state *and* a great save of one of the few historic gems we have left.
  9. 13 points
    I like the addition to an evolving street wall
  10. 13 points
    This is going to be commanding from the park.
  11. 12 points
    Miscellaneous photos. Keep up the good work other UPers as I am heading south to the Sunshine State soon. I decided to splurge and treat myself to my own lanes for 60 cents on southbound 77 north of 85. Love that view from the westside coming down Wilkinson. I need to hire a driver so I can hang out the window please apply online.
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  14. 12 points
    Merry Christmas from Charlotte to Nashville and will see you again in 2020. Couple of displays from the best of Charlotte office towers uptown. The tall tree at Truist Bank Tower, Wells Fargo Atrium and the winner (says me) the display at the Barings Tower.
  15. 12 points
    Was in Shelby(my hometown) this evening for Christmas festivities, and snapped a few quick pics. Shelby has a large amount of historic architecture and one of the best downtowns of all of the towns in the Charlotte area. The downstown streets are lined with Live Oak trees(typically coastal trees) with lights in them for their holidays. The town center has an elaborate and gorgeous court square. Interesting enough, Shelby’s central core is And has always been known as “Uptown Shelby” just like Uptown Charlotte. One day I’ll take more time to snap some pics.
  16. 12 points
    Been seeing a meme on social media that has a familiar skyline. You all might know it.
  17. 12 points
    ^^I think having the historic LoBro structures surrounded by tall glass towers gives LoBro an even MORE historic feel...and makes it stand out that much more. I'm loving that look.
  18. 12 points
    there is but ONE crown in Charlotte and it sits atop this building. (no matter what any other developer says) Today the Bank of America Corporate Center from various angles.
  19. 12 points
    Just look how extended the skyline is going to be once the South end high rises wrap up construction!!
  20. 11 points
    I'm happy for Cleveland. Would have been a painful loss for them I'm sure.
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    Me reading this thread:
  23. 11 points
    They're saying, "Isn't it great that Nashville has more power lines than any other city in the world?!!!"
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  25. 10 points
    I had a chance to ride Norfolk’s Tide light rail on Monday. I was reminded that (despite all my beotching) CATS has done a pretty good job designing our system (and we use the bejezzus out of it). The Tide is 7.4 miles, it runs in mixed traffic downtown and then uses a former freight ROW east of downtown, past Norfolk State U and then into what appears to be middle income SFH burbs. The system opened in 2011 (the Blue Line opened in late 2007). They run the same Siemans vehicles we do — overall the Tide is very operationally similar to the Blue Line. Tide has about half of the ridership per mile (600ish) that we do (1,200ish) Nearly all platforms are built for one car trains 10 minute peak frequencies, 15 minute daytime, 30 minute ‘off’ time frequencies They don’t have the stupid 10 second door opening rule (although one of my 3 operators did not open the doors, this required passengers to push the button instead (which accomplishes the same thing as the 10 second rule)) Downtown Norfolk is not much of a trip generator (although my ride was just after the morning peak). There is a stop beside their downtown mall, but the department store-anchored design looked to be struggling. The downtown street running makes the system SLOWWW. The cause of the slowness was not the mixed traffic, but top speeds and the lack of signal preemptions were what made the ride drag. The two stations at the end of the line were both single tracked. While this move saved a few bucks, it has the effect of reducing reliability since there is no place to store a broken train without blocking a track there was no sign of TOD happening anywhere along the line. Stations mostly seemed to be beside parking lots (but not park and ride lots) Overall I got the feeling that the city of Norfolk sees the Tide more as a novelty than as transportation. Extensions to the north to ODU and the Navy base would help (I saw lots of navy guys walking in unwalkable places around the base). The Virginia Beach extension was also a natural (the abandoned ROW goes there), but they pulled a Pineville when voters there said they didn’t want light rail a couple years ago. We were very lucky to have the blue line completely within the same municipality. tldr: in comparison to similar systems the Blue Line ain't so bad. Photo: the end of the line, Newtown road station.
  26. 10 points
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  27. 10 points
    Railyard today. I am seeing some roof damage in the last photo it is starting to sag.
  28. 10 points
    good story from CLT Development in the Charlotte Ledger about the last decade in Charlotte. I remember those dark times when the banks and other companies were laying off thousands. Construction both residential and commercial came to a standstill. Traffic lightened. But you know what? Tough times never last but tough people do. City leaders went to work to diversify the economy more than the 2 large banks (succeeded in that front) people laid off started new ventures and companies. Many instances of that where new companies or branches of larger companies came into being in Charlotte after this time. I remember asking my good friend (way before I was ever on UP) will it take 10 years to get another high rise uptown? During those dark days in 2009 a plane crash happened in the Hudson River and I think changed the psyche of Charlotte. When the Miracle on the Hudson US Air flight 1549 those Charlotte bound passengers from NYC mostly locals all survived. It gave the city hope I really do believe that and showed other things like life are a lot more important than money and material things. So many bank execs and CEO of Red Ventures were on that flight. Then just as the spring always comes things began to thaw. First high rise announced post real estate crash recession was the 300 South Tryon Barings building. No wonder i love that building as it brought hope. and the rest as they say is history. Charlotte really did rise to the occasion when hit with some big economic jolts in late 2008/2009. You are living in the best times in Charlotte economically right now. https://charlotteledger.substack.com/p/the-4-factors-that-fueled-charlottes
  29. 10 points
    Interior shots. Lobby area: Buffet area on 8th floor: Bar on the 8th floor: 19th floor: Corner suite on 19th floor still u.c: There are two levels of meeting rooms (main level and sub level). This is one on the sub level still u.c:
  30. 10 points
    The office tower, however tall it ends up, will be visible from Lower Broad. But taller would be better.
  31. 10 points
    Peabody Plaza (9 stories, 230,000 sq. ft. office) update. Glass about 90% installed. Looking SW from intersection of Hermitage Ave and Peabody St: Looking south from Peabody St., 1/4 block east of Hermitage Ave: Looking SW from intersection of Lea Ave. and Peabody St: Looking west from Lea Ave., 1/4 block north of Hermitage Ave: Looking NW from intersection of Hermitage Ave. and Lea Ave:
  32. 10 points
    Plenty of older historic buildings in the uptown shadows of the newer taller cityscape. show your out of town holiday guests history of Charlotte uptown not to mention 4th Ward and many historical churches. Today. 1. 2. now condos once NC Medical College 1907 http://landmarkscommission.org/2016/12/19/north-carolina-medical-college-building/ 3. Dunhill formerly Mayfair Hotel 1929 https://www.cmstory.org/exhibits/robinson-spangler-north-carolina-room-image-collection-charlotte-postcard-collection-399 4. Foundation for the Carolinas aka Montaldos Building 1926-1934 http://cmhpf.org/Surveys/Uptown Charlotte Survey/uptownsurveymontaldos.htm 5. Charlotte Cotton Mill 1880! now home of fast growing tech firm Kingsmen Software among others. http://landmarkscommission.org/2016/10/21/charlotte-cotton-mills/ 6. façade save and yes it can be done Charlotte! Charlotte National Bank façade save 1918 https://www.facebook.com/CharlotteNationalBuilding/ office condos now
  33. 10 points
    I found this pdf posted on the Downtown Design Review Committee website, it details some of the changes made when the brand switched from Curio to 1Hotel, and shows the north elevation of the building. https://www.nashville.gov/document/ID/4fc0b752-c94d-4dce-b15d-58c4e5037855/June-6-2019-Embassy-and-1-Hotel-Building
  34. 9 points
    Various Southend shots and this is the new great wall of Charlotte. The Hub apartments by RAM. 1. really like this building at W Tremont and S Tryon 2 the great wall of Charlotte (apartments) 3. skyline from South Blvd 4. Tompkins Toolworks is a great historical building and save 5, Spectrum TW Cable's renovations looks a lot better than before.
  35. 9 points
    Facebook is looking to the greater Nashville area for a massive data center. Apparently they have been doing a site search for 2 years. Originally they were looking at Clarksville, but it sources think it may end up being in Gallatin. Probably won't be a huge amount of jobs (perhaps less than 100). The plan appears to be similar to the massive centers they are opening in Huntsville, Salt Lake City, Omaha, Columbus (OH); and the Atlanta area. Normally are around 900K sq. ft. and cost about $750 million to build on hundreds of acres. Some are even larger. More behind the NBJ paywall here: https://www.bizjournals.com/nashville/news/2020/01/09/exclusive-facebook-scouts-greater-nashville-for.html?iana=hpmvp_nsh_news_headline This is a rendering of Facebook's data center outside of Columbus, OH:
  36. 9 points
    all of these renovations are within 3 blocks of Thrift Road from Freedrom Drive to Berryhill. It is absolutely amazing what is happening in this area. Stratifyd and Wray and Ward moving here and so much renovations. As I said this the best of times in the QC. Photos from both sides of street. The "Warehouse" district.
  37. 9 points
    They were doing core drilling when I passed this afternoon as well as the 1601 Broadway site.
  38. 9 points
    Hotel now above the parking deck. Not sure what the short floor is going to be (the topmost one in the photo)... maybe a mechanical space? It looks way too short to be an occupied floor.
  39. 9 points
    Park is starting to come together nicely. And the hornets can’t use CLT... [emoji57]
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  41. 9 points
    Look Ma! Manchester has a skyline! ...and other shots of Manchester (the Current).
  42. 9 points
    An early morning look through tinted glass shows how this project changes the view from Sixth and Union. Still curious about that crane.
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  44. 9 points
    Here is a better look at the beige and tan screen going up on the west end of the parking garage. While the other end has a glass facade this material appears to be perforated to allow the parking area to breath. Interesting that they used the same colors as the Whole Foods Endeavor developers.
  45. 8 points
    Hilton announced a new brand Tempo by Hilton and from what I see they look for urban locations. Charlotte is on the list for one of the first ones somewhere. Legacy? Vantage Southend? North Tryon St? dare I say Levine https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/news/2020/01/16/hilton-launches-new-lifestyle-brand-with-60-hotels.html https://www.hilton.com/en/tempo/
  46. 8 points
    Interesting a local bank is moving their HQ to FreeMore from twitter and Business NC Pinnacle Financial Partners $PFNP is moving its #Charlotte HQ to Refinery bldg near downtown. 11k sq ft site. #Nashville-based Pinnacle bought BNC Bancorp of High Point for $1.9B in 2017. #ncbanks @NCBankers
  47. 8 points
    here is the Ally garage as seen from 615 Regions front door. I eagerly await the screening as it has no ground floor retail or nothing. Freeway shot leaving uptown.
  48. 8 points
    Grand Hyatt (23 stories, 591 rooms) update. Further work on upper facade along western side. Cladding nearing completion on northern and eastern sides. About 95% complete on windows. Looking east from Broadway Viaduct where it crosses over CSX tracks: Looking SW from 9th Ave. North, 1/2 block north of Commerce St: Curve along the southeastern edge of pedestal. Looking south along 10th Ave. North, 1/2 block north of Broadway.
  49. 8 points
    Charlotte has definitely saved many of its historical mills as this article from Ely over at the UNCC Urban Institute notes. And this part of our history will be enjoyed and saved for many years to come. https://ui.uncc.edu/story/charlotte-nc-mill-adaptive-reuse-redevelopment Some of our other NC cities have done great jobs too like Durham and Winston Salem. Here is a great example from the folks who did American Tobacco Campus in Durham the historical Rocky Mount Mills in RM, NC Photos from the other day on my way to the OBX. Tenants in this project breweries, office tenants, retail and restaurants.
  50. 8 points
    At the square, the platforms are at the sidewalk. Elsewhere the platforms are in the median



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