Skyybutter

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Skyybutter last won the day on February 1 2011

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  1. Skyybutter

    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    Amen, CIAA enjoy B-more. We enjoyed your looooong stay. But all good things , the millions you spent while NOT attending the actual basketball games, and yes even the bad things, 100 rounds of gun shots, must come to an end. In this case It's not painful to say goodbye. Amen, CIAA enjoy B-more. We enjoyed your looooong stay. But all good things , the millions you spent while NOT attending the actual basketball games, and yes even the bad things, 100 rounds of gun shots, must come to an end. In this case It's not painful to say goodbye.
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    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    This banter about the CIAA tournament and how people feel about it is exactly why it needs to leave the Queen city. We are so above it. We host the DNC,NBA All-Star, ACC tournaments all the time, The RN.....whatever in 2020. We have graduated above the CIAA. Baltimore needs it more, and it will not cause the attention it has recently caused in Charlotte. Crime is crime and in this case it involves a mostly African-American crowd. Swallow the bitter pill, and let's consider this whoo-ha of a conversation DONE. #stfu This banter about the CIAA tournament and how people feel about it is exactly why it needs to leave the Queen city. We are so above it. We host the DNC,NBA All-Star, ACC tournaments all the time, The RN.....whatever in 2020. We have graduated above the CIAA. Baltimore needs it more, and it will not cause the attention it has recently caused in Charlotte. Crime is crime and in this case it involves a mostly African-American crowd. Swallow the bitter pill, and let's consider this whoo-ha of a conversation DONE. #stfu
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    Grand Bohemian Hotel – 15 Floors – 254 Rooms – Boutique Hotel

    Love the GB over-all, but dear God don't let this street level fakeness start a trend. I would rather charlotte keep it's office park look then become a mass confusion of design and building materials. I love that Charlotte is concentrating its towers very tightly within 277. Unlike Atlanta which seems to think 20 talls spread out over 5 miles creates a skyline. Love much of Atlantas design with towers, but they try too hard(and continue to fail) at being NYCs little sister or something. having said that I would love to see a midrise tower at Concord Mills or Near WT.harris. 15-20 foors. A sort of "Your almost there" to people traveling on 85.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    the only thing I care for is the huge artwork outside. Im not liking these "mass" developments so much. From the river view it looks horrid imo. Reminded me right away of Detroit and it's little hodge podge of sleek towers all clumped together. However, I love how charlotte is developing over-all. I drive into the city about every other week via 85S to 77S to the brookshire and then Independence. I leave via John belk and love the new,perhaps,8-10 floor storage building as you veer towards Indy. Love John.Belk and finally noticed the sign for "1550 Uptown"? not sure of the 1550. But lovely to see the top of it over the buildings closer to 277. I am MOST excited for the Inter-Contintental Hotel to rise and top out. Such an amazing brand of hotel for starters, and will continue that areas poshness with The Dunhill and Iveys. I wish The Bohemian was closer to the Blumenthal. I feel as if visitors to that hotel will walk out of its front door and kind of stand there asking themselves'What next" Oh well. The parking lots continue to disappear, and the Uptown population was recently estimated at roughly 30,000. Imagine what we will see take shape by 2030.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Southern cities pride themselves on their tree canopies. Raleigh is often referred to as "The city of Oaks". However Charlotte is the actual city of oaks. But considering most cities in the south have billions of Oak trees...whats one to do right. Having said that. Charlotte wants the big city conveniences, without being toooo big city. One day there may be a hotel within walking distance from the terminal and yes, even a mid-rise or two. But we love our trees more at the moment. If you landed due North at the airport you might have noticed a cluster of 4-6 story office buildings. Thats the closest office space to the Airport. The trees in the office park might have camouflaged them come to think of it.
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    Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    I drove into Charlotte yesterday around noon from Concord. No traffic to speak of at all. Just normal Sunday traffic most likely die to church"s letting out with some event traffic of course. I expected much more once I got onto 77, but no. Same thing for 277. There was some activity around Bojangles arena. As I made my way back to concord at arounf 2pm, I noticed traffic had picked up some. The concord Mills exit was backed up for at least .25 miles maybe 1/2 mile. I took Poplar Tent exit 52 with no issues at all. As I watched the news over the weekend I didn't feel the energy or see the "mobs" of people I had expected. I think that Charlotte did a good job though. No major crimes. No major traffic accidents etc. I think the CPD might have deterred some people bacuse of just how tight security was. There was no reason that the city shouldn't have been all but crawling with traffic and uptown should have been super super busy. Rain or not. Just like NYC on any normal day, the show must go on. Charlotte, I believe, may be suffering from a bit of fatigue in many ways. The locals have dealt with the Panthers shake up. The Hornets are just now becoming good enoough to get people excited. But at the same time we hear of MLS and then theres the Knights baseball, and the unreal ,never-ending road construction all over the metro. And then you have the record amount of commercial and residential construction taking shape Uptown, Southend, Midtown. The BLE was a headache for years. All this to say, unless you were an AVID NBA fan, with thousands to spend, there was little point for locals to go uptown save for those living there. If the out of town crowd was relying on Charlotte to carry the entire event, that was dumb and makes no sense to me. And like previous post have said, chances are very few local fans were able to get seats. The event was more so for out of towners then locals IMO. Let them put us down. Theres always a group that does. But Charlotte just pulled off an event that was delayed, rightfully so, for two years. The event sorta had a dark cloud over its head due to former Governor Pat McCrory and HB2.
  7. Phillip Morris to be demolished.... https://www.independenttribune.com/news/former-philip-morris-alevo-plant-to-be-demolished/article_94ff59ba-19bc-11e9-b6c4-9f53e3b3375d.html#tncms-source=article-nav-next
  8. Skyybutter

    Charlotte Off Topic

    I drove 85S to 77S to the Brookshire, to Independance outbound to Briar Creek from 520-630pm... then INDY inbound to the John Belk, to 77N to 85N to George Lyles(exit54) from 640-720pm..... anyone have the pleasure of driving on the I's this evening??
  9. I will agree that Phoenix is an absolute nightmare all around. My guess is that it was created for people priced out of LAX and SD that still (for whatever reason) want to stay west. Its hot, it stinks, its frumpy, and the people are overall rude.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    This road design is exactly what they did at Poplar Tent and 85 with the new widening. I didnt notice in the picture here but on Poplar Tent there are Stop lights for the traffic making the U turn. Poplar Tent also has that design where you are driving on the wrong side of the road over the interstate , which is still strange, but its working I guess. Its a very controlled way of distrubting the traffic during rush hour especially. It seems to do a better job at evenly distributing traffic in areas that normally see traffic stand stills. BTW. I always make my uturn on red if its safe on Poplar. Most dont, but some do. Options are great to have. All great cities have them right"?
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    One word Charlotte doesnt believe in is NEVER!.... I get everything you are saying , but Charlotte has been told never regarding so many things. The original Charlotte hornets NBA franchise, The Panthers NFL franchise was laughed at throughout the country!. The longer your a resident , the more you will see that being told "it'll never happen" is motivation in Charlotte . Magical things happen every day here. It's fun to watch!!
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Take John Belk around by BofA and get on 77N that way, theres no back up ever . Sitting on the other side of 277 to get on 77N is maddening. Once you get on 77N to 85N is still a mess, but Ive actually stayed on 77N to Inner 485 and stayed on 485 to the 29/Speedway exit just to avoid the stop and go.