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Skyybutter last won the day on February 1 2011

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  1. Glad thiswas built...buuut, WOW, it looks Vegas-y. At least it's something different aesthetically.
  2. I'm MOST excited about this project. 1) finally an Intercontinental 2) finally this site sees something actually come to fruition. I'm a long timer and this site has been "about to do something" for about 25yrs.
  3. PERFECTION! The wood, angles,floor to ceiling windows, location.... brava!
  4. Urgggh.. though I LOVE pretty much all Uptown development..... this tower just isn't doing much for me.... With the Stadium on one side and that horrid parking deck flush on the other side.... it seems to somewhat diminish the beauty of Honeywell's tower. If it was more along the height of what was once (Three First Union), I would be more excited. Still glad its Uptown though!
  5. Had to get out of the 'hood on Wednesday and Southend and Uptown were calling! Taken with my handy cheap phone...enjoy!
  6. I've lived in Philly, DC, Pittsburgh and visited every "major" city in the US as well... London, Rio, and Munich. Anywho, the NE cities have sprawl like the S. Of course the PT is much better up N. LA is a complete design failure imo. SF, PDF, and SEA are most pleasant. Regarding Southern sprawl... It's like bragging rights almost to see who has the most congestion. Not sure why...But it is what it is. Having said that..Charlotte is leaning more towards Portland OR then Atlanta as far as development imo. I think it will land in the middle of the two. Drove into Charlotte around 2 pm yesterday and the I's were pretty busy I thought. Was surprised actually. Independence was busy as well. No break tapping, but busy.
  7. Lawyer up is my advice to all airline work groups. No doubt that Dave and Co. at AA will do their best to reverse everything back to America Worst times. Those poor AW folks had been whipped into submission to the point that they thought anything extra was a gift, when in reality the PHX fas were on food stamps. My heart goes out to Legacy US employees especially. I rest my case.
  8. I hope the management doesn't gut the F/A and Pilot pay that they have worked so hard to get back. Tragic if that happens. Your right about the legacy airlines and the government.
  9. As a former Flight Attendant that lived through 9/11 and UsAirways bankruptcies and furloughs..... this Corona virus could potentially throw a few airlines into bankruptcy or liquidation, not to mention the THOUSANDS of Pilot and Flight Attendants who will probably be furloughed anytime now. What a nightmare...
  10. I agree 100%. Personally I enjoy seeing the mid rise buildings while driving 85 and 285 in Atlanta. It sorta builds excitement because you know Buckhead, Midtown and Downtown are just ahead. My .02
  11. If Southend continues with these 10-25 floor buildings, it could look alot like Crystal City,VA. Which would complement Uptown nicely imo.
  12. Born at Forsyth Hospital in Winston. Maternal side of my family settled what is the town of King in Stokes Co. Paternal side settled area in York Co known as Sharon. So my blood is pure Carolina for sure. Moved to Rowan County in 1983. To Concord in 1994. Lived in NoDa in 1999 for a year. Went to work at USAirways and moved to Philadelphia in 2000. Lived in SW Philly and New Hope, Bucks County before moving back to Concord in 2011. Lived in DC for a year in 2008-09. Love what Charlotte is becoming. It can't be stopped at this point in the game imo. However the Mountains are calling my name. Looking at Marshall, Burnsville, and Newland. I'm a Snow lover and this winter almost caused me a nervous breakdown..lol... Will always live no farther east then Concord and NC will always be home!
  13. I LOVE that we are at a point in Charlotte's development that symmetry is the big discussion. I remember a time when we were all wondering when new towers would ever be announced. Now I feel like I can'teven keep up with all the building. Symmetrical or not I say just build, build, build!!
  14. I'm mesmerized by how many cranes in the background of this picture! Having followed Charlotte development for 30yrs now, I cease to be amazed at the magnitude of new projects. Charlotte is clearly positioning itself to become one of the World's PREMIER METROPOLISES! And we all have front row seats to watch as it all unfolds.
  15. Living in SW Concord I'm a bit biased of the town and think the original Courthouse shown here is one of the most beautiful in the state. That 100+ yr old tree thats just to the left, (not in the pic), is quite amazing as well. Concord is building a new courthouse atm. Thanks for sharing this picture!
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