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nashbill last won the day on May 11 2012

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About nashbill

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    Putting my hands in dirt and planting things and sitting on the deck and watching stuff grow and having a nice cold beer in a frosty mug. And I like to bicycle.

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  1. Letty's has managed to stay open. I think it is still take out only.
  2. They have demolished an elementary school (Shamrock Gardens, maybe) on Shamrock, across from Pike's Pharmacy strip center. Anyone know what is being built there? I was by there a few days ago and the only thing still standing was the chimney. Those old buildings were meant to last. Lots of brick debris.
  3. We mere mortals can only gaze upon the beautiful photos Mgelbach. Great work.
  4. I was in second grade, 1962. JFK was in the town next to ours. He was stumping for some one, don't know who. My father thought it was important to see him. We were at the edge of a department store parking lot. Steel mill town 20 miles from Pittsburgh. Don't remember anything he said. But, when he left, his limo went by us very close. Almost got to shake his hand. Never saw another President live. It was the thrill of a lifetime. Also it was a hot afternoon. One of the bars nearby had AC. That was a big deal. They even advertised in front of the bar that they had AC. So, got to see JFK and walk into a nice cool bar afterwards. Does life get any better than that?
  5. Damn Mgelbach, those are some mighty fine pics. I wanted to hit the like button a dozen times.
  6. This article may answer some of the questions. https://www.charlotteagenda.com/227938/what-to-expect-from-the-600-million-seventh-and-tryon-redevelopment-uptown/ The library component looks pretty cool. The 7 or 8 story building with the walk through in the middle also pretty nice. The glass box is underwhelming. It is the center piece and it should command attention. I agree with Spartan, some art deco or neo gothic design would be nice. I always thought BOA Corp HQ and Truist buildings kind of as a matched set. Different, but went well together. As Prince says "Lets get crazy/ Lets go nuts" . An opportunity to build something really cool is right there. I know it comes down to money. Still a boy/old man can dream, can't he?
  7. So, is this project a go now? This came from a Charlotte Agenda e-mail. Am I in the right thread?
  8. I was on South Blvd heading toward uptown Saturday evening around 9:00 PM. I don't remember the bar/restaurant name or it's specific location. When we passed it the sidewalk was packed with people. It scared the hell out of me. Not because there were no precautions for Covid-19, but because at this location South Blvd narrows down and the people were on the curb and one small step would have resulted in a person getting hit by a car. Between the lack of PPE and the location these folks are living on the edge. Is the curfew still in place? What time is it? Also, does the curfew mean crowds like that must disperse or is it just no more alcohol will be served?
  9. I've always said that I wanted to live somewhere where palm trees grow naturally. Guess I don't have to move.
  10. When I first moved to Charlotte back in 1984, Charlotte Plaza building was one of the few taller buildings. I took an immediately liking to this building. The black glass stepping up the building really sets it off. After all these years it still remains one of my favorites. Nice photo KJHburg.
  11. Once again, you guys have some really great talent. I really like this. The lines, the colors, the materials. Who would thought these very different structures would work so well together. Nice job PeytonC.
  12. Kermit, that's hilarious. There is a youtube video about the top ten buildings that resisted selling out and that is in it. Can't find it now, of course. KJHburg, I agree, w/o the Hollywood sign, I don't think Los Angeles would be identified. A building like Sydney's Opera House is iconic and used for it's intended purpose. So, I know it could be a landmark structure or an actual building. I think the Bechtler Modern Art building is one of the buildings that I love. It's unique as far as I know. The problem is you can not see it in a skyline photo. Oh well, just day dreaming.
  13. I wanted to post this somewhere, but didn't know where. I didn't want to start a new topic. This could somehow fit here I think. Anyhow, move this to a better place if there is one. Does Charlotte contain a building or other structure that when the skyline is thrown up behind a news reporter or commercial, it is recognized immediately that it is Charlotte. What I'm thinking about is something like the Space Needle, the Arch, the Hollywood sign, the Golden Gate, the Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower. I think you may get what I'm saying. It would have to be unique. I have been to the places I mentioned and more, as I'm sure many of you have. Some cities I have been to and not been to, do not have an easily recognizable skyline. I'm thinking Houston, Indianapolis, Denver, Kansas City, Tampa, etc. Some cities have something that I recognize for the wrong reason. One off the top of my head is Jacksonville. It has that building that flares out at the bottom. I'm not hating on Jax, I lived there for a while. But I think this is a butt ugly building. Anyhow, just wondering what you all think. I think we do not. I'd like to see something built here that can be claimed as a structure that says "Hey that's Charlotte".
  14. It looks like I made a mistake. Yo Diaz! your post was the original with the rendering. Sorry about that. Still damn nice building. Can't wait for it to be in our skyline. The change is going to be so dramatic in the next few years.
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