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  1. WSOC and WBTV both reported it was the Element on fire while showing pictures of 300 S Tryon. Lol c'mon guys put your thinking caps on.
  2. Levine has publically stated that he is "redesigning" the apartments that are supposed to wrap the parking deck. Considering that the utilities and foundation of the apartment have already been poured I'm not sure how much redesigning can actually be done unless he is going to rip out the existing foundation and start from scratch. I'm willing to bet that UNCC and the State of North Carolina have just about had it with Levine. They gave him millions of dollars for exclusive parking rights in the parking deck and here he has stopped construction for 3 months just so he can redo the apartments. I hope they have a good contract with him and will sue his ass for failure to deliver. This is our tax dollars going to fund this parking deck and I for one don't like how Levine is just dilly dallying and not respecting us the taxpayers.
  3. I saw it this morning while biking and stopped to check it out. I like it, reminds me of the piece in front of the Trademark Condos.
  4. Anyone notice the banner they put up? #uptownstunner Lol
  5. The airport's bond rating was upgraded by Fitch which means they will save millions of dollars in interest. With all of the borrowing they are and will be doing for the billions in construction this upgrade is very timely. In other news I noticed that the terminal renovation project budget is now $70m. This is a doubling of the original budget and construction hasn't even started yet. I guess they kept on finding things to renovate. Would be interesting to find out the back story on that one.
  6. Reminds me of Courtside from this angle
  7. What does rooftop retail mean?
  8. I like the colors and materials they chose for the renovation...but yeah the problems with A, B, and C is that they are too narrow and short. The new design will likely play with the mind to make the space feel larger...but the only time you see as few people in the airport as you do in those renderings is the overnight hours between last flight and first flight. I can only imagine what a clusterphuck its going to be during the renovation.
  9. A North construction is moving along quickly, they are already installed the roof trusses.
  10. View from the Hornets Nest on the top floor. The bar is on the 2nd floor and the top floor will be used for event and meeting space.
  11. The exterior of the apartments at Remount and South is almost done. Good thing they went with blue accents and not red, otherwise they could be confused with the Silos across the street.
  12. It's actually quicker now than it used to be for sure. My most recent flights I've had to wait about 10 minutes for the bags to show up...whereas before it was common to wait 30 min plus.
  13. Yeah that is the Concourse E expansion, the construction contract was approved by city council a few months ago. They are also in the planning stages of expanding the Maintenance Hanger at CLT. Just another sign that they will be closing the hub in about a year.
  14. In President Trump's budget he cuts funding for New Starts and TIGER. For us that means there would be zero federal funds for all future rail lines. Add that to a current 10% cap on the State level and that would mean that our Local share would have to cover 90% of all future rail lines. The local share funded by the 1/2 Cent Sales Tax currently covers 25% of the cost. This would be devastating for transit not just here but all across the country. We have a big hill to climb to ensure transit funding for future projects...or a bleak future with no additional transit lines. http://usa.streetsblog.org/2017/03/16/trumps-budget-takes-an-axe-to-transit/
  15. I was there on Monday for lunch...it's still pretty sleepy....especially when you compare it to a weekend.