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  1. Even more important than how the building looks, that new Hunt library is heavily used. When I was student the old Hill library would be a ghost town on most weekends. I'm hopeful that the new library will once again become a very active space for learning and collaboration.
  2. I just still find it astounding that it took an architectural firm 2 years to come up with this design. I mean really?!? 2 years, for this?
  3. I'm not seeing any building permit activity for this project since February. I would put this project in the Stalled category.
  4. A little perspective of The Hawk rising.
  5. The lower level of the elevated roadway will be open by the end of this year and then the upper level will be complete when the new ticketing Hall is done, in about 3 years. Phase 2 of Concourse A North will go out to bid in about 6 months. The new 10 gate expansion should be open in 2022.
  6. Well we have a final design on the airport entrance at Wilkinson and Josh Birmingham Parkway. Going with a big crown motif that will glow blue at night. In addition they will be putting in large CLT markers on Wilkinson and some other spots close to the airport. And also some really nice landscaping to go along with all the new signage. Cost is roughly $8M and should be complete next summer. Additional images...
  7. So Levine repeats what he said to the Charlotte Observer 2 years ago and that is considered news? I think the fact that he was unable to give The Ledger a timeframe tells us that he is not doing a damn thing to move this project forward.
  8. Allstate might take issue with Lowe's CEO claim to being the first major corporation to stake it's flag in Southend. Especially considering that Allstate is ranked higher on the Forbes 500 than Lowes. #doYourResearch This new skyscraper looks to be like a stretched version of Railyard. Here is to hoping that the ground floor retail is just as good.
  9. Earth is now moving on this site! Full steam power ahead!
  10. So glad the airport has decided to transition their diesel bus fleet to an all electric bus fleet. This will cut back on the fumes while you wait on the lower level for the bus to come pick you up. The transition begins later this year and will be 100% electric by 2025. You can read more about the buses here: https://www.proterra.com/ Also as a sign that the future Honeywell and BBT HQ are really happening: both companies have signed contracts with the airport to build/lease hangers at the airport for their corporate jet fleet.
  11. Well I could certainly see where that would be confusing considering how otherwise similar the trains are. But that also seems like something that could be remedied with training and extra signage on the dashboard. When you add it up this extra 5 sec wait adds almost 2 minutes the travel time.
  12. Trust me the 5 second wait time is not normal for any rapid transit line. I've ridden subways and rails on 4 continents of this Earth and none of them have had a 5 second delay. Also trust me it doesn't prevent crowding as it allows more time for more people to walk up to the door and wait for it to open. A 1 second delay is normal. 5 second delay is obnoxious.
  13. I was on a Lynx train up front the other day and was able to see into the operator cab where at every stop the operator would count to 5 before pushing the button to open the doors. Not sure why this is happening but it is very intentional and part of their policy. A very annoying policy at that. Let me off this damn train!
  14. I feel sorry for the people that have to work on the first 6 floors of this building. The back side is only the view of a parking deck. What a depressing place that would be to have your desk.
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