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  1. Did I say that he's not building a 561 tower??? My statements are generally unambiguous. All that I stated was that market conditions will dictate what get's built. That is indisputable. Unlike a year or so ago, Carroll is now being more cautious about making specific statements about this project and that's probably a good thing.
  2. But wasn't it Carroll who said that he would like bragging rights over Raleigh by having the tallest building in NC outside of Charlotte? It may well have started out as a vanity project but reality has finally set in and he can only build what the market in Greensboro will allow him to build.
  3. Triangle Economic News

    The WSJ and some economists seem to be bullish on Raleigh's chances to land HQ2: https://therealdeal.com/2018/02/11/four-favorites-to-win-amazons-hq2/ https://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2018/02/08/how-labor-markets-in-amazons-hq2-finalist-cities-stack-up/
  4. North Hills / Midtown area developments

    Yes I agree, however Kane is planning to build a 30+ story tower at NHE so maybe something around that height would be a good fit for the former Soleil site?
  5. Amazon HQ2

    Want to know the real reason Charlotte didn't make the cut? Here's your answer: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/opinion/op-ed/article196226944.html
  6. Triangle Economic News

    I serious doubt they would choose Durham, nor RTP for that matter, as the primary location. Raleigh proper has the image and the momentum as the tech center. Raleigh is also the state capital and the largest city in the Triangle. They seem to be showing preference for state capitals and the nation's capital. Eventhough Durham-Chapel Hill may see light rail first, Raleigh will kick things into high gear just to suit Amazon so I don't see that as an issue. Durham may be more funky and quirky than Raleigh, but at the end of the day Raleigh is more business centric and urban, which is of more interest to a company like Amazon.
  7. Triangle Economic News

    It's worth noting (again) that Amazon currently hosts its Seattle HQ across 30+ buildings spread throughout the city. I was just there earlier this week. With the amount of space needed, it's more than likely going to require the same approach for HQ2. There will be highrises, midrises, and lowrises. My guess is that most of the buildings will be located in or close to downtown Raleigh, where their executives, other white collar employees, and some of the development teams will be located. There may also be other buildings spread throughout the Triangle to house other corporate functions.
  8. Triangle Economic News

    Hopefully this will result in more highrise construction downtown.
  9. Triangle Economic News

    I think you're right. Another example of how NC, in particular, did not plan and prepare for the eventual decline of the traditional industries of agriculture, furniture, and textiles. They did not invest as they should have in the future economy, other than what we see with RTP, and now the chickens are coming home to roost.
  10. DTR Food Court

    Nice article on food halls under construction in Charlotte and Raleigh: http://businessnc.com/food-halls-popping-up-in-charlotte-and-raleigh/#
  11. 3-16-2017 Construction Fire Downtown

    Maybe it's just me, but i'm still a little uneasy that a cause for all of the damage was never determined and now the developers are being allowed to rebuild so quickly. It all seems very suspicious to me, but I guess in this case money does talk.
  12. Downtown Raleigh's Future

    319 Fayetteville Street...i think that it's a retail space in the Hudson.
  13. Downtown Raleigh's Future

    I was driving down Fayetteville St last week and noticed the construction on the Wahlburgers was nearing completion. Does anyone know the timeframe for the opening?
  14. Triangle in the national media

    I've also been to all of these cities, with exception to Portland, ME, and each does have its share of interesting and delicious food. To me, the common denominator seems to be the fact that each of these places seem to push the bar in terms of creativity in their offerings. Personally, I'm more interested in ranking cities/restaurants based on the quality of their food and unique variations in popular items, rather than the subjective criteria used in most of these rankings.
  15. Triangle Economic News

    This is great for NC and eastern Wake. There are many people in towns like Wendell, Knightdale, Zebulon, and Rolesville that are within reasonable commuting distance to that location.