Miesian Corners

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Miesian Corners last won the day on March 25 2016

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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    AA's concourses in ORD are 13 inches wider than CLT's. I honestly believe that if the holding rooms were larger in CLT, we probably wouldn't be having this conversation.
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    Dimensional Place (Common Market South End site)

    Please, Baby Jesus, let the above ground utilities go away.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Not true. All legacy US planes are getting new interiors and seating with power. AA is spending nearly $1 billion on "Project Oasis" which will replace all cabin interiors (new overhead bins, lighting, seats, side walls, and updated galleys). The entire fleet will also have satellite wifi with streaming capabilities (10 A319s already have it, all 737-800 MAX jets are arriving on property with it). I prefer the "bring your own device model". You log in and can watch 120 films, see live TV, log into Netfilx, Amazon, or Hulu, and if you want to pay, you can surf the web.
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    Economic Development - Expansions and Relocations

    Which is why I've never understood the reason Red Ventures (or any company rife with millennial employees) built a giant suburban office park no one wants to live near.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    I still think it looks like it belongs in an office park alongside the LBJ Freeway in a mid-80s Dallas.
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    Why a major Charlotte developer is selling itself to a Japanese forestry company "Sumitomo Forestry is a wood products company and homebuilder that is a major producer and importer of timber. The company owns five homebuilding companies in the U.S., such as Dan Ryan Homes, and is also a promoter of wood-framed construction, which is how most of Crescent's apartments are built."
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Traitor to all things holy.
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    We have our own store in South Beach! Thanks, Neo!
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    Design Center Tower - 25 Stories in South End

    What? You don't long for the days of metrobi*ch?
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Here’s a look at one of the tunnels.
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    Driving past it on the way to the airport this morning, I can only pray the saplings planted along the John Belk grow big and strong. I'm still amazed at the lack of any screening beyond some leyland cypresses interspersed with elms. It's just awful. They didn't even paint the concrete along the service docks. Some developers really have no soul.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Unless the parking garage and tower are completely obscured by better buildings, this project will never be a "gem".
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    Myers Park / Eastover Projects

    So any more rumors about the Manor site? The manager at DeeJai said they have no plans to close.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    I agree. I've never understood why AA funnels all winter traffic to Europe through BA's Heathrow hub. Heathrow is a cluster; it's the most miserable connecting hub in the world. If they utilized Madrid instead, passengers could connect easily within the EU (and as a bonus, no passport control stop on the return). And Madrid is one glorious airport. Absolutely beautiful and easy to navigate.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    It's a beautiful building. It also cost $550 million. Contrast that with CLT's new main terminal, roadway expansion, A, B, and C renovations, E expansion, D&E food court, and A North have a combined total price tag of $626 million. I think we're getting a lot more for our money. I hate that CLT is so boring architecturally, but being inexpensive to operate is what keeps us as AA's second biggest hub. I'm just glad Cagle is now at the helm rather than Larry the Cable Guy. Cagle actually wants the airport to be as nice as it can be without looking cheap. Jerry didn't care. Press Release from American this afternoon: Boeing order adds 47 replacement aircraft and simplifies overall fleet strategy American Airlines today announced an order for 47 new Boeing 787 widebody aircraft consisting of 22 787-8s scheduled to begin arriving in 2020 and 25 787-9s scheduled to begin arriving in 2023. The 787-8s will replace American’s Boeing 767-300s, while later 787-9 deliveries will replace Airbus A330-300s and older 777-200 widebody aircraft. The entire order of new 787s will be powered with General Electric’s GEnx-1B engines. American currently operates a fleet of 35 787s to destinations such as Tokyo, São Paulo and Paris. American will operate 89 787s once all aircraft under its previous order and the order announced today are delivered. As part of the strategy to simplify its fleet, American agreed with Airbus today to terminate its order for 22 A350s, which was originally placed by US Airways. “We have two excellent partners in Boeing and Airbus and our relationship with both manufacturers goes back many years. Both offer specific aircraft that provide us with the right lift on specific missions across our global network,” said President Robert Isom. “This was a difficult decision between the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 and A330neo and we thank both manufacturers for their aggressive efforts to earn more of American’s business. In the end, our goal to simplify our fleet made the 787 a more compelling choice.” When compared to the aircraft they will replace, the 787 will provide the airline with improved fuel efficiency, lower maintenance costs, greater range, and an enhanced customer experience. Notably, the 787 earns American’s highest overall customer satisfaction scores among widebodies, as well as in the areas of seat comfort, carry-on storage space and in-flight entertainment. “Today’s announcement is influenced by our goal to simplify our fleet and reduce the number of aircraft types we operate. Our prior plan would have had us operating five widebody aircraft types, and with today’s announcement we will soon reduce that to three,” Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr said. “These new replacement aircraft are consistent with our previous plans for the size of our widebody fleet.” “We see significant advantages to carrying common fleet types, including creating less friction in our operation when aircraft swaps are necessary, reducing inventory needs, and creating a more consistent service for customers and team members.” As part of today’s order, American has also reached an agreement with Boeing to defer the delivery of 40 737 MAX aircraft previously scheduled to arrive between 2020 and 2022. The revised delivery schedule will better align with planned retirements of other narrowbody aircraft.