Miesian Corners

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Miesian Corners last won the day on March 25 2016

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  1. Amazon HQ2

    Agreed. It's dreadful.
  2. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Not necessarily true. In season, Rome (FCO), early London (LHR) and Dublin (DUB) usually depart from the end of B Concourse. It's usually a cluster down there because there are too many people for that tiny area.
  3. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Actually, LA boomed in the 1920s. It has some fantastic architecture.
  4. 509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    That's the Hotel Arts. I stayed there. Fantastic!
  5. Jonas Federal Courthouse Renovation

    Who said glass box? Give me Daniel Liebeskind. The rest of American cities get glorious Federal buildings by Pei, Meier, Campbell, and SOM, yet we get something that resembles an afterthought, What's funny to me is that Robert AM Stern, the architect of record for the Jonas addition, once spoke in Charlotte and called our skyline "the ugliest collection of third-rate architecture in America". I'm guessing he's proud to join our collection with this edifice? Maybe it's better than the rendering? Who knows since this image is all the GSA can seem to provide us. Regardless, it just seems that, once again, Charlotte gets the shaft with thought-provoking buildings and instead gets meh
  6. Jonas Federal Courthouse Renovation

    It looks like the Jonas Courthouse grew a tumour. I'm not anti-classicism. I just appreciate when modernism compliments classicism (see: British Museum, Pyramide du Louvre, Music School Louviers, East Wing of the National Gallery of Art, Istanbul Public Library...). It's all about context and this falls far from the mark. It's awful.
  7. Amazon HQ2

    What's a "Dell"?
  8. Amazon HQ2

    I say Amazon will choose the city/state/province that gives it the most money in incentives. That seems to all corporate North America cares about.
  9. Amazon HQ2

    I'm curious as to why Austin keeps making everyone's list? Beyond Austin City Limits, which we all know is a great TV show, what exactly does it offer? Its airport is smaller than Nashville's. it has soul-crushing traffic, virtually no public transit, and its real estate costs are outrageous. This is not to say Austin's not a great city, it is, but it offers none of what the company says it needs and wants.
  10. Amazon HQ2

    You're not seriously saying Austin is less car-oriented than Charlotte are you?
  11. You're missing the point. Marshal Park has the only mature trees uptown. The aquatic center has a large surface lot in front. There is absolutely no reason we can't have the park acreage and new development. Losing valuable open space for more stick-built schlock is not the answer to anyone's prayers.
  12. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    The removal of carpeting on B Concourse has begun. Thanks be ye gods!
  13. I think MP should stay. There's a ton of land around Cameron Brown and the Le Meridien that can be developed. Hell, if anything, tear the Aquatic Center down and build one bigger somewhere else. We have the least parklands acreage of any large city in America. This will just make it worse. Tear down the lake, yes, cut down the trees and reduce the park by 4 acres, no. As for the above rendering, as we all know, Charlotte is still a place where architecture doesn't matter. Pretty pictures are great. They'd be even better if projects actually looked like "conceptual renderings".
  14. I'm worried about losing Marshall Park because it has lots of 50-year old trees. If it's one thing Charlotte developers are good at, it's leveling old-growth trees and planting one inch-caliber saplings in their place. Of course, the city is just as responsible for allowing it to happen. Look no further than CMC's new cancer building on Morehead. Every street tree gone on the south side.
  15. Hmmm. It's Johnny Harris. Doubtful. Design really isn't his calling card (see Capitol Towers, 525 Tryon and this thing). They even went with a crappy construction cam.