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  1. drawscape

    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    That is the Chongqing World Financial Centre. I visited there a couple of years ago and it's a really nice part of the skyline especially at night. If anyone is interested in the cyberpunk aesthetic; which I love, you should make it a priority to visit Chongqing. If Charlotte could have a little more of the gritty chaos and neon lights that is Chongqing, Charlotte would be such an exciting place and definitely stand out among other American cities.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    In your second picture, is that a tall building off in the distance?
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    Does anybody really want to live in the apartments that are facing the light rail station?
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    FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    That site looks fairly small for a 31 story building. I'm guessing it's going to be a very thin tower.
  5. I have to respectfully disagree with you. European designs normally have a clearer design approach with a better focus on details; such as Henn Architects, GMP to name a couple. This tower design has too many disconnected elements: the aloft hotel roof; which belongs on cheap cookie cutter suburban hotels, is awkwardly crammed into the middle of the building. The cut corner on the upper left side that is so weak it just looks like a room fell out of the building. A nice example of cut corners is the new Portman office building in Charlotte, with it's stronger cuts that are consistent throughout the design . Then we have a more solid facade only located on the right hand side. It looks like they tried to do what the Code Nast building in NYC tried to do with contrasting facade systems, but again it's such a weak move it just gets lost in the mess of the design. I could complain about the connection to the parking garage below, which looks really awkward to me but it could just be a rendering issue, so I'm going to hold judgement on that. And finally we get to the crown which I have more minor problems with than the other elements, but it's still worth discussing. The horizontal roof element could work, but the overall design direction is so disjointed that this strong counter grain is lessened and is competing for attention from the diagonally cut roof parapet.
  6. As an architect currently working in China, I have a deep love for unique modern tower designs, but this building looks like a complete mess. Who is the architect?
  7. drawscape

    The River District

    I have to say this masterplan is really underwhelming and disappointing. I'm not sure why it will be called "The River District" if urban public center has no access to the river. The places closest to the river are the same cul-de-sac cookie-cutter neighborhoods that can be found throughout suburbia. I feel like this is going to be a major missed opportunity.
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    Downtown Projects Update

    I have dreams of this island as becoming a mini Manhattan, which is very far-fetched idea, but this is certainly the first step in that direction.
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    Charlotte Greenway Trails

    Is this the final design for the Gateway station?
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    Downtown Greensboro Developments

    This is a pretty awkward shot, is this a professional rendering or just something the developer through together?
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    Charlotte area population statistics

    Do you have the source link for these stats? I always have trouble using the census website
  12. So do you think this project is just a scaled down version of project 561 or this is just a completely different project?
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    You do realize that you can post about this project with giving your opinion on the city as a whole? And I mean this in all due respect as I acknowledge that you are the one true judge as to when a city becomes a "real" city.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    I agree with your point, even though I'm not a huge fan of the design, there are still many positives to be taken away from this project. Also, how were you able to estimate the current population?
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    I really like this idea. I would love to see something this scale in Charlotte. Add in a Taipei style night market and we have ourselves something pretty compelling.