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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    I know how to use google flights, thanks. Look, it has been a constant fact that CLT has some of the highest airfares in the country and there's no debating that fact. There's no need to defend AA here. They know they don't have much competition here. If you get behind the paywall this is an excellent article: https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-an-american-airlines-monopoly-works-for-charlotte-1519225740
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    If you're a leisure traveller paying for yourself and a family those direct flights don't matter when they are market up 2-3x what they are elsewhere. AA conveniently screws over locals here. If you're a business traveller, the service is excellent and the company is picking up the bill so who cares what the flight cost is. I'm glad to see low cost airlines coming in and offering competition.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    The biggest insult is finding a way cheaper fare somewhere else on the east coast and then being connected through CLT to get to your destination. I've seen $400 fare specials to europe with CLT connection that were over $1,000 originating from here. AA is just screwing this city on airfare due to lack of competition.
  4. I think it just went from 31 to 32 floors.
  5. A Duke employee told me last week that Duke plans to move out of the current headquarters and eventually demolish the power building or whatever the old headquarters is called. He made no mention of height but it sounds like a consolidation to one big headquarters building. Considering egos, why would Duke move into a shorter, less iconic building than their current leased headquarters?
  6. Pretty sure its 33 floors of office with a mechanical level. I guess the top of the mechanical level where the pyramid begins could be considered 35 floors in height.
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    Transit Ridership Declines in CLT

    The Lynx is more approachable to an occasional rider because you can walk up, buy a ticket with your CC and ride. The buses require exact change in cash, correct? How can you compete with ride sharing apps when so many people don't carry cash? I realize that in most places buses do not accept cards but it is something that has to be considered. Payment stations at every stop are not practical either. Perhaps the in app payment for Lynx can be updated to work for buses as well.
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    The benches look kinda like a backyard DIY network project using pallets.
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    15 story residential in permitting somewhere on Ballantyne Corp. Place. Would this be the tallest residential tower outside of downtown/southend?
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    New Panthers Stadium in 2022?

    The only Super Bowl I care about is one that the Panthers are playing in. Simply hosting it would be bittersweet.
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    Possibility of a New Panthers Stadium

    It would be interesting to compare the economic impact of the Panthers and what the subsidy would be and then look at the 1.6 billion we offered Toyota. I hate to admit it, but both are big businesses trying to leverage public dollars. The common sense aspect of this is that the stadium IS perfectly capable of hosting an NFL team 10 times a year and can be renovated to add more luxuries.
  12. I would love for KK to stay in Winston but now that they are just part of a holding company it's no longer about hometown roots for them.
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    First Ward Urban Village / North Tryon Vision Plan

    It could end up just being a big ugly parking deck for the next decade. I would not be shocked at all.
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    300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    I'm white and wear hats and athletic shoes all the time. I've been told to take my hat off due to a dress code. Everybody wears these basic accessories. The place is upscale so everyone should aim to dress accordingly.
  15. It's in permitting - 383' I think.