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  1. Yes, the 412k is correct. 17 stories, about 300'. Maybe the 44 story tower is something entirely different.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    Norwegian has set up shop in a lot of smaller east coast airports like Stewart in NY, Hartford and Providence. They really need a mid atlantic/southeast airport but CLT probably doesn't fit the mold. I could see them in Richmond or Greensboro. They have a pretty big footprint in europe.
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    Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

    I think basic economy is a joke. Flying on a traditional carrier that charges mostly market rate fares and then telling people they can't have a carry on is silly. The restrictions on carry ons are what you see from low cost carriers. People expect to be nickel and dimed at Frontier or Spirit. We fly Frontier from Charlotte all the time and are perfectly fine with their a la carte approach.
  4. They should add a rest area with bathrooms around level 5 for the post game crowd seeing as it may take an hour to get out of it.
  5. The newest plans show 26 occupied floors with a 27th mechanical floor where the screen is on the roof. About 388' to the top of the screen from what I can see.
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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.
  9. I think it just went from 31 to 32 floors.
  10. 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?
  11. 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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    Ballantyne

    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.