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RichardC

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  1. You are the one implying the station is more beautiful. If not, then who considers it the most beautiful in North Carolina? What is the source of your proclamation? Some might ‘consider’ the station in Salisbury more beautiful, which happens to be the last surviving Spanish-revival station in North Carolina designed by Frank Milburn (which, by the way, Winston-Salem had the first of six designed by Frank Milburn in NC), or even the iconic Eastern Seaboard Station in Hamlet. Have you seen either? You seem to freely intersperse facts with your opinion, which is understandable, since you love Greensboro so much, and know so little about anything else.
  2. That is your opinion, not fact. Bigger does not constitute “more beautiful.”
  3. Once again, I hate to burst your bubble, but the current Greensboro depot is a copy of and is predated by the Union Station in Winston-Salem, which was begun in 1924. The New York architects Fellheimer & Wagner designed Union Station in 1924, then copied its own design with a slightly wider facade in 1926 for Greensboro. Union Station has recently been immaculately restored to its original appearance after years of use and amazing unchanged condition as an auto garage.
  4. Another point proven....you rattle on....
  5. Thank you. You just verified my point with your last statement. Everyone one here can read between all your posts.
  6. Grow up, and don’t get your feelings hurt so easily. I’m sure you Greensboro people give up about as much recognition to Winston-Salem and it’s people as you get back. There is nothing wrong with criticism. You seem to be on here so much that you feel the amazing necessity to respond to every quibble, when everyone else has way more to do in their lives than sit on an anonymous forum and spar with anonymous experts. I mean really....look at the numbers, 7713 posts.....is this really what you live for??
  7. Don’t mistake “envy” with outright apathy or for the fact that most people might not care for what’s going in your town like you do. I happen to live in Charlotte, and it has left every other city between Atlanta and and New York with skid marks in the dust when it comes to “towers” and impressive development.
  8. Your excitement and enthusiasm for what’s going on there is palatable and understandable, since you live there and post here and on other sites nonstop. But some of us have seen and are exposed to developments that are much more interesting and stimulating to the common eye. This design does very little to show any real design skill. And I dare say anyone in Winston-Salem is envious. After all, that city has the best and most comprehensive examples of architecture in the state! How do you contend with two works by Ceasr Pelli, the forerunner of the Empire State Building by the same architects, a Robert A M Stern, a Robert Venturi, a church by Ralph Adams Cram, and numerous works by Charles Barton Keen? I’m sure there are many more... Not to mention all the authentic architecture of Old Salem.
  9. Looks bland and unthoughtful. Greensboro’s idea of architecture is certainly not setting any bar....from mediocre to worse.
  10. No purpose really, other than to keep Greensboro relevant and at the top of the postings.
  11. The finished bricked elevator shaft on the south elevation looks to be a nice transition of the lighter brick and terra-cotta Art Deco ornamentation of the Hotel Indigo, to the yet to be constructed Hyatt Place and Piedmont Federal headquarters. The only glitch has been the resulting red earth pool created by the recent deluge of snow and rain in the pit made between the building and Merschel Plaza for the underground parking deck.
  12. Thanks for this update. It’s not surprising to see Winston-Salem get this federal money for such a project. After all, federal money paid for over half the $1B + initial Lynx Line along South blvd in Charlotte. However, the description of this north-south line from Wake Forest Reynolda campus/coliseum area to Smith Reynolds Airport then south along Liberty Street to downtown is totally different from the proposed line from the Thruway/Medical Center thru West End to downtown then to WSSU, is it not?
  13. Thank you. This city kid person is wasting valuable time pushing a pipe dream and trying to endlessly justify why something is doable. His time would be better spent picking up road litter, or helping to solve the terrible crime that exist in Greensboro.
  14. Bottom line, downtown Greensboro is just far removed from view, the highway that is, and doesn’t have it....as in core means or demand for anything approaching 500+. This is a head-in-the-clouds notion. Don’t expect anything half as tall, anytime soon or in the near future. Greensboro just doesn’t measure up.
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