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  1. Misc. Uptown Projects/News

    I visited someone at the Poplar years ago and the couple had combined two units and said it was daunting because the building was like a rock and knocking out walls was nothing like contemporary work.
  2. I was in Tampa when the RNC was there which was a few weeks after the DNC here. The local Tampa reporters who had covered both events lamented that Charlotte topped Tampa in nearly every way. A part of it was that the Republicans in Tampa insisted on security measures that were prison-like, but even beyond that the Charlotte group did well and recovered from the threat of rain changing the Panther Stadium event to the Arena. Many residences in near downtown locations such as Dilworth and 4th Ward were available and delightful accommodations for the visitors was one example of Charlotte above Tampa, which had little like that at that time. Downtown Tampa was absolutely nothing like Charlotte after 6 pm (again, at that time). Plus we are in a purple state. I certainly stayed away from downtown Tampa while it happened but the Tampa paper coverage as it was occurring was that it was disappointing and showed Tampa what it had to improve. I believe that Downtown Tampa has changed for the better since 2012 and the RNC visit was one major reason, as well as the improving economy.
  3. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    From Magnolia, on the upper parking above the Lowes store. Atherton activity and BOAT in the distance. From this location I can hear every hammer blow and impact at Atherton. There is no scatter of sound , just straight to me as if it is next door.
  4. NoDa (N Davidson St Arts District) Projects

    https://goo.gl/maps/YqoBMkotSJ52 By my count 20 wires on that pole plus three support wires. The new champeen.
  5. I welcome the Republican Convention. A chance to show the Charlotte spirit. We have two Republican senators and a Republican legislature and Republican county elected officials. We outperformed Tampa in head to head in 2012. If we can negotiate a decent cost then the result may be worth it. Political issues play no part in my opinion.
  6. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    I am not a native but have been here since the 1970's. People I know who are not natives, who are many, must have Coulwood, Derita, Thomasboro and other longtime neighborhoods from old Charlotte explained to them. Telling them where these areas are is difficult since they know of no landmarks even near these areas. Thrift, Rama, Berryhill, Oakdale, Pawtucket, Long Creek. Amay James, Sterling, Gunn and many more. How many can you locate? People who lived in those neighborhoods then and many who live there now know what Charlotte is though it may not match what the Chamber of Commerce prefers.
  7. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    The old Professional Building (redundancy) was the last building I know of in downtown Charlotte that had an elevator run by an operator who closed the cage then moved the controller like a ship speed dial to take you to your floor. Later it became an artists collective with galleries and showrooms in most of the building. The sign outside was artistic and said A R T I S A N A L And from the moment I saw it and ever afterward when I see the word artisanal I see only art is anal
  8. Belk Place: Carolina Theater and Hotel Intercontinental

    I date myself (not THAT way!) The first photo has plywood panels painted to appear to be theatre curtains. In the early 1970's it was the Crazy Horse Bookstore, a leftist bookstore and center for anti-draft counseling and other leftist approaches. One can read a bit about it here: https://clclt.com/charlotte/draggin-the-tourist-line/Content?oid=2354287 No historic monument there about the police shooting and there never will be.
  9. Charlotte-Douglas Airport (CLT) Expansion

  10. SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    For many years, from Stonewall to Ideal Way on South Boulevard, that branch was the only drive-in facility of any kind. The Eckerd/RiteAid at South and East then added its presence. Drive-ins are a suburban design and if the bank disappears I hope some more intensive use follows.
  11. History of Charlotte

    Burt owned what is now Duckworths and maybe that is the corner. Jonathan's Jazz Cellar, a great place in the 90's in the basement of that building was run by the Gellman son Jonathan. I heard Maria Howell sing there. Holy Spicoli what a voice: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Howell
  12. Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    KJHburg IS your alter ego. Your actual 3d life is different from your existence here.
  13. Charlotte Off Topic

    This is from the Heede Southeast crane yard on Downs Road west of Pineville off NC 51. The first photo is the main yard with office building on right and large storage buildings at rear. This is where the main goods go in and out; cabs, boom, cables, ballast and counterweight and the rest. Less than a mile south is the secondary yard which is more storage and occasional access only. No buildings.
  14. Perception of Charlotte Nationwide

    In Highlands NC It was eat up with Georgia (and Florida) car plates. Atlantans like it there.
  15. Charlotte area population statistics

    Catawba county gains more than loses, if I am seeing this correctly. A bit more than halfway down his website is the original for magnification: https://metricmaps.org/