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  1. While searching for something else I came across the bijou of all bijoux: https://files.nc.gov/ncdcr/nr/MK0127.pdf This is the architectural survey of Dilworth which allowed for the Historic District to be established. A treasure of description, history, detail, architectural terms, a true education.
  2. Geoff Boeing has more than one post about his work. Charlotte and Honolulu are "high entropy" cities, more similar to far older cities https://geoffboeing.com/2019/09/urban-street-network-orientation/ and this: https://appliednetsci.springeropen.com/articles/10.1007/s41109-019-0189-1 Figures 4 and 5 put Chicago’s low entropy and Charlotte’s high entropy in perspective. Of these 100 cities, Chicago exhibits the closest approximation of a single perfect grid with the majority of its streets falling into just four bins centered on 0°, 90°, 180°, and 270°. Its φ = 0.90, suggesting it is 90% of the way between perfect disorder and a single perfect grid, somewhat remarkable for such a large city. Most American cities’ polar histograms similarly tend to cluster in at least a rough, approximate way. Charlotte, Rome, and São Paulo, meanwhile, have nearly uniform distributions of street orientations around the compass. Rather than one or two primary orthogonal grids organizing city circulation, their streets run more evenly in every direction.
  3. I came north on Park Road today and there is work on grassy ROW with conduit burying machine and I recall that the cable (of some type) burial has been has been happening on streets all over Charlotte for 10-15 years yet the poles never lose wires. How can that be and what is being buried, now and recently?
  4. When I read the response and it starts “It’s not fair...” I see a teen stamping a foot.
  5. For those, such as I, who are unfamiliar with construction techniques and vocabulary: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prestressed_concrete There are variations not mentioned in the wiki but the ideas are similar.
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    https://www.ncdemography.org/2019/10/03/nc-is-rapidly-growing-where-are-our-new-residents-moving-from/ https://www.ncdemography.org/2019/07/24/raleigh-and-charlotte-are-among-fastest-growing-large-metros-in-the-united-states/ This was posted elsewhere in the population thread but in answer (somewhat) to your question today.
  7. I believe the bunkers are in the west end zone and identified by the missing seats section 139-104. He refers to the notch in 122.
  8. https://metricmaps.org/2020/02/01/solar-and-hydroelectric-power-plants-with-sunlight-and-rivers/ North Carolina has most solar except for California. California has larger installations which provides more energy per location.
  9. Nick, if you are serious, then the joke has to do with people flying to/through CLT airport and not knowing that Charlotte is in North Carolina. The set-up is that boarding sequence is military and first class, then business, or other preferred such as gold/premium/ airline members and so on down through groups 3, 4, 5, and then standard coach and the last is group 9, the cheapest seat for those who paid the least, have no overhead bin space, cannot choose their seats prior to boarding, have no rebooking privilege and so on. IOW those who should take the bus, and dress like it. It is for those who traffic in stereotypes, as do many jokes.
  10. Portugal, Turkey and Algeria were not what I assumed would be important suppliers. Thanks. One never knows what question will spark interest on this board.
  11. Somewhere about that time you mention, early to mid 90's there was an event in the top floor space and a magician did the trick where an attendee (the "mark") chose a card from a deck and then after a shuffle the card has "disappeared" only to appear stuck to the outside of the window. A conventional trick but special due to the location. The magician did other card tricks and illusions. Cannot recall what the event was.
  12. Charlottetowne, Prince Edward Island, Canada was named for the same woman at the same time as the very young Va and NC cities. Limits of transportation and slow spread of information allowed this to occur.
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