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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    It is... tumescent
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    I lived through this period and recall it thusly from my post a month ago. My comment is a severely shortened recall of a several years long effort. "From the 1960's into the 80's the downtown of Charlotte was visibly falling into desuetude. Hugh McColl at BoA (to come), Ed Crutchfield at First Union and many others wanted the home of the growing banks to be in an area of activity and not decay. The Chamber plus several mayors polished plans for improvements in sidewalks, retail opportunity, transportation, lighting, enforcement and general betterment. Harvey Gantt as councilman and Mayor played a strong role in this with his background in city planning and architecture. A new attitude required a new destination and the high point in the center of original Charlotte was christened Uptown from the historic term downtown. With repeated use and persistent press focus it eventually changed in the minds and speech of the population. Up is positive, down is low. Up is better, down is decline. Thus our thinking can be changed, thence our vocabulary." There may have been more than one cycle of uptown, downtown, other term in the history of our city. Jack Wood sold men's clothes in the business district and was in the know for many projects of the time. I can remember no "Call to history" in the renaming. This had some of the public relations efforts that Wilmore and Dilworth business and light industrial had in becoming South End. Change name, change perceptions. Newer is better. Up is good, etc.
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    In English proper nouns do not follow the pattern of common nouns. Row-anne county NC, for example rather than row-un. Novel Stonewall is a proper noun and can be pronounced in whatever way the creator of the project wishes.
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    The Bad News Report

    Not at all. See here from the source.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    This is from a Nov 2018 thread about 485 development: "As it was explained to me, ABB, now Southwire, makes products for ultra high voltage environments, among other products. Such products must have as perfect as possible insulation as the voltage will find and exploit a weakness. The technology of applying the insulation evenly and predictably to the wire or other apparatus while hanging straight using gravity was the ABB specialty." As RDF replied at that time, How else do you think they make all the wires that show in our photos, or something to that effect. For those occasional photos from the Air Quality camera in South Charlotte: https://www.mecknc.gov/LUESA/AirQuality/AirQualityData/Pages/default.aspx it is often visible.
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    Carolina Panthers

    Problems with air supported structures are wind and snow. See Hoosier Dome and HHHumphrey Dome (Minneapolis) or tornado. (http://www.espn.com/nfl/news/story?id=4127852) . In our climate this is minimal risk.
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    New Hotels in/around Uptown

    is/was changes not my comment. Sale/sold. I bow to more recent knowledge.
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    New Hotels in/around Uptown

    In this photo the white building is the original YMCA for Brooklyn, the African American neighborhood in which this building was a cornerstone. Memory serves that it was a Carnegie Y, from Andrew Carnegie, but google provides no substance for that memory. The lower level, downstairs from the entry door you see, was baths, that is, steam bath and such, as was the practice of the time. I was down there once and it was damp, no light and filled with creatures of the darkness which I prefer to leave unnamed. The gymnasium was the rear part of the building and the large windows have been filled with glass brick. A gymnasium at that time was for workouts, indian clubs and pre-Naismith activities. The building is still whole today, as one may see here. The Charlotte YMCA says that this YMCA was moved to the current McCrorey site in 1969 and named for Mr. McCrorey at about that time. In a more recent time it was used by United Way which had an agency on the entrance end and the U. Way used the gym for meetings when large groups were expected. I believe this property is for sale. In any case I fully expect this to be a residue of history that is pulverised quite soon.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Damn, it gone. He did show his face in one shot for sure, walking through a lighted work area on an upper floor. Otherwise it was hoodie.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    The 7:33 minute video of the climb was posted on reddit r/Charlotte about 20 minutes ago. I will not link here, you can find it yourself if you wish.
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    Oh yes, we rode in that one from village center to hotel. Southern Pines is the Amtrak station, a few miles from Pinehurst proper. Southern Pines is is the Amtrak station for the Silver Star east coast line. The train may not stop if there are no passengers to board or disembark but the hotel concierge at Pinehurst said there are people coming and going almost every day. It is an unstaffed station: ticket kiosk only, no baggage assistance.
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Kermit is now using the symbol of the Paris region public transport agency as his avatar
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    Dilworth Projects (Kenilworth, Morehead, East)

    If only... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dilworth_Building_Queen_Street_Auckland.jpg I was at my hair stylist and flipped through a magazine, title now forgotten, and there was a brief passage about visiting Charlotte and the Dilworth neighborhood and it was illustrated with this photo.
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    Yup, me on Dunbar. Not broke down, out of gas at midnight or so on Saturday. 15 minutes walk from the house. Sunday recovery with the House of Prayer services in my ears. Your walk from the station to Matthews is an 1880's tale. Any man worth his underwear has a story something like this of poor planning, overconfidence, stupidity, and the actions of a yoof.
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    Charlotte Gateway Station and Railroad Improvements

    You mentioned this epic journey once quite some time ago on the site. I recall.