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  1. Richard Hunt's Spiral Odyssey in Romare Bearden Park. Photo Source: https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#label/Mint+Museum/15e8c4b7d94078e8
  2. The layering / density in this shimmering photograph by @KJHburg is exquisite. Appearing left to right are: (i) 400 South Tryon, 420 feet, 32 stories; (ii) Top of The Vue, 560 feet, 51 stories; (iii) Top of the Carillon Tower, 394 feet, 24 stories; (iv) 300 South Tryon, 463 feet, 25 stories; (v) Three Wells Fargo Center, 450 feet, 32 stories; and (vi) The Westin Charlotte, 293 feet, 25 stories.
  3. According to The NY Times Upshot column on 09/11/2017 regarding Amazon's HQ2, "Amazon is also clear that it needs a lot of skilled tech labor. Remember, it could ultimately hire 50,000 employees. And we're not primarily talking about warehouse workers, but executives, software engineers, and legal and accounting experts. In the metro areas that survive this round (Charlotte was one of 14 metros that survived this round), more than one in eight workers is in an industry related to tech, science or professional services, according to the census." https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/09/upshot/where-should-amazon-new-headquarters-be.html?mcubz=0 In this connection, one recent survey showed Charlotte to be the third most attractive metro in the country for professionals to relocate to. http://www.newgeography.com/content/005725-how-professionals-choose-where-to-live
  4. From The New York Times, Monday, September 11, 2017 Business Day, The Upshot https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/09/09/upshot/where-should-amazon-new-headquarters-be.html?mcubz=0&_r=0 Dear Amazon, We Picked Your New Headquarters for You By EMILY BADGER, QUOCTRUNG BUI and CLAIRE CAIN MILLER SEPT. 9, 2017 In a competition to choose Amazon's second headquarters city, The Upshot compared the 52 US metros with over 1 M. Charlotte was cut in the 3rd of 5 rounds. At that point, Charlotte was one of 14 cities still in the running for Amazon's new headquarters. The prize: a $5B investment and 50,000 new jobs over the next 2 decades for the winning city. Amazon's 8-page criteria included: (1) One Million People, and strong job growth; (2) a large and growing labor pool; (3) a high quality of life; (4) good transportation; and (5) real estate and incentives. Here's what The Upshot said about Charlotte: "As for the amenities, the winning region will also have the restaurants, outdoor recreation, cultural attractions and general cool of Amazon’s first home, Seattle. Urban economists suggest that such amenities are important to explaining the allure of cities. We asked the economist David Albouy to rank these metro areas for us with an index he uses to measure how much people would be willing to sacrifice, in terms of housing costs and commutes, to live in desirable places. On that basis, we cut Charlotte, N.C., and Indianapolis, because they rank lower on the cultural edginess that attracts young, educated workers." According to The Upshot, Denver has the best shot at landing Amazon's HQ2. Let's hope Charlotte surprises the competition, The Upshot, The New York Times, and Denver.
  5. Fantastic how @KJHburg captures the Blue Line LRT (the steel & wheels central nervous system of the QC) barreling across 277 into the heart of Charlotte! Wow!
  6. Charlotte was officially incorporated in 1768, and so she'll celebrate her 250th Anniversary in 2018 (the QC's Sestercentennial). It's a historic milestone for a beautiful, welcoming, diverse, creative, and global city. What a lovely place to call home! I'm sure that @KJHburg will continue to regale us with his amazing, rapturous, and inspiring photography of the City we all love and cherish, Charlotte. Meantime, here's the QC being caressed by 2 rainbows. Source: David G Kopti Double Rainbow over uptown Charlotte this evening!Photography (i.redd.it) Click open link in new window at: http://www.cmstory.org/content/1768-charlotte-incorpo "The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Story, History Timeline, 1768 - Charlotte Incorporated"
  7. Unfortunately, soul-sucking surface parking lots within a few short blocks of the heart of Charlotte aren't unique to the QC. Aerial photos of the majority of American cities the size of Charlotte look pretty similar. In particular, the gorgeous shot of BOA's "flaming hot crown" looks out across First Ward (commonly referred to as the "Levine Wasteland"), which contains the largest number of surface parking lots of any of Uptown's 4 wards. As both KJHburg and RDF2 noted above, hopes for fewer surface parking lots and a nicer skyline along the North Tryon axis depend upon proposed developments, such as, the Intercontinental Hotel, Lennar highrise residential tower, Spirit Square redevelopment, etc. See stories from the Charlotte Observer below: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article132644364.html (New 30-Story Residential Tower in the Works Uptown, 02/14/2017, Charlotte Observer) http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article138276948.html (Tear down and replace the Main library uptown? That's part of a new revitalization plan, 03/14/2017, Charlotte Observer) http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article45512388.html (Vision for North Tryon: Smaller blocks, mix of uses, pedestrian corridors, 11/19/2015, Charlotte Observer)
  8. "Charleston, S.C. is known as "The Holy City", perhaps because churches are prominent on the low-rise cityscape, or because South Carolina was among the few original colonies to tolerate all Christian Protestant denominations (though not Roman Catholicism). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charleston,_South_Carolina Paradoxically, Charleston a/k/a "The Holy City" (and the Lowcountry port that Charlotte is frequently confused with) didn't make the list of "The Top 20 Most Churched Cities." Churches in Charleston The French Protestant Huguenot Church (1844) St. Matthew's German Evangelical Lutheran Church The Roman Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church The German St. Johannes Lutheran Church St. Philip's Episcopal Church
  9. From the U.S. Census Bureau, May 25, 2017 https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2017/cb17-81-population-estimates-subcounty.html The 15 Cities With the Largest Numeric Increase Between July 1, 2015, and July 1, 2016 (Populations of 50,000 or more in 2015) Rank Area Name State Numeric Increase 2016 Total Population 1 Phoenix city Arizona 32,113 1,615,017 2 Los Angeles city California 27,173 3,976,322 3 San Antonio city Texas 24,473 1,492,510 4 New York city New York 21,171 8,537,673 5 Seattle city Washington 20,847 704,352 6 Dallas city Texas 20,602 1,317,929 7 Fort Worth city Texas 19,942 854,113 8 Houston city Texas 18,666 2,303,482 9 Austin city Texas 17,738 947,890 10 San Diego city California 15,715 1,406,630 11 Charlotte city North Carolina 15,656 842,051 12 Jacksonville city Florida 13,455 880,619 13 Denver city Colorado 13,028 693,060 14 Miami city Florida 12,715 453,579 15 Washington city District of Columbia 10,793 681,170 The 15 Most Populous Cities: July 1, 2016 Rank Area Name State 2016 Total Population 1 New York city New York 8,537,673 2 Los Angeles city California 3,976,322 3 Chicago city Illinois 2,704,958 4 Houston city Texas 2,303,482 5 Phoenix city Arizona 1,615,017 6 Philadelphia city Pennsylvania 1,567,872 7 San Antonio city Texas 1,492,510 8 San Diego city California 1,406,630 9 Dallas city Texas 1,317,929 10 San Jose city California 1,025,350 11 Austin city Texas 947,890 12 Jacksonville city Florida 880,619 13 San Francisco city California 870,887 14 Columbus city Ohio 860,090 15 Indianapolis city (balance) Indiana 855,164 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2017 The South Is Home to 10 of the 15 Fastest-Growing Large Cities May 25, 2017 Release Number: CB17-81 MAY 25, 2017 — Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. Conroe, Texas (near Houston), was the fastest-growing large city (population of 50,000 or more) between 2015 and 2016 at 7.8 percent, making its growth rate more than 11 times the nation’s growth rate of 0.7 percent. Some of the other fastest-growing cities were: Frisco, Texas (6.2 percent); McKinney, Texas (5.9 percent); Greenville, S.C. (5.8 percent); and Georgetown, Texas (5.5 percent). “Overall, cities in the South continue to grow at a faster rate than any other U.S region,” said Amel Toukabri, a demographer in the Census Bureau’s population division. “Since the 2010 Census, the population in large southern cities grew by an average of 9.4 percent. In comparison, cities in the West grew 7.3 percent, while cities in the Northeast and Midwest had much lower growth rates at 1.8 percent and 3.0 percent respectively.” Four cities in the West — Bend, Ore.; Buckeye, Ariz.; Lehi, Utah; and Meridian, Idaho — were among the top 15 fastest growing. Only one city in the Midwest, Ankeny, Iowa, topped the list while no cities in the Northeast were among the nation’s fastest growing. The statistics released today cover all local governmental units, including incorporated places (such as cities and towns), minor civil divisions (such as townships) and consolidated cities (government units for which the functions of an incorporated place and its parent county have merged). Later this summer, the Census Bureau will release additional population estimates by age, sex, race and Hispanic origin for the nation, states and counties. Find more highlights from this year's release below and local-level statistics on census.gov. Tag @uscensusbureau in stories and email <[email protected]> to interview a subject expert. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * From The Charlotte Observer, May 25, 2017 http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article152427944.html LOCAL, MAY 25, 2017 6:00 AM Robust growth continues for most – but not all – places in Charlotte region BY ADAM BELL, [email protected] Charlotte and most of its surrounding communities continued to experience strong growth last year, new census estimates released Thursday show. The city’s growth rate was 1.9 percent between 2015 and last year, according to the estimates. Charlotte’s population now stands at 842,051, after having gained 15,656 residents. In fact, Charlotte added more residents last year than all but 10 cities in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. (Phoenix was tops in the country for sheer number of newcomers, census records show, with 32,113 new residents.) Take a step back to the 2010 census, and Charlotte saw a growth rate of 15.1 percent through last year. That’s among the biggest growth rates in North Carolina for the state’s largest cities. Only Cary, Huntersville and Durham saw a higher rate during that time, for places with 50,000 or more residents. And Charlotte remains by far the most populous site in the Carolinas, with Raleigh a distant second at 458,880. Both cities continue to be growth engines that lead to spillover growth in other regional towns, said Bob Coats, the governor’s liaison to the Census Bureau. Laura Simmons, a demographic expert at the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute, said a strong economy, good quality of life and even stories about newcomers to Charlotte can influence people to come to the area. Charlotte’s growth of 15.1 percent since 2010 was more than double the state rate. John D. Simmons [email protected] Around the Charlotte region, some communities grew at a much faster pace than others, mirroring a statewide trend of uneven growth. That includes places like Harrisburg, Huntersville, Mint Hill, Charlotte, Cornelius, Indian Trail, Davidson and Concord – they all more than doubled the state’s 6.4 percent growth rate since 2010. Waxhaw led the region in growth at a rate of 44 percent since the last census. Coats says he has colleagues who live in the Waxhaw area, drive 15 minutes to a light rail station then commute into Charlotte, highlighting the allure of transportation infrastructure and lower taxes outside the city. Meanwhile, Monroe, Mount Holly, Gastonia, Kings Mountain and Lincolnton all had a growth rate below the state average. Coats noted that while annual estimates are important, it’s also crucial that communities start looking ahead to plan for an accurate count with the 2020 Census. He recently met with officials in Charlotte and Concord to talk about that need. Other highlights of the new data include: ▪ Nationally, 10 of the 15 fastest-growing largest cities were in the South last year. A city outside Houston called Conroe grew by 7.8 percent between 2015 and last year, well above the national rate of 0.7 percent. ▪ And just three places behind Conroe stood Greenville, S.C., with an annual growth rate of 5.8 percent that was fourth biggest for cities of 50,000 or more, the only Carolinas city in the top 15. ▪ The nation’s biggest city remains New York, with 8.5 million residents. ▪ Charlotte retained its rank as 17th largest city in the country, trailing behind Fort Worth, Texas, but ahead of Seattle. Raleigh is the 41st biggest. ▪ And Charlotte continues to have more residents than several states: Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska and North Dakota. Adam Bell: 704-358-5696, @abell
  10. According to the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau (CB), on Thursday, May 25, 2017, the CB will release Internet tables showing annual population estimates of the nation’s incorporated places and minor civil divisions — cities, towns, townships, villages and boroughs — since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2016, as well as rankings based on population growth. http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=cens1sample&PHPSESSID=8f7c9cc4a707f842d3bf1b167dfe4983&jsenabled=1&winh=920&winw=1680&inifr=false (N.B.: Right click and open link in new window.)
  11. The Census Bureau's annual estimates of the population of cities and towns as of 7/1/2016 is likely to be released later this week. Last year, the estimates appeared on the web on 05/18/16. Currently, we're probably in what is referred to as the media "embargo period" (36-48 hours) prior to the public release of the data. Charlotte's population will probably fall somewhere in the range of 845,000 to 850,000 as of 7/1/2016. It would really be T*H*R*I*L*L*I*N*G if the QC tops 850,000. We'll see in just a few days.
  12. Art in the heart of Charlotte: a beautiful, creative, soulful, and artsy city! (1) Spiral Odyssey by Richard Hunt at Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St. http://qcitymetro.com/2017/05/14/sculpture-bearden-peer-richard-hunt-installed-romare-bearden-park/ (2) Il Grando Disco by Arnaldo Pomodoro at Bank of America Plaza, 101 S. Tryon St. https://www.tripsavvy.com/il-grande-disco-charlotte-583846 (3) The Firebird (a/k/a "Disco Chicken") by Niki de Saint Phalle at Bechtler Museum, 420 S. Tryon St. https://www.tripsavvy.com/firebird-sculpture-charlote-583845 (4) The Garden by Jerry Peart at Carillon Park, 200 W. Trade St. http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/the-garden-by-jerry-peart-1/view/google/ (N.B.: Right click and open links in new window.) Voilà.
  13. Excerpt from "Conversations: Romare Bearden and Richard Hunt" -- The Mint Museum website: https://www.mintmuseum.org/art/exhibitions/detail/romare-bearden-gallery/ On September 2, 2013, in conjunction with what would have been Bearden’s 102nd birthday, Romare Bearden Park, of the Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department, opened just one block north of Mint Museum Uptown on North Church Street. Hunt was commissioned to create a monumental public sculpture in homage of Bearden. Due to the shared history between the two men, this commission stands out among the over 130 public commissions Hunt has completed throughout his career. Other commissions located nearby include Three Crosses at University Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, as well as public work in Greensboro, N.C.; Winton-Salem, N.C.; and Greenville, S.C. Of this monumental work of art, Hunt has stated: “I intend to create a sculptured collage, a spatial frame that contains references to Romare Beardenʼs artistic practice, his traditions, and his inspirations.”
  14. What are the largest employment nodes in Charlotte and how do they rank? For example, what's the size and rank order for (1) Center City, (2) University City and UC Research Park, (3) South Park and Phillips Place area, (4) Ballantyne, (5) Novant Presbyterian Health Care and Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy area, (6) Carolinas Medical Center - Blythe Blvd. area, (7) Arrowood Rd. - Westinghouse Blvd. Industrial Parks area, (8) Charlotte Douglas International Airport, (9) South End, (10) NoDa, (11) MoRA? (N.B.: I haven't tried to put these in any particular order; off the top of my head and not a comprehensive list of Charlotte's major employment centers). Thank you.
  15. Ah! but not for long RDF. This surface parking lot and the numerous ones like it in Levineland will vanish like a frightful dream as Charlotte continues to magically metamorphosize into one of America's newest, most beautiful and soulful cities over the next quarter century. That's thanks, in no small part, to writers and artists like yourself whose love & passion for the QC engenders enormous faith and confidence in the QC's future.
  16. Ah! but not for long RDF. This surface parking lot and the numerous ones like it in Levineland will vanish like a frightful dream as Charlotte continues to magically metamorphoses into one of America's newest, most beautiful and soulful cities over the next quarter century. That's thanks, in no small part, to writers and artists like yourself whose love & passion for the QC engenders enormous faith and confidence in the QC's future.
  17. In addition to the gorgeous composition, light and color of this beautiful photo of the QC, what makes it even more astonishing is the mid-ground image of the LYNX light rail train zipping into the CTC. This photo captures a vision of Charlotte as a dynamic, vibrant and urbane 21st century American metropolis. Lovely!
  18. God bless you and thanks for the remarkable and uplifting photos.
  19. According to Wendell Cox (principal of Demographia, an international public policy and demographics firm), "...the greatest rates of domestic migration among the 53 major metropolitan areas (over 1 M pop.) are overwhelmingly in the South. Austin is number one, gaining nearly 1.7 % from domestic migration. Austin is followed by Tampa-St. Petersburg, Raleigh and Jacksonville. Las Vegas is the only non-Southern major metropolitan area among the top five in net domestic migration. The second five includes four Southern metropolitan areas, Charlotte, Orlando and Nashville, ranking sixth through eighth, and San Antonio ranking tenth. Phoenix placed ninth." Charlotte's 2016 MSA pop. was estimated to be 2,474,314. Charlotte's population change between 2015 and 2016 was 2.05%. Charlotte's net domestic migration rate was 1.31%. Charlotte's domestic migration rank was 13th out of 106 MSA with pops. over 500,000. Charlotte remains the country's 22nd largest MSA. Raleigh passed Louisville to become the 43rd largest MSA. Raleigh's estimated 2016 MSA pop. was 1,302,946. See Flight From Urban Cores Accelerates: 2016 Census Metropolitan Area Estimates, by Wendell Cox 03/24/2017 at: http://www.newgeography.com/content/005570-flight-urban-cores-accelerates-2016-census-metropolitan-area-estimates There are 53 MSAs with populations greater than 1 M. Six of those 53 MSAs are not part of a CSA: Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa-St. Petersburg, San Antonio, Austin and Richmond. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Metropolitan_Statistical_Areas For Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2016 - United States -- Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area; and for Puerto Rico, 2016 Population Estimates, See https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk Charlotte's 2016 CSA population was 2,632,249 (Rank 21st), just behind Pittsburgh's CSA pop. of 2,635,228. However, the Pittsburg CSA lost more than 11,000 residents between 2015 and 2016, while Charlotte's CSA gained nearly 50,000 residents in that period. See https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?src=bkmk (American Fact Finder, Combined Statistical Areas, 07/01/2016).
  20. It's likely that within the next week or two, the Census Bureau will release new population estimates for (1) metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas, and (2) county populations. Last year, the Census Bureau's data appeared on the web and in print media on 03/24.
  21. 200 meters = 656.16798 feet. Charlotte has 3 completed office towers with a height greater than 200 meters: (1) Bank of America Corporate Center, 871 ft / 265 m, 60 floors; (2) Duke Energy Center, 786 ft / 240 m, 54 floors; and (3) Hearst Tower, 659 ft / 201 m, 47 floors. Charlotte has 46 other completed high-rise buildings that stand at least 200 feet tall (61 m). Eight of the ten tallest buildings in North Caroilna are located in Charlotte. Buildings that are under construction and planned to rise at least 200 feet (61 m) include: (1) Crescent Communities Tryon Place, N/A ft /m, 21 floors; (2) Lincoln Harris's Old Observer Parcel 1st phase, 588 ft / 179 m, 30 floors; (3) Northwood Ravin's 550 Stonewall, 250 ft / 79 m, 20 floors; (4) Crescent Stonewall Station, 230 ft / 70 m, 22 floors; and (5) Lennar Development in First Ward, 500 ft / 152 m, 30 floors. Buildings that have been announced and are planned to rise at least 200 feet (61 m) include: (1) BK Partners Brooklyn Village Office Tower, 400 ft / 122 m, 24 floors; (2) Design Center Apartment Tower, 265 ft / 81 m, 25 floors; (3) Carolina Theater, 275 ft / 84 m, 20 floors (Foundation for the Carolinas must begin renovations by end of 2018); and (4) Jonas Courthouse Annex, 200 ft / 67 m, 10 floors. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Charlotte,_North_Carolina http://www.charlottefive.com/charlotte-deserves-better-than-the-planned-office-tower-at-the-former-observer-site/ http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article116668438.html https://www.charlotteagenda.com/9499/tryon-place-uptown-charlottes-most-transformative-project/ http://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/blog/real_estate/2015/10/plans-submitted-for-redevelopment-of-historic.html
  22. Clayton Sealey. Clayton is an art director living in New York City who was born and raised in Charlotte and has a keen interest in the urban growth and development of his hometown. See Link at: http://www.charlottefive.com/finally-something-good-atlanta-charlotte-emulate/ RDF2 revealed at last! GREAT STORY! THANKS SO MUCH!
  23. According to the February 2017 issue of Inspired, the member magazine of The Mint Museum, "Museum Tower, a 43-story luxury apartment building is almost ready to open on top of Mint Museum Uptown. Residents are scheduled to move in beginning March 4," (2017). Within the I-277 belt loop, Charlotte now contains 11 completed or topped out residential highrises including: (1) The Vue, 560 ft/170 m, 51 stories; (2) Museum Tower, 455 ft/136 m, 43 stories; (3) Avenue, 420 ft/130 m, 36 stories; (4) Ascent Uptown, 340 ft/103 m, 33 stories; (5) TradeMark, 325 ft/99 m, 28 stories; (6) Catalyst, 322 ft/98.3 m, 27 stories; (7) Skye (residence & hotel), 310 ft/94 m, 21 stories; (8) SkyHouse Charlotte I, 273 ft/83 m, 24 stories; (9) SkyHouse Charlotte II, 273 ft/83 m, 24 stories; (10) Element Uptown, 264 ft/81 m, 22 stories; and (11) The Madison condominium, 200 ft/61 m, 15 stories. In addition, proposed or under construction residential towers within the I-277 loop include: (1) Crescent Stonewall Station, 230 ft/70 m, 22 stories; and (2) Northwood Ravin apartments, 20 stories. Last, just across the I-277 belt loop in South End, are 2 existing or proposed highrise residential towers including: (1) The Arlington, 310 ft/94 m, 22 stories (the "dusky rose" condo); and (2) the proposed Design Center apartment tower, 265 ft/81 m, 25 stories. See links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tallest_buildings_in_Charlotte,_North_Carolina http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/development/article116668438.html
  24. Thread Tools January 13th, 2017, 04:25 AM #1 Rhodium Registered User Join Date: Oct 2015 Posts: 304 Likes (Received): 364 CHARLOTTE | 620 South Tryon | 588 ft | 30 fl | Pro Phase I of the Lincoln Harris and Goldman Sachs development at the former Observer site. Quote: A 30-story tower topped with a glass-and-steel pyramid will anchor the redevelopment of the former Charlotte Observer site uptown, according to pre-construction documents filed this week with the city of Charlotte. The documents offer the first glimpse at what the initial phase of the planned new mega-development will look like. The plans, drawn up by architecture firm LS3P, were filed by Lincoln Harris and partner Goldman Sachs. Lincoln Harris president Johno Harris said Thursday that he couldn’t comment on the plans, about which the development firm has been tight-lipped. Previous filings with the city show that Lincoln Harris and Goldman Sachs are planning an office tower of about 1 million square feet for the site at Stonewall and Tryon streets. No tenants have been announced yet. Future phases of the development will likely include a mix of uses on other parts of the 10-acre site, such as shops, restaurants, apartments and hotel rooms. The plans and rendering filed this week show a 588-foot tall, 30-story office building, topped with a glass-and-steel pyramid. For comparison, the Duke Energy Center across the street totals 48 floors and 786 feet in height. The site plan also includes a parking deck and pedestrian promenade next to the building. Large portions of the parcels along Mint, Stonewall, Tryon and Church streets are marked “future development site.” Lincoln Harris and Goldman Sachs bought the former Observer and Reeves Sheet Metal sites for about $37.5 million, in a series of transactions that closed last year. They’ve since demolished the buildings on the sites, next to Bank of America Stadium, and have been clearing and grading the land. http://www.charlotteobserver.com/new...126113459.html https://www.urbanplanet.org/forums/t...pment/?page=48 __________________ lancetop, shakman, wkiehl101 liked this post See link at: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1970978 620 South Tryon reminds me of the Los Angeles City Hall completed in 1928. LA City Hall is 453 feet / 138 metres tall with 32 floors. The proposed Lincoln Harris building in Charlotte would be 588 feet / 179 metres tall with 30 floors. And, of course, the LA City Hall bears its famous nickname: "The Daily Planet aka Superman Building". Los Angeles City Hall General information Status Complete Type Government offices Location 200 North Spring Street Los Angeles, California Sponsored Links January 13th, 2017, 10:17 AM #2 lancetop Registered User Join Date: Nov 2005 Location: Seattle, Washington Posts: 698 Likes (Received): 158 LOVE it! January 14th, 2017, 08:25 PM #3 Rhodium Registered User Join Date: Oct 2015 Posts: 304 Likes (Received): 364 Not RDF, but I tried January 15th, 2017, 12:58 AM #4 Rhodium Registered User Join Date: Oct 2015 Posts: 304 Likes (Received): 364 When I first saw the rendering, one thing that came to mind was same glass color as 300 S. Tryon? Both designed by the same firm. http://www.ls3p.com/portfolio-item/300-south-tryon/ January 21st, 2017, 12:33 AM #5 CLTNC Registered User Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: Charlotte, NC Posts: 996 Likes (Received): 334 From Southend at Bland Street Station __________________ lancetop liked this post January 21st, 2017, 02:11 AM #6 Rhodium Registered User Join Date: Oct 2015 Posts: 304 Likes (Received): 364
  25. Elegant, sensuous, beautiful. At last, Charlotte stands on the threshold of arriving as the newest of America's great cities. Mazel tov!
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