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  1. Warning: I am following the off-topic rabbit hole started above. I don't buy that cars / parking decks are going away. Sure, they may not be as full, but too many people like the convenience of having their own cars, and aren't going to want to fully rely on ride sharing autonomous cars, etc. Also, the needed volume of transportation during rush hour will still be much more significant than volume needed throughout the day (non-rush hour), so there will still be a need for cars to park when they aren't in use. Shoot, as an introvert, I avoid uber/lyft just because I don't want to have to carry a conversation or sit through the silence. I much rather run out of my house when it is convenient to me, and listen to sports radio or podcasts on my way to work. In that way, autonomous vehicle ride-sharing would be a different/more intimate vibe than mass transit in NYC, as an example, is currently. Maybe there are fewer cars in 15 years, or more likely in 25 years, but people still need to get from point A to point B. For the foreseeable future, cars will be the most common way to get from point A to point B, and cars still need to park.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

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    The Bad News Report

    For what it is worth I heard today that AIG is looking to expand their footprint in Charlotte in addition to the audit roles previously mentioned. Don't know what kind of numbers we are talking, but the sense I got was that it could be a significant strategic move to over the next couple of years. Here is to hoping they could move out of BB&T and help fill one of the new towers.
  4. I am curious to how well that will age structurally, but that is actually really cool. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    MLS in Charlotte?

    I am not there, but looks like a successful event. Curious if Tepper is in the building. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    New crane installation this morning at EVEN hotel site. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. The webcam is going to have to zoom out very soon. I think we have 3 more floors above the setback to go, plus the mechanical floors, the base of the pyramid, and the pyramid itself. The proportions on this building still bother me a bit, and I think it would have looked better with two fewer beige columns on each side. That said, the taller the building gets, the better the proportions get. It is not the architecture I would have chosen, but when all is said and done I will be proud to have it as part of our skyline.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Good work @ricky_davis_fan_21. https://www.charlotteagenda.com/134014/south-end-development-charlotte-nc/ I was excited before about these projects, but now I am more excited. I am particularly interested to see how the Spectrum property unfolds.
  9. This is completely random, but I feel like Duke might have missed a golden opportunity to announce this tower yesterday during the various uproar over Trump/Putin and the RNC in CLT debate. If they fear bad publicity, the news would have been partially buried for a few days at least. Anybody have any new info? Maybe it is just summer time, but I feel like UP has gone kind of cold the last week or two.
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    MLS in Charlotte?

    I must not enjoy my job enough to keep my focus. This is a partial list I have come up with to attempt interpreting your emoji: 1.) You work for Jenkins-Peer and are partially offended by the comment about JR Stadium sucking. 2.) You work for a competing architect and agree that the stadium sucks. 3.) You know that it will have a canopy, but cannot say. 4.) You know that David Tepper already contacted the county about halting the project while he puts together an MLS bid. 5.) You know that the county halted the project, not wanting to invest $30M (or whatever it was) until they see what Tepper is going to do with Panthers practice facilities and a potential MLS team. Obviously my mind wanders trying to interpret UP.
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    Brooklyn Village Redevelopment in 2nd Ward

    Here is the link to the Observer article this morning about the county approving the master redevelopment agreement finally. Sounds like it might be 2 years before they start moving dirt, and 4 to 5 years before Phase I is complete. Does that seem slow to anyone else? At any rate, glad they are making progress. It will be intriguing to see what kind of vibe 2nd ward has in 5 years. It will have to be better than the sterile, dead vibe the 2nd ward currently has. https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/business/article214635715.html
  12. ^I agree. It is more imposing from 277 as you pass by BofA stadium, look south and see a scattering of beautiful, new offices rising. It is not so much the stature of any individual building, but the collection of DFA, RailYard, etc. that is impressive IMO. It is less imposing up close.
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    Charlotte MLB Team Speculation

    How about Aviators instead of Pilots. I like the ring of Carolina Aviators.
  14. I will go 715’. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Amazon HQ2

    Congrats to you and your son! That's awesome.