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  1. SydneyCarton

    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    That’s true. I’d bet that they’d like this in Atlanta too though.
  2. SydneyCarton

    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    People in Raleigh would love to have LU. The same is probably true in W-S and Greensboro.
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    Tryon Place - Crescent project at Tryon and Stonewall

    Wasn't Crescent working on a façade mock-up for this tower? If so, is it finished and on display?
  4. SydneyCarton

    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Has there been any progress with LU2?
  5. SydneyCarton

    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Midtown is amazing too. So many incredible new buildings have been added and continue to rise. The only problem is that there’s so much that one can’t really see the individual towers, especially ones under 900’. Chicago and HK are situated more like Atlanta in that there’s a long, thin line of towers, so even relatively short ones of 500’ for example, appear on the skyline. Anyway, though, while I think that LU is very nice, for those who don’t, things could be worse as this proposed building in NY shows.
  6. SydneyCarton

    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    I think it’s the best in the world by far. There are so many utterly extraordinary new buildings. The High Line alone is an extravaganza.
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    That’s what I’m talking about. I erroneously posted the first photo that doesn’t show it.
  8. SydneyCarton

    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    I think that the LU tower is pretty nice. If you want to see a horrible addition to a skyline, check out this 1,550’ terrible tower that is proposed to rise in Midtown Manhattan. Fortunately, it will be largely obscured from the east by the new JP Morgan HQ, which is expected to rise to 1,600’, but it will be clearly visible from the ESB Observation Deck when looking North. Even for those who dislike LU, it could be worse.
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    Hopefully, the condos will rise here then. That will transform an already great skyline.
  10. SydneyCarton

    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Seeing that beautiful view in your mirror makes you want to turn around and go back.
  11. SydneyCarton

    FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    It looks great. It reminds me of the setup of the office buildings that overlook the Durham Bulls stadium, though this is a lot taller.
  12. SydneyCarton

    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    Charlotte's skyline will really bloom when the day comes that the demand for condos grows. Many of the signature buildings that have been added recently to the NY and Chicago skylines are condo towers. Even outside of Manhattan, the tallest towers u/c/ in Brooklyn, Long Island City, and Jersey City are condos, including 900 footers in JC and LIC and a 1,200' tower in Brooklyn. The same will happen in Charlotte some day, and it will really transform the skyline.
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    Funny. I can't wait to see the real rendering. The BofA tower on N. College is basically a box with one rounded corner, yet it looks great, and Ally/Tryon is a box with a beautiful façade, which will look great. Even if, in fact, this turns out to be a simple shape, I think it will look very nice. That being said, I'm not convinced that it won't have a unique shape or a crown of some sort.
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    509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    Greg Pasquarelli's firm is one of the best architecture groups in the world. I'm only familiar with their work on supertall structures in NY like 111 W 57th, 45 Broad, and 9 DeKalb, and the non-supertall but spectacular, twisting twin American Copper Buildings. Personally, I'd like to see them design a tower in Charlotte.
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    Tryon Place - Crescent project at Tryon and Stonewall

    Aren’t there only 26 stories in this tower and therefore, about 20 left to go. At this rate, couldn’t the framing could easily top out by this summer?