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  1. Lots of glass up now, really like the curvature which is not very common in NC. First pic shows its impact on the view from the northern gateway.
  2. Additional construction supplies and equipment next to the old JC Penney, can't be too long now before it comes down. The Walter is racing upwards and is very visible from the edge of North Hills and 440.
  3. Out near Clayton today, here's a photo dump from Main St. Decent amount of traffic in downtown this evening. I think that with a few more shops and restaurants, downtown Clayton could be a really neat place, but currently most of the main points of interests are somewhat isolated from each other. Some of the last shots show a new plaza going up on the very western edge of downtown before the road dips under the train tracks and heads out to Garner.
  4. Outer outer outer outer Triangle ring city of Wadesboro represent!
  5. When I say "personally, I enjoy Charlotte more", I mean that it has more things that appeal to me at this stage of my life than Raleigh does (sports that I am into, colleges that I go to, etc). Do I think that it is overall "better" than Raleigh? No, there are some things that I think Charlotte is better at, and other things that I think Raleigh is better at, but overall neither city is betterer than the other. Not sure why this is such a big deal?
  6. If it weren't for North Hills, Charlotte would be absolutely obliterating Raleigh in terms of large-scale development. Yet, despite all of the growth there, @SydneyCarton likes the Midtown Exchange project more. If people in the Triangle don't care less about what's going on in Charlotte, they wouldn't be throwing tantrums when a Charlotte homer says he likes a development in Raleigh more than anything being built in Charlotte. I was born and raised in Raleigh (currently live in Garner), and have basically been a part-time resident of Charlotte my whole life. Personally, I enjoy Charlo
  7. ^this is from a poster on another forum I'm on. Given the number of delays so far, I doubt it opens by the end of this year. We are looking at 7 years to build/upgrade 4 miles worth of an interstate, and I am sorry but that is beyond ridiculous. How many of us would get fired for missing deadlines by several years?
  8. Meanwhile, no direct interstate connections between Asheville and Charlotte or Charlotte and Wilmington?
  9. What would the feasibility be of removing the I-85 Connector? It's so close to the University City Blvd interchange, and I think the effectiveness of any sort of grid street network in that area will be severely hampered as long as the connector is there.
  10. At the Porters House restaurant in Ballantyne on Thursday. @KJHburg mentioned in a previous comment that he had to park his Ferrari and Lamborghini in the streets at this restaurant, so I am sure that several of these are his.
  11. Retweet. I drove through Durham last week, and don't recall seeing a single construction worker in the NC147/I-885 interchange construction zone.
  12. A few weeks ago, when I met up with one of my friends from UNCC at the new Kannapolis ballpark, he mentioned numerous times how he could hardly all of the development going on there. He is also a real estate development nerd, but had not been watching Kannapolis very closely (although I suspect that's changed now that he's seen it in person, lol). Seriously though, nearly 600 apartments either planned or currently under construction in downtown, plus office, townhomes, retail, and entertainment....I'm not sure Raleigh even has that much residential being built in downtown. Hopefully the Res
  13. Hmmm where was I this morning when I took this pic...
  14. Can't believe I'm not in any of your pics @QCxpat I was inside the Lendingtree building at 10:25 this morning, lol.
  15. Looks like a lot of Camaros and Chargers based on the photographs. I have seen a lot of Chargers weaving in and out of traffic in Raleigh and Charlotte, and unfortunately I think those are pretty popular cars among street racers as well as other American muscle cars.
  16. Really?? Prior to Covid, I was driving around one weekend and saw four different new Maybachs between Southpark and Ballantyne, lol. I do love me a Lotus. That is an Evora (possibly an S, can't tell for sure though because the only visible difference is a single exhaust pipe instead of twin exhaust pipes) in what looks like Ardent Red and I believe the 2+2 seating option (adds back seats which are only habitable for very very small people). Evoras are powered by 3.5 liter V6 engines sourced from Toyota, and the S models (as well as later 400 and GT models) add a supercharger to that en
  17. Refreshed administrative building looks solid. New library. I've always thought the Marriott deserved an update. It looks so weird compared to both the classic buildings throughout downtown as well as the modern ones.
  18. Driving past the old stadium yesterday
  19. Who remembers the explosion in downtown a couple years ago? I think this is the block where it occurred.
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