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  1. Tryon Place - Crescent project at Tryon and Stonewall

    Blah....after seeing the renderings, Legacy Union doesn't look so bad after all. This looks another rectangular box building with no imagination. Oh well, at least the parking lot will gone (we hope this time).
  2. atlrvr is correct. That building is going to get demoed (eventually). I work in that building and I'm slated to be relocated to Univ City or somewhere Uptown late this year or early next year, wherever they can find me a cubicle. Preferably, I'd rather work remotely or Uptown since the drive from South End to Univ City is not a lot of fun.
  3. 509 South Tryon | Possible Duke Energy Tower

    As a Duke employee, when I saw that article on the Charlotte Observer blog, my thought was, "Oh boy." Then I thought about it some more and it became an LOL moment. It was such a huge deal to the company that we received an internal e-mail addressing what was posted on the Charlotte Observer. I always thought that lot had a chance of an office tower development, albeit very remotely. But I never thought my own company would purchase that parcel. It'll be interesting what becomes of it. In any case, you don't purchase 2.1 acres of land for $27.5 million in the central business district just to build a doggie park.
  4. Honestly, this design is......blah. Not very inspiring at all. My attitude is basically, meh, whatever. I would have loved the design to be a scaled down version of the old Wachovia tower that wasn't built (no not that 100+ story monstrosity that would have been an eyesore) but the art deco version. Well, I guess something is better than nothing.
  5. NC Civil Rights

    It gets attention, albeit fleeting. These people feel the only way they can be heard if everything else fails is violence and destruction as their last resort. Not saying that right, but that seems to be the only way their voices are heard by the powers that be (government).
  6. NC Civil Rights

    Kermit, you are absolutely correct on this point. All one must do is simply look at Baltimore, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Los Angeles (Rodney King), and so on.
  7. Museum Tower - 31 story Childress Klein Apartments

    hey gang, dx here. I haven't posted in quite a few years but have read the forum from time-to-time. Anyway, I work for Duke and got a company e-mail memo stating construction will begin April 16th. The tower crane will be erected from April 27 and May 4. Overhead safety protection will be installed between April 16 to May 15. So take it for what it's worth.
  8. The Good News Report

    just what I need. Another merger. I'm going to be quite busy for the next couple of years. Oh well, after working on merger projects Corestates-First Union, First Union-Wachovia, Wachovia-SouthTrust, Wachovia-Golden West, this one should be a breeze. I don't get this "us" vs "them" mentality between Charlotte and Raleigh and vice-versa, even after living here for over 12 years. It's quite petty.
  9. Another bar/restaurant bites the dust

    Brevard Court Sundries is closing down. Last day will be 12-10-2010. It is (soon to be was) a great happy hour place for me personally in the Brevard Court downtown outside the Latta Arcade in the South Church St. Had many great moments after hours, football games, and other downtown events since it felt like the old Cheers TV show because of the owner and friendly wait staff. Sad to see it will be closing.
  10. hey gang, dx here. Haven't posted in little over a year (literally), but have read the threads when I could to catch up the goings on. Anyhow, I was at the game a last night to catch the new look home team since I got some tixs off ebay dirt cheap. I left at halftime since the game was essentially meaningless. But I did manage to take a few photos of the Duke Energy Center building. Since the boys were playing, blue seems to be the color of choice that night Sorry for the crappy photos, I was lit up by half time and this was the result of bad photography from an HTC Evo.
  11. SKYE Condominiums and Hyatt Place Hotel

    until the final nail is pounded into the wall, I'll believe it when I see it. For the original buyers, aren't they basically screwed over?
  12. The Vue

    I believe someone mentioned the antennas won't be installed way back in the thread, but I didn't feel like sifting through the thread to find out. They were $1 million apiece, or something like that.
  13. Latta Arcade/Brevard Court

    That is sad what's happening to Brevard Court lately with spaces empty like that. It's the only place I go for Happy Hour since I can't really stand the other places downtown. I spoke with the owner and he's been trying to get those empty spaces filled for a while. As for Salsaritas, it's a marginal-tasting Mexican food joint.
  14. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    sure....but I actually kind of like it myself It's definitely different from photos we've seen recently. Fits with theme of economic turbulence.