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  1. Second vid at 1:12....Raleigh Drinking Team! Somebody trying to slip in a funny. But seriously, I know one the guys that owns the company that makes that shirt and they are among the all stars around here.
  2. Can you tell if the entire chunk between the original Dillion facade and the slanted tower portion with the projection, is all parking deck or not? Would be a little deflating to think almost 50% of the volume seen is to accommodate vehicles... Also is Harrington St being turned back into a natural area...whats with the isometric topo lines
  3. Which plan? The 43 or the 27? I guess it doesn't matter since all he's really saying is we'll build to market demand
  4. Quail Hollow and Computer Dr are being connected eventually? I missed that but have mused the possibility often. Any idea if it'd be over or under the belt line? Looks like a rare case of either could work since the elevations are very different on each side...
  5. This is probably best discussed offline for good honest details. In general terms, yes, it's much much better than it ever has been. Certainly there is still more petty crime than a gated neighborhood. I live just off the 1100 block of east Hargett. I've never had an issue of any kind. Most crime lately seems to have been bored teenagers out of school for the summer. It's an urban neighborhood so you just have to be cool with being smart. But there is not a constant threat of being mugged or shot at. Bikes get stolen if left out. I think three cars have been stolen this year (which is high). One guy got beat up at 3am on Davie walking home from bars. My block has become pretty tight knit and all of us, white, black, young and old, keep an eye out for one another. We share garden vegetables. Help with each other's yards. Give furniture to new college kids etc etc. I would say I love it out there. Don't show up in a Beamer and not expect to be noticed. There are people who struggle out here and many are just trying to survive. Recognize that, and know what you walking into and I think any person can be quite happy in this area.
  6. I'm guessing those are hiding the HVAC units on the roof. Basing this on apartment roofs I can see outside my office window.
  7. At last...Dillion tower crane going up today.
  8. I figured the Anderson space would move since the city trucks moved...I don't know for sure, but always assumed they were a supplier for the City somehow, but admittedly I do not know exactly what they sell or provide. Looking at the topography, that site seems like it's needed to correct some hydrology problems along Pigeon House/Devereux Meadows. I'd be all for incorporating that into the park site. This area is really changing much faster than I'd anticipated.
  9. Well one ground floor retail location at 51,515 sqft is clearly the grocery store/Publix. If that fell through, I am sure it could be subdivided too. FWIW an acre is 43,560 sqft... Edit: there is a 2750sqft retail building separate from the main building shown on the bottom right/SE corner of the site.
  10. ^ Hell yeah that'd be awesome. Along those lines some part of me is hoping the N&O site gets a recreated Park Hotel, which in my opinion, is our greatest architectural loss
  11. 1) No immediate plans 2) [implied] 7.7M for 0.7 acres!!
  12. The city has indicated more than once that height east of Moore Square isn't happening. The neighborhood (of which I am a part) ain't having any of it either. There are multiple sets of townhouses filling in some gaps over there, that will represent the densest it'll ever be in that direction...which I think is fine. But having said all of that, there are quite a few 10-20 buildings discussed in other threads that are off the Fayetteville St spine. One Glenwood, Smokey Hollow, 301 Hillsborough (two buildings supposedly), a rumor something at 404 could happen, The N&O site is seeking approval for up to 40, Hilton Garden is still planned across from the L....I think that covers the 10-20 range off the spine.
  13. As far as I can tell, GoTriangle is holding onto the stretch of buildings between Union Station and Citrix. I suppose that some unseen master plan might still suggest using that block or in a better world, those buildings as a station expansion. Just a thought...I have no idea what the plan is...
  14. North Hills it'll always be to me. A mid town to Raleigh would more appropriately be Glenwood in my mind...but I know that would never ever catch on nor would many people agree with me, so I just stay quiet about it mostly...
  15. I dig it. It's small-ish. Its almost entirely brick, but has enough variation from the brick to keep from being boring, and the tension rod canopies look nice.