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  1. urbanesq

    The History of the Triangle

    I can't help but read this thread in combination with the discussion of the impending demolition of the Garland-Jones and Lawyers buildings to make room for the Wake County Judicial Center, and wonder if people won't say the same thing 20 years from now about the loss of those buildings. The price of progress, I suppose...
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    Hillsborough & Morgan St

    Do you think that's in order to let the new Council get seated?
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    Powerhouse Plaza

    http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/storie.../01/story1.html Saw this in the TBJ but hadn't seen it posted here (I trust the moderators to put this in a prior thread of one exists and I missed it somehow) Looks like a cool project, and another toward soldifying Glenwood South as a true 24-7 urban neighborhood.
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    The Edison

    "spire" is generous. I think the "dunce cap" description is much more accurate. Looks stupid and shame on Highwoods for not insisting on something more integrated with the design of what is otherwise a decent-looking building. Edison is great news, Gregg is a smart developer, and Cherokee's involvement in downtown Raleigh can be nothing but a good thing. I think the name totally suggests a Progress involvement, and I wouldn't be surprised if the merged entity occupies much of the office space. Toss in a couple of law firms that want to be close to the power company and you've got an ever-taller tower. And yes, it's almost certain to grow and/or shrink over the next 5 years as it moves toward completion, but who knows. Maybe it'll end up being the most attractive building in downtown irrespective of the height. That's not a high threshhold, ya know... I look forward to seeing it rise out of he dirt, even if that's not for another couple of years.
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    Raleigh Union Station

    wow. that seems like a tall order...
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    Green Square & NCSECU HQ

    Isn't that sad? When there's fear that a good project that adds depth to downtown's offerings with the State of NC as a backer can't get approved in time to start construction in 6 months, something's wrong. This should be a no-brainer.
  7. This is great news for the region's economy. Too bad the facility is way out in the middle of nowhere (although, I know, it's tough to put mfg downtown...)
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    RDU International Airport

    That's hilarious Isn't the point, though, to have uniformity of design with the new terminal? If they are re-designing/re-doing the northern concourse, won't it look strange to have the old red-roof inn attached to this elegant modern structure? And, aesthetics aside, I expect it's easier and more cost effective to tear down the old and re-build from scratch. Like "Extreme Makeover, Airport Edition" maybe?
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    RDU International Airport

    ^^ I agree. I really like the design, and think it'll be a first rate facility when they're done. I like the fact that it's a post-9/11 facility, so can take into account the new security requirements rather than retro-fit them in like so many places have had to do.
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    Raleigh's Fayetteville Street

    What?!? Is there a separate UP thread on that? I don't remember hearing about that project. Enlighten me, please... I thought Barbara Mulkey owned that building? And, wow. I work in Two Hannover and never knew the atrium was a separate parcel. Wild.
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    Green Square & NCSECU HQ

    ^^^ So maybe the State can sell the Dix land and use that cash to build Green Square?
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    RDU International Airport

    I like that RDU is comparatively uncrowded-- it rarely takes me more than 15 minutes to get through security no matter when I fly. I think the redo of C will do tons for our image as a region, but the real thing that matters is whether one can get to where one is going quickly and cheaply. I generally can, so I like the airport!
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    Blount Street Commons

    That would be excellent! Every time I fill up at the shell station there I look over at that lot and think how perfect a location it would be for that type of development. (And just for the record: I still like the more traditional renderings of the Green Square project. Not that anyone's asking...)
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    Seaboard Station

    Went by again a couple of days ago. Is it just me, or is this place a study in how NOT to make an urban grocery store succeed?