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twincity last won the day on October 22 2011

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  1. Yes, both are similar, both are beautiful. Winston's is dramatically larger though which is a bit scary since its all new construction. 580 flats, 250 hotel rooms and 600,000 sf of commercial. Who are they in talks with to take up 300,000 sf of office and 300,000 sf of retail? Primo? BB&T? WFBMC? Or is it someone new to Winston? The mayor said that 2 or more projects would make 2015 a banner year for downtown. I guess this is one of them and I'm assuming the Bailey Power Plant, mixed-use tower at 4th and Broad and GMAC are the others?? Bigger images including the two office buildings:
  2. Downtown Greensboro Developments

    I like that he kept the original name. Very nice project and wow @ him admitting to planning a high-rise a couple years ago.
  3. The sky is the limit for both cities. I see Greensboro being cozy, friendly...a very neighborly city that still caters to the college crowd at night. Entertainment will be Greensboro's strength by offering top notch venues all over downtown. Public spaces will be outstanding here. The greenway loop will be a tremendous development generator. Corporate growth will not be as robust as residential and retail/restaurant. However, that will add to downtown's appeal. Judging from what's happening today and downtown master plans, I'd give the most potential nod to Winston-Salem. I see the Twin City being your overall dynamic, healthy, American downtown...but with it's own lane. Growth will be fluid and not forced. As redevelopment options dwindle, new construction becomes the norm. Like the now 'official' nickname states, arts and innovation will be the drivers.
  4. RJ Reynolds Building MIxed Use Project

    RichardC's comparison of the two is pretty much factual, though. I dont think it was a dig on the Hill Building or any other NC city. " match in height, interior and exterior detail, or national notoriety." Bold statement, but all true. "The Reynolds Building was named “Building of the Year” by the National Association of Architects, won the 1984 Art Deco Society of New York award for best restoration and was the tallest building in the South for 35 years."
  5. RJ Reynolds Building MIxed Use Project

    Why though? He made it clear that it's his opinion. Everyone has 'em Euphorius, are there any interior shots of the Hill Building?
  6. Old Forsyth County Courthouse Aprts.

    Winston is so quiet with its progress...that's one thing I love about this city. No breaking news headlines, no front pages. Just more action and less talking. 4th is having a busy year.
  7. retail and shopping in Greensboro

    H&M is coming to Four Seasons. Was this posted already?
  8. The Greensboro Triumph Center

    I dont think any of us really knows what was said behind closed doors but you know more about Triumph Center than I do. I really hope it has nothing to do with race. All Im saying is... John Adcox : young, zero experience. wants to building a high-rise hotel. Where is it? Roy Carroll: experienced multi-unit housing developer. wants to renovate an office highrise for condos. There it is. This is what Im getting from Mr. Cain. He does not have the portfolio to make anyone believe his vision can become a reality.
  9. The Greensboro Triumph Center

    Honestly, I think it has little to do with race, but the fact that this guy is not a reputable developer who has a track record of large scale mixed use projects. No one comes out the blue and reports their plans for not 1, but 3 highrises plus more on expensive downtown land. The website isnt professional. The links in that Jan. '11 article do not work. I really think we should let this one go. It has never really had any signs of being a genuine proposal...only one man's dream for Greensboro.
  10. The Greensboro Triumph Center

    Anything more current? That article is over a year old.
  11. Downtown Greensboro Developments

    Whoa! Thats a really nice plan!
  12. Greensboro Coliseum Complex thread

    I think its Greensboro more so than the Triad.
  13. Thruway Shopping Center

    Im posting this here since talk of a grocery chain, new to the Triad market could be coming to the old Borders space. Thats coming from a WSTB user. from facebook on W-S Trader Joes page: According to an employee at the Chapel Hill TJ's, it was in the company newsletter that due to the opposition in GSO, TJ's WILL be coming to Winston. He didn't know where, and I'm getting this third hand (newsletter --> employee --> me), but he ASSURED me that's the case. Just a rumor for now, Jon Lowder was the first to hear W-S TJ news back in January, then WSTB, and now this facebook user.
  14. The Dash Downtown Ballpark

    Phase II news. The Park Circle demolition made way for a 4-6 story, 205 unit residential building. Samet Corp is asking the city to rezone the site @ Park and 1st St for high density residential. The building will have structured parking underneath and take up the 75% of the block. Lets hope Samet's designs this building to blend with the stadium. Renderings and news coverage should be coming soon. The request will go before the city council in March.