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  1. I agree, just giving my opinion on why one person commented on the 'Mayberry" vibe around the metro area. IMO, trees give Charlotte a unique factor that other places would like. I just don't agree with NCDOT and its ancient way of building urban infrastructure. Now it seems cities are looking to not build large road projects in favor of mass transit alts.. In that case CLT was ahead od her time.
  2. I'd open a huge beer hall, Munich style in that Atrium. German name sake = German beer and food....come on somebody have some imagination.
  3. Trees.....trees obscure the eye candy. Look at Google Earth and you will see there are mid rises nestled within the foliage and I guess some NC building code or soemthing that most developmet must be hidden by a stand of trees and offset from the road. Not saying its true its just my observation. Just like RTP, there numerous mid rise buildings tucked away in the pines that a driver or passenger can't see. Yeah, when I'm bored at work I cruise around google earth comparing cities, ports, rivers all kinds of things. Been a passion of mine since I was a kid. My family made the holiday trek to Orange, New Jersey every Christmas and NC has always lagged when it came to any kind of urban infrastructure. I blame the three metro areas of similar size at the time that competed for dollars.
  4. Great point. Is there a Mill tour? Perhaps ran by a Mill historical society that can use the tour fees to enhance the surounding street scape and tour atmosphere. If not seems like a no brainer to me. Plus its an attraction that can touted as a must see for the near regions of center city Charlotte.
  5. Adding more people/cars with no direct outlet to 485 or mass transit. Well, Galleria in Houston doesnt have rail but it is served by interstate.
  6. I say remove it. I mentioned in the pic thread it looks outdated and small-townish. Not saying CLT is small town just the intersatae infrastructure is lacking. Get rid of it, use the space for rail as mentioned above and funnel the money to a proper expressway out of uptwn to 85 and 74.
  7. Impressive; but Im sorry 277 looks old, and small town looking. I understand where the money went; blue line. I'm not advocating a teardown and build 20 lanes. It just doesnt match the skyline.
  8. Heard Warrick Dunn of Florida State and ATL Falcon fame name drop Truist Bank on Sirrius FM. He has partnered with them doing a charity event tied to the Super Bowl.
  9. I knew it was a matter of time before SE booms with office. Nothing taller than 25 though.
  10. IDK, this building would be much better off in South End. Or even mid town.
  11. Ok, maybe I was mistaken about the early plans for gateway not having immediate light rail access. Good to know though.
  12. Seems to me, I'm no expert, but Charlotte Metro has a golden opportunity to show some leadership and get this mass transit stuff right the first time. Gateway station looks to be cluster since it does not integrate light rail; if I read things correct. Why does it seem so hard to get folks to agree that an integrated mass transit system can do wonders for growth. Heavy rail from Rock Hill to station/hub that integrates to the blue/silver line light rail system. Which in turn integrates and intersects with SEHSR and red line to points north at gateway station. Am I crazy for thinking this makes sense?
  13. I love the night shots...I often play a game in my head where I take 3 Charlotte midrise buildings and plop them down in a city around NC where the population just doesnt match the city size versus the downtown. My city of choice is Fayetteville and all its suburban-rural sprawl. I was just there visiting family and the traffic is horrendous around the mall. Anyway, I'll take Railyard, One of Lincoln towers Southpark and to add a little flair Odell Plaza. I wonder if Odell may be to OP though?
  14. Im going to open up an old wound but I gotta be me. Instead of of funding and building 795, 840, 74, 73 or 84 I think that the interstate designation for that convluted interstate from RAL to Norfolk; the state should have addresssed the high growth areas first. I summize the finding of these projects was a way to stick it to CLT for building light rail. Which light rail has been a catalyst for growth and actually a reason CLT is a legit GDP, pop growth, job creation juggernaught. If I'm wrong someone correct me. I actually could understand 74 if there was a numberesd spur to CLT, I-174, that ended in WILM or even dog-legged to the SC border. But we all know that is not the reality nor how this is going to end.
  15. This should be on a pedestal right smack in the middle of trade and tryon....roundabout....trafalger square style...
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