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InitialD last won the day on November 9 2014

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  1. Durham City Center Tower

    The spire on top of the PNC tower was added so that it can claim that is is the tallest skyscraper between Charlotte and Philly.
  2. Glenwood South miscellaneous developments

    With the size of the price tag do you think that means this will translate into taller buildings? Like 10+ floor? Also, more important than Tucker would be pedestrian sidewalk improvements on West and Harrington at the railroad tracks. Not a good spot for walking.
  3. N&O Site

    Reminds me of the design of 191 Peachtree Tower in Atlanta.
  4. N&O Site

    I would like to see something on the scale of the Charlotte's recent 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel project. These would fit nicely with the office tower on Salisbury and the hotel or hotel/residential overlooking beautify Nash square with underground parking and retail and restaurants along McDowell, Martin, and Salisbury. But instead we'll probably get a stick built apartment around a parking deck
  5. N&O Site

    Welp they waited until the last day of November. N&O staff of 170 something is moving to One City Plaza by March or April; whenever renovations are done there. No solid plans/designs for the site. Here's the property lines for those interested:
  6. NCFC Soccer Stadium

    Yeah I thought that was a good move. The US Soccer decided to essentially relegate NASL to tier 3 status in favor of elevating USL to tier 2 of the US soccer pyramid. USL is a real mixed bag being such a large (like 35+ teams) league that some teams are small and some draw more than NASL teams did. I do think it will be better in the short term to play more regional games against teams such as Charlotte, Charleston, and Richmond.
  7. Glenwood South miscellaneous developments

    Here's part of the site plan submitted to the city:
  8. Glenwood South miscellaneous developments

    Here is the North Hills AC Hotel for comparison. On Glenwood South it will be 125 hotel rooms on the first 5 floors, 25 condo units on floors 6 and 7.
  9. Triangle Economic News

    No, just a bunch more suburban crapbox midrises like the SAS campus and the addition Metlife is building along Lake Crabtree.
  10. Triangle Economic News

    Agreed. I work in IT and feel fortunate to work in downtown Raleigh and not RTP. They've looked at it; if you google RTP urbanization they have some articles from around 2014 discussing it which includes adding residential and such as infill. There's a lot of land in RTP that is just surface parking or empty that they can work with but they need to commit to getting commuter rail, cycleway, etc. The office park is a dying anachronism from the 70s and 80s - people today want live/work/play downtowns.
  11. The Fairweather

    With ground floor retail, which is a plus!
  12. Kane's Downtown Mixed Use Project

    What looked like bricks between the glass windows on the renderings is more of a terra cotta or something. Also, the glass is a lot more blue that I thought it would be.
  13. Raleigh Union Station

    Kinda wish we could get Megabus to stop in Raleigh as well as Durham. Also, getting off topic but with the mention of Greyhound, I really hope these capital blvd plans include sidewalks. The number of people walking on the shoulder of Capital has spiked since Greyhound moved.
  14. Durham Innovation District

    Here's a photo from atop the new City Center tower from August showing this construction: Source: