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  1. I was thinking the same thing after seeing the light color on the exterior framing. If they do end up using a gray-tinted glass, this should be a nice looking tower.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    Oh wow. Looks like Flowerchild belongs on a cliff side on Santorini! Now if we could only get the former Greek Isles restaurant to open here, I'd be very happy.
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Whoa! Awesome video that sure does leave my toes tingling!
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    I know the UrbanPlanet site was started in and for Charlotte by our admin guru, Neo. The site has branched out to other cities since its inception, but we're the original forum. I would also surmise this forum is so active because there is just so much development going on in Charlotte proper. Also, your larger cities (LA, New York, Miami, Atlanta) are at development stages where I'd say most people don't really keep up with every new tower or apartment complex. Speaking for myself, I've been looking at this site for over 10 years and selfishly don't care too much about what's happening in other cities , although admittedly I know that I should
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    UP Forum Meetups

    Thanks KJHBurg! Work will also keep me away tomorrow, but I greatly appreciate all of your contributions to the site
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    Charlotte's Light Rail: Lynx Blue Line

    Shoot CATS an email and let them know how you feel; if you're lucky maybe someone will actually read it . Probably won't help this time around, but maybe service improves next time around [email protected]
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    Charlotte Photo of the Day

    ^ I saw those elevator shafts a few days ago and was surprised by the height. A large swath of the skyline is definitely going to be blocked from that overpass
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    No! That's horrible in so many ways. Someone get the new Panther's owner to buy the paper!
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    Legacy Union (former Charlotte Observer redevelopment)

    Absolutely looks like the ginormous pencils we used in kindergarten. I have tried so hard to like this building. Never wished a tower in this city was shorter until now
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    Charlotte Off Topic

    Thanks Neo! Hardly ever post, but I've religiously followed this site since 2005 and greatly appreciate how mature (in general) the users are and the wealth of knowledge they provide. No doubt I would suffer major withdrawals if this site were ever...well, I won't say
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    Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    ^ Got stuck in that mess today. Was only going to be on 77 for two exits, so I didn't check traffic. Huge mistake. Took me 70 minutes to get from Arrowood Road to dinner in Southend. All detour routes were clogged also. Silver lining...nothing makes you want expanded transit than a traffic nightmare .
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    I hope that's the case and the owner's weren't pushed out. I've always liked Pikes and regardless of whether you enjoy the food, it adds character to the neighborhood. Shake shack is a dime a dozen. We get lots of flak as a city for not having an identity and this is why.
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    SouthEnd Midrise Projects

    I swear to God this city has almost no soul. Let's just go ahead and push Price's Chicken out as well.
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    Maybe even Crescent knows how bland that building is and is willing to let this fly . Regardless of the plant species, the vine adds a nice splash of color, creates a natural blind from the train station, and helps clean the air. Okay, I'm convinced we need to start planting that sh*t everywhere!
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    Crescent Stonewall Station

    Zooming in on those leaves, it does look an awful lot like Kudzu!