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  1. FNB Tower 401 S Graham St

    I'm a fan. This somewhat reminds me of what I thought Tryon Place would look like, so hopefully the finished product doesn't disappoint us. The glass insets and especially the color are what I'm digging the most. Looks like a building you would see in Philadelphia for some reason.
  2. I walked inside of this building last week for an inspection and noticed the huge, original wooden beams above the dropped ceiling tiles. I should have taken a picture, but was in a rush.
  3. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    Is the sidewalk open along 3rd Street now? From the construction cam, it looks as though the fencing as been moved/opened up so people can walk there.
  4. Will there be any light features on the building? Something akin to 300 South Tryon would help this somewhat bland structure out quite a bit (at least at night).
  5. Crescent Stonewall Station

    That looks an awful lot like the Embassy Suites, which has me feeling queasy.
  6. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    ^Here's a capture from the Oxblue cam this morning. I forgot there were lights on the face of the hotel until you mentioned it. Trippy!
  7. Traffic Congestion and Highway Construction

    Somewhat off topic, but does anyone have an idea of when the NC welcome sign will be replaced on 77-N at the state line? The sign was plowed down several months ago but I didn't think it would take this long to replace.
  8. NC Civil Rights

    Hmm...not sure how to feel about this just yet. To be a 10-0 vote by the council makes me think there is more to this story than we know right now. I'm glad HB2 may get repealed, but let's not sell out the folks we were trying to protect in the first place.
  9. Good New Restaurants

    Yeah, I ate at Seoul on Sunday and they now offer you a $1 discount if you check in to Seoul on Facebook. The waiter stood over me and watched as I pulled my phone out and checked in . The place was more than half empty, however we had a late lunch (~2:00). I will say, I think their food is quite good and will continue to eat there, but that certainly came off as a little desperate.
  10. Charlotte Photo of the Day

    Took this on Monday from the roof of Presbyterian Hospital. If you squint, you can see some of the wildfire smoke just on the horizon.
  11. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    ^Ahh! I keep forgetting the curvature is occurring on the other side of the building as well. That graphic is very helpful, thanks!
  12. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    The office tower "sail" is definitely starting to take shape now. The tower crane is getting one more height boost, right?
  13. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    There has been quite a bit of renovation work on the interior of 400 S Tryon recently, but I'm not sure if that will bleed out to the exterior. At the very least, they could do something cool with the lighting and make it a pretty interesting building at night. Those awful gold windows need to be replaced too! As for 300 S Tryon, I really wish this building was about 100 feet taller. I dig the design and would love for it to have a larger presence. The Kimpton looks great!
  14. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    Ha! Had I strolled down 3rd Street I may have seen the prep work myself.
  15. 300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

    Walking along MLK today, the curved beam on the SW corner of the office tower is becoming much more pronounced. Speaking of the tower, the core looks to be right at the base of the crane arm now. I'd wager the office crane is getting raised fairly soon?