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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.
  2. 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.
  3. Whoa! Awesome video that sure does leave my toes tingling!
  4. 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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    Thanks KJHBurg! Work will also keep me away tomorrow, but I greatly appreciate all of your contributions to the site
  6. 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]
  7. ^ 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
  8. No! That's horrible in so many ways. Someone get the new Panther's owner to buy the paper!
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. ^ 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 .
  12. 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.
  13. I swear to God this city has almost no soul. Let's just go ahead and push Price's Chicken out as well.
  14. 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!
  15. Zooming in on those leaves, it does look an awful lot like Kudzu!
  16. Was at Blue Blaze on Saturday and there were probably 15 or so folks there with others coming and going. I predict they'll be alright, especially with the area continuing to develop. At least for me, I prefer these smaller breweries because of the intimacy.
  17. LOVE seeing that artwork turn the corner! I visited this Whole Foods on Saturday and can say it was quite busy. Nothing too unique about the place, other than it's location. I did eavesdrop on a few conversations and overheard people's excitement on having this store in uptown.
  18. Ahh, this makes me feel much better. I was thinking that portion of the deck was being left exposed for all to see (including the future tenants in the corner apartments). Thanks!
  19. This is baffling to me. So the portion of the parking structure that is exposed to the freeway doesn't get any treatment while the non-visible alleyway behind the hotels gets a massive art installation? The hotels were always planned for that corner, no?
  20. Born and raised in western NC and can tell you summer is my least favorite season. The heat and humidity can make any outdoor activity intolerable (in my opinion). The humidity has been especially high lately because of tropical activity, but it doesn't get much better until autumn. This is cold beer weather!
  21. Drove by the Calvary Church off of Rea Road for the first time in a while and instantly thought of this project. The color scheme is eerily similar
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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).
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