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About DwnTwnRaleighGuy

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    NW Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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  1. "Smokey Hollow" - Kane's Second Downtown Project

    As much as love the Dilion project by Kane, I was really hoping for a design here more like the ones at NH’s...sigh...
  2. "Smokey Hollow" - Kane's Second Downtown Project

    Sad that they reduced this project from 12 to 11 floors. It makes a visual difference in downtown...
  3. Durham City Center Tower

    @ DPK My thanks for the awesome pictures! I have to say that my hands down favorite is the picture which includes the Bull. (Bull-E?) He looks as if he wants to say, sorry I didn’t mean to get in your shot...Lol
  4. North Hills / Midtown area developments

    Not sure what you are saying? Old development rendering or comparison?
  5. Triangle Economic News

    The more that I think about it, the more I believe that if Amazon chooses the Triangle, they will actually go to downtown Durham. My reasoning is that there light rail system is much further along than Raleigh’ s bus system that we’ll be building. Plus Amazon can actually help speed theirs up by being a sponsor? Durham is also more like Austin TX/open, liberal and if I am correct the have enough land downtown to build a large amount of buildings. Just a thought. :-)
  6. Orulz, I like your ideas a lot. And I especially noticed and agree with your last comment about years later building an heavy rail lines underground. I have been to scared to say anything until you’re comments, so thank you for outing me...Lol :-)
  7. Triangle Economic News

    I just read an article in where Amazon’ real estate chief John Schoettler emphasized key priorities for the company’s HQ2 search at an event that was held at Seattle's Sheraton Hotel on Friday. He stated: “We look to it being a combination of buildings and facilities probably within walking proximity to one another,” Schoettler said. I am thinking that the Triangle/Raleigh won’t look as desirable from that perspective due to no one specific area in the Triangle region has the ability to have that much space within walking distance? I believe that specifically in Downtown Raleigh we have boxed ourselves in (pun intended) with “you can’t build taller than” which really limits companies like Amazon and Apple? Maybe the best thing to do is to wait a few more decades and hope that home grown companies like Red Hat etc will start requiring much more space than they do now. Not that I want instant gratification mind you, but just not so much regulation that we’re almost building a wall around downtown Raleigh.
  8. Triangle Economic News

    Did anyone else see the 5:30 news on WRAL about HQ2? Had an extremely small comment that referenced John Kane’s idea to put this project between The Warehouse district and Dorothea Dix Park...very interesting imho!
  9. Triangle Economic News

    That land bounded in yellow, is it a real option?
  10. DTR Food Court

    A great article. Thank you for sharing!
  11. Triangle Economic News

    I personally never thought that N.C. had much of a chance as there are now so many auto manufacturers in that part of the country. Maybe other types of manufacturing?
  12. Durham City Center Tower

    The “top/pinnacle/crown/x-mas tree/etc at the very top of the PNC building really stands out in a very good way. I especially enjoy the different colors that get added as they look good when paired with the BB&T building as well as the “shimmer wall”...imho
  13. Downtown Raleigh's Future

    What space is Wahlburgers taking/utilizing?
  14. Raleigh Union Station

    Ortiz, that’s a great idea! Maybe you could suggest it to the Dix Park group? I believe that they are taking just these type of ideas?
  15. Raleigh Union Station

    In Raleigh’s far far future, when there is an actual need, I wonder what options they’ll have to add more freight and passenger lines/corridors/tracks? Under? Over? Etc...