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  1. Not sure if this is the correct forum or not, but New Geography listed Charleston as the #8 World's Smartest City... http://tinyurl.com/yjwsvd6 The rankings feature cities that tend to be "smaller, compact, and more efficient". They mention the development of manufacturing, the port, and Boeing, while preserving the integrity of downtown. I never heard of New Geography, but it's nice to be mentioned.
  2. Not often seen view of Downtown. It looks quite dense from that angle.
  3. Didn't they make this into a Condo-tel? I remember them selling for around $80 a year or two ago.
  4. I hate it when they don't provide renderings.
  5. I went over to the Washington State Newpaper sites, and read the comments. Most people are blamming the unions acting like the N. Chas plant is a done deal, but one person pointed out that they could be doing it as a leveraging point for tax breaks, etc in Wash. I hope they open a plant it N. Chas. It would be huge for the region and the state.
  6. Move 'Em to Main Block Party I just saw this on Columbia's Facebook Page. Be a part of history as we usher in the new Main Street to the downtown Columbia landscape. Join Columbia's hottest (famously hot, that is) folks as we "Move 'Em to Main". You're all invited: young and seasoned professionals, creatives, transplants, boomerangs, natives, and anyone who loves our city! http://www.midlandsypa.com/ This looks like a pretty cool event. Wish I could make it.
  7. I'd love for an Apple store to open in Columbia, but Five Points should not be the place. Apple would do wonders for Main Street. I wouldn't mind seeing it in the Vista. While it's already too late, I would just like to see non-chain stores in Five Points. I really liked the "Keep Five Points Funky" Campaign, but I guess Starbucks was the start to the fall, followed by Walgreens, et. al. I'm sure there's others that have come and gone (like Rising High), but I think the local stores, restaurants, and bars made Five Points what it is.
  8. RT - Have you been to the park at the end of Pitt Street in the Old Village of Mt. Pleasant? At the eastern end of Pitt, there used to be a trolley bridge that went over to Sullivans. The town has turned it into a linear park, with a dock at the end of it on the old trolley bridge supports. From that vantage point, you can see the entire harbor from the Cooper River Bridge to the downtown skyline to the Morris Light House. If you go around sunset, you can see the sun dropping down behind the steeples of downtown. I'd love to see what you could capture down there.
  9. http://www.columbiabusinessreport.com/news...ibilities?rss=0 Looks like Holder and Kahn are both "intrigued" by Innovista Possibilities.
  10. Cool photo. Bates West is hideous. Carolina really needs to refacade it.
  11. I agree 100%. I lived on Saluda a block from 5 Points for 3 out of my 4 years, and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I had some friends that lived out on Bluff, and the construction on those places is shotty at best.
  12. Mast would be HUGE news for Main Street. It's hard to believe that we may be seeing Main St. begin to emerge as more of a non-business destination in these economic times. With the Rooftop Bar, the Nick, the White Mule, Mast (fingers crossed), and hopefully a good restaurant in TMG, things are really looking up for the area.
  13. ...so much "keeping Five Points Funky".
  14. I wish the Capitol Center still had a logo at the top (like the South Trust in the photo above). I also wish Wilbur Smith hadn't changed their signage at the top.
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