sean

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    Winston-Salem, NC
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  1. I'm thinking of a word that begins with the letter V and rhymes with honeycomb!
  2. Pat McCrory's hubris = born on third, thinks he hit a triple
  3. Wake Forest Innovation Quarter

    those large, brick chimneys are iconic. will they be demolished?
  4. technologies of the future

    we were promised jetpacks!
  5. Downtown Greensboro Developments

    that is a good looking building!
  6. i hope the beltway in winston never gets built. adding more roads just creates more traffic, increases future liabilities in the form of maintenance burdens, and these 'ring' roads choke city-center activity. our state and municipalities are going broke.... there's a gazillion reasons why this is foolish endeavor, which is why i pretty positive it will continue to be pursued! its madness.
  7. The PGA Wyndham Championship

    ^ he's just not that interesting anymore.
  8. Four Seasons Town Centre

    they're fighting a losing battle with rising temperatures. go look at aerial photography of four seasons, or hanes mall for that matter. hundreds of acres of asphalt; we're hard-wired to subconsciously avoid such inhospitable environments. who in their right mind would want to visit four seasons or hanes mall and have to park their car on that giant skillet today at 2 o'clock? malls are dead.
  9. technologies of the future

    ^ i reserve a healthy dose of skepticism towards technology, but there is a compelling argument that manufacturing will be coming back to the local scale as rising petroleum costs overrun the savings from off shore wage arbitrage. let's hope so, as there is an employment vacuum to be filled, and lots of folks yearning for meaningful engagement with their local communities.
  10. your optimism is enviable, but note that in both the 80's and 90's global oil extraction increased year after year. what do the global oil extraction records tell us about this decade? oops! i'm not trying to be a 'wet blanket' here, its just puzzling to see folks ignore a huge liability with regards to what would require gobs of public money to develop the 'aerotropolis' as an economic development endeavor. i've posed these concerns to some of the 'movers and shakers' involved in promoting the concept and the assurances they offer are the kind of ungrounded fantasy that you would expect from small children. rewind a few years and look back to when airlines were going bankrupt with startling frequency; what was a barrel of oil selling for then?
  11. ^ in these regards, oil broke through $90 a barrel overnight.... jus sayin!
  12. this is not entirely true. i'm working with old memories from geography lectures, but i recall the old location had problems. one of the negative attributes was that it was sited as such that cold air descending the slopes and canyons of the front range created turbulent wind blasts during landings and take-offs. who was the architect that designed the denver airport? odd tent-like roof (contextualism); the airport does expedite travelers fairly well, i guess they want to get you to the ski slopes quickly so you'll start spending money.
  13. The Greensboro Triumph Center

    does the business journal know about this latest development? justin catanoso where are you?
  14. The Greensboro Triumph Center

    we can get to page 37! remember when disney was secretly exploring the triumph project? come on, let's do this! in total, the skepticism and pragmatic reservation voiced in this thread is in rough proportionality and scale with the speculation and optimistic conjecture. for selfish reasons, i really want to see our local media outlets chase this story.... its just good, cheap entertainment!