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  1. those large, brick chimneys are iconic. will they be demolished?
  2. 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.
  3. full disclosure: i'm a map nerd and what follows is meant to be purely constructive criticism (and my mapping neurosis manifested). interesting map for sure. lots of potential info is lost because of poor choice of color representation. red is an emerging color and blue is a receding color; in this instance the red obscures small clusters of blue. the red/blue combined with the white opaque background creates a 'clinical' or 'sterile' image that is in-congruent for such a colorful phenomena. what geography was the population dot density collected? census block group or census tract?
  4. ^ that is also the location of a weekly farmers market, every tuesday from 10am til 1pm.
  5. ^ looking at that graphic, i'm inclined to think that there needs to be an additional pedestrian bridge connecting the northern part of this project to patterson avenue. that rail yard really creates a barrier for pedestrian flow and connectivity.
  6. really happy to hear ziggy's is coming back, i saw lots of fantastic artists there over the years.
  7. ^ thats pretty cool! when paceline went out of business it left greensboro without a trek dealer, which enables trek to open a corporate store. trek couldn't do that in most markets because they wouldn't want to cannibalize existing independent trek dealers (ex. ken's bike shop in winston). i know the independent bike shops and their loyal customers will grumble at the notion of a corporate store moving to town, but i see this as another positive sign of the rising popularity of cycling as fun recreation and healthy transportation. kudos to kotis properties; they have a reputation for attr
  8. yeah there are some great architectural 'curiosities' in the triad. cesar pelli's wachovia tower is just lacking a climatic flourish; like a fountain on top would make it complete!
  9. wow! just what folks need to calm their nerves when dealing with life-threatening trauma.... fun-house architecture! if the ambulance didn't exist in the top picture, you'd have no clue what you were looking at... casino entrance, big-box record store, the mall food court...?
  10. ^the magic bullet theory is hard to accept... red pill or blue pill?
  11. neo brutalist architecture in all its repugnant glory. i love how the photo captured an actual human in a neo brutalist space... albeit that person is fleeing... rapidly. thats rich!
  12. what exactly is biased about the above referenced article? seems about right to me. i'll go out on a limb and make a prediction: 6 months, a year or maybe longer we'll be told that even more public money is needed to open 'our' stadium. i really hope i'm wrong!
  13. ^ that graphic is hilarious! it shows a hotel, a market, and a cinema...lol... oh stop, my stomach is hurting. $40.7 million for a $22.6 million project and its still not complete. we can now see a solution for the unemployment problem... just put those folks to work in public graft... business is booming! have any of you fellow up'ers ever watched a gambling addict foolishly 'double down', because of the psychology of previous investment? the house always wins!
  14. ^ gneiss pics cityboi. the hidden treasure of the triad: the wonderful sauratown range! when asked whats the best thing about winston-salem? thats easy; quartzite cliffs, waterfalls, trails, and the dan river all just 30 minutes away!
  15. ^ you nailed it citiboi... many, many change orders and a builder that just saw change orders as dollar signs. i watched the proceedings last night on channel 13 and heard a gazillion versions of how the larger economic crisis caught everybody off guard and how the failing economy derailed great plans... but not a peep on why this stadium's costs are so high and why similar, now-operating stadiums costs are half of those of our non-operational hole in the dirt.
  16. ^ a mere microcosm of the greed and graft that has bankrupted our whole society.
  17. looking hard for the silver lining in a storm cloud here... lol anybody know the details on how the green bay packers and lambeau stadium is owned and operated as a public entity? they don't have any trouble puttin' butts in seats.
  18. what y'alls read on the design manual? is it red tape or is it a method for ensuring high quality? my take is that when we look at the unintended consequences of then trendy architecture from the past (google brutalism for example), we often end up with large structures that are hideous, uninviting and damaging to a city's center. look at the fed building in winston or the greensboro-guilford county gov center for local examples where then trendy architecture is now seen as cold and despotic. give roy carroll an opportunity to be creative and respond to what he thinks the market will bea
  19. ^ as per the article linked and my post up thread: we can't even afford to light the roads the we currently have and yet there is an ongoing effort to add more roads!? truth really is stranger than fiction.
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