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1 minute ago, SydneyCarton said:

Will Honeywell or BB&T go to LU or is one of them likely to go to the Duke fortress on Church Street?

Why in the world would they go there? Lincoln Harris could have them a building built by late 2020, Spectrum by around then too. Duke isn't going to vacate that building probably until 2022. That building will get imploded, it won't get occupied by anyone.

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9 minutes ago, SydneyCarton said:

Why not?  I didn’t know if LU still has space to support a 1m+ sf building.

They can handle up to 5M sq feet of build space. So far they've built or proposed 1.6M. I'll tell ya, if they build 1M sq feet, they will need another parking deck.

Duke will get imploded, not occupied by a bank.

8 minutes ago, DMann said:

Any estimate of size and time frame?

size and time frame of what?

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18 minutes ago, SydneyCarton said:

Will Honeywell or BB&T go to LU or is one of them likely to go to the Duke fortress on Church Street?

LOL

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36 minutes ago, SydneyCarton said:

Will Honeywell or BB&T go to LU or is one of them likely to go to the Duke fortress on Church Street?

Though I should ask, did you hear something about them going in the Duke Fortress? Its just an odd connection to make.

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15 minutes ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

Though I should ask, did you hear something about them going in the Duke Fortress? Its just an odd connection to make.

Not at all.  You and Jayvee have the inside information.  I, by contrast, know no one in this field.

I just assumed that they’d want a site with a big foot print that could accomodate trading floors in the future.  Trading is obviously not part of its current business model, but they may have further mergers planned which would require trading floors.  The remaining sites at LU seem to have relatively small footprints.

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2 minutes ago, SydneyCarton said:

Not at all.  You and Jayvee have the inside information.  I just assumed that they’d want a site with a big foot print that could accomodate trading floors in the future.  Trading is obviously not part of its current business model, but they may have further mergers planned which would require trading floors.  The remaining sites at LU seem to have relatively small footprints.

The footprint of the parcel between Church, Stonewall and Mint is enormous. Bigger than Legacy Union 1's footprint. Duke Fortress while yes has big floor plates has low ceilings, not conducive to Trading floors.

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15 minutes ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

The footprint of the parcel between Church, Stonewall and Mint is enormous. Bigger than Legacy Union 1's footprint. Duke Fortress while yes has big floor plates has low ceilings, not conducive to Trading floors.

Doesn't Duke own the whole parcel from South Church to Mint, which includes the parking lot on Mint?  That looks bigger than anything left on the LU site, so I thought that Honeywell might go to LU and BB&T would raze the fortress and build on that site.  I guess not.

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Honeywell is going to LU but not on the Duke fortress. The Duke fortress will get one of the big banks IMO but it will be in a re-developed tower.

 

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14 minutes ago, SydneyCarton said:

Doesn't Duke own the whole parcel from South Church to Mint, which includes the parking lot on Mint?  That looks bigger than anything left on the LU site, so I thought that Honeywell might go to LU and BB&T would raze the fortress and build on that site.  I guess not.

Sure they could do that, but they'd have to wait til 2022-23 to have a graded site for building upon.

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13 minutes ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

Sure they could do that, but they'd have to wait til 2022-23 to have a graded site for building upon.

That makes sense.

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15 hours ago, CarolinaDaydreamin said:

That sunset makes LU not look half bad. I think it highlights how poor the color scheme of the tower is, dark gray and less blue would have looked more proportionate . Hell orange would have been better just to add variety. 

 

LU actually looks pretty good in the evening

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Could they not have been bigger?  Like everything with this one ill proportioned.  Was hoping for more covering up of the hideous top section.

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