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2 minutes ago, tarhoosier said:

I believe the rails were there years before when the Observer had railcars deliver newsprint and other supplies. The rails led to the lower level of the building. 

I thought that at first but this was all newly constructed.   

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On 10/12/2019 at 2:15 PM, KJHburg said:

View of the Honeywell site and Legacy 2 tower.  From the mega garage I can see at least 4 more large high rise towers on these 2 blocks given the footprints of the existing tower.   One thing I noticed today and does anyone know about this why would they put a set of rails in the walkway between the mega garage and future towers maybe for one of those incline railways down the hill to the stadium or a cable car?   I just thought that was interesting.  From my walkabout today.    Believe me that garage is solid not a prefab concrete snap together garage.  Perhaps they should put a Helipad on the top floor. 

Rails at Legacy shot is 14th photo.  (hey I will be out of pocket for the next 2 weeks that's why so many photos LOL)

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Haven't seen the tracks in person so I cannot say if maybe they were moved but I honestly doubt it considering the effort it would take, do they lead to the tracks across mint that continue into the rear entry/player's parking lot for the stadium? I always wondered about them, crazy to think that newspapers were such a big business that a train had to be used to deliver supplies, really cool they incorporated that into the design, gold star for them. 

In regards to the deck, I can second that notion, it's not your typical "bounces when you drive on it" deck. With that being said, is there a snowball's chance in hell anything would ever be built on top?   

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The tracks really don't lead anywhere but maybe they plan on showcasing an old Charlotte streetcar or something to play off the Legacy name I am not sure but it is mystery.  

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2 hours ago, JacksonH said:

 

I don't know about this.  Perhaps I need to see it in person to appreciate it, but looking at this gif, and the one in the link SydneyCarton posted above, this looks Las Vegas tacky to me.  What happens in Las Vegas really needs to stay in Las Vegas.

I agree. I think it’s the design of the building that’s throwing it off for me. The lights would look great on a more modern building  or even DEC. 

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6 hours ago, JacksonH said:

 

I don't know about this.  Perhaps I need to see it in person to appreciate it, but looking at this gif, and the one in the link SydneyCarton posted above, this looks Las Vegas tacky to me.  What happens in Las Vegas really needs to stay in Las Vegas.

I think it'll look really cool as long as they don't use it too much. It'd be nice to see the colors go like that whenever the Panthers score or something like the Duke Energy building does.

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I think they were just testing it out. I doubt they'll have any sort of display that gaudy unless they coordinated with other towers or for an especially prominent event. Like adding to the dazzle of uptown fireworks on the fourth.

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3 hours ago, Nick2 said:

I think they were just testing it out. I doubt they'll have any sort of display that gaudy unless they coordinated with other towers or for an especially prominent event. Like adding to the dazzle of uptown fireworks on the fourth.

That's good to know, and I hope you're right that this is being reserved for special events.  If it's used sparingly for the purpose of celebrating something, I'm totally on board with that.  That would make sense.  The Charlotte skyline has a classy look (unlike Vegas), so I'd hate for it to lose that.  Now what's with the people and their down votes?  None of them are willing to engage in a dialogue about this, they just go straight to a down vote and say nothing.  I didn't make a personal attack against anyone, I just said I don't like the flashing lights.  Does that make me a bad person?

3 hours ago, Desert Power said:

I wish Honeywell would be more flush with the street.

Are they making any use of that space at all, to engage and attract pedestrians?  If it's like a small plaza with room for street vendors it wouldn't be so bad.

4 hours ago, bluehedgehogNS said:

I think it'll look really cool as long as they don't use it too much. It'd be nice to see the colors go like that whenever the Panthers score or something like the Duke Energy building does.

Agreed!  Using it that way, and only that way, would be cool and make it special.

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On 10/15/2019 at 1:36 PM, JacksonH said:

 

I don't know about this.  Perhaps I need to see it in person to appreciate it, but looking at this gif, and the one in the link SydneyCarton posted above, this looks Las Vegas tacky to me.  What happens in Las Vegas really needs to stay in Las Vegas.

They only do this on nights the panthers win for about an hour. I think it’s cool as hell. The building has a really impressive lighting system. 

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41 minutes ago, Matthew.Brendan said:

Does LU2 / Deloitte not have its own thread? Anyway here it is catching up to Ally. I think they will be roughly the same height when complete?

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What will be the same height? Deloitte? It'll be a lot shorter than Ally. 137 feet shorter.

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