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I knew this guys twin existed somewhere. Presenting Seattle's 318' W Hotel. Wouldn't be surprised to see at least one more towers on this site with a pyramid crown, cuz its 1996 ya'll. 

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1 minute ago, cltcane said:

Don't knock 1996, RDF.  It was a good year.  There was a Clinton in the White House, an affable and pragmatic Pat McCrory had just been elected Charlotte's youngest mayor, the Summer Olympics were just down the road in Atlanta, Blackstreet gave us 'No Diggity', the Panthers made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, and the Hornets drafted and then immediately traded future 18x NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant to the Lakers for Vlade Divac, a move that would ensure the team's status as a perennial championship contender for the next two decades.

amazing.

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I mean. It is what it is, without having seen it, my initial thoughts of another crowned building on this site is I would have preferred the shorter one be domed like Capitol towers or whatever it's called in South Park. 

 

(I wish this project looked like One Charlotte)

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I hope there isn't another pyramid-type crown on this site. If the other components of this site are hotel and/or residential I don't see a crown making sense. IMO crowns only belong on office towers; that is, unless the hotel has a large central atrium. Residential towers don't need a gaudy statement at the top.

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40 minutes ago, AuLukey said:

I hope there isn't another pyramid-type crown on this site. If the other components of this site are hotel and/or residential I don't see a crown making sense. IMO crowns only belong on office towers; that is, unless the hotel has a large central atrium. Residential towers don't need a gaudy statement at the top.

In fact a gaudy statement probably hurts the sale price of a penthouse suite in the case of a condo.

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9 hours ago, grodney said:

Well it didn't really clear up, but I walked over there to see what you are talking about.  Little bit of water out there.

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Reminds me of Dee Dee Harris' pond at Quail Hollow!!

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if they turned the boring beige stucco or whatever it is into brick this entire design could look awesome.

they could do different colored brick combinations and/or designs along the way up and really make something unique without changing really much of anything.

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20 hours ago, cltcane said:

Don't knock 1996, RDF.  It was a good year.  There was a Clinton in the White House, an affable and pragmatic Pat McCrory had just been elected Charlotte's youngest mayor, the Summer Olympics were just down the road in Atlanta, Blackstreet gave us 'No Diggity', the Panthers made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history, and the Hornets drafted and then immediately traded future 18x NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant to the Lakers for Vlade Divac, a move that would ensure the team's status as a perennial championship contender for the next two decades.

You forgot the N64.  And Poland.

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22 minutes ago, birky said:

That's no pond, it's a reservoir of beige paint for all of uptown.

Thats not Charlotte Beige... thats more Tempe tan. It would be an improvement. 

 

Any updates on the phase 2 announcement or master plan?

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21 minutes ago, Jayvee said:

They've added 933 parking spaces.....my lord

They've added a very obvious small podium for a building to sit on top of along Mint. Based on the now thinness of the parcel, this will be our first residential building announced. increasing the count by 933 signals that this project might have gotten way bigger. 

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1 minute ago, Dale said:

That little troll guy might get his Norman Foster-designed supertall! ;)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Think there's a chance we'll be seeing condos as part of this project or will this most likely continue the apartment trend?

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6 minutes ago, AuLukey said:

Think there's a chance we'll be seeing condos as part of this project or will this most likely continue the apartment trend?

There will absolutely be a condo component. I'd imagine it'd be at the scale of Skye Condos however, same kind of make up, hotel and condos.

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I look at this periodically because I like this project, but I resolved not to post, as I don't want to burst anyone's bubble that  Charlotte isn't a real city.  This was too good to pass up though!  Trust me: a hick town like Charlotte is not getting a Foster any time soon (if ever).  

Foster is far more suited to a nice lowrise project in Chapel Hill since it's far more cosmopolitan and erudite than Charlotte.

Charlotte will just keep building heinous, 20 to 30 story, eyesore residentials like the Ascent and Skyhouse.

 

 

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1 hour ago, edmundblackadder1999 said:

I look at this periodically because I like this project, but I resolved not to post, as I don't want to burst anyone's bubble that  Charlotte isn't a real city.  This was too good to pass up though!  Trust me: a hick town like Charlotte is not getting a Foster any time soon (if ever).  

Foster is far more suited to a nice lowrise project in Chapel Hill since it's far more cosmopolitan and erudite than Charlotte.

Charlotte will just keep building heinous, 20 to 30 story, eyesore residentials like the Ascent and Skyhouse.

What do you like about this project?

 

Hick town?  Not even pretending any more huh?

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