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I also like this photo:

 

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It get's my 2nd place vote. It provides a good visual of just how dense the city core really is.

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http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/_files/images/good-afternoon,-raleigh_carolynscott.jpg

http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/_files/images/my_city-by-julian-thomas-.jpg

 

I like those. Can't say I like any of the winners. Seems like a bunch of people uploaded photos that are either way outdated or taken from a phone.

 

Why hold a contest? They could just use Matt Robinson's photos. Or James Willamore's. Or that other guy who's a professional photographer for the city... forget his name.

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I just wish RedHat would have inclosed the back side of their sign. 

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http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/_files/images/good-afternoon,-raleigh_carolynscott.jpg

http://www.godowntownraleigh.com/_files/images/my_city-by-julian-thomas-.jpg

 

I like those. Can't say I like any of the winners. Seems like a bunch of people uploaded photos that are either way outdated or taken from a phone.

 

Why hold a contest? They could just use Matt Robinson's photos. Or James Willamore's. Or that other guy who's a professional photographer for the city... forget his name.

I'm a fan of your second link. Unconventional angle. I would have gone so far as to say entries within say 100 feet of south Saunders St are not eligible to win, to hopefully stir up more original thinking. The Chavis angle is good, and I also like the south Wilmington shot (didn't see it on here)

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I just wish RedHat would have inclosed the back side of their sign. 

 

Ack! Hadn't noticed. Now it's the only thing I see.

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I just wish RedHat would have inclosed the back side of their sign. 

 

Food for thought... if the City of Raleigh had made a skyline view from the East side as their "official skyline photo" do you think that would have pushed Red Hat to maybe go back and finish the rooftop screen wall on the East side???

 

Hmmm...

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This view will be better with Charter Square and Skyhouse. Yeah, I agree Red Hat needs to finish their top.

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I was watching CNN this evening and noticed Raleigh's skyline in the background as one of it's commentators was speaking. Not sure if this guy was actually speaking live from Raleigh, or if CNN was just using a skyline photo.

 

Does anyone have an idea?

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Great view of the skyline from Citrix... if we could somehow hide the terrible parking garage of the Hue.  Fun fact: a replica of the "Professional Building" at 127 W Hargett would fit perfectly on the lot at 119 S Harrington.

 

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Photo credit:  Raleigh, North Carolina by James Willamor, on Flickr

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On my strolls home from work I usually imagine a fully built out warehouse district and how much fun it would/could be. My musings almost always include replica 1920's office buildings such as the Professional Building. The scale, composition and style all would work well in the area. Sullivanesque I believe is the style. I would of course advocate for recreating one of our lost buildings from this era, Citizens Bank, Commercial Bank, (both from the teens actually) The Carolina Hotel or the recently lost Lawyers Building. Hell, if I win the lottery, I'll rebuild all four in the warehouse district. I realize this is a skyline thread, but from this view you'll hopefully be able to see the gas lights I have installed all over the warehouse district (I have a whole streetscape mapped out actually with cobble stoning the whole area with brick pedestrian side walks, weird steel art that reflects the rail road history and stormwater capturing rain gardens all over that just feel like nice street plantings to people)

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Anyone, know why they lit the PNC crown red, tonight? I do not believe they have ever done that before.

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Probably because the Hurricanes won......PNC...

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They light the spire for home games and then do a strobe effect for each goal they score for 10ish seconds and then for two minutes if they win.  The are the worst team in the league this season, so don't expect to see the post-game light up too often.  

  

http://www.wralsportsfan.com/pnc-turns-tower-red-to-salute-canes-during-season/14066325/

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Wikipedia has a nice view of the skyline from Dix Hill....

 

 

 

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Great shots!!

 

I just love how Raleigh pushes 40 story buildings at north hills and just ignores downtown. This really, really angers me. sigh

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Great shots!!

 

I just love how Raleigh pushes 40 story buildings at north hills and just ignores downtown. This really, really angers me. sigh

 

The same 40 story limit would also apply to downtown.

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A great shot of downtown appeared in the TBJ today:

 

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Top of the Wake County deck/L Building. Nice. As an aside, that terrible looking parking deck on the right is my preferred spot for the elusive 50+ story building that isn't allowed currently. 

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I don't normally advocate for such things, but the downtown First Citizens building really needs to be torn down and replaced with something better. A taller building in that spot would really fill out the skyline to the north. Also, while not exactly architecturally stunning, the Residence Inn will help fill out the south end from this particular vantage point.  

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