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They must use a mixture of cold and hot weather plants in this climate?

Thinking more, they must rely 100% on watering given the location. That'll cost a bit.

Still love the idea though.

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19 hours ago, elrodvt said:

How's the fake living wall doing on the garage for the condos next to Romare?

I love this idea. I imagine the same plants wouldn't work here?

Listen.......lmao I dont know what they were thinking but  I can barely see anything other than blue on that building. But if this was added onto that parking garage on Ascent. It would look really nice.

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45 minutes ago, j-man said:

Listen.......lmao I dont know what they were thinking but  I can barely see anything other than blue on that building. But if this was added onto that parking garage on Ascent. It would look really nice.

Let me guess - "some idiot in the city wants green. How cheaply can we do that?"

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27 minutes ago, elrodvt said:

Let me guess - "some idiot in the city wants green. How cheaply can we do that?"

yeah. its like they put a few window plants at the edge and left it alone. lol

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Actually the history of the Riverwalk in San Antonio is even more interesting.  You are seeing a flood control project that became world renown and it was just a ditch before they fixed it up after several floods that flooded downtown SA.  Another thing if you ever fall into the SA River in downtown just stand up you won't drown it is only 2-3 feet deep!  

Like the huge carousel idea along with a sky wheel aka ferris wheel to check out the skyline.  I am attracted to those like a moth to a lamp though I have never been on the Myrtle Beach one though. 

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11 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

Actually the history of the Riverwalk in San Antonio is even more interesting.  You are seeing a flood control project that became world renown and it was just a ditch before they fixed it up after several floods that flooded downtown SA.  Another thing if you ever fall into the SA River in downtown just stand up you won't drown it is only 2-3 feet deep!  

Like the huge carousel idea along with a sky wheel aka ferris wheel to check out the skyline.  I am attracted to those like a moth to a lamp though I have never been on the Myrtle Beach one though. 

That would be fantastic. Having a sky wheel and carousel together would be a huge plus for uptown.

The sky wheel in Myrtle is actually amazing. You don't realize how truly tall it is until you're in it. Just another thing of culture that Myrtle has that Charlotte doesn't.

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1 hour ago, Nick2 said:

The sky wheel in Myrtle is actually amazing. You don't realize how truly tall it is until you're in it. Just another thing of culture that Myrtle has that Charlotte doesn't.

LOL, I'll take that as a compliment.

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3 hours ago, KJHburg said:

Actually the history of the Riverwalk in San Antonio is even more interesting.  You are seeing a flood control project that became world renown and it was just a ditch before they fixed it up after several floods that flooded downtown SA.  Another thing if you ever fall into the SA River in downtown just stand up you won't drown it is only 2-3 feet deep!  

That is fascinating .  I read an article a bit back about how Charlotte has been a great example of buying up land likely to flood, but turning that into an attraction is next level.  Where the Cross-Charlotte Trail we are discussing in another thread intersects with greenways could be a model.  Funding is needed though.

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3 hours ago, KJHburg said:

Actually the history of the Riverwalk in San Antonio is even more interesting.  You are seeing a flood control project that became world renown and it was just a ditch before they fixed it up after several floods that flooded downtown SA.  Another thing if you ever fall into the SA River in downtown just stand up you won't drown it is only 2-3 feet deep!  

Like the huge carousel idea along with a sky wheel aka ferris wheel to check out the skyline.  I am attracted to those like a moth to a lamp though I have never been on the Myrtle Beach one though. 

If you fall in that water you're gonna die from something.

29 minutes ago, Desert Power said:

That is fascinating .  I read an article a bit back about how Charlotte has been a great example of buying up land likely to flood, but turning that into an attraction is next level.  Where the Cross-Charlotte Trail we are discussing in another thread intersects with greenways could be a model.  Funding is needed though.

Evidently something like 10x predicted finding is needed. Can't let it go. :-)

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On 10/7/2018 at 8:42 PM, cityboi said:

Charlotte planning iconic pedestrian art bridge over I-77. I prefer design 1. Its more dramatic

 

Charlotte Planning Massive "Iconic" Pedestrian Bridge Over Independence Blvd and I-77 - Charlotte Stories

Design 1 

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Design 2

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Design 3

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It all sounds wonderful, but shouldn't that "iconic" bridge in Charlotte feature a crown somewhere?

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8 hours ago, JacksonH said:

It all sounds wonderful, but shouldn't that "iconic" bridge in Charlotte feature a crown somewhere?

Sounds like a great idea as long as they don't make it look lame or corny 

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I wish they could go Uptown to get convention and event visitors, but I understand the need to have runway access for getting exhibits on site.

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