Miesian Corners

300 South Tryon and Kimpton Hotel

Recommended Posts

Jayvee    2145
51 minutes ago, alb1no panther said:

I was under the impression that a final decision hadn't been made yet.  Or maybe that's the Crescent Stonewall project?  In any event, things change over time.  Just asking is all.

Yeah it's a kimpton. Done deal. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


alb1no panther    442

^ that looks like complete and utter poo imo.  RJ Reynolds is such an awesome structure, so at least they kept a lot of the original.  But the crap they added is horrible considering the original materials.  If Ivey's were getting this treatment, we'd be protesting.  That said, all that stuff I hate about it would look nice in the NEW hotel they are building here; otherwise that furniture etc is ill-suited for such an awesome building like RJR.

Note:  I grew up in W-S and graduated from RJR high school.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kickazzz2000    102
On 4/29/2016 at 10:52 AM, alb1no panther said:

^ that looks like complete and utter poo imo.  RJ Reynolds is such an awesome structure, so at least they kept a lot of the original.  But the crap they added is horrible considering the original materials.  If Ivey's were getting this treatment, we'd be protesting.  That said, all that stuff I hate about it would look nice in the NEW hotel they are building here; otherwise that furniture etc is ill-suited for such an awesome building like RJR.

Note:  I grew up in W-S and graduated from RJR high school.

Every Kimpton in an old building does that.  In SF, Salt Lake City, Alexandria...it works.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

tozmervo    2460
11 minutes ago, akuczero said:

300 S. Tryon Office portion looking up through the shear core (future elevator shafts)

 

When the DEC was being built, a steel bolt was accidentally kicked off an upper floor into an elevator shaft. Someone leaning into the shaft down below was struck on his hardhat. He was instantly killed. If you think that sounds awful you should sit through safety harness training. Construction sites are frelling dangerous. 

Also, nice photo.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NCMike1990    348
20 minutes ago, tozmervo said:

When the DEC was being built, a steel bolt was accidentally kicked off an upper floor into an elevator shaft. Someone leaning into the shaft down below was struck on his hardhat. He was instantly killed. If you think that sounds awful you should sit through safety harness training. Construction sites are frelling dangerous. 

Also, nice photo.

I was working there at the time that tragic accident happened. It was sad because the worker was really young in his 20s I believe. The man had a bright future ahead of him but it was taken away just like that. We were doing most of the electrical work, pipe installation, etc. in about the first 10 floors and basement of the DEC. Hard to believe it's been 7 years ago.

Edited by NCMike1990
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
alb1no panther    442
9 hours ago, akuczero said:

300 S. Tryon Office portion looking up through the shear core (future elevator shafts)

20160430_123318_resized.jpg

Certainly that's not an elevator shaft. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jayvee    2145
2 hours ago, alb1no panther said:

Certainly that's not an elevator shaft. 

I can't tell if you're making a joke or something. Hope you are. Or I hope I'm missing the joke. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dcharlotte    217

That hole is not just for one. That hole looks large enough for multiple shafts. Can this fit four or more?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rancenc    166
25 minutes ago, jtmonk said:

^ I can't help but smile and think of so many great comments when reading that post.

Yes....It does conjure up thoughts that would be classified as wicked in quarters! LOL

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

alb1no panther    442
2 hours ago, Jayvee said:

I can't tell if you're making a joke or something. Hope you are. Or I hope I'm missing the joke. 

What I'm looking at shows an ~3ft opening, enough for a regular door, not elevators.  Am I missing something painfully obvious?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, alb1no panther said:

What I'm looking at shows an ~3ft opening, enough for a regular door, not elevators.  Am I missing something painfully obvious?

You are looking at a doorway into an elevator lobby. There will probably be 6-8 elevators in this space I'd imagine. I'll pull up the drawings.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
alb1no panther    442
1 minute ago, ricky_davis_fan_21 said:

You are looking at a doorway into an elevator lobby. There will probably be 6-8 elevators in this space I'd imagine. I'll pull up the drawings.

 

Yeah, guess I'd just have to see the plans.  I'm no architect; tough to see what I'm looking at.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 minutes ago, alb1no panther said:

Yeah, guess I'd just have to see the plans.  I'm no architect; tough to see what I'm looking at.

You'd be amazed how big the core is, but it hold a LOT of stuff. 

Screen Shot 2016-05-04 at 1.14.36 PM.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spartan    682
On 4/28/2016 at 10:56 AM, alb1no panther said:

I just noticed that beige strip.  I imagine that is a bike path?  If so, that's AWESOME that they separated it from the roadway as opposed to a narrow lane with a white line.

Nitpicking here:  But the design would be much more complete IMO if there were double facing light poles hitting the pedestrian path and the bike path.

Supposedly it's a regular sidewalk for people who like to walk in a straight line. I'm skeptical that it get's built because their detailed plans (from Accela) don't show it. Either way, there won't be any separated bike facility there. The road is going to be too narrow, and the city lost its chance to get something like that during the original design process years ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
alb1no panther    442
5 minutes ago, Spartan said:

Supposedly it's a regular sidewalk for people who like to walk in a straight line. I'm skeptical that it get's built because their detailed plans (from Accela) don't show it. Either way, there won't be any separated bike facility there. The road is going to be too narrow, and the city lost its chance to get something like that during the original design process years ago.

Design processes can be fluid.  I don't think it would be much of a design change to simply install a 3ft bike lane.  Large sidewalks are great, but a dedicated bike lane would be better.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spartan    682

I agree with what you're saying. My only point is to not make the renderings the basis for what you will see when its done. Bike lanes on 3rd St are likely a goner unless the City decides to reduce the width of the linear park.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.