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1 hour ago, Urban Cowboy said:

Hmmm. That surface lot would be perfect for BB&T/Suntrust building. If you built a 900' tower (I'm dreaming, I know) on that lot it would be the focal point in the skyline.

 

Right or an office building in general, thought with those narrow  one way streets surrounding it they should build the building back further and rise higher so that there could be  some parking on the two sides and some great retail space.  And Hopefully they can just demolish News Garage across the street and wither have underground parking over a structure. But thats beside the point. I agree.  

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1 hour ago, Skyybutter said:

Unlike Atlanta which seems to think 20 talls spread out over 5 miles creates a skyline.

It does create a skyline, and an impressive one at that. 

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11 hours ago, CLT> said:

Charlotte's version of Cesar's Palace comes to Trade Street... Nothing better than gilded styrofoam....

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This is actually a nice level of detailing that we don't normally see, and the type of detail we need all over up town... but we need it to be made of real stone/concrete, etc., not EFIS. It will look ok as you're driving by, but it's not going to age well at all. Why any developer chooses EFIS for the lower 3-4 floors is a mystery to me.

 

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I love how sprawling Atlanta’s skyline is. Hopefully in the future Charlotte can balance density with sprawling to create a perfect, massive skyline. 

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2 hours ago, Cadi40 said:

I love how sprawling Atlanta’s skyline is. Hopefully in the future Charlotte can balance density with sprawling to create a perfect, massive skyline. 

We seem to be starting to, All the towers in southend will be visible from pretty far away. I can see Railyard and Dimensional Fun on my way home from work on Freedom Dr. 

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4 hours ago, King of the Queen City said:

I’ve always thought it was hard to take pictures of the Atlanta skyline because it is so spread out. One over here and one over there. It is not easy to  capture all of their tallest  towers together.

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The same can be said about Charlotte, it’s difficult to capture a skyline shot with both DEC and The Vue in the shot. I think this is a good thing, though. More spread out towers creates the illusion of a larger skyline. 

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1 hour ago, TheOneRJ said:

The same can be said about Charlotte, it’s difficult to capture a skyline shot with both DEC and The Vue in the shot. I think this is a good thing, though. More spread out towers creates the illusion of a larger skyline. 

That’s true about The Vue, but it is much easier to take a skyline shot of Charlotte from various angles. A number of buildings in Atlanta look lonely, like they are sitting out by themselves somewhere. It would be nice if they had an observatory somewhere.

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Off Topic: I love Atlanta's skyline but it is the exact opposite of Charlotte's. While Atlanta tries to build their buildings far apart, Charlotte builds it's towers on top of each other. I do want Charlotte's skyline to spread out a bit. 

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5 hours ago, AirNostrumMAD said:

No. No. No. 

centralized dense core > faux density of sprawling skyline for pretty skyline pictures.

Exactly. If charlotte can continue creating a super dense, mixed-use style of building within 277 I could care less how "long" the skyline is. While Atalantas skyline has that "wow" factor, they will be playing infill catch-up for another 50 years. Meanwhile charlotte will have 200,000 residents in Uptown/Southend, making the Charlotte experience in the urban core feel like an actual city.. Plenty of housing for all income levels is very important imo though.  That in itself will either see Charlotte curve in a more Austin/Portland direction///or in a more  San Diego/Seattle direction. The key is an  uptown with streets so busy, you actually dodge the foot traffic coming towards you. That  was my experience in Philadelphia. ALWAYS something going on in Center City.  

 

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6 hours ago, AirNostrumMAD said:

No. No. No. 

centralized dense core > faux density of sprawling skyline for pretty skyline pictures.

 

While I agree that Atlanta has to work on its density quite a bit, I think you are overexagerating it a little bit. Midtown and Downtown are definitely just as every bit dense as Uptown Chalotte. 

However, Charlotte is doing an amazing job for a city of its size. Uptown definitely is a premier urban destination in the South. Hopefully its keeps getting bigger and better. Plus, ya'll are actually building tall towers.

 

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