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15 hours ago, JRNYP2C said:

I find it quite peculiar that at this point in time, these angles make it look like it is going to be a copycat building (DE2).  We do know that the top will be different.  Interesting perspective.

I don’t find it peculiar. We have known for quite a while (I’d like to say 2 years or so) that this building has purposefully been designed to have a complimentary design to DEC. I remember the first description from someone that saw the renderings prior to their public release made mention of this.

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I really hope all that space in front towards the street is a unique outdoor space and not just concrete slabs. There needs to be more greenery instead of the trees planted to line the streets. 

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2 hours ago, j-man said:

I really hope all that space in front towards the streets is a unique outdoor space and not just concrete slabs. There need to be more greenery instead of the treats planted to line the streets. 

One thing I wish was planted more often in urban environments is Chinese Wisteria. So long as it's surrounded by sidewalks and streets its penchant for being out-of-control is eliminated (nowhere to spread), and not only are the flowers in Spring absolutely gorgeous AND fragrant, but the leafing habit is handsome in its own right the rest of the growing season.

The only big drawback in my eyes is the tenderness of the flower buds when young. One good frost will often knock down the blooms in Gaston county and other points west or north of the city.

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9 hours ago, Eightane said:

One thing I wish was planted more often in urban environments is Chinese Wisteria. So long as it's surrounded by sidewalks and streets its penchant for being out-of-control is eliminated (nowhere to spread), and not only are the flowers in Spring absolutely gorgeous AND fragrant, but the leafing habit is handsome in its own right the rest of the growing season.

The only big drawback in my eyes is the tenderness of the flower buds when young. One good frost will often knock down the blooms in Gaston county and other points west or north of the city.

I agree.  Wisteria are really beautiful.

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People are calling for kudzu but I think wisteria is a much better alternative invasive species. Pretty and fragrant.

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On 12/23/2020 at 4:29 PM, Nick2 said:

People are calling for kudzu but I think wisteria is a much better alternative invasive species. Pretty and fragrant.

There is a native wisteria.

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Looking at the pictures of the tower rising with some height, I did not realize how close to the street the tower is.  Most of the taller buildings in the city typically have a sizable plaza in front, but I don't seem to see where this building has one.   

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