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Mocked up at roughly 646' in height.

I almost forgot what this thread was about... Here's a reminder for those who have forgotten. 

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On 12/16/2019 at 4:47 PM, AuLukey said:

 

True. Forgot about the ones at the airport. But I feel like those, being in what equates to a parking desk-esk surroundings, are a more appropriate setting than the city’s main street just before a major national event. Maybe it’s just me, but I’d rather cross the street twice than walk through those.

 

Well, they’ll be walking through them when they arrive at CLT, as the new terminal project will be well underway by then. 

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Well, they’ll be walking through them when they arrive at CLT, as the new terminal project will be well underway by then. 


Those shipping containers have been in use at the airport for at least the last year.
To me, the difference in concrete pours directly overhead (CLT) and potential falling debris (Duke) aren’t exactly hand in hand; but hazardous nonetheless. And the containers aren’t blocking anything at the airport other than the current construction zone itself. I guess my biggest peeve is the blocking of half of Tryon with a closed off blank-walled tube for the next two years. At least paint a mural on them or something.
I’m obviously in the minority on this, so I’ll drop it for now. I’ll revisit this discussion during July/August when those BLACK shipping containers are baking in direct sunlight while the heat index is already at 110. Wait and see how many people elect to use them then.
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3 minutes ago, CLT_sc said:

More concrete was poured around the tower crane base.  It looks like the Tryon St side of the property is at depth.  Hopefully we’ll see some foundation work start soon.

and, in hut news, the hut has been moved back towards the Gant Center.

I still stand by my earlier (8 weeks ago) construction prognostication = Vertical Construction for this site may not get above ground level until mid to late 1st Quarter 2020.  Excited for this site - I anticipate 12 to 15 stories above ground by the time of the RNC in August.  Probably 20 to 25 stories by years end 2020.  If this building is Steel framed instead of Post Tensioned Concrete (I’m not sure which) then I must/will revise my estimate.

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7 minutes ago, Hushpuppy321 said:

I still stand by my earlier (8 weeks ago) construction prognostication = Vertical Construction for this site may not get above ground level until mid to late 1st Quarter 2020.  Excited for this site - I anticipate 12 to 15 stories above ground by the time of the RNC in August.  Probably 20 to 25 stories by years end 2020.  If this building is Steel framed instead of Post Tensioned Concrete (I’m not sure which) then I must/will revise my estimate.

It's Post Tensioned Concrete. 

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Childress Klein & CGA Capital from Maryland just purchased this for $675 million with a long term lease back to Duke.  Maybe now we will see final renderings!

 

https://www.bizjournals.com/charlotte/news/2019/12/23/sale-of-duke-energy-tower-under-construction-in.html?iana=hpmvp_clt_news_headline

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that is the biggest single building sale in Charlotte and NC history! 

""Regardless of the final price, the Duke tower marks the largest single real estate transaction ever made in Charlotte. The previous record of $445.5 million is set to occur next spring when Truist completes its purchase of the Heart Tower — a deal that was announced two weeks ago. That just edged the $441.6 million that paid for the Bank of America Tower at Legacy Union in late November.""

so it will be co-owned by Childress Klein and Maryland based CGA Capital 

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If OKC can build Devon Energy Center (also DEC lol), in repeat...OKC...really hope the retail and public space is nice for this new tower.   Devon engages the public with things like  Vast which is on the 49th and 50th floor is a nice restaurant and they have 90 minute tours of the whole facility.  Also  several restaurants/shops on ground floor.

Duke is the #1 power utility company in the country...don't be afraid to flex a little muscle and create an iconic or special tower...not only first-class experience for your employees and shareholders, but for the people of your hometown city you are headquartered in.  Engage the public, create a unique and fun experience, whether that's restaurants and shops at street-level or  whether that's an observation deck or restaurant on the top levels.  Don't just be another giant corporate lobby.  If I were Duke, I'd give BOACC the middle finger and build a 900+ footer lol im jk.  However, my only hope with the lack of renderings released from the initial announcement (esp from college st vantage point) is that there are some nice surprises for us to be revealed...a hotel seemed like a no brainer to me at the time being right across from the convention center.  But I'm sure they are well in the design process though and things are probably pretty finalized from the public rendering they released?

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15 hours ago, KJHburg said:

I don't think this is growing anymore than what it is now.  This is a regulated utility that has faced lots of criticism they are not going any higher than a floor or two and it seems like the height is now the same as BOAT at Legacy.  Devon is an oil and gas company not a public utility big difference and yes those companies like corporate statements.  Dominion Energy based in Richmond is a fairly large utility too and they built a new 20 story tower so this is better than that.  Georgia Power Southern Company another large utility has no statement building in Atlanta either.  

That all being said this is a great building with a great design and once Duke vacated their data center right beside the convention center that is the logical place for a large hotel.

I thought this is going to be closer in height to Hearst/Truist?

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On 12/23/2019 at 11:57 PM, KJHburg said:

I don't think this is growing anymore than what it is now.  This is a regulated utility that has faced lots of criticism they are not going any higher than a floor or two and it seems like the height is now the same as BOAT at Legacy.  Devon is an oil and gas company not a public utility big difference and yes those companies like corporate statements.  Dominion Energy based in Richmond is a fairly large utility too and they built a new 20 story tower so this is better than that.  Georgia Power Southern Company another large utility has no statement building in Atlanta either.  

That all being said this is a great building with a great design and once Duke vacated their data center right beside the convention center that is the logical place for a large hotel.

GA Power/Southern Company hasn’t built anything new for 2 reasons. First, their plant Vogtle Project has been BILLIONS over budget (Than Heaven the first reactor will be ready around 2021). Second, Southern Company bought AGL Resources for 12 billion. AGL also just so happened to be headquartered in Atlanta too, so they have a ton of smaller building around the city and in the suburbs. 

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