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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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5 hours ago, turbocraig said:

I think Duke is of the mindset that they just don't want to publicize or increase the glitz factor of this new tower by releasing more images since they're a public utility and people are understandably sensitive to coal ash clean up expenses and rate increases.  I think they had to release the one image they did back in March because the building was going to happen regardless and people knew that, but I think that was enough for them and they just want to keep their head down while this thing goes up.  I'd love it to be some "Surprise!  We added another 11 floors!  Gotcha.",  but I think it's just being cautionary with public perception.  My $0.02.

I think it is this exactly. Recall that 1BAC opened in 2010, when the economy was still in the barrel & the banks fervently despised. I know for a fact that there were some pretty glitzy and novel features of 1BAC that were pulled from that project because the bank knew the perception would be terrible. 

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On 1/30/2020 at 9:20 AM, SydneyCarton said:

Not only is this tower going to be gorgeous, but I love the location virtually next to The Green, which along with Polk Park, is one of my favorite spots Uptown.  

I am hoping there is an arcade or linear park that spans the whole length connecting Tryon and College streets.  Would also think it would be cool to have a connection thru to The Green as well.  The canyon effect will be crazy at The Green once DEC2 is complete.  

15 minutes ago, Hushpuppy321 said:

I really appreciate this 600’+ Building being built here in Charlotte but does anyone else feel like it’s location will make the Skyline look unbalanced? 

I welcome all and any 600 footers lol.  It's filling in a giant parking lot on Tryon and since it's not taller than DEC...I think it will look fine.

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29 minutes ago, Hushpuppy321 said:

I really appreciate this 600’+ Building being built here in Charlotte but does anyone else feel like it’s location will make the Skyline look unbalanced? 

I actually don't think so at all. It's going to blend in nicely.

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12 minutes ago, KJHburg said:

found my rendering I saved when it was announced and is this still the current working design? 

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more or less. I think it might have lost the very slight taper in the glass panels. 

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1 hour ago, Hushpuppy321 said:

I really appreciate this 600’+ Building being built here in Charlotte but does anyone else feel like it’s location will make the Skyline look unbalanced? 

I say that all the time. I think they only wanted it there to be in close proximity to the rest of Duke employees. Honestly LU1 made the skyline look really unbalanced. I so wish DE2 was by Ellis Apartments 

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40 minutes ago, j-man said:

I say that all the time. I think they only wanted it there to be in close proximity to the rest of Duke employees. I so wish it was by Ellis Apartments 

 

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2 minutes ago, CTiger said:

Duke already owned this land I believe.  I think it is just a better economic decision to build on land that you already own and sell the building than to buy new land and build.

Nope. they bought it for crazy amounts of money from a guy who had been banking the land for decades. And Duke doesn't even own the land now. They aren't developing it, Childress Klein and CGA Capital are fully funding the project and buying the finished product at $675M

 

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